Gavin Creel and Kate Baldwin Extend Runs in Hello, Dolly!
Gavin Creel and Kate Baldwin have extended their runs in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theatre. Creel, who won the 2017 Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius, and Baldwin, a nominee for her work as Irene, will perform alongside the previously announced Bernadette Peters as Dolly, Victor Garber as Horace Vandergelder, and Charlie Stemp as Barnaby Tucker.
Based on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! premiered on Broadway in 1964, starring Carol Channing in the title role. A 1995 revival starred Channing in a return appearance. In addition to Channing, the role has been played by Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, Betty Grable, Martha Raye, Ginger Rogers, Ethel Merman (in her last appearance on Broadway), and Mary Martin, who led the West End company.
Directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, this Hello, Dolly! revival will bid farewell to original leading players Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, and Taylor Trensch on January 14.