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Betty Buckley-Led Hello, Dolly! Tour Opens

The production will tour Chicago; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Boston; and many more cities across America.

Betty Buckley and the cast of Hello, Dolly! celebrate opening night of the national tour.
(© Roger Mastroianni)

The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly! has opened on October 5 during its engagement at Cleveland's Playhouse Square in the Connor Palace. Performances will continue in Cleveland through October 21 before moving on to Chicago's Oriental Theatre.

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley leads the cast as Dolly Gallagher. She is joined by Lewis J. Stadlen (Horace Vandergelder), Nic Rouleau (Cornelius Hackl), Analisa Leaming (Irene Molloy), Jess LeProtto (Barnaby Tucker), Kristen Hahn (Minnie Fay), Garett Hawe (Ambrose Kemper), Morgan Kirner (Ermengarde), and Jessica Sheridan (Ernestina).

The ensemble features Maddy Apple, Daniel Beeman, Brittany Bohn, Giovanni Bonaventura, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Whitney Cooper, Julian DeGuzman, Wally Dunn, Alexandra Frohlinger, Dan Horn, Corey Hummerston, Madison Johnson, Nathan Keen, Beth Kirkpatrick, Ben Lanham, Ian Liberto, Kyle Samuel, Scott Shedenhelm, Timothy Shew, Maria Cristina Slye, Cassie Austin Taylor, Davis Wayne, Brandon L. Whitmore, and Connor Wince.

Betty Buckley (right) makes a grand entrance for curtain call on opening night.
(© Roger Mastroianni)

Directed by four-time Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the entire creative team of the Broadway production reprises their roles for the national tour of Hello, Dolly!, including four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (scenic and costume design), six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (lighting design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (sound design), Andy Einhorn (music direction), Tony Award winner Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Tony Award winner Don Pippin (vocal arrangements), David Chase (dance arrangements), and Telsey Company (casting).

For a complete list of tour stops, click here.

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