On This Day
Shooting Begins on Hello, Dolly! 1968
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June 2nd, 2018
1964 - The original cast album of "Hello Dolly!" went gold -- having sold a million copies. It was quite a feat for a Broadway musical. Two years ago today, this article ran!
The Dallas Morning News of May 31st, 1965 chronicled the Mary Martin international tour, which had begun in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and continued to Kansas City, Missouri, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Dallas, Texas with Carleton Carpenter as Cornelius Hackl and Loring Smith as Horace Vandergelder. The article went on to say that the next stop would be Memphis, Tennessee where the production was already sold out! Read MORE
June 13th, 1964
A month before the original cast album of Hello, Dolly! ended the Beatles’ two-album, 16-week run on top of the album chart, Louis Armstrong’s interpretation of “Hello, Dolly!” broke the Fab Four’s 14-week run at the top on the Hot 100 single chart. For Armstrong it was a long-overdue triumph that made it possible to record what would be his first charting album in nearly a decade.
On this date: November 18th, 1963: Hello, Dolly! has it's FIRST PERFORMANCE at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit Michigan on it's bumpy way to Broadway. This was the FIRST program: