Now this is what I call exciting news. That's right theatre fans. One of musical theatre's most beloved shows of all time is back where it belongs. On the Great White Way. Hello Dolly, which first premiered on Broadway in 1963, is set to begin previews at the historic Shubert Theatre on March 13, 2017, with opening night scheduled for April 20.
Not only that, but it is set to star everyone's favorite diva Bette Midler as matchmaker Dolly Levi. Playing the object of her obsession is Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce. Now that is what I call perfect casting my friends. With a score by Tony winner Jerry Herman, and a book by Michael Stewart, Hello Dolly is one of Broadway's best.
Oh and did I mention, that four time Tony winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, Sister Act) is directing the show, with choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle (After Midnight, She Loves Me.) It just gets better and better. Now for those of you that are not familiar with the show, here is a little synopsis about this classic musical to tell you more. Enjoy!
Set in New York City during the turn of the twentieth century, Hello Dolly tells the story of widow and professional " Meddler" Dolly Gallagher Levi. As the show begins, we are introduced to hay and feed store owner, and half-a.millionaire Horace Vandergelder, who has hired Dolly to find him a wife. Little does he know that the wife she has selected for him is herself.
While in New York, Horace leave's his two clerks, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker in charge, who soon follow their cantankerous boss to the big city in search of adventure. Or as Cornelius put's it, "Have a good meal, spend all their money, see the stuffed whale in Barnum's museum, almost get arrested, and each kiss a girl!"
In the end, Dolly get's her man, and everyone lives happily ever after. Featuring such classic song's like, "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" " It Only Takes A Moment", "Before The Parade Passes By" and it's famous title song, Hello Dolly is one show you don't want to miss.
As of now tickets are not on sale. But rest assured when they do we will be selling them. Check back here for further updates. Get your tickets to see Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce in Hello Dolly on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.
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