Patti LaBelle Is Interested In Hello, Dolly! After Bette Midler by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
Patti LaBelle has stated she is interested in playing the role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway revival Hello, Dolly! which currently stars Bette Midler.
In an interview with WWD.com LaBelle states she was offered the lead role for the current revival four years ago, but turned it down. “That was something else I said no to. Now [Bette Midler] is doing it. I’m going to check it out and I think I might do it when she leaves – I mean, I would like to” she told WWD. No word from production sources on any upcoming casting for the production.
This is the fourth Broadway revival since its original 1964 production which starred Carol Channing. The masterpiece Hello, Dolly! has a book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. It also stars David Hyde Pierce, Kate Balwin, and Gavin Creel at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. This productions pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
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