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January 7th

Harvey Evans was born: Cornelius Hackl (Various Productions)

 

 

January 8th

Happy Birthday, Jacqueline Piro Donovan

 

January 12th

                                                                                                                                    Edwina Lewis was born

 

January 13th

                                                                                                  Charles Nelson Reilly was born: Read more about Charles HERE

 

January 14th

                                                                                                  Carole Cook was born: Read more about Carole HERE

 

January 15th

First Preview of Hello, Dolly! at the St. James Theatre 1964

 

Thelma Carpenter Birthday (Standby for Pearl Bailey)

 

January 16

Hello, Dolly! Opens at The St. James Theatre

 

Ethel Merman's Birthday (Seen here with Jack Goode)

 

 

 

 

January 19

Happy Birthday, Michael Crawford

 

 

January 25th

Happy Birthday, Jenifer Lewis! Here with Pat Cashman as Horace Vandergelder with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre 2009
Happy Birthday, Ruth Williamson!

January 29th

Happy Birthday, Judy Norton!

 

January 31st

Happy Birthday, Carol Channing!

February 4th

 Nic Rouleau Cornelius Hackl, Betty Buckley National Tour

March 7th

Happy Birthday, Lewis J. Stadlen

 

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.

 

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!

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/TWITTER-WATCH-Bette-Midler-Says-Hello-Carol-to-Original-HELLO-DOLLY-Star-Carol-Channing-20160531

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

October 4th

Happy Birthday, Clifton Davis

October 5th

October 5th, 2018! Happy official #HelloDolly opening in Cleveland! ❤️National Tour Starring Betty Buckley @playhousesquare

October 6th

 

Happy Birthday, Ellen Travolta! Seen here with Jack Bannon

 

October 10th

 

Happy Birthday, Gary Beech (seen here with Vicki Lewis)

November 18th

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: