Sally Struthers-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Opens in Somerville Tonight
The highly anticipated, sparkling new production of HELLO, DOLLY! starring Sally Struthers opens today, October 5, in Somerville, NJ, bringing this timeless masterpiece to life once again. This National Tour is scheduled to play more than 70 cities across North America and Canada.
Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Sally Struthers stars as the strong-willed matchmaker Dolly, who travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the ornery "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, played by seasoned Broadway and television actor John O'Creagh, who recently portrayed Doc in the first national tour of West Side Story.
Best known for her work as Gloria in the legendary television series All in the Family, and more recently as Babette on Gilmore Girls, Struthers' career has spanned four decades. In addition to her ubiquitous TV career, she has sparkled on the musical theater stage nationwide with featured roles in Broadway productions of Annie, Grease and The Odd Couple, and regionally in The Full Monty, Mame, Legally Blonde and Chicago.
Additional casting includes Matt Wolfe, fresh off his Broadway debut in the musical Scandalous, as Cornelius, and Garett Hawe of Newsies fame as Barnaby. Musical theater veteran Lauren Blackman portrays widowed hat shop owner Irene Molloy, and Halle Morse, who debuted on Broadway in Mamma Mia, is her bubbly assistant Minnie Fay. Hilary Fingerman plays Ermengarde, Horace's high-strung niece, hell bent on marrying Ambrose, portrayed by Brad Frenette. The leads will be joined by a large company of talented ensemble including a high spirited and dynamic group of dancing waiters.
With an irresistible story and an unforgettable score including classics such as "Hello, Dolly!," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes a Moment," and the show-stopping "Before the Parade Passes By," HELLO, DOLLY! is certain to delight audiences today just as it has since its Broadway premiere 50 years ago.
Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography, HELLO, DOLLY! features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. Since its multi-Tony Award winning Broadway premiere in 1964, the show has had three Broadway revivals and boundless international success, as well as a film adaptation that was nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1969.
HELLO, DOLLY! is directed by Jeffrey B. Moss, with choreography by Bob Richard, Lighting Design by Charlie Morrison, and Musical Supervision by Skip Brevis. The Executive Producer is Daniel Sher at Big League Productions, Inc.
This fresh new production starring Sally Struthers is not be missed, as she reprises the role that led The Florida Times - Union to rave "Sally Struthers shines in Hello, Dolly!. She is a force of nature...and charms a lot!"
For more information visit: www.HelloDollyOnTour.com.
HELLO, DOLLY! is produced by Big League Productions, Inc. Led by President and Executive Producer Daniel Sher and Vice President of Booking John Starr, Big League is celebrating its 25th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America. For more information visit www.bigleague.org.