Tony Winner Karen Ziemba Will Star in Drury Lane Theatre's Hello, Dolly!
09 Aug 2013
Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, will play Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Drury Lane Theatre's upcoming production of the classic Jerry Herman musical Hello, Dolly!
Directed by Rachel Rockwell, the production will begin previews at the Illinois venue Oct. 17 with an official opening Oct. 14; performances will continue through Jan. 5, 2014.
The cast will also feature David Lively as Horace Vandergelder, Skyler Adams as Ambrose Kemper, Jeff Diebold as Cornelius Hackl, Emily Rohm as Irene Malloy, Maggie Portman as Minnie Fay, Laura Savage as Ermengarde and Lee Slobotkin as Barnaby Tucker.
Based on Thornton Wilder's 1955 play The Matchmaker,Hello, Dolly! features a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Herman. Song titles include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Before the Parade Passes By" and "It Only Takes a Moment."
For more information call the Drury Lane Theatre box office at (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
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.