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Saturday, November 18, 2017

VIDEO: Take a Closer Look at Broadway’s HELLO, DOLLY! Vinyl Edition

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VIDEO: Take a Closer Look at Broadway’s HELLO, DOLLY! Vinyl Edition
by BWW News Desk
Nov. 17, 2017

Masterworks Broadway is celebrating the release of The New Broadway Cast Recording of Hello, Dolly! starring three-time Grammy Award-winning legend Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi on vinyl. Watch the video below to get a closer look at all the features, including a 20-page book with production shots, lyrics and liner notes, cover art tributing the 1964 Broadway cast album and more! Read More

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Broadway: Bette Midler is divine in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

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Broadway: Bette Midler is divine in ‘Hello, Dolly!’
Bill Canacci
May 18, 2017

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It only takes a moment for the crowd at “Hello, Dolly!” to fall in love with Bette Midler.

Actually, that’s not true.

The love and joy was all around the Shubert Theatre before she even came on stage. So you can imagine what the reaction is like when she first is seen, let alone when The Divine Miss M descends the staircase at the Harmonia Gardens restaurant to sing the show’s signature song.

“Wow wow wow, fellas,” indeed. Read More

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Grosses Analysis: Broadway’s Top Plays

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Grosses Analysis: Broadway‘s Top Plays
BY RYAN MCPHEE
MAY 15, 2017

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As the 71st annual Tony Awards approach, two Tony-nominated plays continue to see a steady increase in their weekly revenue.

Click here for a full breakdown of this week’s Broadway grosses.

A Doll’s House, Part 2, which led the pack in the play category with eight nominations, saw its highest gross to date at $303,665 in the week ending May 14. This is up nearly $28,000 from the preview week. Its capacity continues to rise as well, having surpassed the 90% mark. At an average ticket price of $54.12 (one of the lowest on Broadway), it still only managed to gross 42% of its potential. However, were it to win some of the larger awards on June 11, that figure—and therefore its overall gross—would increase. Read More

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hello, Dolly! Tony Nominee Gavin Creel Reveals His Favorite Thing About Working With Bette Midler

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Hello, Dolly! Tony Nominee Gavin Creel Reveals His Favorite Thing About Working With Bette Midler
BY ANDREW GANS
MAY 17, 2017

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Seven times a week, at the Shubert Theatre, audiences erupt into spontaneous applause as the cast of the critically acclaimed revival of Hello, Dolly!—led by the magical wonder that is Bette Midler—begin singing and dancing to Jerry Herman’s toe-tapping, gloriously melodic “Put on Your Sunday Clothes.”

“I’m so grateful that I can sing in that number,” Gavin Creel, a 2017 Tony nominee for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in the Jerry Zaks-directed production, said the morning the Tony nominations were announced. “It’s a dream. When that chord goes boom, [and I sing] ’Out there…,’ it’s the greatest feeling.” Read More

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Stage Door: Hello, Dolly! Review

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Stage Door: Hello, Dolly!
Fern Siegel, Contributor
05/01/2017 02:09 pm ET | Updated 13 hours ago

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Hello, Dolly! is a warhorse musical — great score, great story, great costumes. But this Broadway incarnation has something more — a force of nature. Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi, the matchmaker supreme, is heaven-sent.

Now at the Sam S. Schubert Theater, Hello, Dolly! is surpassing all records.

Not just the $40 million in advance sales, but in Midler’s glorious return to the musical stage. (She made her debut in Fiddler on the Roof in 1967, following up a few years later with Clams on the Half Shell Revue. On the dramatic front, she starred in the solo I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers.) Read More

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What Makes a Good Revival?

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What Makes a Good Revival? Thoughts on This Season’s Tony Nominees
BY Cara Joy David
05/17/2016

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What makes a good revival? Is it just lovingly recreating an original or a prior revival? Or does it require reinvention? It depends who you ask.

This season has been unusually strong for Broadway musical revivals, as one can see from the four Tony nominees: The Color Purple, Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me and Spring Awakening. These productions all received positive reviews. I’ve been talking to Tony voters in the last week and they all point to one thing that makes one of these different from the rest: She Loves Me is an expert, well-cast revival, but it’s a traditional take on the story. In other words, while there are certainly many differences in this staging as compared prior She Loves Me stagings—different sets, costumes, choreography, performances, etc.—there isn’t a full scale reimagining. It is brought to you by the same theater company, Roundabout Theatre Company (celebrating its 50th anniversary), and the same director, Scott Ellis, who did the last revival. There isn’t one thing that you can point to and say: “Wow, the fact that Scott Ellis did X is just amazing.” Whereas the other revivals all have something that distances themselves from prior productions. 2016-05-17-1463508405-1155827-colorpurpleart.jpg Read More

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