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Theatre Review: “Hello, Dolly!” at TPAC

Posted on May 18, 2019 by admin

There is an unutterable joy that comes from a great Broadway musical done damn well. It’s with great satisfaction that I can report the national tour of Jerry Herman’s classic 1964 musical Hello, Dolly! is so ebullient and exceptional that the show’s passerelle runway can barely contain it all. 1964 is often cited as the apex of […]

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Review: Jubilant Hit Revival of “Hello, Dolly!” Comes to Broadway In Columbus

Posted on May 18, 2019 by admin

Hello, Dolly!, Jerry Herman (music and lyrics) and Michael Stewart’s (book) adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, has delighted audiences since its 1964 debut. A high-water mark for productions comes to the Ohio with the first tour of the 2017 Broadway smash revival, directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. This tale of romantic intrigue […]

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Theater review | ‘Hello, Dolly!’: Betty Buckley shines in expert…

Posted on May 18, 2019 by admin

Columbus with a legendary Broadway star. Buoyed by the charisma, warmth, soulfulness and terrific singing/acting of Betty Buckley, theatergoers should thrill to the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!,” which opened Tuesday to repeated bursts of applause and laughter at the Ohio Theatre. Yet, the entire ensemble is superb under the effervescent direction of Broadway director […]

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BWW Review: Betty Buckley Makes Her Grand Entrance in HELLO, DOLLY! at the Ohio Theatre

Posted on May 18, 2019 by admin

Betty Buckley is as refined as it gets, starring in the refreshingly classic production of Hello, Dolly! at the Ohio Theatre. From the moment she saunters onto the stage, there is no doubt that we are among a true legend. She is humble and charming as she effortlessly embraces this iconic role with pure genius. This beloved […]

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ brings an over-the-top Broadway spectacle to Louisville

Posted on May 18, 2019 by admin

Betty Buckley is dubbed “The Voice of Broadway” for a reason.  The powerhouse vocalist sang her heart out at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday night in the PNC Broadway in Louisville production of “Hello, Dolly!” Buckley was charismatic, charming, witty and delightful on stage, just like the touring production, which wowed with its top-notch sets and […]

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BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at Kentucky Center For The Arts

Posted on May 18, 2019 by admin

Hello, Dolly! is a true american classic, and is treated by some as the perfect musical comedy. Like many associate Ethel Mermanwith Gypsy or Anything Goes, the hand prints of the late great Carol Channing are forever integrated into Hello, Dolly‘s legacy. In 2017 it was announced that the show would return to Broadway starring none other than Bette Midler, a worthy successor to Carol […]

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Theatre Review: “Hello, Dolly!” at TPAC

Posted on May 5, 2019 by admin

There is an unutterable joy that comes from a great Broadway musical done damn well. It’s with great satisfaction that I can report the national tour of Jerry Herman’s classic 1964 musical Hello, Dolly! is so ebullient and exceptional that the show’s passerelle runway can barely contain it all. 1964 is often cited as the apex of […]

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BWW Review: Wow! Wow! Wow, Fellas! Look at DOLLY Now, Fellas: She’s Spectacular!

Posted on May 5, 2019 by admin

It only takes a moment to realize that composer/lyricist Jerry Herman, aided and abetted by book writer Michael Stewart (with an able assist from Thornton Wilder), knew exactly what he was doing when he created the classic Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!: put together a star vehicle for a quintessential theater diva, surround her with characters both irascible and lovable, then […]

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Betty Buckley Brings Depth to “Hello, Dolly!”

Posted on May 5, 2019 by admin

“The world is full of wonderful things!” proclaims Irene Molloy en route to the 14th Street Parade in Act I of Hello, Dolly! And she’s right. The world IS full of wonderful things, and one of those most wonderful things is the exquisite Broadway tour of Hello, Dolly! at TPAC this week! Hello, Dolly! is truly the quintessential Broadway musical. […]

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Betty Buckley’s Star Shines Bright in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at TPAC

Posted on May 5, 2019 by admin

Jerry Zaks’ revival of Hello, Dolly! is at Nashville’s TPAC now through May 5. Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Betty Buckley, stars as Dolly Gallagher Levi and her star shines brightly throughout. From the moment TPAC’s audience saw Buckley on opening night, they were mesmerized. Cheers rang throughout Andrew Jackson Hall from the moment she opened her mouth to her […]

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Betty Buckley Is a Cowgirl Who Can Do Anything

Posted on May 5, 2019 by admin

Nashville doesn’t get nearly enough living Broadway legends. But for whatever cosmic reason or intervention by the Gods of Musical Theater, we have the chance to experience Betty Buckley in Hello, Dolly!, and that’s cause for celebration. Dolly Levi is a woman conscious of her own interests and the system in which she has to operate, […]

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A Perfect Betty Buckley Leads a Vibrantly Charismatic Cast in “Hello Dolly!” – Gay Legends Herman & Wilder Flood the Orpheum Stage With the Nectar of Sweet Renewal

Posted on April 27, 2019 by admin

Life has a tendency to pull us toward resignation as we get older. For many people, major breakdowns are things that can bog one down for decades, if not the rest of one’s life. We lose our vibrancy, become unwittingly glib, and misread the actions of others, among other disempowering foibles. Such breakdowns include, but […]

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A Perfect Betty Buckley Leads a Vibrantly Charismatic Cast in “Hello Dolly!” – Gay Legends Herman & Wilder Flood the Orpheum Stage With the Nectar of Sweet Renewal

Posted on April 27, 2019 by admin

Life has a tendency to pull us toward resignation as we get older. For many people, major breakdowns are things that can bog one down for decades, if not the rest of one’s life. We lose our vibrancy, become unwittingly glib, and misread the actions of others, among other disempowering foibles. Such breakdowns include, but […]

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“Hello, Dolly!” Broadway Tour at the Orpheum Theatre

Posted on April 27, 2019 by admin

Friends, I think it’s safe to say that the long-awaited spring has arrived. And our reward for making it through the long bleak winter is the tour of the recent Broadway revival of the classic musical Hello, Dolly! The luscious old-fashioned (in a good way) show fairly leaps off the stage in an explosion of music, romance, […]

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Review: It’s so nice to have ‘Hello, Dolly!’ touring production here

Posted on April 27, 2019 by admin

“Hello, Dolly!” has always felt a little more like “goodbye.” It’s not only set in the twilight of a 19th-century America on the cusp of major change, but bears the air of a final bow for a certain type of old-fashioned musical theater. When it premiered in 1964, it was already retro as all get […]

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Broadway vet Betty Buckley shines in Minneapolis for Tony-winning ‘Hello, Dolly!’ revival

Posted on April 27, 2019 by admin

The Tony-winning Broadway revival opened Tuesday at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis with beautiful performances, endless high-gloss costumes and lots of pizazz. Directed briskly by Jerry Zaks with fetching choreography by Warren Carlyle, the production honors Jerry Herman’s clever compositions (expressive conductor Robert Billig leads the orchestra). This “Dolly” keeps a viewer engaged and entertained […]

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REVIEW OF HELLO, DOLLY! NATIONAL TOUR, AT HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST

Posted on April 27, 2019 by admin

Quote of the Day: Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless you spread it around, encouraging young things to grow. Dolly Levi in the musical Hello, Dolly! Originally penned by Thornton Wilder in his play The Matchmaker, which the musical is based on. Michael Stewart wrote the book, and Jerry Herman wrote the music […]

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REVIEW: Betty Buckley Seizes The Spotlight, Never Lets Go In Hello, Dolly! (Orpheum Theatre/Hennepin Theatre Trust)

Posted on April 27, 2019 by admin

The national touring company of Hello, Dolly!, playing through April 28 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Photo by Julieta Cervantes. The poster for the national tour of Hello, Dolly! features just four words: the show title and “Betty Buckley”. Look at the poster alone and you might think that’s odd. Watch the show and see the poster and […]

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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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