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Molly Griggs will star as Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway
Beanie Feldstein played her final performance in the hit Broadway musical at the Shubert Theatre last night.
It has been confirmed that Molly Griggs is set to assume the role of Minnie Fay in the hit Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, when performances recommence with the new cast from January 20, 2018. Original cast member Beanie Feldstein played her final performance as Minnie Fay, along with Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce and Taylor Trensch, yesterday.
Hello, Dolly! marks the Broadway debut for Ms. Griggs, who previously appeared off-Broadway in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Linda last year.
From January 20, the principal cast of Hello, Dolly! will include two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters (as Dolly Levi Gallagher), four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber (as Horace Vandergelder), Tony Award winner Gavin Creel (as Cornelius Hackl), Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (as Irene Molloy), Olivier Award nominee Charlie Stemp (as Barnaby Tucker), Molly Griggs (as Minnie Fay), 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.
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.