Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion

Over the weekend, Richard Skipper kicked off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of HELLO, DOLLY! with members of the original Broadway cast! In attendence for the special reunion were Nicole Barth (Original cast), Paul Berne (dancer, Original Company), Carleton Carpenter and Johnny Beecher (Sheridan (Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker: Mary Martin International Company), Wayne Clark (first National Company with Carol Channing), John Anthony Gilvey, David Hartman (Rudolph and Stage Manager: Original Company), Charles Karel (Original cast), Jan LaPrad (Original Company dancer), Joan "Buttons" Leonard (original company), Bob Lydiard (Cornelius Hackl, Carol's first Broadway Revival), Lee Roy Reams (Cornelius Hackl 1977 tour and Broadway Revival, director 1996 Broadway tour and Revival),Megan Thomas (Carol's last tour), Andrea Bell (started with Carol Channing, as Ermengarde at the age of seventeen, in Carol's FIRST national tour as well as other productions.) Ron Young (dancer original cast).

BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the reunion below!

Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a record held for 35 years. The show album Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.

The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into a 1969 film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

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Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Richard Skipper

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Richard Skipper & the original cast

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
The Revival

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Original Cast Hello Dolly!

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Lee Roy Reams & Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Francine Pascal & Lee Roy Reams

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Sondra Lee & Robert Lydiard

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Mary Jo Catlett & David Hartman

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Robert Lydiard

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Jeanne lehman French, Mary Jo Catlett & Cast

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Mary Jo Catlett

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Stephen Sorokoff & Tony Sheldon

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Francine Pascao & Lee Roy Reams

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
Mary Jo Catlett

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
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Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion

Photo Coverage: HELLO, DOLLY! Casts Gather for 50th Anniversary Reunion
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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.




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