"Barbie The Movie: In Concert" will feature music by The...

"Barbie The Movie: In Concert" will feature music by The Barbie Land Sinfonietta led by orchestrator/executive producer Macy Schmidt. Credit: Rebecca J. Michelson

“Barbie The Movie: In Concert,” a live orchestral show of the soundtrack as the blockbuster musical comedy plays on-screen, will close its newly announced summer tour Aug. 18 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh.

Originally announced last month by the doll’s manufacturer, Mattel, as a one-shot concert at The Hollywood Bowl on July 27, that date now falls within a 37-city tour commencing July 2 in Tampa, Florida. General-public tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.com. “There is an overall 8 ticket limit for this event,” the website’s page for the concerts notes in a pop-up.

Performing will be The Barbie Land Sinfonietta, an all-woman and majority woman-of-color orchestra. That ensemble is a co-branded version of The Broadway Sinfonietta, founded in 2020 by orchestrator Macy Schmidt, 27, an executive producer of this concert tour. The Egyptian American Schmidt, who in 2022 was named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, became the first woman-of-color orchestrator in Broadway history with that year's musical “Kimberly Akimbo.”

“Music lends so much heart and excitement to the Barbie film; between the stunning and clever orchestral score and the upbeat iconic pop soundtrack, music is carrying us through the story,” Schmidt — whose company Ahava 72 shared a Best Revival of a Musical Tony Award as a producer of “Parade” — said in part in a statement.

She added, “Throughout this entire process, I’ve been so inspired by Mattel’s genuine commitment to everything this film stands for. I am particularly excited to be partnering with Mattel as I have long been inspired by Barbie’s purpose statement: ‘to inspire the limitless potential in every girl.’ It couldn’t be more aligned to have an all-women orchestra performing this film, bringing its message to life onstage.”

In a LinkedIn post three weeks ago after the Hollywood Bowl concert was announced, Schmidt wrote, “This project was my ‘shoot for the moon’ brain child. Barely 4 months ago, it all began with a cold email to the brilliant women at Mattel, and a pitch deck for a Barbie orchestra. The rest is history, and I’m blown away every day by Mattel’s genuine commitment to everything this film stands for.”

The Sinfonietta has performed with such pop stars as Reneé Rapp, Brandy and Jordin Sparks, and in concert for such feature films as “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Cowboy Bebop,” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” according to a news release.

Director and co-writer Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” (2023) proved a critical and box-office sensation, earning $1.45 billion worldwide and reaping numerous awards, including a Golden Globe for “Cinematic and box office achievement.” It stars Margot Robbie as the primary version of the fashion doll, Barbie; Ryan Gosling as the primary version of her longtime companion, Ken; and a plethora of stars as other versions of the longtime pop-culture duo.

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