Look at the old girl now, fellas. Mrs Dolly Levi, born Gallagher, is back on the Melbourne stage in a glossy, if somewhat scaled down, production of Golden Age classic Hello, Dolly!. Back in 2002, Hello, Dolly! was an unfortunate low point in The Production Company’s short history. Dim lighting, uninspired choreography and a leading… Read more.
“Well, hello, Dolly! It’s so nice to have you back where you belong!” And isn’t it just? Welcome back to Australia, Dolly Levi. We’ve been waiting for you! Dolly has made her mark in theatre history; known for her wit, charm, and most definitely her style. Originally from an English farcical play from 1835, the… Read more.
Bette Midler sure knows how to make an understudy feel appreciated. Ensemble performer Christian Dante White was unexpectedly called upon to play the role of Cornelius Hackl (which he understudies, but had not yet rehearsed) during two preview performances on Broadway this week and Midler publicly acknowledged his efforts during the curtain calls. Playbill.com reported that Midler stepped aside to give the actor the… Read more.
Earlier today The Production Company announced the full cast of their upcoming production of Hello, Dolly. Joining previously announced cast members, Marina Prior (Dolly Levi) and Grant Piro (Horace Vandergelder), will be Verity Hunt-Ballard (Guys & Dolls, Mary Poppins) as Irene Molloy, Glenn Hill (Show Boat) as Cornelius Hackl and Baylie Carson (young Mary O’Brien in DUSTY) as… Read more.