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San Diego Civic Theatre: “Hello, Dolly” cast honors Carol Channing

Posted on January 20, 2019 by admin

In San Diego Wednesday night, before the opening night at the San Diego Civic Theatre, the cast and crew of “Hello Dolly” paid tribute to the Broadway icon.

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Betty Buckley relishes starring in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ which comes to Southern California for 4 weeks

Posted on January 20, 2019 by admin

Not just anyone can step into the role of fast-talking, charismatic agent of ardor, Dolly Gallagher Levi from Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” It became a classic musical in 1964 when “Hello, Dolly!”, starring the late Carol Channing, premiered on Broadway. Pearl Bailey took over the role, and in 1969 Barbra Streisand immortalized it on the […]

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BWW TV: Betty Buckley Talks Taking HELLO, DOLLY! Across the Nation

Posted on January 20, 2019 by admin

The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley is bringing Jerry Herman‘s classic musical across the nation! See a chat with Ms. Buckley about her turn in Dolly’s red gown and feathers below! Ms. Buckley is joined by Lewis J. Stadlen (Horace Vandergelder), Nic Rouleau(Cornelius Hackl), Analisa Leaming (Irene Molloy), Jess LeProtto (Barnaby Tucker), Kristen […]

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Hello, Dolly! – Theatre Review: National Touring Production, ASU Gammage, Tempe

Posted on January 12, 2019 by admin

Followers of comedy musical theatre must surely be in heaven. This week sees the opening of not one but two professional, high-production value comedy musicals in the valley, both from the same era, both with a nostalgic turn-of-the-last-century setting and both from the showbiz school of they-don’t-write-’em-like-that-anymore musicals. The second production we’ll get to later in the […]

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Theater Review: Betty Buckley delivers joy as ‘Dolly’ at Straz Center

Posted on December 8, 2018 by admin

TAMPA — As the world seems to be falling apart around us and the headlines are all about divisions, we all could use a little time with “Hello, Dolly!” The Tony Award-winning revival of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical that opened Tuesday night at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts is the kind […]

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Hello, Dolly! shines with a poignant performance from Betty Buckley

Posted on December 2, 2018 by admin

Hello, Dolly! is a celebrated American musical. In the current touring production, Betty Buckley brilliantly portrays the lead in this heartwarming show. Hello, Dolly! has seen many numerous stage versions throughout the years. The most recent revival was a huge hit on Broadway and is now on a national tour, currently playing Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida. In […]

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BUCKLEY AND BUTLER: REDEFINING MUSICAL THEATER’S LEADING LADIES

Posted on December 2, 2018 by admin

Women rule the roost across the heartland this holiday season with two productions featuring unconventional leading ladies taking on iconic roles. Tony winner Betty Buckley is headlining the national tour of Hello, Dolly!, which just wrapped up its engagement in Chicago and is headed toward warmer weather with stops in Tampa and West Palm Beach before year’s end. […]

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Stage legend Betty Buckley brings old-fashioned star power to ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at Dr. Phillips Center

Posted on December 2, 2018 by admin

Broadway musicals have the ability to be as challenging and thought-provoking as any serious drama, but sometimes instead of chewing on a heavy meal, you want something light and easily digestible. If you’re still feeling full from your Thanksgiving feast, the new tour of Hello, Dolly! currently playing at the Dr. Phillips Center is a perfect serving […]

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Broadway star Betty Buckley says hi to ‘Hello, Dolly’ role in Miami

Posted on November 24, 2018 by admin

It’s Betty Buckley’s turn. The star of stage and screen is getting her shot at playing Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” — a role made hot again with a 2017 revival starring Bette Midler — with a national tour that will have one-week runs in Miami and West Palm Beach. “I saw the show a year ago, right before the […]

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Betty Buckley finds the love in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Posted on November 24, 2018 by admin

The Broadway and TV star — remembered fondly by many as patient stepmom Abby in TV’s “Eight Is Enough” — is headlining the tour of “Hello, Dolly!” that plays from Nov. 27-Dec. 2 at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Her Tony came in 1983, as the original Grizabella — singer of Andrew […]

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Betty Buckley loves her role in ‘Hello, Dolly.’ She just misses her donkey.

Posted on November 18, 2018 by admin

Betty Buckley has been a fan of Dolly Levi ever since she was in college and saw Pearl Bailey play the part on Broadway. Bailey, who won a Tony Award for the role, was only one of the famous Dollys that include Carol Channing and Barbra Streisand and, more recently, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters. […]

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Betty Buckley gets her turn in iconic Broadway role in ‘Hello, Dolly’

Posted on November 18, 2018 by admin

It’s Betty Buckley’s turn. The star of stage and screen is getting her shot at playing Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” — a role made hot again with a 2017 revival starring Bette Midler — with a national tour that will have one-week runs in Miami and West Palm Beach. “I saw the show a year ago, right before the […]

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REVIEW: BETTY BUCKLEY IN ‘HELLO, DOLLY!’ BROADWAY TOUR BRINGS STAGE CLASSIC TO NEW GENERATIONS

Posted on November 18, 2018 by admin

It takes a special talent to step into the heel-kicking shoes of that legend of stage, the irrepressible Dolly Levi. Throughout the decades, the title character role of Broadway‘s “Hello, Dolly!” has been played by everyone from Pearl Bailey, Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller as well as Barbra Streisand cast to play her for the 1969 film version. And of course, Carol Channing, a larger-than-life personality […]

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Broadway in Chicago presents HELLO, DOLLY Review: An All-Around Stunning Production of a Classic Musical

Posted on November 18, 2018 by admin

Broadway in Chicago presents Hello, Dolly: With book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly takes place at the turn of the 20th century, and follows Dolly Gallagher Levi (Betty Buckley, with a stunning vibrato), a self-proclaimed matchmaker who cannot help but meddle in the affairs of others. She sets out on a trip […]

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Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” musical sticks strictly to tradition, gets lift from Betty Buckley

Posted on November 3, 2018 by admin

Whenever “Hello, Dolly!” pops up on a marquee, the star power always seems to be as bright as the lights, whether it was Carol Channing in the original 1964 edition or Bette Midler in the four-time Tony Award-winning revival. And though The Divine Miss M isn’t embarking on a national tour that’s stationed at Chicago’s […]

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Broadway in Chicago presents HELLO, DOLLY Review: An All-Around Stunning Production of a Classic Musical

Posted on November 3, 2018 by admin

Broadway in Chicago presents Hello, Dolly: With book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly takes place at the turn of the 20th century, and follows Dolly Gallagher Levi (Betty Buckley, with a stunning vibrato), a self-proclaimed matchmaker who cannot help but meddle in the affairs of others. She sets out on a trip […]

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Stage legend Betty Buckley looks back on her iconic career

Posted on November 3, 2018 by admin

This week in theatre, Broadway legend Betty Buckley sits down with Dean Richards to look back on the role that cemented her in the Broadway canon, Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Buckley talks about how the role shaped both her professional and personal life and the legacy she left behind. Plus, she discusses her current […]

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Review: This is the only ‘Hello, Dolly!’ you’ll ever need to see

Posted on October 28, 2018 by admin

Before we get into Betty Buckley as compared with Bette Midler, trains and parades passing by, Sunday clothes to be put on, galloping waiters and all the rest of that glorious Broadway mishegoss as the splendorous 2017 Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” hits the road and lands in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre, geek out […]

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See it, Before This Parade Passes You By! Hello, Dolly! Is a Wow of a Show

Posted on October 28, 2018 by admin

Days later, I am still humming and smiling. From the moment the orchestra began the familiar overture, to the cast of Hello, Dolly! stepping onto the stage of the Oriental Theatre to the glorious finale, I was mesmerized. And to hear guests hooting and hollering in the audience throughout this fantastic show proves that I am not […]

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“Hello, Dolly!” First National Tour at the Oriental Theatre

Posted on October 27, 2018 by admin

In a recent Chicago Tribune interview, the iconic Betty Buckley – who’s starring in the first national tour of Hello, Dolly! – told critic Chris Jones that even if she has to “put up with a little comparison to this lady or that lady,” it’s all worth it in the end. Full disclosure: I’m a fan of Betty […]

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