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The Wick breaks ground with male lead in 'Hello, Dolly!'

The Wick breaks ground with male lead in 'Hello, Dolly!'

Lee Roy Reams has appeared in "Hello, Dolly!" before, as the romantic lead.

He has directed "Hello, Dolly!"

He's even co-starred in "Hello, Dolly!" with Carol Channing. Twice.

But what he hasn't done, until now, is appear as Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!"

When the Jerry Herman musical runs at Boca Raton's Wick Theatre Nov. 5-Dec. 6, it will be only the second sanctioned time that a man has played the title character. And it's a first in the United States.

"Danny La Rue did it years ago in England," Reams says. "But I never saw that show. In England they are accustomed to men playing women's roles and...

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