Karen Ziemba Stars in Drury Lane Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY!, Beg. Tonight
Tony-winning actress Karen Ziemba will play "Dolly Levi" in Drury Lane Theatre's production of HELLO, DOLLY!, playing tonight, October 17, 2013, through January 5, 2014, in the Windy City.
Ziemba won a Tony for her performance in Lincoln Center Theatre's Contact by Susan Stroman. She has also been nominated for her roles in Steel Pier, Never Gonna Dance and Curtains on Broadway. Her other stage credits include Broadway's A Wonderful Life, Angela Lansbury - A Celebration, Chicago, Crazy for You, Teddy & Alice, Babes in Arms, 42nd Street and A Chorus Line, as well as off-Broadway's Heresy, Bye Bye Birdie, Weird Romance, The Pajama Game, Ziegfield Follies of 1936, I Do! I Do!, Allegro, And the World Goes 'Round and more.
Ziemba will join David Lively as Horace Vandergelder, Skyler Adams as Ambrose Kemper, Jeff Diebold as Cornelius Hackl, Emily Rohm as Irene Malloy, Maggie Portman as Minnie Fay, Laura Savage as Ermengarde and Lee Slobotkin as Barnaby Tucker.
HELLO, DOLLY! has enjoyed three Broadway revivals and international success that included being made into the film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards. HELLO, DOLLY! played for 2,844 performances on Broadway at the St. James Theatre with Carol Channing in the title role. At the time it was the longest playing Broadway musical. The show's album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.
HELLO, DOLLY! tells the story of Dolly Levi, a brassy widow with a knack for matchmaking. Dolly takes a trip to New York to meet a millionaire, Mr. Vandergelder, whom has been courting another woman - but Dolly is soon to change that! "Hello, Dolly!" is the story of turn-of-the-century widowed matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, who, after cunningly negotiating marriages for others through a series of comic romantic entanglements, ultimately finds her own match. "'Hello, Dolly!' is a magical piece of musical theater filled with memorable songs such as 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes,' 'Before the Parade Passes By' and 'It Only Takes A Moment.'
For more about the show, visit www.drurylane.com.