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Bette Midler’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Rounds Out Its Broadway Cast

Gavin Creel and Kate Baldwin are among the actors set to join Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” this spring.

Creel, recently seen in “She Loves Me” and a Tony nominee for “Hair” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” will play Cornelius, one of the two clerks (to grumpy widower Horace Vandergelder, played by Pierce) whose misadventures make up a chunk of the plot of “Dolly.” Taylor Trensch will play fellow clerk Barnaby, with Baldwin, who starred in “Big Fish” and was nominated for a Tony in “Finian’s Rainbow,” on board as Cornelius’ love interest Irene. Will Burton, Melanie Moore and Jennifer Simard, who made a splash last season when she earned a Tony nom for “Disaster!,” also are among the cast.

Jerry Zaks directs the new revival, which marks Midler’s return to Broadway after a box office-busting run in 2013 play “I’ll Eat You Last.” Warren Carlyle, paying tribute to the original choreographer of Gower Champion, choreographs as part of a creative team that also includes Santo Loquasto (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lights) and Scott Lehrer (sound).

“Hello, Dolly!” begins previews March 15 at the Shubert Theater, where the show will open April 20. Scott Rudin produces.

 

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