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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Betty Buckley to lead US national tour of ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Washington Post
Betty Buckley to lead US national tour of ‘Hello, Dolly!’
By Mark Kennedy
February 12, 2018

NEW YORK — Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley has been tapped to lead the national tour of the latest exuberant Broadway production of “Hello, Dolly!” a gig she calls “such a gift.”

“I’m just so happy to take such a happy show all around America. It’s like ‘Make America Happy Again,’” Buckley told The Associated Press on Monday. “It’s like an antidote.” Read More

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Press Release: BETTE MIDLER’S HISTORIC RUN IN “HELLO DOLLY!” COMES TO A TRIUMPHANT End!

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BETTE MIDLER’S HISTORIC RUN IN “HELLO DOLLY!” COMES TO A TRIUMPHANT CONCLUSION WITH A FINAL GROSS OF $2,436,207.84 OVER JUST SEVEN PERFORMANCES AND AN ASTOUNDING $598,200 RAISED DURING
HER FINAL PERFORMANCE, A SPECIAL BENEFIT FOR THE ACTORS FUND

TWO-TIME TONY AWARD® WINNER BERNADETTE PETERS
BEGINS PERFORMANCES ON SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20

Bette Midler’s critically acclaimed and award-winning run in Hello, Dolly! came to a triumphant close on Sunday with a staggering reported gross of $2,436,207.84 over seven regular performances at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). In addition, the eighth performance of the week and the final one of Ms. Midler’s run was a special benefit for The Actors Fund, raising an astonishing $598,203. Read More

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A Divine Exit: Bette Departs HELLO DOLLY! with a Bang at the Box Office

Broadway World
A Divine Exit: Bette Departs HELLO DOLLY! with a Bang at the Box Office
by BWW News Desk Jan. 16, 2018

Bette Midler’s critically acclaimed and award-winning run in Hello, Dolly! came to a triumphant close on Sunday with a staggering reported gross of $2,436,207.84 over seven regular performances at the Shubert Theatre.

In addition, the eighth performance of the week and the final one of Ms. Midler’s run was a special benefit for The Actors Fund, raising an astonishing $598,203. Over the eight performances, the show grossed a total of $3,034,410.84. Read More

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hello Dolly! But for now, to wrap up 2017, Bette Midler got the last word: boffo.

Showbiz 411
Seeing Bette Midler for $229 a Pop As She Finishes Her Run in “Hello, Bette”–er, “Hello, Dolly!”
by Roger Friedman – December 30, 2017 10:25 pm

Bette Midler is winding up her run on Broadway as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly!– or Dolly Levi as Bette Midler in Hello, Bette– so I finally coughed up the $229 and saw her on Friday night at the Shubert Theater. You know, she wows the crowd, getting a standing ovation in the second act for pulling off the famous theme number (parodied years later by Mel Brooks as “Springtime for Hitler”). Her voice is top notch, she’s smiling from ear to ear and giving it all she’s got– which is plenty at age 72, the oldest performer to play Dolly on Broadway. Read More

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How Bette Midler became Dolly, according to David Hyde Pierce

Broadway News
How Bette Midler became Dolly, according to David Hyde Pierce
By Broadway News
12/19/17

In 2017, Bette Midler seemed to be back where she belongs. 

As Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!,” Bette Midler won the 2017 Tony Award for best actress in a leading role in a musical, among numerous other awards, and helped the musical break the Shubert Theatre’s box office record 12 times. Even before Midler began performances, “Hello, Dolly!” brought in the largest pre-performance advance sale in Broadway history.  Read More

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

For those of you who have seen Hello Dolly!, what are your favorite parts of the show? What’s your favorite song?

For those of you who have seen Hello Dolly!, what are your favorite parts of the show? What’s your favorite song?

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

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Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer
20th October 2017

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

USA – Broadway’s latest revival of the ever-popular Jerry Herman comedy musical, Hello, Dolly! put Bette Midler centre stage as Dolly, the enterprising widow finding her way in an 1890s’ New York City. Directed by Jerry Zaks, with an expansively spatialised sound design by Scott Lehrer, enabled via TiMax SoundHub, the role saw Midler claim her first acting Tony award: Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Read More

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

“Fashion Is Not a 9-to-5”: Michael Kors on Brand Building, Runway Inclusion, and Dressing His Favorite, Bette Midler

Vogue
“Fashion Is Not a 9-to-5”: Michael Kors on Brand Building, Runway Inclusion, and Dressing His Favorite, Bette Midler
OCTOBER 12, 2017 12:13 PM
by JANELLE OKWODU

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Michael Kors doesn’t pull punches. When the always-opinionated designer speaks, he’s up-front about his feelings regardless of the subject. At this morning’s Forces of Fashion conference, Kors was at his candid best. While chatting with Vogue’s Virginia Smith about the state of the industry, Kors got real about his business and fashion’s future. Tackling everything from his favorite editorials featuring his designs to the changes necessary to sustain the retail market, the designer moved from the glamorous (muses like Kirsty Hume and Jackie Kennedy) to the serious (how to combat fashion’s lack of inclusivity on the runway), handling each topic with the wit and directness he’s become known for. Read More

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office

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Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office
by Jeremy Gerard
June 19, 2017 2:17pm

Donna Murphy began her turn as the eighth Dolly Levi last week, propelling the Bette Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! into the box-office stratosphere occupied almost exclusively by Hamilton. Murphy’s Tuesday night debut gave the musical its first 8-performance week since previews began March 15, with sales at the Shubert Organization’s flagship theater flirting with the $3 million mark in ticket sales. Only Hamilton did better, and not by much ($3 million in sales at the Nederlander Organization’s Richard Rodgers), with Disney’s The Lion King taking third place ($2.1 million, at the Nederlanders’ Minskoff). Wicked, at the Nederlanders’ Gershwin, sold $1.96 million in tickets. Read More

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

How Grammy-Winning Producer Steven Epstein Made ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Cast Album

Billboard
How Grammy-Winning Producer Steven Epstein Made ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Cast Album
5/31/2017
by Diane Snyder

Mister D: For those of you who’ve written me saying the cast album doesn’t sound like the show you saw, this article may explain it.

Before producer Steven Epstein makes a Broadway cast album, he nearly always has a chance to attend one or more performances of the show. But the Bette Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! — the hottest ticket on Broadway this season — was a different story entirely: Epstein had to record on Feb. 19 and 20, nearly a month before previews began, to time the record’s release as close to the show’s April 20 opening as possible. Read More

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