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Broadway veteran Jacquelyn Piro Donovan stepped into the role of merry matchmaker Dolly Gallagher in the middle of rehearsals — and squeezes every drop of juice out of this plum part.
NCT artistic director Casey Hushion says, “We were fortunate to replace Cybill Shepherd with Jackie Piro Donovan, a Broadway veteran whose spirit perfectly embodies the iconic character of Dolly Levi.”
North Carolina Theatre, the region’s premier producer of professional Broadway musical revivals has announced that Cybill Shepherd was diagnosed with a tibial plateau fracture and a severe ankle sprain after she mistook the last step on a staircase and fell. After receiving medical treatment and diagnosis, Ms. Shepherd realized she would not be able to perform in Hello, Dolly!