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Broadway Revival to Feature Three Music Theatre Alums

Published September 30, 2016

 

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Hello, Dolly! will make it’s Broadway return this spring at the Shubert Theatre. This highly anticipated revival will not only feature the legendary Bette Midler in the title role, but the ensemble will include three FSU Alums: Amanda LaMotte (BFA Music Theatre, 2011), Justin Bowen (BM Music Theatre, 2009), and Leslie Flesner (BFA Music Theatre, 2008).

Bette Midler will star as the matchmaker Dolly Levi in the anticipated 2017 revival of Hello, Dolly! -- Photo Courtesy of LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

Bette Midler will star as the matchmaker Dolly Levi in the anticipated 2017 revival of Hello, Dolly! — Photo Courtesy of LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

Hello, Dolly! features a book by Tony Award® winner Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street) and music and lyrics by Kennedy Center Honoree and Tony Award® winner Jerry Herman (Mame, La Cage aux Folles). The revival will be directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks (Guys & Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors). First-day ticket sales for Hello, Dolly! reached over $9 million dollars, a new Broadway record. Hello, Dolly! will begin preview performances on March 15, with an expected opening on April 20. For more information on the new revival of Hello, Dolly!, click here.

Amanda LaMotte is currently featured as a swing in Broadway’s Matilda. Justin Bowen recently closed the Roundabout Theatre Company’s (RTC) revival of She Loves Me and was previously seen in On the Twentieth Century. Hello, Dolly! will mark Flesner’s 8th Broadway production with previous credits including An American in Paris, Honeymoon in Vegas, Follies, and Chaplin.