HELLO, DOLLY! ~ March 14, 2018 ~ Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber, Christian Dante White, Charlie Stemp, Kate Baldwin, Will Burton
- Bernadette Peters (Dolly Gallagher Levi)
- Victor Garber (Horace Vandergelder)
- Christian Dante White (U/S Cornelius Hackl)
- Charlie Stemp (Barnaby Tucker)
- Kevin Ligon (Rudolph)
- Will Burton (Ambrose Kemper)
- Melanie Moore (Ermengarde)
- Linda Mugleston (Mrs. Rose)
- Kate Baldwin (Irene Molloy)
- Molly Griggs (Minnie Fay)
- Alli Mauzey (Ernestina)
Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters is back on Broadway in Hello, Dolly! , the smash hit musical revival. Every night at the Shubert Theatre, this Broadway favorite steps into the iconic title role, adding yet another triumph to her six-decades-long career.
Winner of four 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival!
ABOUT THE SHOW
A meddlesome matchmaker brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker .
That’s something you don’t really expect to see in a 1960s musical comedy, especially one as lovingly and successfully reincarnated as “Hello, Dolly!” is in Jerry Zaks’s revival. The explosion-in-a-Necco-factory sets and costumes (by Santo Loquasto) and the eccentric Gower Champion choreography, restaged by Warren Carlyle, continue to astonish; you actually gasp at the hats and postures. However peppy and farcical it gets, it is built on a strong foundation; Michael Stewart’s book draws heavily on the dramatic and real-world wisdom of its immediate source, Thornton Wilder’s “ The Matchmaker .”
Ms. Peters brings a more honest and darker side to the role of Dolly Levi. The darkness is more of an aura or predilection. Ms. Peters seems most truly herself not in charm numbers like “I Put My Hand In” but in spoken or sung soliloquies like “Before the Parade Passes By.” In such moments Dolly, the old meddler, isn’t conning anyone; she’s being honest with herself. The final scenes, even as they bring her financial and marital woes to an end, are heartbreaking in the way all successful campaigns are if looked at closely enough.
In fact, all of the new leads seem to bring something new to their roles. It's very possible that they match the bright polish of the original cast, which has grown a bit zany with time.
ABOUT THE CAPTURE
Very nicey filmed with a blend of wide, medium and close-up shots. (A-)
Run time: 137m
B&W / Color: Color