Spotlight on: "Hello, Dolly!"
Legendary performer Bette Midler stars in a Broadway revival of Michael Stewart’s (book) and Jerry Herman’s (music and lyrics) masterpiece.
ABOUT THE SHOW
The first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than 50 years ago has at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and features choreography by past Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. This new Dolly!
pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theatre history.
- It has been announced that two-time past Tony Award-winner Donna Murphy will step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances of Hello, Dolly! beginning on June 13, 2017. Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler’s vacations.
- The musical’s title song was a Billboard top-charter in 1964 in a legendary recording by Louis Armstrong.
The original production
of the Jerry Herman/Michael Stewart musical opened on Broadway in 1964. Hello, Dolly!
was previously revived on Broadway in 1975, 1978 and 1995. There was a 1969 feature film version starring Barbra Streisand in the title role
. The musical is based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers
, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955