Hello, There! Complete Cast Announced for Encores! Bells Are Ringing

News   Hello, There! Complete Cast Announced for Encores! Bells Are Ringing
Casting is now complete for the Nov. 18-21 City Center Encores! production of Bells Are Ringing, which will start three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, with Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall at the helm.

Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara

As previously reported, O'Hara (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game) will play the role of Ella Peterson, the zany telephone answering-service operator, opposite Will Chase (The Story of My Life, Aida) as playwright Jeffrey Moss.

Newly added to the Bells Are Ringing ensemble are Clyde Alves, Meggie Cansler, Andrew Cao, Niffer Clarke, Rachel Coloff, Jack Doyle, Leah Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Marya Grandy, Michael Halling, Max Kumangai, Alyse Alan Louis, Michael Marcotte, Shina Ann Morris, Kevin Munhall, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, J.D. Webster and Anna Aimee White.

The beloved musical comedy boasts a score by Tony winning composer Jule Styne, with book and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Also previously announced to appear are Dylan Baker (Inspector Barnes), Bobby Cannavale (Blake Barton), Judy Kaye (Sue Summers), Brad Oscar (Dr. Kitchell), David Pittu (Sandor Prantz), Danny Rutigliano (Francis), Jeffrey Schecter (Carl) and John C. Vennema (Larry Hastings).

Rob Berman will music-direct the classic that features such songs as "Just in Time," "The Party's Over," "Long Before I Knew You," "I'm Going Back," " It's a Perfect Relationship," "I Met a Girl" and "Is It a Crime?" In Bells Are Ringing, the lonely Ella works in the basement of an answering service, where she spends her hours listening in on the calls of her clients. As she assumes different identities for each of her callers, she also becomes entangled in their lives.

Tickets are available by visiting the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th avenues), through CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or online at CityCenter.org. Tickets for the Orchestra, Grand Tier and Mid-Mezzanine are $100; tickets for the Rear Mezzanine and Front Gallery are $50; tickets for the Rear Gallery are $25.

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