The world premiere of the new musical The Hello Girls, which will play 59E59 Theaters, has found its cast. From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz, the show chronicles the story of the bilingual American telephone operators who worked during WWI.
Bringing the intrepid heroines to life will be Ellie Fishman (Finding Neverland), Chanel Karimkhani (The Goree All Girl String Band at NYMF), Lili Thomas (Disney Millennium Symphonies with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall), Skyler Volpe (West Side Story at Barrington Stage), and Cathryn Wake (Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812).
Completing the cast are Arlo Hill (The Most Happy Fella at Encores!), Andrew Mayer (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Matthew McGloin (CasablancaBox at HERE Arts), Ben Moss (Spring Awakening), and Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Elena Bonomo (Waitress) is the percussionist.
The Hello Girls is a new musical with music and lyrics by Peter Mills and a book by Mills and Cara Reichel. The world premiere is directed by Reichel with choreography by Christine O’Grady, and is scheduled to run November 13–December 22.
The production is the second production of Prospect Theater Company’s three-year residency at 59E59 Theaters.
The design team includes Lianne Arnold (scenic and projection design); Isabella Byrd (lighting design); Whitney Locher (costume design); and Kevin Heard (sound design). The production stage manager is Emily Paige Ballou, and Madeline Smith is the music consultant.
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