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Imelda Staunton confirms she'll star in West End HELLO, DOLLY! in 2024
Last Edit: MockingbirdGirl 08:32 am EDT 09/27/22
Posted by: MockingbirdGirl 08:27 am EDT 09/27/22

The Crown’s Imelda Staunton will still star as matchmaker Dolly Levi in musical Hello, Dolly! in London’s West End, but fans will have to wait until the summer of 2024. She signed on to play Dolly in Jerry Herman’s famous show back in 2019. Originally planned to open in 2020, it was delayed by both the pandemic and the star’s workload on Season 5 of The Crown...

Contract negotiations for a major West End theater have been completed, but its name cannot yet be disclosed. Staunton met with Jerry Herman a couple of months before he died in December 2019. The tunesmith gave permission for Staunton and [director Dominic] Cooke to switch around the show’s opening scenes and change one of its songs...
Link ‘The Crown’s Imelda Staunton Will Lead ‘Hello, Dolly!’ In London’s West End In 2024, After Her Reign Portraying Queen Elizabeth
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