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BWW Review: BETTY BUCKLEY TAKES HER FINAL BOW IN HELLO, DOLLY! at Boston’s Opera House

Posted on August 24, 2019 by admin

Sometimes all you need to lift your spirits is a good old-fashioned star-driven musical comedy, and, boy, does the national tour of HELLO, DOLLY! with Betty Buckley deliver. Keeping all of the Tony Award-winning revival’s energy and joyful spirit intact, this high-stepping celebration of life, love and second chances grabs the audience’s heart with the first notes […]

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A musical you’ll never want to say goodbye to

Posted on August 24, 2019 by admin

Right from the top, a spoiler: This reviewer has been a total fan of “Hello, Dolly!” since Carol Channing invented the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi more than 50 years ago, so do not look for anything but a glowing report here. Back then, Channing as Dolly had me at her opening number, “I Put […]

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At the Opera House, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ earns its exclamation point

Posted on August 17, 2019 by admin

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Betty Buckley brings iconic ‘Hello, Dolly!’ to Boston

Posted on August 17, 2019 by admin

Betty Buckley was clearly enjoying being at home on her Texas ranch, an hour west of Fort Worth, during a recent week off from the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” “I just drove in from the airport and I’m very happy to be sitting in my favorite chair,” explained Buckley by telephone. “I haven’t been […]

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Betty Buckley has found her match with ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Posted on August 17, 2019 by admin

Betty Buckley was the last actress Betty Buckley ever imagined playing the role of the irrepressible matchmaker Dolly Levi in the 1964 musical theater classic “Hello, Dolly!” Not only did this theatrical luminary never envision herself as a match for the character, she openly acknowledges she wasn’t a fan of the show when she saw […]

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Pittsburgh CLO’s Hello, Dolly! has all the onstage magic, farcical fun, and physical comedy a good production demands

Posted on August 11, 2019 by admin

If you’ve never experienced the very specific magic that happens when a Broadway diva in a red dress walks slowly down a staircase during Hello, Dolly’s title number, the production that’s closing out Pittsburgh CLO’s summer season is a great place to start. And if you have seen the show before, you already know the good […]

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Betty Buckley and Cast Shine in Fun and Mischievous ‘Hello Dolly!’

Posted on August 11, 2019 by admin

Hello Dolly! is a grand dame of Ameirican Musical Theater.The Pittsburgh CLO has the touring production with Betty Buckley as the meddling matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi at the Benedum Center through August 11. It is the last show of the CLO’s summer series. Origin Story Some musicals are a hit right away and don’t need much […]

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“Hello, Dolly!” Delights from Start to Finish

Posted on August 11, 2019 by admin

The unpleasantries and discomforts of growing old, being financially disenfranchised, being a woman in a patriarchal world (and so on, and so forth) really go down much smoother with a little song’n’dance and a pop of color. Of course, we all know that a rousing song and a swelling orchestra don’t actually solve any of […]

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Pittsburgh CLO’s ‘Hello Dolly!’ Is Darn Near Perfect

Posted on August 11, 2019 by admin

There’s a reason some shows are considered landmarks. Put your hands together for Jerry Herman’s 1964 mega-monster-musical milestone Hello, Dolly! You probably couldn’t count all the Tony Awards and nominations garnered by the original production and subsequent Broadway revivals. And don’t forget the Oscars for the film version. And how about Louis Armstrong’s 1964 smash hit […]

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HELLO, BETTY! Don’t Miss Your Chance to See Betty Buckley Put a Poignant Spin on an Irresistible ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Posted on July 26, 2019 by admin

There’s an old, but deeply satisfying trope about the clueless female who is adored by a man she assumes is either hostile or indifferent to her. Consider Katniss and Peeta in The Hunger Games. Buttercup and Wesley in The Princess Bride. And now, add Dolly Levi and Horace Vandergelder to the list. What? Have I […]

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Hello, Betty Buckley!

Posted on July 21, 2019 by admin

North Texas’ own Broadway diva, the fabulous Betty Buckley, shows exactly how it’s done in the touring production of Hello, Dolly! from Dallas Summer Musicals. Read Original Article Here

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Local Betty Buckley Triumphs in “Hello, Dolly!”

Posted on July 20, 2019 by admin

“I couldn’t stop smiling.” That statement right there came from the woman sitting behind me last night at the opening of “Hello, Dolly!” at the Musical Hall at Fair Park. I couldn’t have agreed with her more. There is so much to like about this hit musical – it’s no wonder NPR called it “the […]

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WATCH: Broadway legend Betty Buckley comes to Dallas for Hello, Dolly! National Tour

Posted on July 20, 2019 by admin

Fort Worth’s Betty Buckley comes to Dallas for the Hello, Dolly! National Tour. The Tony Award winner is playing the title role of the iconic musical as it tours the country through August 25. Read Original Post Here

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Review: Sparkling Betty Buckley and company bring vibrant ‘Hello Dolly’ to Charlotte

Posted on July 13, 2019 by admin

Before the rock music of “Hair” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” before the ironies of Stephen Sondheim, before the bleak visions of Kander and Ebb, before the epic stagings of “Phantom” and “Les Miz,” Broadway musicals relied on at least one of three elements: hummable melodies that could be recorded by pop singers, roles where a […]

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Betty Buckley & Donald Margulies

Posted on July 7, 2019 by admin

There are two ways to be an actor—either to disappear into the role, or to let the role come to you. In other words, to be a modest interpreter or an overwhelming personality. In still other words, be like Laurence Olivier and Meryl Streep, or like Cary Grant and Carol Channing. Either way can work […]

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Here’s why Betty Buckley is glad she changed her mind about starring in ‘Hello Dolly’

Posted on July 4, 2019 by admin

To play the title character in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!,” Betty Buckley lost more than 30 pounds, left behind the beloved horses on her Texas ranch and set aside anxieties about going on the road for the first time at 71. She did all that to gain a part she’d never expected to […]

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Betty Buckley Triumphs in National Tour of Hello, Dolly!

Posted on June 29, 2019 by admin

Add Betty Buckley to the list of dynamic artists who have stepped into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi and made it wholly her own. The Tony winner, who follows Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, and Donna Murphy into the latest incarnation of the Jerry Herman-Michael Stewart classic, is currently starring in Hello, Dolly!’s national tour through August 25. I recently had […]

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Q&A: ‘Cats’ legend Betty Buckley stars in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at Kennedy Center

Posted on June 18, 2019 by admin

Few talents have ever mastered as many mediums as Betty Buckley, who shined on stage in the original production of “Cats,” the TV screen in “Eight is Enough” and the silver screen in “Carrie,” all while finding time to crank out Grammy-nominated albums with her music. This month, Washingtonians can catch her at the Kennedy Center […]

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KENNEDY CENTER’S HELLO DOLLY – LOOK AT THE OLD GIRL NOW!

Posted on June 18, 2019 by admin

A great performance always seems fresh-minted. That certainly is the case with Ms. Betty Buckley at the Kennedy Center. In fact, her character,  Dolly Gallagher Levi, first appeared during playwright Thornton Wilder’s 1935 trip to Europe. As he considered the comedies of Austria’s popular 19thcentury playwright Johann Nestroy, he wondered if an American version might […]

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Hello, Dolly! at Kennedy Center- Review

Posted on June 17, 2019 by admin

During the difficult times it is important to remember that life is full of wonderful things. Our current political and environmental states are enough to make anyone despondent. That’s why it’s so wonderful that the exuberant Betty Buckley is now leading the most joyous and grounded production of Hello, Dolly! currently playing at the Kennedy Center through […]

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