Hello, Dolly! (NYC)
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Hello, Dolly! (NYC)
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Hello, Dolly! (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(2563 Ratings)
Positive
97%
Mixed
2%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

About the Show

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.

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50 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love this classic show, and want to see amazing costumes and enjoy the tremendous musical numbers.

Don't see it if You don’t love a big, bold musical.

88 Reviews | 14 Followers
100
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to the a good, old musical...:-)

Don't see it if you are more into contemporary musicals.

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a star Power Vehicle show

Don't see it if You don’t like old school musicals

68 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Funny, Great staging, Must see, Masterclass

See it if You love classic musical theatre - Bette Midler is spectacular and mesmerizing. The energy in the room is amazing!

Don't see it if You don't like older style, classic, musical theatre

567 Reviews | 150 Followers
100
Epic, Masterful, Must see, Romantic, Great staging

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.

141 Reviews | 28 Followers
100
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Must see

See it if you love really great musicals, want to see a truly refreshing different revival that takes the show one step further!

Don't see it if you hate musicals, are looking for a revival of the same ole same ole. Read more

68 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if you love classic BIG shows with BIG celebrities and BIG numbers.

Don't see it if you hate Broadway. Otherwise I can't think of any reason not to see it.

69 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy the storyline, music, and/or the humor of the complexity of human relationships.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the meddlesome works of human beings.

Critic Reviews (64)

The New York Times
February 22nd, 2018

"Peters makes it clear that Dolly is talking about real hardships...She sings the Jerry Herman songs thrillingly, of course...I don’t mean that she isn’t funny; she is...The other new principals match the bright polish of the original cast, which has grown a bit zany with time...Ms. Peters goes along with all this, to a point. But sometimes I felt she would rather observe the parade than be in it. Personally, I’m a sucker for that: I think it gives this 'Dolly' a fascinating new valence."
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Time Out New York
April 20th, 2017

“A blissful Broadway revival…The part of Dolly is exquisitely suited to Midler’s enormous warmth, savvy and drive. It’s hard to imagine a better match of actor and role: It is, in a word, perfection…‘Hello, Dolly!’ may be a vehicle for its star, but this revival treats it like a vintage Rolls-Royce. From the rousing overture on, everything about the production, directed with joyful aplomb by Jerry Zaks, gleams with old-fashioned charm…Jerry Herman’s exuberant score is a show-tune bonanza.”
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New Yorker
April 24th, 2017

"The characters address the audience from time to time, which gives Midler a chance to connect with us by drawing on who she really is, as well as whom she wants to portray...The role of Dolly isn’t necessarily tailor-made for Midler—she’s infinitely more complicated and funny and there isn’t a corny bone in her body—but she has remade the character in her own image: as a scrappy trickster with needs and vulnerabilities."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 20th, 2017

“Ms. Midler’s singing voice is in a desperate, sometimes shocking state of disrepair…As for the rest of the performance, Ms. Midler doesn’t even bother to act…She can’t dance and isn’t funny…David Hyde Pierce is all wrong as Horace…What’s more, he and Ms. Midler have no romantic chemistry at all, which makes the show even less dramatically plausible...Every supporting performance is a grotesque caricature…As for the musical numbers, they’re camped up to the hilt.”
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Deadline
July 10th, 2017

"Murphy is absolutely wonderful as the meddling, multitasking matchmaker...Murphy’s Dolly is gabby, game and gleeful as she dispenses the pleasures of Jerry Herman’s songs and Michael Stewart’s lines...Jerry Zaks’ production is better. The dancing of Warren Carlyle’s choreography is sharper and funnier. The sound is more crisp, the ensemble more assured and the accompanying stars perfectly aligned."
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New York Daily News
February 22nd, 2018

"The two-time Tony winner brings high spirits, warmth and a voice that will make you laugh and cry with joy...Victor Garber is gruff and blustering...Molly Griggs lends humor as straight-laced hat-shop girl Minnie Fae and London star Charlie Stemp lights up the stage with his bright smile and brilliant dancing feet as boyish clerk Barnaby...With the terrific current cast, wall-to-wall musical gems and ace dancing, design and direction, it remains a star vehicle that purrs."
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Variety
February 22nd, 2018

"This Dolly’s personal style is to twinkle and charm people into getting her way. She also has the acting chops to moisten eyeballs when she entreats her late husband to bless her renouncement of widowhood...A new addition to the cast, Charlie Stemp, seems a bit too broad in the comic role of Cornelius’s sidekick...As usually happens when a director and a choreographer keep a sharp eye on their baby, the overall production of this classic never looked better."
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The Hollywood Reporter
February 22nd, 2018

"The two-time Tony Award winning performer has brought a poignancy to the production that wasn't quite in evidence with her predecessor...Which is not to say that she falls short of the role's comedic demands. Her performance is less vivacious than Midler's, but no less hilarious...If Garber's more restrained performance is less gut-busting, it's also less of a caricature...Stemp is a revelation...Zaks' perfectly tooled staging hasn't lost a step, dancing or otherwise, since the show opened."
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