Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

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This Broadway revival of Jerry Herman's beloved musical was the winner of four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Now starring three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber.

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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.

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The New York Times

"Pretty much everything Midler does stops the show...Midler never pushes for effect. Her every bit of shtick has been precisely chosen and honed, and rather than forcing it down our throats, she makes us come to her to admire it. Much of the rest of Zaks’ production charges at us like a prancing elephant, festooned in shades of pink…A tone of sunny desperation isn’t out of keeping with what seems to be this production’s escapist mission, which is to deliver nostalgia with an exclamation point." Full Review

Broadway News

"Midler serves up a star performance of glowing luster, rambunctious clowning and, on just a few occasions, surprising emotional delicacy...Midler transforms this cotton-candy cloud of a musical into a bona fide theatrical event...The aesthetic approach here is more a matter of loving restoration than reinvention...It remains a featherweight piece of pure escapism...A star shines best when there are strong talents around her to reflect her light, and Midler has been so surrounded here." Full Review


“Midler is dishing out comic gold in a joyous revival that will remind you why you fell in love with Broadway in the first place…‘Dolly’ is as catchy and irresistible as ever. Jerry Herman's hit-parade score will stick with you for weeks…The cast brings pristine comic timing to Michael Stewart's hilarious book…Midler embraces the audience and the energy it brings with a giant bear hug...A rare experience that even the most jaded theatergoer will have trouble resisting.” Full Review


"Bette Midler won our love in 'Hello, Dolly!' just by wiggling her pinky finger. Donna Murphy has to work harder, earning our affection with a beautifully acted, powerfully sung and earnestly felt performance. Best of all, she has the comic chops to laugh her way into this iconic role. In the brief three months since it opened, this pristine production...has become smoother, slicker and more sure of itself." Full Review


"Midler she lands schticky gags, sings with moxie, conveys sincerity and leads the colorful parade proudly strutting across the stage. That said, it must be stressed that under the care of director Jerry Zaks...the star of the evening is 'Hello, Dolly!.' Its reputation as a glitzy star vehicle may overshadow the fact that this is a superbly written work of bubbly fun and warm sentiment enhanced by a score full memorable melodies and smart lyrics." Full Review

Time Out New York

“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.” Full Review

New York Magazine / Vulture

“The brilliant alignment of performer and role is all that really needs to have happened here…The production is as close to homage as a modern show dares get to a work that even in 1964 was something of a throwback…It’s so old-fashioned it seems almost avant-garde...In the long line of memorable Dollys I’ve seen or heard, Midler is by far the most natural and inviting…Even when the staging is a bit sloppy and the comedy not so forthcoming, Midler sails right through as if tickled.” Full Review

New Yorker

"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." Full Review

The Guardian (UK)

“A bluntly nostalgic and volubly entertaining revival…If Midler once had the voice for the part, seven decades and eight shows a week have worn it into something a lot raspier...But the spirit of the show is so infectious, and Midler such an adored and adorable presence, that the audience applauds her at entrance, exit and several times in between…This relentless energy sometimes feels exhausting…But when it works, especially in the ensemble numbers, the show is a riotous delight." Full Review

Lighting & Sound America

“Midler's outsized comic personality merges beautifully with Dolly...She has an ideal partner in David Hyde Pierce…It doesn't take very long for one to realize how efficient ‘Hello, Dolly!’ is when it comes to spreading delight. Not that it is a perfect piece of entertainment...At times the plot barely tracks...But...those irresistible Jerry Herman songs just keep on coming...And, a few instances of overplayed comedy aside, the supporting cast catches the wave of the star's exuberance." Full Review

New York Theater

"There are moments in Bette Midler’s 'Hello, Dolly!' that offer unsurpassed entertainment…There are not enough of those perfect moments, however, to justify the ardor for this unexceptional, pastel-hued fourth Broadway revival, nor to explain fully the exuberant acclaim for its star…The real heavy-lifting is done by the vigorously athletic, inexhaustible and sometimes exhausting ensemble…Bette does own Dolly, but Dolly doesn’t always live in Bette; the melding of the two is only periodic." Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

"Donna Murphy breathes her own distinctive brand of joy and generosity into the revival...She brings her own megawatt glow; her peerless musical-comedy technique, deep-dish characterization and supple vocals are like a new coat of lacquer on a perfect production...What makes this revival so satisfying is that it goes beyond the rewards of a champion star turn to deliver pleasure in every aspect." Full Review

The Wall Street Journal

“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.” Full Review

AM New York

"I’ll just come right out and say it: I prefer Donna Murphy over Bette Midler in 'Hello, Dolly!'...Murphy fires from all cylinders and never lets up, bursting with vitality and comic ingenuity...Murphy is also in full voice. Her powerhouse singing takes the production numbers up by more than just a notch...People should not shy away from this lavish, lovingly old-fashioned, euphoric revival simply because they cannot score tickets to see it with Midler." Full Review

The Clyde Fitch Report

“Jerry Zaks’ zingingly wonderful revival…For decades, Midler has known how to make the stage her own. She does so here…She makes every one of Jerry Herman’s cheerfully melodic tunes a tied-with-a-ribbon gift…Hyde Pierce bombasts beautifully…Baldwin is stunning and stately…Especially, and not to be forgotten, are the dancers and their tireless, athletic, work-like-play antics before, during and after the unforgettable title number.” Full Review

Talkin' Broadway

“Hello, Dolly!’ itself is terrific, and director Jerry Zaks and his unassailable company have elevated it to a stratospheric level…It's dopey, predictable, and perfect. This is due in no tiny part to the airtight construction of Stewart's book…Herman's score is more memorable still…To the extent that this ‘Hello, Dolly!’ stumbles—and it isn't much—it's because Midler falls short…She may be a gleaming star, but she's not a transformative one…About as good as the Broadway musical gets.” Full Review

Chicago Tribune

“All the visual and audible cues suggested that no one in the building that night had the slightest interest in being anywhere else but in that room. With this adored star. In this beloved show…David Hyde Pierce squeezes some laughs out of what can often seem like a thankless part…I don't want to imply there is some revisionist revelation at work here, for there is not, nor any deep emotional probation. But you can easily intuit the really, really good time everyone seems to be having." Full Review

Times Square Chronicles

"Midler eats up the wild applause as if it is food to her soul and gives back as good as she gets...Is her voice perfect for this music? No...but she gets the intent across in spades. If you want a beautiful voice, look no further than Baldwin’s hauntingly gorgeous tones...This show is in every way over-the-top broad, campy, kitschy and corny, taking it all to a new level, but the genius of this production is everyone is on the same page thanks to Jerry Zaks." Full Review


"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." Full Review

New York Daily News

"'Hello, Dolly!' is still a joyous, giddy delight with two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy in Bette Midler’s role...Murphy is a star with dazzling comic chops and a voice to match — and she’s giving the gutsiest star turn in town. And, at times, the funniest." Full Review

Front Mezz Junkies

“It’s one of the most perfect role/show matches made in Broadway casting heaven. Bette dominates this musical and the stage with an ease and a flick of the wrist that will forever be remembered in the Broadway history books…Joining her on stage is the incredibly talented David Hyde Pierce…It will not redefine Broadway or musicals for that matter, it won’t enlighten our minds about the world or personal relationships, but it will give us joy, a laugh, and a big grin.” Full Review


"It's a treat to once again see a fabulous Dolly and ensemble sing and dance their way through Jerry Herman's hit parade of ear-candy tunes and witty lyrics...Time and that demanding performance schedule have taken their toll on Midler's voice but she nevertheless belts out her songs with such verve that it doesn't matter...While Midler is the star, this revival offers an abundance of other pleasures...A delightfully silly, eye- and ear-pleasing few hours of escape from the real world. " Full Review

Theater In The Now

"A cheery production that brings back nostalgia for classic musical comedy...It’s hard to do this show wrong. The story is silly, but we forgive it simply because of the nostalgia attached to it...Midler knows how to hit the comedic beats without batting an eye...This ensemble of supporting players was more than capable to help carry the show...'Hello, Dolly!' is a sweet production that stays in bounds. If anything it brought Midler back to musical theater. And that’s a triumph right there." Full Review

Gotham Playgoer

"The role of Dolly Gallagher Levi fits Midler like a glove. She captures Dolly’s energy, determination, vulnerability and humor effortlessly. Her voice is still a pleasure to hear and her dancing ain’t bad either...The producers cast the show profligately, splurged on lavish costumes and sets, excellent choreography, a large orchestra, and a top-notch director...Jerry Herman’s sturdy songs hold up very well. They don’t make shows like this anymore. For sheer entertainment, it is hard to beat." Full Review

The Wrap

“Director Jerry Zaks and designer Santo Loquasto treat the show as an antique, but cover its frayed seams with a crackerjack cast…Playing the matchmaker, Midler does not disappoint fans of her Vegas shows. The much greater revelation of this revival is the offbeat casting of nearly everyone around her…Midler’s best moments (and they’re riotous) are when she’s verbally sparring with Hyde Pierce or eating alone and not saying a word. Less wonderful are Dolly’s prayers to her dead husband.” Full Review

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Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you want to see some classical Broadway akin to 42nd street and producers. It's big, it's bold, it's colorful and FUN

Don't see it if you have sensitive ears. Peters is a marvelous actress, but singing is not her forte, which takes away from a musical somewhat.

Disappointing, Overrated, Dated, Great design work

See it if you like old-school Broadway style, love the current lead(s), and want to be blown away by how fantastic the set pieces and costumes are.

Don't see it if you want something modern and are skeptical of the value of reviving a show like this.

Also My score is only as high as it is because the design work and the gene... Read more Read less

Great acting, Indulgent, Dated, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like classic musicals, lavish stagings, or watching Bernadette Peters eat.

Don't see it if you're looking for something contemporary or updated; much of the gender stereotypes & staging are presented again, unchanged.

Also I left the theater feeling buoyed and thoroughly entertained. But unsu... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of Golden Age musicals; in fact HD may even be retro for 1964, contemporary of shows like Fiddler & Man of La Mancha.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals that are dramatic and deal with contemporary themes.

Also Although in the farcical plot of Hello, Dolly, there are some serious ... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Dated, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of Bernadette Peters. The audience worshipped everything that happens on that stage. I'm not a fan of golden age but enjoyed it

Don't see it if You don't like older musicals.

Dated, Classic, Elegant, Old school, Bernadette peters

See it if You love the lead (in my case - Bernadette Peters). A great leading role. Also - if you love charming albeit timeworn classic musicals.

Don't see it if You can't stand happy snappy musicals.

Funny, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if An excellent revival from Broadway's Golden Age. Bernadette is terrific

Don't see it if Don't miss it.

Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are a huge fan of Bernadette Peters and like old fashioned broadway theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for something fresh and new.

Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if big,bold bright old fashioned Broadway musical— beautiful staging, dancing, singing, costumes and choreography. Stage full of talent..

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy BIG musicals in a first rate production with stellar cast, music, choreography. Bernadette Peters is excellent!

Don't see it if You are turned off by revivals of big 2 1/2 hour musicals without the original star.

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy classic Broadway revivals with great staging and costumes or simply a fan of Bernadette Peters and/or Victor Garber

Don't see it if you don’t like over the top musicals, easily bothered by over cheering audience after every number or if you don’t want to hear aging Peters

Also All in all, it was entertaining and I was glad to have seen Bernadette... Read more Read less

Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging

See it if One of the best shows I have seen!!! Just magnificent!!! Bernadette is adorable!!! Wonderful singing and dancing!!! Cast is beyond amazing!

Don't see it if You don't like perfection.

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear a fabulous, classic score and enjoy fun, funny characters.

Don't see it if you can't afford it.

Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love the movie musical, Bernadette Peters, and a classic musical that can make you laugh out loud the whole time. Not to miss.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals.

Exquisite, Indulgent, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if you like old musicals, don't care for plots/good writing, love Bernadette Peters

Don't see it if you prefer modern interpretations of traditional works, aren't a fan of older musicals

Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of Bernadette Peters and want to have a fun night at the theater.

Don't see it if you don't like classic Broadway revivals

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like an old time musical. I saw Donna Murphy and loved it and her.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

Funny, Great acting, Cliched

See it if You love classic broadway

Don't see it if You want something new, original, or edgy

Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You like a light musical with pretty staging. The dance sequences were fun. Bernadette and Victor are accomplished veterans of the stage

Don't see it if You prefer dramas or plays that deal with intense subjects or serious issues. This is light hearted fun and nostalgic.

Also Not sure if younger audiences would enjoy this

Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You want simple old-fashioned fun with fabulous costumes, great set, enjoyable performances from Peters, Garber, Creel and great dancing.

Don't see it if You expect a primo revival - this one is quite good - and don't relish escape from the seriousness of these times into silly tuneful fantasy

Also Every Dolly, like every Mama Rose, brings her own interpretation. Pete... Read more Read less

Funny, Romantic, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you love seeing a legend like Bernadette Peters do her thing. If you are a fan of the classic Broadway musical. The dancing is excellent!

Don't see it if you want an engrossing plot or a musical that transports you. It's perfectly lovely but not great. Victor Garber is a surprise and very good

Funny, Delightful, Cliched, Dated, Great singing

See it if You want to see a classic, feel-good show with top-notch talent. I mean, Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber — what's not to like?

Don't see it if You like only hard-hitting, contemporary think pieces with a deep message. This is enjoyable fluff — a wonderful break from reality, imo.

Funny, Delightful, Fluffy, Great dancing

See it if You love Bernadette Peters and a cream puff of a show with gorgeous dancing.

Don't see it if You are expecting a broad, comedic Dolly; Bernadette brings emotional range and intimacy to the role and her adorable self to the songs.

Slow, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like classic musicals that don't have any show stopping vocals or songs.

Don't see it if You expect anything with a real "wow" factor.

Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love classical musical theatre with a super cast and beautiful, colorful costumes.

Don't see it if musical theatre isn't your thing.

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