Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

"Hello, Dolly!" bows at Goodspeed

Published June 27. 2013 4:00AM
Klea Blackhurst stars in the new Goodspeed production of "Hello, Dolly!"

For the first time in the theater's 50-year history, Goodspeed Musicals is staging the famed musical "Hello, Dolly!"

Playing that matchmaker extraordinaire Dolly is Klea Blackhurst, whose tribute show to Ethel Merman, "Everything the Traffic Will Allow," was given a Special Achievement Award from Time Out New York magazine.

Tony-nominated (for "Priscilla Queen of the Desert") Tony Sheldon steps in as the object of Dolly's affection, Horace Vandergelder.

And Ashley Brown - who was the original Mary Poppins in the recent Broadway production and who played Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" - takes on the role of Irene Malloy.

The production of this Jerry Herman-Michael Stewart classic is directed by Daniel Goldstein, who also did the honors for the 2011 "Godspell" Broadway revival.

- KRISTINA DORSEY

"Hello, Dolly!," Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam; opens Friday and runs through Sept. 8; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wed., 7 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturady, and 2 p.m. Sunday; also performances on certain Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m., as well as 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and 27; tickets start at $27, all prices subject to change based on availability; (860) 873-8668, goodspeed.org.

News by Town

Most Recent Poll
The U.S. is pursuing without success NSA leaker Edward Snowden. What do you think will be the lasting impact of this political intrigue?
I foresee difficult U.S. relations with China and Russia for a long time.
22%
Putin said Mr. Snowden is a free man and I agree with that.
12%
Ironic isn't it? China, Russia and Cuba are the countries where Snowden has been or rumored to want to go.
22%
The U.S. has greater issues that require international cooperation than pursuing the NSA surveillance leaker.
44%
Number of votes: 1068

No current items found