"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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.