Dee Hoty
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Dee Hoty
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Dee Hoty will star in the title role of the 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Mame, to run February 9-March 2. The production, which will open officially on March 14, will be directed by David Armstrong and choreographed by Dannul Dailey.

Based on the autobiographical novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis, the show features a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, and a score by Jerry Herman. The original 1966 Broadway production ran for over 1,500 performances and was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning for actors Angela Lansbury, Beatrice Arthur, and Frankie Michaels.

The cast will include Richard White as Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, Carol Swarbrick as Vera Charles, Nick Robinson as young Patrick Dennis, Kat Ramsburg as Agnes Gooch, Ben Gonio as Ito, Seán G. Griffin as Dwight Babcock, Laura Kenny as Mother Burnside, Michael Winters as Mr. Upson, Taryn Darr as Gloria Upson, Matt Owen as older Patrick Dennis, Timothy McCuen Piggee as Lindsay Woolsey, and Karen Skrinde as Sally Cato.

The ensemble includes David Alewine, Jeffrey Alewine, Greg McCormick Allen, Nicholas Beach, Gabe Corey, Michael Ericson, Meaghan Foy, Kristin Gaetz, Krista Gibbon, Timothy Gleason, Bryce Henry, Diana Huey, Brittany Jamieson, Anders Ledell, Nikki Long, Lauralyn McClelland, Cheryl Massey-Peters, Trina Mills, Kasey Nusbickel, Lindsay Powers, Heather Roberts, John David Scott, Jenny Singer, Pamela Turpen, Luke Vroman, and Thaddeus Wilson.

The creative team includes David Holcenberg (musical direction), Walt Spangler (sets), Gregg Barnes (costumes), Tom Sturge (lighting), and Ken Travis (sound). Armstrong has directed the company's productions of Sweeney Todd and Company.

Hoty is a three-time Tony Award nominee for Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, and The Will Rogers Follies. Her many other Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, and Big River. She has previously appeared at 5th Avenue in Anything Goes and Lone Star Love.