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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
Everybody’s always happy to see Dolly.
The titular matchmaker and Jill-of-all-trades in “Hello, Dolly!” always makes a big entrance, and people practically swoon all around her. We’ve all heard the song. Read MORE
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
Betty Buckley was in New Orleans, contemplating how to devour a soul, when her agent called with an offer from Broadway.
“There I was, living an actor’s dream playing a completely twisted, dark being, and my agent calls and says, ‘You won’t believe this,’ ” Buckley says, referencing her role as a Cajun sorceress on the TV show “Preacher.” “And I didn’t.” Read MORE