Alli Mauzey

Alli Mauzey joins the Broadway cast of Hello, Dolly!

Alli Mauzey assumes the role of Ernestina in the Tony Award-winning revival of Helly, Dolly! at the Shubert Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Broadway alum Alli Mauzey joins the cast of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! at Broadway's Shubert Theatre tonight, as she assumes the role of Ernestina from Tony Award nominee and original cast member Jennifer Simard, who played her final performance on March 18. Cast member Jessica Sheridan stepped in to cover the role in the interim.

Ms. Mauzey has previously appeared in the Broadway and National Tour productions of Hairspray and Wicked and received a Theatre World Award for her performance as Lenora in Cry-Baby in 2008.

The principal cast of Hello, Dolly! currently includes two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters (as Dolly Levi Gallagher), four-time Tony Award nominee Victor Garber (as Horace Vandergelder), Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana (as Cornelius Hackl), Olivier Award nominee Charlie Stemp (as Barnaby Tucker), Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (as Irene Molloy), Molly Griggs (as Minnie Fay), Will Burton (as Ambrose Kemper), Melanie Moore (as Ermengarde), and Alli Mauzey (as Ernestina).

The Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! began previews on March 15, 2017, and officially opened 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.

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