On December 26, 1969, Phyllis Diller opened in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway; one week after Barbra Streisand’s film version premiered up the street. She had a three-month run on Broadway. Danny Lockin was appearing on stage with Phyllis – as Barnaby Tucker – AND on film with Barbra at the same time!
After Diller’s stint, Ethel Merman took over the role until the end of the show’s run in December 1970.
Some of these photos are courtesy of: Doug McKeown, Photofest