Donna Murphy once again crosses the passerelle as Dolly Gallagher Levi at select performances of Hello, Dolly! beginning July 22. During Bette Midler’s current return engagement in the Broadway production, the two-time Tony winner will take the Shubert Theatre stage July 22 and 29, as well August 5, 12, 19, and 20.
Midler stepped back into the production July 17, taking over for Bernadette Peters. She plays a six-week engagement opposite her original co-star David Hyde Pierce before the Tony-winning revival ends its run August 25.
Murphy, a Tony winner for Passion and The King and I, played her first performance in the Jerry Zaks-helmed musical June 13 last year—the first performance to follow the revival’s four wins at the Tony Awards. She continued to take the stage on Tuesday evenings (and for some extended engagements) through Midler's run, earning critical acclaim for her take on the beloved role.
The current cast also includes Tony winner Gavin Creel as Cornelius Hackl, Kate Baldwin as Irene Molloy, Charlie Stemp as Barnaby Tucker, Molly Griggs as Minnie Fay, Will Burton as Ambrose Kemper, Melanie Moore as Ermengarde, and Alli Mauzey as Ernestina.