This Broadway revival of Jerry Herman's beloved musical was the winner of four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Now featuring returning stars Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, and Gavin Creel. More…
A meddlesome matchmaker brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she gets to marry the merchant herself. Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's musical collaboration spawned many classic songs, including "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Before the Parade Passes By," and the title tune.
See it if you want pure escapism. HD's world is pastel pretty. You'll laugh, sing along (in your head!), & enjoy great production values.
Don't see it if you want perfection. Bette's voice is raspy, DHP is miscast, schtick-y staging is cloying, dancing is limited, the cast isn't diverse enuf.
See it if You want to see about as near perfect production of this classic show as there may ever be. Bette as well as the entire cast are fantastic.
Don't see it if I can't imagine any reason anyone would not want to see this show. It's gorgeous!
See it if This a big show, big songs, characters and staging as well as direction. Fabulous music and creativity. Liked War Paint better, Lupone as
Don't see it if best actress, however, you will not be disappointed. Do not see if you don't like a big stage musical with the bravado and staging like this
See it if Effervescent song and dance spree, glitzy costumes and staging, slapstick humor, star power, cheering audience.
Don't see it if Silly nonsensical story, cliched characters and plot, just the one memorable song (though the others were cute too)
See it if you want a splashy, colorful, energetic, magnificently-staged, old-school musical that's all style & no substance; you're a Bette acolyte.
Don't see it if you want a show with heart (it's about a money-hungry woman hoodwinking a rich misogynist into marrying her!) or substance (pure frivolity!)
See it if Donna Murphy sparkles in this crackerjack, cartoon pop-up revival of the classic Broadway musical with Herman's score still a charmer
Don't see it if Sure, it's a little dated & book-wise its clunky but perfect escapist antidote to the age of Trump. Hyde Pierce leads a superb ensemble
See it if Dances were superb, Costumes were superb. Under-leads esp.G. Creel and Kate Baldwin were superb. Loved the 2 sets (horse and train)
Don't see it if if you think that no one can match Carol Channing,
See it if brings to life Jerry Herman's memorable score w superb performances in ALL roles, choreography, set & costumes; Donna star in own right
Don't see it if this is an unapologetic old-style vaudevillian musical where everything/storytelling, humor, dancing, etc. is big, brassy & un-ironic
See it if You want a light, bubbly & gorgeous production. You want fun & entertainment. You want to fall in love with musical theatre.
Don't see it if You want a new musical. You don't like romantic comedy.
See it if you love big musicals! Treat yourself to an evening delights. Bette Midler is marvelous and so is the rest of the cast.
Don't see it if you hate big musicals! This one is as big as it gets with a huge cast.
See it if Campy revival of the beloved romantic musical. Comic timing of Ms. Midler elevates the splashy production numbers. Endearing supporting cast
Don't see it if Though welcomed, the "improvised" asides break the fourth wall and rhythm night after night.
See it if you like a good, old-fashioned musical. Big sets. Big costumes. Big music. Big talent. Classic Broadway from start to finish.
Don't see it if you're turned off by big, showy production numbers and like something more reserved.
See it if I was so disappointed in Bette Midler’s performance given all the hype & disappointed in the show in general. Enjoyed it with Bernadette.
Don't see it if If you are not a fan of fluffy big broadway musicals. The play itself seems very dated in this version.
See it if you enjoy an old fashioned Broadway musical with songs you can remember, lavish sets and costumes, great choreography and a wonderful cast.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or if you like musicals with a serious message.
See it if Love the divine Bette Midler - Her performance in the showstopper "Hello Dolly" is reason enough to buy a ticket.
Don't see it if You don't like shows with big splashy musical scenes.
See it if you want a delightful, energetic, well acted old time musical. Music, actors and dancers are great, costumes are gorgeous and colorful.
Don't see it if Unless you don't like musicals, can't think of any reason not to see it.
See it if You love the classic old fashioned Broadway style musicals. You are a fan of Bernadette Peters and love anything she does !You love happy 💘
Don't see it if You are looking for something edgy and/or thought provoking. This is just good old fashioned fun !
See it if You love old-fashioned musicals performed by actors who really know how to act, dance, etc. BETTE MIDLER is so hilarious!!
Don't see it if No reason not to see it Maybe you miss Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey and Barbra Streisand's versions
See it if You want to have fun! This is a super fun play with Bette Midler being AMAZING and fun. The story is cliche but fun, go for the experience.
Don't see it if You really need a good storyline to make things work. Go for Bette's amazing presence and the fun people have watching her, and a fun play!
See it if you want to see Bette Midler in a role she was born to play, supported by a fine cast in a lavish production.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals.
Also It's far more than the trite star vehicle I misremembered.
See it if claasic BWY musical comedy with excellent cast & staging, gorgeous costumes & choreography, tribute 2 Thornton Wilder, would make you happy
Don't see it if dislike musical comedy, Thornton Wilder, Jerry Hermann, Tony winners, BWY divas, color & light, humor, standards, Carol Channing's legacy
See it if if you love classic Broadway & of course BETTE BETTE BETTE & DHP. The whole cast is just fabulous & all are clearly having a total blast.
Don't see it if you only like serious, more modern Broadway shows. This is a loving faithful rendition of a silly, funny story with singable songs.
See it if you love the score (it's GREAT), or Bette (she's marvelous), or big brassy musicals (it is). Choreography and costumes are wonderful.
Don't see it if you want something that will make you think (it won't), that isn't sexist (it is--Dolly has to win by tricking a man). But it's good fun.