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Hello Dolly!

Hey, cats--head down to the Village for an hour of beatniks, hepcats, and hippies in the American musical:  Hair, of course, but also Wonderful Town, The Nervous Set, Bob Dylan, and more.   This Sunday at 3PM.

Count on Bernadette:  with her recent triumph in Hello, Dolly!, we celebrate one of the great icons of the musical theater with a glorious tour of songs by Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sondheim, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. This Sunday at 3PM, Live or streaming.

Bernadette Peters
Julieta Cervantes

Bernadette Peters is the new Dolly!

"Hello, Dolly!" Revisited

Jul 18, 2017

Someone told me the other day that Bette Midler was not long for this world in "Hello, Dolly!" and that she would be replaced. Well, now it’s clear that she is going to take some time off at least since I subsequently found out that an old friend Donna Murphy was going to do some of the performances. Discovering that, and because "Hello, Dolly!" is the best musical I have ever had the pleasure of seeing, I went off to see Ms. Murphy the other night, and I will say she is just as good if not better in some cases as Bette.

Dolly is back where she belongs--on Broadway, in a splendid new revival. This week gives you all the great Dollys who graced Jerry Herman's score: Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Barbra Streisand--and, of course, the new Tony Award winner, Bette Midler. This Sunday at 3 PM, live or streaming.