Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell to star in Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre later this year. Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell will star alongside Imelda Staunton in the musical, with performances from August 2020.
Andy Nyman to star in Hello, Dolly!
Previously playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, Andy Nyman will play Horace Vandergelder. Further theatre credits include Hangmen at the Royal Court and Ghost Stories in the West End, with Ghost Stories recently revived at the Ambassadors Theatre. On television, Nyman has played Winston Churchill in BBC’s Peaky Blinders.
Jenna Russell to play Irene Molloy
The Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell will star in Hello, Dolly! as Irene Molloy. Last year, Russell starred in the UK premiere of The Bridges of Madison County at the Menier Chocolate Factory, also appearing in Menier productions of Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday in the Park With George, with the latter earning Russell her Olivier Award.
Imelda Staunton to play Dolly Levi
Nyman and Russell will star alongside Imelda Staunton, who will play the titular role of Dolly in the upcoming revival. The multi-Olivier Award-winning actress has starred in a number of West End shows including Sweeney Todd, Gypsy and Into the Woods, currently holding the record for the most Olivier Award wins in the best actress in a musical category.
What happens in Hello, Dolly!
Based on Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! follows Dolly Levi, a matchmaker who travels to New York for her latest job; to find the ‘half-a-millionaire’ Horace Vandergelder a wife. But, while searching for his beautiful bride-to-be, Dolly quickly realises that the next match she needs to make is for herself.
Hello, Dolly! features music by Jerry Herman, with songs including “Before the Parade Passes By” and “Penny in My Pocket”.
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