Thursday, September 7

Charlie Stemp off to Broadway to star in Hello, Dolly!

The new West end star Charlie Stemp has just finished playing Arthur Kipps in Half a Sixpence to great critical acclaim and is due to play the title role in the pantomime Dick Whittington at the Palladium this Christmas, and now according to Producer Scott Rudin he will make his Broadway debut as Barnaby Tucker in the most successful  Broadway production of the year: Hello, Dolly

He  will begin performances opposite the previously announced  Bernadette Peters (who is taking  over from Bette Midler)  and Victor Garber on  January 20th prior to a  February 22nd opening night. Taylor Trensch will play his final performance as Barnaby Tucker on January 14th.

Hello, Dolly! began performances on Broadway on March 15th 2017, and officially opened on Thursday, April 20th.This production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! broke the record for best first day of ticket sales in Broadway history and by the time it began previews, had the largest pre-performance advance sale in Broadway history. It has won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Bette Midler), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel), and Best Costume Design of a Musical (Santo Loquasto), and has continued to break the Shubert Theatre house box office record many times over.

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