Donna Murphy will return to the Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! for six performances during Bette Midler’s upcoming limited run, repeating the mostly once-a-week schedule that Murphy performed during Midler’s first go-round with the show last year.
Hello, Patti! It has been announced that Hello, Dolly! is scheduled to close on Broadway on August 24th after a run of 14 months. The original ran for seven years with Carol Channing, Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, and Ethel Merman running for seven years.
Add to that list with the magnificent CURRENT revival: Bette Midler, Donna Murphy, and Bernadette Peters. I am thrilled that Bette Midler is returning for the summer but disappointed to read it will close in August. Betty Buckley is leading a National tour starting in the autumn.
I would like to see this show run a little longer and Patti LaBelle is the one to make that happen! Sign the petition and share! Maybe we can convince Patti LaBelle, Scott Rudin, and Jerry Zaks to keep this landmark musical on the boards!
The long-awaited 50th Anniversary HELLO AGAIN, DOLLY! community-wide Festival in Westchester and Putnam County kicks off this month as Hudson River towns celebrate their shared cultural history through the lens of this beloved Hollywood film.
Bette Midler is heading back where she belongs, returning to Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! for the final six weeks of the hit Tony-winning show that won her a Tony of her own. Bernadette Peters, who took over the role after Midler’s departure, will end her run as previously scheduled on July 15, with Midler taking the stage July 17 through the show’s closing on August 25.
Betty Buckley will bring the Harmonia Gardens to the road as she headlines the national tour of Hello, Dolly!. The Tony winner will take on the title role of Dolly Gallagher Levi when the traveling production begins performances October 2 at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square.
Bette Midler returned to Broadway in a revival of Jerry Herman’s beloved musical costarring two-time Tony winner David Hyde Pierce which officially opened on April 20th, 2017. This critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing star turn of a revival went on to win four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. On her off performances, Donna Murphy stepped into Dolly’s shoes giving an equally glorious star turned. Midler and Murphy both departed in January 2018. Lucky for theater fans everywhere, two time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters took over the role. She is joined by Broadway favorite Victor Garber.
As of this writing, she is scheduled to stay with the show through June.