Anna Holloway review: High-steppin’ “Hello, Dolly!” at Lyric by ANNA HOLLOWAY Published: Fri, July 13, 2018 10:09 AM Updated: Fri, July 13, 2018 10:13 AM

Matthew Alvin Brown, center, plays Cornelius Hackl in Lyric Theatre’s production of “Hello, Dolly!” [Photo by KO Rinearson]
Lyric Theatre’s second summer production at the Civic Center is the classic musical “Hello, Dolly!”  The story of Dolly Gallagher Levi is based on a Thornton Wilder play, with book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.  This is another case of a much-revised story; the original inspiration is from a British play written in 1835. READ MORE

Call on Dolly! Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma takes a fresh look at the Broadway classic Hello, Dolly! BY JEREMY MARTIN

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left to right Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky star in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s production of Hello, Dolly!

Carol Channing and Dolly Levi made each other famous. Channing won a Tony for playing the original version of Levi, the titular vivacious widow in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway in 1964. Then for the next 30 years, according to Playbill, Channing played the role for more than 4,000 performances, never missing a single one. Read MORE