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 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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Broadway News

"Here, in extraordinary circumstances – following the most celebrated star turn on Broadway in memory – Peters is utterly flawless...Under the expert comic direction of Jerry Zaks, she finds something to delight us in virtually every aspect of the role. She delights us, but moves us too...The silliest jokes seem to have blossomed into true wit; the musical numbers — from what is Jerry Herman’s finest score — have just as much, if not more, buoyant zest than they did when the show opened." Full Review


"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." Full Review


"A superbly written work of bubbly fun and warm sentiment...full of memorable melodies and smart lyrics...Peters expertly delivers the exact kind of Dolly a seasoned theatregoer would expect from her...Her knack for high comedy is spot on and her quiet moments alone...are tender and heartwarming. Her vocals are pure and masterful...The production hasn't lost a step...Peters shimmering performance makes this wondrous production glitter even more brightly." 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

The Hollywood Reporter

"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." Full Review

The New York Times

"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." 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 production has made its own happy match with the show and its new lead — the vivacious, ethereal Peters, who has us in her palm the instant she lowers her newspaper in the opening scene...This is the theater magic we come to Broadway for, and it delivers right from the get-go...In an otherwise rollicking musical, Peters gives us a new, beautifully moving portrait of a well-known character, and it only takes a moment for us to fall in love with her and 'Dolly!' all over again." 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

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

Theater Life

“Midler brings all of her considerable talents to bear in this scintillating revival…Director Jerry Zaks, Midler, and a superb company breathe new life into the old gal. Zaks and choreographer Warren Carlyle give the show speed and youthful energy…Though her voice is limited, she brings reams of subtext to each number…Hyde-Pierce’s ultra-stuffy Horace Vandergelder is the perfect foil for Midler’s life-embracing Dolly…This joyous ‘Hello, Dolly!’ is a loving salute to a past tradition.” 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

Front Row Center

"This is a by-golly-and-thank-you-Jesus 'Hello, Dolly!' show...In Peters we have an actor who connects with her character. Peters conveys the circumstances as well as the determination needed to navigate the world as a single woman relying on her own wits...The entire production is a creamsicle designed to make you feel good. Period. The music is mostly jolly and occasionally poignant...A visual feast...Dolly is finally home, where she belongs." 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

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

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

New York Daily News

"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." 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

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

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

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

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Disappointing, Overrated, Dated, Old-fashioned, Tasteless

See it if most of the audience seemed to enjoy it. But it’s dated and whereas 1st act offers some laughs it’s just grimacing in the 2nd.

Don't see it if it doesn’t have enough musical numbers, which could have saved this production. Without it feels like an old-fashioned and tasteless play.

Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love the actors, love the story, and just love to be entertained

Don't see it if just see it. no reason not to. Unless you don't like the actors.

Entertaining, Great staging, Tuneful

See it if you like good old fashioned classic musicals & are a fan of Bernadette Peter's who gives a charming, if somewhat restrained performance.

Don't see it if you prefer something more contemporary & cutting edged.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Broadway at it’s best. Peters , Garber and the ensemble shine with the music and dancing, An entertaining and memorable evening.

Don't see it if Do not go if you do not like polished musical revivals.

Clever, Delightful, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You love this classic show and classic musical theatre.

Don't see it if You are looking for something edgy, different, or contemporary.

Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if you love having fun and feeling good

Don't see it if you hate classic musicals

Entertaining, Nostalgic, Great staging

See it if a traditional musical that is exceedingly well directed with audience enthusiasm that sweeps you up in its exuberance; superb Fontana

Don't see it if you expect more than a mediocre traditional musical with an engaging star who struggled with her singing at times

Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Dated, Great singing

See it if top notch production of a classic musical--did not disappoint. bernadette was great and kate's "ribbons down my back" was perfect

Don't see it if was excited to see/hear gavin open "put on your sunday clothes" but he was out. not one of my fav musicals despite this great production

Funny, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you want a fun, candy-coated night out with great singing and comedic performance.

Don't see it if you want a "serious" or "issue" show.

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

See it if Big,brassy old fashioned musical - Those dancing waiters, the staircase, costumes, dancing and staging with Bernadette Peters at top of game

Don't see it if It’s wonderful and the ensemble is great especially Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber and Kate Baldwin - wonderful fun

Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if Bernadette Peters!!!! (now. Bette was also amazing. A classic, a star on stage go.

Don't see it if You hate Bernadette Peters. But if you do, shame on you.

Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy romantic comedies, turn of the century costumes, Bernadette Peters, or fun shows with songs you may recognize.

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

Cliched, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You've never seen it before

Don't see it if You like musicals with a real book

Joyful, Must see, Entertaining, Stellar costumes and choreography, Queen bernadette and king victor

See it if If nothing, just see it. I don't even really like the show, but this production is pure joy. My face hurt from smiling.

Don't see it if you are too stubborn to see an old chestnut redone with a vibrant cast

Also Hello Dolly has never been one of my favorite shows, but I loved this ... Read more Read less

Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a classic show with a great Broadway Diva in the lead (have seen both Bette and Bernadette)

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

Also Have now seen both Divas. Won't tell you my favorite, but see this sho... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Classic, Great staging

See it if you'd like to see a fantastic revival of a classic show.

Don't see it if you're looking for something new, or don't like the classics.

Funny, Delightful, Overrated, Dated, Great staging

See it if you want to see the grande dame of the stage in a classic show and dazzling costumes, sets and props

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Jerry Herman's score (which I am not) or are offended by old time stereotypes

Funny, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy great musicals with two fine actors and a wonderful evening on Broadway.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals because it might be too cutesy.

Also This is my third time seeing Hello Dolly, Bette Midler was my favorite... Read more Read less

Exquisite, Must see, Hilarious, Classic, Great singing

See it if you love Bernadette Peters.

Don't see it if you saw the movie and didn't like it.

Also After all the buzz with Bette Middler's Dolly I had to see this play. ... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Great singing, Great dancing, Old fashioned (in a good way)

See it if you want to see a classic "old school" musical. It doesn't rely on fancy props or projections, but a good story with good songs and dancing

Don't see it if you're hoping to see Bette do any acting. She's great, but she's Bette doing Bette. Donna Murphy is glorious so if you want acting see her

Delightful, Indulgent, Great score, Old-fashioned, Lovely to look at

See it if you enjoyed SHE LOVES ME. This is a lovely production of a classic musical - colorfully decorated, warmly staged. Charming. Exit humming.

Don't see it if you want cutting edge. Warmly nostalgic. Like eating a large Whitman's chocolates sampler at one sitting: delicious, but over-indulgent?

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if You are looking for a wonderful night of theater that will put a huge smile on your face

Don't see it if If you don't like Bernadette Peters. What's wrong with you?😉

Absorbing, Enchanting, Epic, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you like classic musicals done well. The story is a little hokey, but the cast, costumes, staging, dancing all made up for it.

Don't see it if you prefer modern musicals. It's good, old-fashioned fun.

Dated, Charming, Entertaining, Fluffy, Amazing costumes

See it if you're fond of Ms. Peters (audience lavish with applause thruout)—she'll have you grinning nonstop—& love eye-popping garb & great dancing!

Don't see it if you need relatable, contemporary fare, or powerful voices (besides Ms. Baldwin), or you're keen to see Gavin Creel (tho his sub was great!)

Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Bernadette will win you over, even if you’re not a fan. She makes Dolly about the character, not about her. Garber nicely restrained too.

Don't see it if If, like this reviewer, you’ve never seen this show, it won’t disappoint. Old fashioned fun, yet still poignant.

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