Beanie Feldstein has been cast as Minnie Fay in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! opposite Bette Midler.
The role of the piping-voiced shopgirl, which includes the song ”Elegance,” will represent Feldstein's Broadway debut.
Feldstein most recently starred in the May 2016 film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, and Chloe Moretz. She recently wrapped production on Whitney Cummings’ The Female Brain alongside Sofía Vergara, and also Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird alongside Saoirse Ronan. Both films are set to release in 2017. Her brother is screen actor Jonah Hill.
The Hello, Dolly! revival raked in $9,082,497 at the box office September 17, its first day of ticket sales, a new Broadway record.
Midler will be joined by David Hyde Pierce as Horace Vandergelder in the revival that will begin Broadway previews March 15, 2017, and open April 20 at the Shubert Theatre.
The cast also features two-time Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel (Cornelius Hackl), Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Irene Molloy), Taylor Trensch (Barnaby Tucker), Will Burton (Ambrose Kemper), Melanie Moore (Ermengarde), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard (Ernestina), and an ensemble of 27: Cameron Adams, Phillip Attmore, Giuseppe Bausilio, Justin Bowen, Elizabeth Earley, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Blake Hammond, Stephen Hanna, Michael Hartung, Robert Hartwell, Amanda LaMotte, Analisa Leaming, Jess LeProtto, Ian Liberto, Kevin Ligon, Nathan Madden, Michael McCormick, Linda Mugleston, Hayley Podschun, Jessica Sheridan, Michaeljon Slinger, Christian Dante White, Branch Woodman, Ryan Worsing, and Richard Riaz Yoder.