"I Can See It": Reimagined Revivals With New Casting Concepts

By Ben Rimalower
26 Oct 2013

All-Male Hello, Dolly!



For starters, and keeping with the all-male approach of Company, how about an all-male Hello, Dolly!? Dolly Levi, Irene Molloy, Minnie Fay, Ernestina Money and even Ermengarde would all offer male actors — in or out of drag — a plum opportunity to chew the scenery. And between Cornelius and Barnaby's putting on their Sunday clothes and Horace Vandergelder's resistance to woman, the male characters are pretty gay to begin with. I would love to see John Goodman put his hand in there.

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