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Iconic musical ‘Dolly’ makes a grand entrance in San Francisco

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin

Everybody’s always happy to see Dolly. The titular matchmaker and Jill-of-all-trades in “Hello, Dolly!” always makes a big entrance, and people practically swoon all around her. We’ve all heard the song. Now “Hello, Dolly!” is making a big entrance again in San Francisco, as SHN brings the national tour of the Tony Award-winning 2017 Broadway […]

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ revival exemplifies classic

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin

Hello, Betty! Classy Broadway staple and TV star Betty Buckley fills the shoes of Dolly Gallagher Levi with joy in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” onstage the Golden Gate Theatre. Some 55 years after the beloved late Carol Channing created her career-long role on Broadway, and following Bette Midler’s Tony-winning portrayal in the 2017 […]

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BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY is Looking Swell!

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin

As the house lights went down and the familiar strains of “Before the Parade Passes By” wafted through San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre, a buzz of excitement and a ripple of clapping could be heard from the front of the house on up to the balcony seats. The sound of times gone by, captured by the […]

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Betty Buckley, on ‘Dolly’ tour, sees joy, truth, humanity in beloved musical

Posted on February 16, 2019 by admin

Betty Buckley was in New Orleans, contemplating how to devour a soul, when her agent called with an offer from Broadway. “There I was, living an actor’s dream playing a completely twisted, dark being, and my agent calls and says, ‘You won’t believe this,’ ” Buckley says, referencing her role as a Cajun sorceress on the […]

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Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ hits the Pantages with goofy charm and a glorious Betty Buckley

Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin

The national tour of director Jerry Zaks’ exuberantly received revival of “Hello, Dolly!” has finally reached the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. And though it brings us neither Bette Midler, who won a Tony Award for the title role in 2017, nor Bernadette Peters, who replaced Midler on Broadway to equally warm praise, this show cannot be accused of shortchanging us on […]

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Betty Buckley in Hello, Dolly!

Posted on February 3, 2019 by admin

Betty Buckley is making matches right and left while earning ovation after ovation as only a Broadway legend can in the 10-Tony-award-winning 1964 classic Hello, Dolly!, now paying L.A. a three-week visit to Hollywood’s Pantages. Taking the best of Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, Michael Stewart’s sparklingly funny book stirs in over a dozen now-classic Jerry […]

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Theater Review: Hello Dolly! at the Pantages Theatre

Posted on February 3, 2019 by admin

Put on your Sunday clothes and get down to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre because there’s a new matchmaker in town, and her antics are bound to warm even the coldest of hearts. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello Dolly! is currently making its Los Angeles debut as part of a national tour, and it has […]

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The “Hello, Dolly!” National Tour Is Supremely Funny, Affecting, and Radiant

Posted on February 3, 2019 by admin

Every so often theatre patrons deserve to be indulged with an all-out pageantry of musical splendor that leaves nothing behind, bedazzling its audience members with comedic charm and heart, colorfully robust staging, and performers who exude pure charisma. The national touring production of “Hello, Dolly!” — which is currently playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre […]

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“Hello, Dolly!” Opens in Los Angeles to Raves, and Wow, Wow, Wow with Betty Buckley in Carol Channing’s Signature Role

Posted on February 3, 2019 by admin

Betty Buckley, playing Dolly Gallagher Levi in the National Tour of “Hello Dolly”, proves she is one of our shining divas of stage, screen and TV. Betty grabs the role with gusto; infusing her Dolly with pathos, humor, regret, love and hope. Betty has played numerous iconic roles on stage, TV and film, think “Carrie,” […]

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BWW Review: Betty Buckley a Glorious Dolly Levi

Posted on February 3, 2019 by admin

Some shows I can see again and again, especially those composed by the forever upbeat Jerry Herman. Hello Dolly bowed on Broadway when I was a teenager in the 60s and it had a long run with original star Carol Channing, followed by turns with Ethel Merman, Ginger Rogers, Pearl Bailey, Martha Raye and Molly Picon, to […]

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Betty Buckley Reflects on Joining the Long Line of Legendary Dolly Levis

Posted on January 26, 2019 by admin

The celebrated ‘Voice of Broadway’ looks back on her career as she arrives in Southern California, leading the touring company of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Broadway legend Betty Buckley was surprised and grateful to be cast as voodoo queen Gran’ma on AMC’s Preacher, a job that possibly had something to do with the box office success of M. […]

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Hello, Betty Buckley! A new Dolly hits town, and she’s ready to add to her legend

Posted on January 24, 2019 by admin

Time catches everyone by surprise. For Betty Buckley, the rude awakening happened when director Michael Wilson called to say he was planning a revival of the musical “Grey Gardens.” She had assumed he was offering her the part of middle-aged Little Edie. But instead he was calling about Big Edie, who deep into her dotage […]

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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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