‘Hello, Dolly!’: Betty Buckley and a superb cast rediscover the legendary musical’s bittersweet joy (review)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – One of the marks of a great production is when the supporting characters, those stalwarts with a total number of lines you can count on one or two hands, are a sheer delight.

That’s the kind of tip-of-the-feathered-tiara-to-toe craftsmanship at work in the first national tour of the celebrated revival of “Hello, Dolly!” that kicked off Friday at the Connor Palace in Playhouse Square.