Already closed | 2h 35m | Midtown W

Hello, Dolly! (NYC)

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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. 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.

2h 35m | Already closed | Shubert Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2497)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging
91
Avg Score

80
Lavish, Fluffy, Funny, Schtick-y, Memorable songs

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.

Also I had lots of fun at HD, but it's like eating the world's biggest hot-... Read more Read less

98
Delightful, Must see, Great singing, Enchanting, Exquisite

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!

86
Absorbing, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

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

80
Cliched, Funny, Exuberant, Corny, Delightful

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)

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Refreshing

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,

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Dated, Star vehicle

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!)

Also Bette Midler delivers just what most people want: To see her play the ... Read more Read less

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

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

100
Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic, Must see

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.

100
Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Funny, Entertaining

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.

92
Who needs bette? superb production featuring donna murphy of one of the best traditional post wwii musicals

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

Also The inimitable Bette - seems as if the starring role was written for h... Read more Read less

76
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Saw twice, much preferred bernadette’s performance

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.

Also With Bette: So disappointing. Given the expense of seeing this show an... Read more Read less

97
Spectacular, Imaginative, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

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.

100
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Great Music, Part of Musical Classic still enjoyable

Don't see it if If you do not like muscial

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

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 !

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.

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Must see

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.

Also This cast included Donna Murphy. I am looking forward to seeing Bette ... Read more Read less

98
Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Great choreography, Great cast!!!!!!!

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

Also The rest of the cast... Read more Read less

88
Great acting, Great singing

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.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if You want to see Bette Midler show her chops bouncing against a hilarious David Hyde Pierce.

Don't see it if You want a plot that's more than a piece of fluff.

95
Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see, Lavish

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.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

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.

Also Bette is such an appreciative and generous performer. She pays attenti... Read more Read less

96
Great big old fashioned fun, Must see, Utterly adorable

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.

Also From the moment Bette is revealed onstage, it is clear how much fun sh... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

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!

89
Classic, Delightful, Funny, Kate baldwin & gavin creel = price of admission, Great staging

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

90
Bette commands the stage

See it if you want a true Broadway spectacle

Don't see it if you're not a Midler fan

Also I caught one of Bette Midler’s waning number of performances. The Divi... Read more Read less


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 a...
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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-Roy...
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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 c...
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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 mo...
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