‘Hello, Dolly!’ revival exemplifies classic

Hello, Betty!

Classy Broadway staple and TV star Betty Buckley fills the shoes of Dolly Gallagher Levi with joy in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” onstage the Golden Gate Theatre.

Some 55 years after the beloved late Carol Channing created her career-long role on Broadway, and following Bette Midler’s Tony-winning portrayal in the 2017 revival, Buckley plays the famed matchmaker (based on the 19th century-set play by Thornton Wilder) with a twinkle in her eye, steady vocals and knowing insight. Read MORE

Everything you need to know about San Francisco’s ‘Hello Dolly’

The Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” — starring Betty Buckley as Dolly Levi — arrives in San Francisco on Jan. 19 for a month-long run at the Golden Gate Theatre. (Courtesy Julieta Cervantes)

The revival of the Tony award-winning musical “Hello, Dolly!” arrives at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre on Feb. 19 for a month-long run starring the inimitable Betty Buckle as indomitable matchmaker Dolly Levi. So here’s everything a theatergoer needs to know beforehand, from where to grab a bite — how about an iconic San Francisco restaurant from the “Hello, Dolly” era? — to how to score reserved parking near the theater. Read MORE