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Hello, Dolly! (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(2538 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
2%
Negative
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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.

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Member Reviews (2538)

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. Read more

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!

Critic Reviews (64)

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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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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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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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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February 22nd, 2018

"So much of the charm of this production is in what hasn’t changed...Where Midler’s personality soared to the back of the balcony, Peters engages with the audience on a more intimate level, at times working the crowd like a comedian singling out a spectator...The marriage of actor and role here is so neat, you’d think Dolly made the match; Garber does stodgy, befuddled warmth better than anyone in the business...The other new cast members are strong across the board."
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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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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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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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February 22nd, 2018

"At the top is exactly where Peters belongs. In tandem, too, with the indispensable Victor Garber...With Peters, Dolly’s melodically wistful musings about not wanting the parade to pass her by — did any parade ever dare pass Midler by? — are more heartfelt...The thoroughly winning Garber, who embodies Horace here not so much as the requisite tiresome grouch but as a big, entitled kid, asserts his own comic energy; it’s the loosest I’ve ever seen him on a stage, and the funniest."
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April 20th, 2017

“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."
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April 20th, 2017

“A favorite star finally performing the role she was destined to play...The blissful production operates under the principle that golden age musicals should keep intensifying the pleasure of the audience until a state of euphoria is achieved…A touch of hoarseness may have diminished Midler's range, but it didn’t interfere with her ability to communicate the emotional truth…Half the fun of seeing Midler and Pierce face off comes from watching two pros at the top of their game."
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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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July 10th, 2017

"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."
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April 21st, 2017

"One for the ages…Under Jerry Zaks' masterful direction, this screwball of a show bounces from scene to scene with joyful abandon. What could so easily turn into parody or shtick is here a refreshing diversion that enthralls for the nearly three-hour running time…The company, across the board, is sensational…The 23-piece orchestra plays the score to perfection. And with the Divine Miss M to sing it, we've got a match made in heaven!”
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February 22nd, 2018

"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."
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February 23rd, 2018

"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."
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April 25th, 2017

“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."
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April 20th, 2017

“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.”
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February 22nd, 2018

"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."
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March 30th, 2018

"That immaculate number is bookended by a delightful show choc-a-bloc with top-notch performances...With a light and sweet storyline, as well as a terrifically talented ensemble of singers and dancers, the production is made magical by Santo Loquasto’s evocative period backdrops and absolutely stunning vivid and detailed costumes...Peters has taken this already wildly successful production and made Dolly her own; and in her hands it looks effortless."
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April 29th, 2017

"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. "
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February 23rd, 2018

"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."
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April 20th, 2017

“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.”
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April 28th, 2017

"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."
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February 23rd, 2018

"Peters does more than full justice to the character of Dolly...Still oozing her particular kewpie-doll charm and singular sex appeal, Peters enchants...Can still trot out a strong yet flexible voice...Her comic brilliance is a bit of a surprise; she manages to find many very funny moments, even in places even Midler couldn't find them...Bernadette Peters is back where she belongs on the Great White Way, and giving the performance of a lifetime!"
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April 27th, 2017

"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."
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April 21st, 2017

“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."
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April 21st, 2017

“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.”
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September 1st, 2017

"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."
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May 2nd, 2017

“I myself am a fan of Midler who can, as a rule, act, sing, and commandeer a stage with one hand tied behind her back. In Director Jerry Zaks' production, however, acting has become self-conscious mugging…Not for a moment does one attribute any sympathetic emotion to a heroine more interested in playing to the crowd than her fellow characters. Whether from exhaustion, throat strain, or a cold tonight, Midler utilizes limited range, rarely holds a note and often misses one.”
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April 22nd, 2017

“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.”
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May 13th, 2017

"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."
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February 22nd, 2018

"Peters, the night this reviewer attended at least, seemed more distant and more nervous and tentative in the role...Peters’ Dolly feels more skittish and scattered, and less focused...There is no sense why Peters' Dolly and Garber’s Horace would get together, and no sense of them operating together when sharing a stage...Suddenly, 'Hello, Dolly!' feels like a company of individual performers working hard, rather than a company of performers in smooth, collective command of the material."
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April 21st, 2017

“Bette is acting the hell out of this part. A seasoned comedienne of the highest order, her timing is impeccable, her eyes glinting and mischievous, her instincts razor-sharp…Hyde Pierce likewise has audiences in the palm of his hand…Director Jerry Zaks leans all the way into the schmaltz-factor…If the whole giddy spectacle leaves you with an antsy sugar high, at least you’ll have gotten your money’s worth: This is the sort of candy you don’t mind getting stuck in your teeth.”
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April 21st, 2017

“An unstoppable juggernaut of old-fashioned schmaltz and star power. Zaks’s staging sticks resolutely to that familiar formula and eschews any trace of directorial innovation…Midler’s magnetic stage presence duly compensates for a singing voice that displays limited range…It all adds up to a slick yet somewhat hollow package that cries out for a smidgen of pathos amid over two hours of relentless merriment…'Hello, Dolly!' nonetheless delivers a potent dose of high-spirited fun.”
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May 3rd, 2017

“It is simply showcase for the beloved performer to strut, parade and pander…Somehow in the back of my mind, I firmly believe that Midler could have come through with a real and unforgettable character had she had the right director. Zaks wasn’t and she didn’t. The supporting cast generally keeps the faith with the melodic Herman score…Choreographer Carlyle has effectively filled many of the most cringe-worthy gaps with obligatory bursts of robust dancing.”
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May 3rd, 2017

"A star vehicle with more than its share of glitz and glamour masking an old-fashioned story that is mediocre at best and downright embarrassing at worst...Midler has charm and energy to spare, if not quite the pipes and the moves...This version is really more of a cabaret-circus variety show than a full-fledged Broadway musical...Through it all, though, there’s Bette, who never really inhabits the role but plays herself playing the character while basking in the unending attention."
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February 24th, 2018

"Peters bring to the role all the authority, magnetism and variety she has displayed and perfected in a career stretching over five decades...Like Midler before her, Peters and her fans – not to mention the wily promotion and ad campaigns – elevate the show to an event, not simply just a first-class Broadway remounting of a classic musical comedy...The grace and liveliness of the production numbers make up for the occasional hardening of the show’s many riotous moments."
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April 24th, 2017

"Pure entertainment of the most delicious kind. With peppy choreography by Warren Carlyle and candy-colored sets and costumes courtesy of Santo Loquasto, the show is an eyeful, and with performers like Gavin Creel and Kate Baldwin aboard, it’s an earful too...Bette has long been a master at deftly intertwining sassy and sweet...Throughout, Bette seems to be having a high time, even adding some of her personal vocal phrasings, along with quirky pronunciations."
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February 22nd, 2018

"Peters electrifies the Shubert Theatre stage with her warm, finely nuanced take on matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi...True, her voice is on the raspy side, but it takes nothing away from the many magical moments...This production has good bones — Santo Loquasto’s gorgeous costumes and artistic scenery and Jerry Herman’s well-loved score."
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April 20th, 2017

“'Hello, Dolly!' is so surpassingly beautiful, propelled by such glorious razzle-dazzle, and crafted with such joy and intelligence that it deserves to be studied, emulated and above all celebrated…This is what Broadway is all about...A complete, resplendent show, not just the flimsy framework for a star turn…If Midler can't always keep pace with the rest of the performers, and if her voice these days sounds a little too rough and raspy, we're too swept up in the proceedings to care.”
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May 1st, 2017

"An old-fashioned musical done in an old-fashioned way—with vivid costumes, a cast of (so it seems) thousands, exceptional choreography and a bona fide star at its center…Midler is sassy and brassy, and her comic timing is so good...But—in the preview I attended—there wasn't enough of her being herself. When she slips into being just Dolly Levi, her character can feel mechanical and vague...'Hello, Dolly!' covers well-trod territory, but with panache, and a trolley full of fun."
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April 21st, 2017

“If any musical deserves an exclamation mark, it’s this triumphant revival of 'Hello, Dolly!'...Midler makes the effort of doing seven shows a week look effortless. And she commands the stage. It’s hard to take your eyes off her…This is the sort of joyous show that reminds you why you first fell in love with musical theatre. Although some of the humor in Stewart’s book is past its sell-by date, Herman’s score abounds with catchy songs about bouncing back and falling in love.”
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June 3rd, 2017

"A triumph on every level...The genius of Stewart’s book is that it makes Dolly more than just the title character. She’s the fulcrum around which the others orbit...The production allows Herman’s gloriously hummable score to sparkle throughout...Boasting an absolutely top-notch cast, and without a false note anywhere, this production allows the audience to rediscover a show that is both a clear star vehicle and one chock-full of characters with their own problems, hopes, and dreams."
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July 13th, 2017

"Midler is a fun Dolly...Pierce is not flinty, curmudgeonly, or forceful enough...Kudos should go to director Jerry Zaks, who keeps the proceedings at ever so lively a pace, so you don’t notice some of the cracks in the book. Herman’s score is still sublime and the sets and costumes are exquisite...When seeing 'Hello, Dolly!' you are really seeing 'Hello, Bette!' You leave the theatre with a big smile and a feeling of satisfaction. What could be better?"
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April 21st, 2017

“An extravagant, grandly entertaining revival of one of America’s most successful musicals…The supporting cast is excellent…Carlyle choreographs it all splendidly…Veteran director Jerry Zaks knows better than anybody how to squeeze every entertaining moment from all the showbiz on stage…Bette particularly entrances with a silent routine...When Midler reached again for the gravy boat, I’d had enough of the gag. (Pun intended). The audience loved it.”
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July 2nd, 2017

"What more could you ask for in a decadent evening at the theatre?...Murphy didn't let me down with her spunk, pluck, elegance, and raw talent for playing a character. 'Wow, wow, wow' is an understatement when it comes to this show and this production does not disappoint—the lighting, the sets, the costumes and color along with the music all contribute to the nonstop feeling of exuberance and joy this show brings to the audience."
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May 25th, 2018

"It is an unstoppable joy machine...Bernadette Peters plays Dolly, and it raises the show a whole level up. I don't think she's a great actress, but she's warm and likable, and I love her voice...Peters sings the role beautifully, if carefully...Victor Garber also raises the show a level...Also, Garber and Peters have actual chemistry, which gives the show an emotional core...'Hello Dolly' is also a complete delight just to look at."
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April 20th, 2017

“At 71, Midler still has expert comic timing…Jerry Herman's 1964 score contains more earworms than virtually any show in history…Zaks' traditional, if sumptuous, production makes sure it feels constantly fresh and funny…The performances mix and match realism with caricature. Midler's Dolly is naturally larger-than-life, and if she sometimes overdoes the comedy, there's a knowing charm that is completely disarming.”
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February 22nd, 2018

"She brings a refreshing vulnerability to Dolly Levi — a word that you could never put in the same sentence with Bette Midler. In Peters’ hands, the Act 1 show-stopper 'Before the Parade Passes By' begins as a heart-tugging almost introspective cri de coeur until she builds up the courage to take on the world...Peters is well-matched with Victor Garber...But the real standout in this production is Charlie Stemp...Stemp virtually steals the show."
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May 9th, 2017

“Hefty, loud, and extravagant...Midler makes an amusing but detached Dolly, with an on-again, off-again vocal delivery that makes her big songs seem to evanesce as they build to the finish...Her proficient comic sense, rather than her energy or commitment, is what keeps it going…Overall director Zaks has shown a lax hand in the performance department…A similar problem afflicts Carlyle's choreography...Still, when all's said and done, it's ‘Hello, Dolly!’...And audiences go home happy.”
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July 11th, 2017

"The glorious Donna Murphy is more than filling Bette Midler’s shoes...She’s predictably a physical dynamo as Dolly Levi, with her hips all a-swivel, and her eyes all a-roll...As wondrous as Donna Murphy is, she does have a tendency of coming off as a bit cold and calculated. But Donna is more physically animated than Bette. She makes braver, more deliberate comic choices, some of which admittedly fail to land. And, in terms of pure singing, Donna blows Bette out of the water."
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May 2nd, 2017

“These dancers are literally on their toes, and the pageantry and whimsy they bring to this revival recreates one of the best-staged musicals of all time. In every respect, it’s a beautiful show to watch….Bette Midler plays Dolly Levi with natural aplomb…The second act is a delightful rally of raucous interludes…David Hyde Pierce appears utterly at ease…Still an uplifting show and this, a delightful revival!”
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May 14th, 2017

"This time she's Bette Midler, who used to be known as the Divine Miss M but now bids fair to eclipse all the Dollys of the world...The simply wonderful musical score that the great Jerry Herman gifted Broadway...This rambunctious roustabout of a directing that director Jerry Zaks lavishes on the current go-around. And choreographer Warren Carlyle’s zippy updates of Gower Champion’s original choreography. And those storybook Santo Loquasto sets."
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July 18th, 2017

“This a stellar production that far exceeds any one name. The sets, the choreography, the direction, the orchestrations, the voices, and the full cast and chorus are incomparable. Donna Murphy is spectacular. This is classic musical theatre revived to perfection...Murphy is joyous in the role of Dolly Levi...It is the genius of director Jerry Zaks that brings it all together to deliver a musical theatre experience that feeds your soul and makes your spirit soar.”
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February 22nd, 2018

"More accustomed to a narrative performance than Midler, Peters doesn’t draw attention to herself. But the show draws attention to her. She builds Dolly’s character...Garber and Peters have chemistry that Hyde Pierce and Midler did not share...The songs in 'Hello, Dolly!' just seemed more integrated, deeper, richer...If you’re a real Broadway fan, and not just here for the stunts, this is the real thing."
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March 4th, 2018

"Musical comedy heaven...We know that Peters can sing and still does quite well, and can dance very well, but she brings quintessential charm and humor...She is hilarious...She is accomplished enough knowing exactly when to pull in those reins and let the other actors get their share of laughter...We come to appreciate the show even more now in other ways. Foremost is that we remember how marvelous the musical 'Dolly' really is....Everything in this new production just glistens."
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February 22nd, 2018

"Bernadette is not Carol and certainly not Bette but she has more musical comedy talent than anyone who’s ever played the part. For one thing, she can actually act and sing...If you haven’t seen the show make sure you get tickets before word gets around that the show is just as good as it was this past year when it won the Tony for best musical revival or you will be paying even bigger bucks!...Honestly the best show on Broadway today."
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June 13th, 2018

"Bernadette Peters takes up the ever-fascinating mantle of Dolly in the inspiring revival of 'Hello Dolly!' alongside brilliant Victor Garber. Her fantastic stage magic and ability to hold a spotlight cracks open the heart in a classic New York love story of rich man gets the girl. Starring beside them and showcasing stunning chemistry are cast returnees, Gavin Creel and Kate Baldwin. Definitely worth seeing for the fabulous atmosphere they create in this extraordinary revival."
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April 27th, 2017

"From the moment she appeared on stage, Midler owned the show...Indeed, practically everything she does stops the show...From the songs to the colors to the real train to Yonkers, this is a big, bright, and brassy musical, best captured by the sentiment uttered by Horace Vandergelder in submission when he proposes to Dolly: 'Wonderful woman!' he says. The audience agreed most enthusiastically."
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July 11th, 2017

"'Hello, Dolly!' is much more than Midler—something only made clearer when seeing the show with Donna Murphy...Bopping around the stage with near childlike glee and determination, it was impossible not to be swept up in the wake of Dolly's addicting energy. Murphy appeared to have that effect on the rest of the cast too. The entire company fired on all cylinders...One of the most exciting and satisfying experiences I've had in a Broadway theater in years."
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April 29th, 2017

“Bette is very funny and brings a sweet, quirky quality to the role...When I came home, I was sobbing from the sheer beauty of the experience…The dancers need to get a special shout-out as this production was unique because of their incredible energy and skills. ‘Dolly’ is a delightful show…Incredible sets, costumes and perfect casting; you must run and buy tickets to this production. I was moved beyond words.”
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February 24th, 2018

"Dolly is back, and she is new and improved. Peters has quickly made the role of Dolly her own. She can still reach back and belt out Jerry Herman tune, can land a joke, but hers is a quieter, warmer Dolly...While Midler was playing brilliantly to the audience. Peters plays brilliantly off her cast members...Zaks had a potential juggernaut of a show and could have left it alone...Instead, he has adapted to their talents and made 'Hello, Dolly!'even more special."
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April 24th, 2017

"Midler is in peak form as Dolly Gallagher Levi...It's a knockout performance that will be talked about for years...I could go on about this smashing, kick-ass revival. The still-bright potency of Jerry Herman's music and lyrics, the pulsating energy of Jerry Zaks' direction, the dazzle of Santo Loquasto's sets and costumes, the high spirits of Warren Carlyle's dances that echo Gower Champion's original choreography. And the actors!"
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Opens Sep 21
NYC: Midtown W

A charming true story of a tiny Canadian town that cared for 7000 grounded travelers post-9/11.

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