The blockbuster Broadway musical theater hit, ‘Hello Dolly’ bursts with romance, humor, high energy dancing, and incorporates some of the greatest hit tracks in musical theater history. Some of the most memorable songs in ‘Hello Dolly’ musical theater show include’ Hello Dolly’, It Takes Only a Moment’, ‘Ribbons Down My Back’, ‘Put On Your Sunday Clothes’, ‘Elegance’, and ‘Before The Parade Passes By’. ‘Hello Dolly’ comical comes as an innate means of transportation for rose colored remembrance of the adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s Play, ‘The Matchmaker’, a play which in itself grew from ‘The Merchant of Yonkers’, that was an adaptation from the 1842 Austrian reworking of the 1835 ‘American One-Acter’.
The musical theater show, ‘Hello Dolly’ was done in 1964 with the music being done by Jerry Herman and was initially produced on Broadway by David Merrick. The musical theater show won a record 10 Tony Awards, including the Best Musical that the record as continued to hold for 37 years. The original casting of the musical theater show, ‘Hello Dolly’ was initiated into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. On the other hand, the album managed to reach the No. 1 on the Billboard album chart on June 6, 1964, that was subsequently replaced the following by Lois Armstrong’s album, “Hello, Dolly!’
‘Hello, Dolly!’ has since become among the most long-term musical theater shows having received four Broadway revivals in addition to unprecedented international success. The first revival was in 1975 at Minskoff Theatre starring Pearl Bailey and Billy Daniels making 42 performances, followed by 1978 revival at Lunt-Fontanne theatre starring Carol Channing and Eddie Bracken making 147 performances. The next revival in 1995 at Lunt- Fontanne Theater starred Carol Channing and Jay Garner making 116 performances, and in 2017 at Shubert Theatre starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. The musical theater show was also made into the film Hello Dolly in 1969 and was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and subsequently winning three.
The 2017 Broadway Revival of the, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ musical theater show at Longacre Theater opened on the night of April 2017 with Jerry Herman as the composer and lyricist. The director is Jerry Zaks, the choreographer is Warren Carlyle, musical director Andy Einhorn, scenic design Santo Loquasto, orchestrations Larry Hochman, costume design Santo Loquasto, lighting design Natasha Katz, and sound design Scott Lehrer. Other cast members include Bette Middler, David Hyde Pierce, Kate Baldwin, Will Burton, Phillip Attmore, Gavin Creel, Taylor Trensch, and Melanie Moore among others.
The old-fashioned musical comedy, ‘Hello, Dolly!’, continues to vibrate its fans about the matchmaker who ended up finding her own match, the musical theater show is a good watch and entertainment for all ages. However, younger people under 4 years may not actually understand certain plot dialogs and elements. The musical theater show continues to be irresistible and ebulliently glitters with happy and classic songs in addition to elaborate costumes and high energy choreography. Considering the American musical comedy history, “Hello, Dolly!’ that runs for 2 hours and 40 minutes bursts out with golden age musical charm.