Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber and more debut in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway
The Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! welcomes two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters to the title role at Broadway's Shubert Theatre tonight.
Back where she belongs! The Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! welcomes Broadway favorite and two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters to the title role of Dolly Levi Gallagher at Broadway's Shubert Theatre tonight! Joining Ms. Peters are fellow newcomers to the company four-time Tony Award nominee Victor Garber (as Horace Vandergelder), Olivier Award nominee Charlie Stemp (as Barnaby Tucker), and Molly Griggs (as Minnie Fay). They join original principal cast members Tony Award winner Gavin Creel (as Cornelius Hackl), Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (as Irene Molloy), Will Burton (as Ambrose Kemper), Melanie Moore (as Ermengarde), and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard (as Ernestina).
A new Opening Night for the new cast of Hello, Dolly! has been set for February 22, 2018.
Bernadette Peters is one of the most celebrated actresses in Broadway history. She won Tony Awards in 1986 for Song and Dance and in 1999 for Annie Get Your Gun and received the special Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award in 2012. In addition, she earned Tony nominations for On the Town (1972), Mack & Mabel (1975), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), The Goodbye Girl (1993), and Gypsy (2003). Other notable Broadway credits include A Little Night Music and Into the Woods and she made her Broadway debut in The Most Happy Fella in 1959. On screen, she won a Golden Globe in 1982 for "Pennies from Heaven" and earned two further Golden Globe nominations in 1977 for "Silent Movie" and "All's Fair". She received Emmy Award nominations for "Ally McBeal" in 2001 and for "The Muppet Show" in 1978. Her many screen credits include "The Good Fight," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Smash," "Coming Up Roses," "Ugly Betty," "Let It Snow," "Anastasia," "Animaniacs," "The Jerk" and, of course, "Annie," among many others.
Victor Garber was last seen on the Great White Way in the 2010 revival of Present Laughter. He earned Tony nominations for his performances in Damn Yankees (1994), Lend Me a Tenor (1989), Little Me (1982), and Deathtrap (1978). Other notable Broadway credits include Art, Arcadia, Noises Off, and Sweeney Todd, among others. On screen, he has received a total of 6 Emmy Award nominations (3 for "Alias" and individual nominations for "Will & Grace," "Frasier," and "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows"). His most notable screen credits include "Titanic," "Argo," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Sicario," "Power," "Web Therapy," "Deception," "Damages," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Tuck Everlasting," "Legally Blonde," "The First Wives Club," and "Godspell," among many others. He has most recently been seen as Dr. Martin Stein on DC's "Legends of Tomorrow" and "The Flash".
Hello, Dolly! began previews at the Shubert Theatre on March 15, 2017, and officially opened to excellent reviews on April 20.
The classic musical features a book by Michael Stewart, with music & lyrics by Jerry Herman.
Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, this production features choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, based on the original work by Gower Champion.
Synopsis: "At the turn of the 20th century, all of New York City is excited because widowed but brassy Dolly Gallagher Levi is in town. Dolly makes a living primarily through matchmaking and is currently seeking a wife for grumpy Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, but it becomes clear that Dolly intends to marry Horace herself."
The creative team aslo features scenic & costume design by Santo Loquasto, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Scott Lehrer, music direction by Andy Einhorn, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, vocal arrangements by Don Pippin, and dance arrangements by Glen Kelly.
At the 71st Annual Tony Awards, the production took home the trophy for "Best Revival of a Musical," as well as "Best Costume Design of a Musical," "Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical" (for Gavin Creel) and "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical" (for Bette Midler).
Hello, Dolly! first premiered on Broadway at the St James Theatre in 1964, picking up a grand total of 10 Tony Awards, including "Best Musical." It has since been revived three times - 1975 at the Minskoff Theatre, and 1978 and 1995 both at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. A film adaptation was released in 1969, directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbra Streisand.
Hello, Dolly! Tickets are available now for performances through to July 15, 2018.