Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Bette Midler (Fiddler on the Roof, The First Wives Club) returns to the Broadway stage in one of the greatest musicals of all time – Hello, Dolly! Starring alongside David Hyde Pierce, Ms Midler leads the revival of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s glorious comedy as the redoubtable matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, following in the footsteps of Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey and one Barbra Streisand. Bursting with golden age musical charm, Hello, Dolly! is an extravagant slice of entertainment, and includes countless classic Broadway showstoppers, such as ‘It Only Takes A Moment’ and ‘Put On Your Sunday Clothes’.
Based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, the show debuted on Broadway in 1964, starring Carol Channing in the titular role. A storming success, it won an unprecedented 10 Tonys at that year’s ceremony and was adapted for the big screen five years later, with a cast led by Barbra Streisand and a young Michael Crawford. This 2017 revival is directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) and choreographed by Warren Carlyle (Finian’s Rainbow).
In 1880’s Yonkers a rich and cantankerous widower by the name of Horace Vandergelder is on the lookout for a wife. To help him on his quest he engages the services of professional matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, but little does he know that Dolly has his perfect match in mind from their very first meeting – herself! Now all she has to do is make Horace realise it as well!