THE HELLO GIRLS
NOV 13 - DEC 22, 2018
59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th, NYC)
From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz -- an ensemble of triple-threat actor-musicians chronicles the story of America's first women soldiers. These intrepid heroines courageously served as bi-lingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations. Celebrate the centennial of these groundbreaking women with an original musical created by Prospect Theater Company's critically-acclaimed founding artists.
"Mills' gift for infectious melodies and his singular brand of super-smart word play make him a realistic successor to the mantle of Stephen Sondheim." —Theatermania
CAST & CREATIVE
music and lyrics by PETER MILLS
book by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel
directed by CARA REICHEL
choreographed by CHRISTINE O'GRADY
music directed by BEN MOSS
ELLIE FISHMAN, ARLO HILL, CHANEL KARIMKHANI, ANDREW MAYER, MATTHEW MCGLOIN, BEN MOSS, LILI THOMAS, SKYLER VOLPE, CATHRYN WAKE & SCOTT WAKEFIELD
scenic and projection design LIANNE ARNOLD
costume design WHITNEY LOCHER
lighting design ISABELLA BYRD
sound design KEVIN HEARD
props design SUZANNE SOLIMAN
production manager KATIE PIDGEON
music consultant MADELINE SMITH
assistant director RACHEL DART
assistant choreographer MOLLY MODEL
assistant music director EMILY WHITAKER
script manager / assistant director 2 VICTORIA GRUENBERG
stage manager EMILY PAIGE BALLOU
assistant stage manager JEN SARTANOWICZ
general manager HILLEL FRIEDMAN
Click here to watch video highlights from the production!
Archival concert video from the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage:
The Hello Girls — the history behind the musical:
First Look: The Hello Girls:
Buy the Original Cast Recording CD here.
Preview songs, or listen to live streaming (with a Spotify account):
Pictured above L to R:
Suzanne Prevot, Charlotte Gyss, Esther Fresnel, Fernande Van Balkom, and Grace Banker,
members of the "Hello Girls" squadron of the American Expeditionary Forces Signal Corps,
prepare to set sail for France, 1918.
Photo courtesy of Robert, Grace, and Carolyn Timbie.