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BWW TV: She's Lookin' Swell! Klea Blackhurst and Cast of Goodspeed's HELLO DOLLY Meets the Press; Plus a Performance Preview!

Dolly looks swell as ever as Goodspeed Musicals brings everyone's favorite meddlesome matchmaker to its main stage. Hello, Dolly! will run from June 28 - September 8 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Official Press Opening will be July 17, 2013. Leading the cast in the role of Dolly Levi will be cabaret diva KLea Blackhurst. Ms. Blackhurst is best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything the Traffic Will Allow, which she has performed in venues across the U.S. and in London. She was most recently seen in Happy Huntingat The York Theatre. She also created the role of Miss Lemon in the new musical The Nutty Professor, which premiered this past summer in Nashville.

The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say and catch a performance preview below!

The cast also includes Ashley Brown as Irene Malloy. Ms. Brown created the title role in Broadway's Mary Poppins and played Belle in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast. Horace Vandergelder will be played by Tony Sheldon whose turn in Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert earned him a Tony nomination. Jeremy Morse will play Barnaby Tucker. Brooke Shapiro will play Ermengarde. Spencer Moses of Broadway's Guys and Dolls and The Farnsworth Invention will play Cornelius Hackl. Charles MacEachern will play Ambrose Kemper. Minnie Fay will be played by Catherine Blades who appeared in Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie and Goodspeed's Hello, My Baby! at The Norma Terris Theatre.

Hello, Dolly! will run June 28 through September 8, 2013 [Official Press Opening July 17, 2013]. Curtain times are Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (with select performances at 2:00 p.m.), Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (with select performances at 6:30 p.m.). There will also be performances on Tuesday, August 13 and 27 at 2:00 p.m.

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