Musical (1964)

Musique: Jerry Herman
Paroles: Jerry Herman
Livret: Michael Stewart
Production à la création:

Dans les années 1890, Dolly Gallagher Levi est veuve et marieuse à New York. Horace Vandergelder, riche marchand de Yonkers, l’engage pour lui trouver une moitié convenable. Tout en s’efforçant de lui présenter quelques partis, Dolly a en réalité déjà décidé que la «demi-fortune» de Horace lui convenait tout à fait. Pour arriver à ses fins, elle s’assure la sympathie des deux employés de la boutique, Cornelius et Barnaby, véritablement harcelés par leur patron peu avenant, et de la nièce de celui-ci, en favorisant leurs rencontres avec leurs bien-aimés respectifs.. aux frais de Mr Vandergelder ! Tout sera bien qui finira bien, après de joyeux quiproquos, des chansons, des danses, des parades, des portes qui claquent, des plateaux qui tournoient, des poulets farcis qui volent, des tartes à la crème, j’en passe et des meilleures.

Act I
As the 19th becomes the 20th century, all of New York City is excited because widowed but brassy Dolly Gallagher Levi is in town ("Call On Dolly"). Dolly makes a living through what she calls "meddling" – matchmaking and numerous sidelines, including dance instruction and mandolin lessons ("I Put My Hand In"). She is currently seeking a wife for grumpy Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, but it becomes clear that Dolly intends to marry Horace herself. Ambrose Kemper, a young artist, wants to marry Horace's weepy niece Ermengarde, but Horace opposes this because Ambrose's vocation does not guarantee a steady living. Ambrose enlists Dolly's help, and they travel to Yonkers, New York to visit Horace, who is a prominent citizen there and owns Vandergelder's Hay and Feed.

Horace explains to his two clerks, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker, that he is going to get married because "It Takes a Woman" to cheerfully do all the household chores. He plans to travel with Dolly to New York City to march in the Fourteenth Street Association Parade and propose to the widow Irene Molloy, who owns a hat shop there. Dolly arrives in Yonkers and "accidentally" mentions that Irene's first husband might not have died of natural causes, and also mentions that she knows an heiress, Ernestina Money, who may be interested in Horace. Horace leaves for New York and tells Cornelius and Barnaby to mind the store.

Cornelius decides that he and Barnaby need to get out of Yonkers. They'll go to New York, have a good meal, spend all their money, see the stuffed whale in Barnum's museum, almost get arrested, and each kiss a girl! They blow up some tomato cans to create a terrible stench and a good alibi to close the store. Dolly mentions that she knows two ladies in New York they should call on: Irene Molloy and her shop assistant, Minnie Fay. She tells Ermengarde and Ambrose that she'll enter them in the polka competition at the upscale Harmonia Gardens Restaurant in New York City so Ambrose can demonstrate his ability to be a bread winner to Uncle Horace. Cornelius, Barnaby, Ambrose, Ermengarde and Dolly "Put on [their] Sunday Clothes" and take the train to New York.

Irene and Minnie open their hat shop for the afternoon. Irene wants a husband but does not love Horace Vandergelder. She declares that she will wear an elaborate hat to impress a gentleman ("Ribbons Down My Back"). Cornelius and Barnaby arrive at the shop and pretend to be rich. Horace and Dolly arrive at the shop, and Cornelius and Barnaby hide. Irene inadvertently mentions that she knows Cornelius Hackl, and Dolly tells her and Horace that even though Cornelius is Horace's clerk by day, he's a New York playboy by night; he's one of the Hackls. Minnie screams when she finds Cornelius hiding in the armoire. Horace is about to open the armoire himself, but Dolly distracts him with patriotic sentiments ("Motherhood March"). Cornelius sneezes, and Horace storms out, realizing there are men hiding in the shop, but not knowing they are his clerks.

Dolly arranges for Cornelius and Barnaby, who are still pretending to be rich, to take the ladies out to dinner to the Harmonia Gardens to make up for their humiliation. She teaches Cornelius and Barnaby how to dance since they always have dancing at such establishments ("Dancing"). Soon, Cornelius, Irene, Barnaby and Minnie are happily dancing. They go to watch the great Fourteenth Street Association Parade together. Alone, Dolly decides to put her dearly departed husband Ephram behind her and to move on with life "Before the Parade Passes By". She asks Ephram's permission to marry Horace, requesting a sign from him. Dolly catches up with the annoyed Vandergelder, who has missed the whole parade, and she convinces him to give her matchmaking one more chance. She tells him that Ernestina Money would be perfect for him and asks him to meet her at the swanky Harmonia Gardens that evening.

Act II
Cornelius is determined to get a kiss before the night is over, but Barnaby isn't so sure. As the clerks have no money for a carriage, they tell the girls that walking to the restaurant shows that they've got "Elegance". At the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant, Rudolph, the head waiter, prepares his service crew for Dolly Levi's return: their usual lightning service, he tells them, must be "twice as lightning" ("The Waiters' Gallop"). Horace arrives with his date, but she proves neither as rich nor as elegant as Dolly had implied; furthermore she is soon bored by Horace and leaves, as Dolly had planned she would.

Cornelius, Barnaby, and their dates arrive, unaware that Horace is also dining at the restaurant. Irene and Minnie, inspired by the restaurant's opulence, order the menu's most expensive items. Cornelius and Barnaby grow increasingly anxious as they discover they have little more than a dollar left. Dolly makes her triumphant return to the Harmonia Gardens and is greeted in style by the staff ("Hello, Dolly!") She sits in the now-empty seat at Horace's table and proceeds to eat a large, expensive dinner, telling the exasperated Horace that no matter what he says, she will not marry him. Barnaby and Horace hail waiters at the same time, and in the ensuing confusion each drops his wallet and inadvertently picks up the other's. Barnaby is delighted that he can now pay the restaurant bill, while Horace finds only a little spare change. Barnaby and Cornelius realize that the wallet must belong to Horace. Cornelius, Irene, Barnaby and Minnie try to sneak out during the "The Polka Contest", but Horace recognizes them and spots Ermengarde and Ambrose as well. The ensuing free-for-all culminates in a trip to night court.

Cornelius and Barnaby confess that they have no money and have never been to New York before. Cornelius declares that even if he has to dig ditches the rest of his life, he'll never forget the day because he had met Irene. Cornelius, Barnaby, and Ambrose then each profess their love for their companion ("It Only Takes A Moment"). Dolly convinces the judge that their only crime was being in love. The judge finds everyone innocent and cleared of all charges, but Horace is declared guilty and forced to pay damages. Dolly mentions marriage again, and Horace declares that he wouldn't marry her if she were the last woman in the world. Dolly angrily bids him "So Long, Dearie", telling him that while he's bored and lonely, she'll be living the high life.

The next morning, back at the hay and feed store, Cornelius and Irene, Barnaby and Minnie, and Ambrose and Ermengarde each set out on new life's paths. A chastened Horace Vandergelder finally admits that he needs Dolly in his life, but Dolly is unsure about the marriage until her late husband sends her a sign. Vandergelder spontaneously repeats a saying of Ephram's: "Money is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread about, encouraging young things to grow." Horace tells Dolly life would be dull without her, and she promises in return that she'll "never go away again" ("Hello, Dolly" (reprise)).

Avant de créer Hello, Dolly !, Jerry Herman avait écrit les chansons de trois revues et d’un musical à la gloire d’Israël, Milk and Honey, au succès honorable. Il fut engagé pour Hello, Dolly ! sur… audition ! Le compositeur était indéniablement très à l’aise dans l’écriture de chansons destinées à mettre en valeur la personnalité de femmes hors du commun, ce qui devint par la suite son image de fabrique. La chanson-titre «Hello Dolly !», très spectaculaire dans sa construction mélodique, son orchestration et sa mise en scène, est l’occasion d’un numéro de revue avec grand escalier, boys surexcités, robe de lumière et chapeau emplumé, et n’a jamais été surpassée en efficacité. Pourtant, la chanson n’était pas prévue à l’origine et a été rajoutée après les traditionnelles avant-premières de province. Elle est ainsi la seule chanson gratuite du spectacle, car toutes les autres chansons sont complètement intégrées au contexte du livret et font avancer le récit. Le titre devint un triomphe international, repris en particulier par Louis Armstrong et propulsé au sommet des charts, reléguant même en seconde position les Beatles ! Le rôle de Dolly Levi est une aubaine pour les grandes dames du théâtre, et toutes celles qui avaient refusé le rôle pour cause de «vulgarité» furent les premières à pointer leurs plumes lorsqu’il fallut succéder à la créatrice du rôle, Carol Channing : Ginger Rogers, Ethel Merman, Betty Grabble, Dorothy Lamour, etc. perpétuèrent à travers Broadway et l’Amérique entière le succès du spectacle. Hello, Dolly ! fut même présenté en 1967, avec un succès égal et une distribution entièrement noire menée par Pearl Bailey et Cab Calloway . La comédie musicale a également été adaptée dans de nombreuses langues étrangères et fut représentée avec grand succès par Annie Cordy en 1972 en version française.

1 Hello, Dolly! peut-être considéré comme un Top musical

Elle est adaptée de la pièce de Thornton Wilder, The Matchmaker (1955)[1], elle-même inspirée d'une pièce du dramaturge autrichien Johann Nestroy, Einen Jux will er sich machen (1842).

Original Broadway production
The musical, directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and produced by David Merrick, opened on January 16, 1964, at the St. James Theatre and closed on December 27, 1970, after 2,844 performances. Carol Channing starred as Dolly, with a supporting cast that included David Burns as Horace, Charles Nelson Reilly as Cornelius, Eileen Brennan as Irene, Jerry Dodge as Barnaby, Sondra Lee as Minnie Fay, Alice Playten as Ermengarde, and Igors Gavon as Ambrose. Although facing competition from Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand, Hello, Dolly! swept the Tony Awards that year, winning awards in ten categories (out of eleven nominations) that tied the musical with the previous record keeper South Pacific, a record that remained unbroken for 37 years until The Producers won twelve Tonys in 2001.
After Channing left the show, Merrick employed a string of prominent actresses to play Dolly, including Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Pearl Bailey (in an all-black version with Cab Calloway, Mabel King, Clifton Davis, Ernestine Jackson and a young Morgan Freeman), Phyllis Diller, and Ethel Merman after having turned down the lead at the show's inception. Two songs cut prior to the opening — typical Mermanesque belt style songs "World, Take Me Back" and "Love, Look in My Window" — were restored for her run. Thelma Carpenter played Dolly at all matinees during the Pearl Bailey production and subbed more than a hundred times, at one point playing all performances for seven straight weeks. Bibi Osterwald was the standby for Dolly in the original Broadway production, subbing for all the stars, including Bailey, despite the fact that Osterwald was a blue-eyed blonde. Bailey received a Special Tony Award in 1968.
The show received rave reviews, with "praise for Carol Channing and particularly Gower Champion." The original production became the longest-running musical (and third longest-running show) in Broadway history up to that time, surpassing My Fair Lady and then being surpassed in turn by Fiddler on the Roof. The Broadway production of Hello Dolly grossed $27 million. Hello, Dolly! and Fiddler remained the longest-running Broadway record holders for nearly ten years until Grease surpassed them.

Tour and regional Dollys
Dorothy Lamour, Eve Arden, Ann Sothern, Michele Lee, Alice Faye, Edie Adams, and Yvonne De Carlo played the role on tour. Molly Picon appeared as Dolly in a 1971 production by the North Shore Music Theatre of Beverly, Massachusetts. Lainie Kazan starred in a production at the Claridge Atlantic City. Both Tovah Feldshuh and Betsy Palmer played Dolly in productions by the Paper Mill Playhouse. Marilyn Maye also starred in several regional productions and recorded a full album of the score.

Original London production
Hello, Dolly! premiered in the West End at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on December 2, 1965 and ran for 794 performances. Champion directed and choreographed, and the cast starred Mary Martin as Dolly and Loring Smith as Horace Vandergelder, with Johnny Beecher as Barnaby, Garrett Lewis as Cornelius, Mark Alden as Ambrose Kemper and Marilynn Lovell as Irene Molloy. Dora Bryan replaced Martin during the run.

The show has been revived three times on Broadway:
• November 6, 1975 - December 28, 1975, Minskoff Theatre - Starring Pearl Bailey and Billy Daniels in an all-black production (42 performances)
• March 5, 1978 - July 9, 1978, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Starring Carol Channing & Eddie Bracken. (147 performances)
• October 19, 1995 - January 28, 1996, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Starring Carol Channing & Jay Garner (116 performances)
In London's West End, the show has been revived three times:
• 1979 - Starring Carol Channing at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and Shaftesbury Theatre
• January 3, 1984 - April 27, 1984 - Starring female impersonator Danny La Rue as Dolly at the Prince of Wales Theatre
• July 30, 2009 - September 12, 2009 - Starring Samantha Spiro (Dolly) and Allan Corduner (Horace) at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Par. Spiro won the Olivier Award for her performance.

International productions
• The original German production of Hello, Dolly!, with the title character's surname "Wassiljewa" (Vasilyeva) rather than "Levi," starred Tatjana Iwanow (Tatyana Ivanov).
• The first production in Spanish was held in 1967 at the Teatro Nacional in Buenos Aires, starring Argentinian actress and tango singer Libertad Lamarque, who also did it in Mexico.
• In 1996, Mexican diva Silvia Pinal starred in the Spanish language version of the musical, ¿Qué tal Dolly? ("What's Up, Dolly?"), opposite Ignacio Lopez Tarso in Mexico City.
• In 1985, Cuban diva Rosita Fornes played Dolly Levis in a Cuban production of Hello, Dolly by the Teatro Karl Marx in Havana, Cuba. She also played the role in Camaguey city and in a television production under director Manolo Rifat.

• Mary Martin starred in a US tour, starting in April 1965 and playing in 11 cities. The production also toured in Japan, Korea and Vietnam for a special USO performance for U.S. troops.
• A second US tour began in September 1965, headed by Channing, and ran for two years and nine months. Eve Arden and Dorothy Lamour were replacements.
• In 2008, Anita Dobson toured in the UK.

Act I
Prologue (to the tune of Hello Dolly!)
(Call On Dolly) I Put My Hand In - Dolly and Ensemble
It Takes A Woman - Horace, Cornelius, Barnaby, Ensemble
Put On Your Sunday Clothes - Cornelius, Barnaby, Dolly, Ambrose, Ermengarde, and Ensemble
Ribbons Down My Back - Irene
Motherhood March - Dolly, Irene, Minnie, and Horace
Dancing - Dolly, Cornelius, Barnaby, Irene, Minnie, and Dancers
Before the Parade Passes By - Dolly, Horace, and the Company

Act II
**Elegance - Cornelius, Barnaby, Irene, Minnie
The Waiters' Gallop - Rudolph and the Waiters
Hello, Dolly! - Dolly, Rudolph, Waiters, Cooks
The Polka Contest (replaced "Come and Be My Butterfly" early in the run) - Instrumental (dance)
It Only Takes a Moment - Cornelius and Irene, Prisoners and Policeman
So Long, Dearie - Dolly
Hello, Dolly! (Reprise) - Dolly and Horace
Finale - The Company

Note: The songs "World, Take me Back" and "Love, Look in My Window", both sung by Dolly, were cut before opening but were re-inserted into the show when Ethel Merman played Dolly at the end of the original run. "World Take Me Back" was added after "It Takes A Woman", and "Love, Look in My Window" was added after "Dancing". Also, Horace Vangergelder's solo "Penny in my Pocket", although it received rave responses out of town, was cut prior to the Broadway opening for matters of time.
**Note: The song "Elegance", though credited to Herman, was written by Bob Merrill for the 1957 show New Girl in Town but deleted from the original production.


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The role of Dolly Levi in the musical was originally written for Ethel Merman, but Merman turned it down, as did Mary Martin (although each eventually played it).[2] Merrick then auditioned Nancy Walker. Eventually, he hired Carol Channing, who then created in Dolly her signature role.[4] Director Gower Champion was not the producer's first choice, as Hal Prince and others (among them Jerome Robbins and Joe Layton) all turned down the job of directing the musical.

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Hello, Dolly! (1964-01-St James Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: St. James Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 6 ans 11 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 2 previews - 2844 représentations
Première Preview : 15 January 1964
Première: 16 January 1964
Dernière: 27 December 1970
Mise en scène : Gower Champion
Chorégraphie : Gower Champion
Producteur :

Version 2

Hello, Dolly! (1965-04-US Tour)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
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Première Preview : 17 April 1965
Première: 19 April 1965
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène :
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Hello, Dolly! (1965-12-Drury Lane Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Drury Lane Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 794 représentations
Première Preview : 02 December 1965
Première: 02 December 1965
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
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Hello, Dolly! (1966-xx-US Tour 2)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : 01 January 1966
Première: 01 January 1966
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène :
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Hello, Dolly! (1967-xx-US Tour 3)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
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Première Preview : 01 January 1967
Première: 01 January 1967
Dernière: Inconnu
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Version 6

Hello, Dolly! (1968-09-Theater an der Wien-Vienne)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Theater an der Wien (Vienne - Autriche)
Durée :
Nombre : 134 représentations
Première Preview : 10 September 1968
Première: 10 September 1968
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène : Kurt Pscherer
Chorégraphie : Gene Reed
Producteur :

Version 7

Hello, Dolly! (1975-11-Minskoff Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Minskoff Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 3 previews - 42 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première: 06 November 1975
Dernière: 28 December 1975
Mise en scène : Gower Champion
Chorégraphie : Gower Champion
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Une version avec un cast constitué de black uniquement

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Hello, Dolly! (1978-03-Lunt Fontanne Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 4 mois
Nombre : 5 previews - 147 représentations
Première Preview : 01 March 1978
Première: 05 March 1978
Dernière: 09 July 1978
Mise en scène : Lucia Victor
Chorégraphie : Jack Craig
Producteur :

Version 9

Hello, Dolly! (1979-09-Drury Lane Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Drury Lane Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 170 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première: 25 September 1979
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène : Lucia Victor
Chorégraphie : Ron Crofoot
Producteur :
Avec : Carol Channing (Dolly Levi), Eddie Bracken (Horace Vandergelder), Maureen Scott (Irene Molloy), Mandy More (Minnie Fay), Tudor Davies (Cornelius Hackl), Richard Drabble (Barnaby Tucker)
Commentaires : London had seen Mary Martin followed by Dora Bryan as “Dolly” - but this was a chance to see the original New York Dolly in the person of the legendary Carol Channing. The performance was hailed as absolute magic—though the production itself was said to be not a patch on the first time round.
Sera prolongé au Shaftesbury Theatre.

Version 10

Hello, Dolly! (1984-01-Prince of Wales Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Prince of Wales Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 134 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première: 03 January 1984
Dernière: 27 April 1984
Mise en scène : Peter Coe
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Danny la Rue (Dolly Levi), Lionel Jeffries (Horace Vandergelder), Lorna Dallas (Irene Molloy), Michael Sadler (Cornelius Hackl),

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Hello, Dolly! (1995-10-Lunt Fontanne Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 11 previews - 116 représentations
Première Preview : 11 October 1995
Première: 19 October 1995
Dernière: 28 January 1996
Mise en scène : Lee Roy Reams
Chorégraphie : Lee Roy Reams
Producteur :

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Hello, Dolly! (2006-06-Paper Mill Playhouse-Milburn)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : 07 June 2006
Première: 10 June 2006
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :

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Hello, Dolly! (2008-01-UK Tour)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 6 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : 29 January 2008
Première: 29 January 2008
Dernière: 09 August 2008
Mise en scène : Chris Colby
Chorégraphie : David Kort
Producteur :
Avec : Anita Dobson (Dolly Levi), David McAlister (Horace Vandergelder), Darren Day (Cornelius Hackl), Hamilton Sergeant (Barnaby Tucker), Amanda Salmon (Minnie Faye), Louise English (Irene Molloy)
Commentaires : Liste de toutes les dates disponibles
Commentaires longs: Tue 29th Jan – Sat 2nd Feb WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE / Tue 12th – Sat 16th Feb BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME / Tue 19th – Sat 23rd Feb HULL NEW THEATRE / Tue 26th Feb – Sat 1st Mar EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE / Tue 4th – Sat 8th Mar MANCHESTER THE LOWRY / Tue 11th – Sat 15th Mar DARLINGTON CIVIC THEATRE / Tue 25th – Sat 29th Mar NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE / Tue 1st – Sat 5th Apr SHEFFIELD LYCEUM / Tue 8th – Sat 12th Apr MALVERN FESTIVAL THEATRE / Tue 15th – Sat 19th Apr GLASGOW THE KING'S / Tue 6th – Sat 10th May EASTBOURNE CONGRESS THEATRE / Tue 13th – Sat 17th May PRESTON CHARTER THEATRE / Tue 20th – Sat 24th May NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL / Tue 27th – Sat 31st May OXFORD NEW THEATRE / Tues 3rd – Sat 7th June SOUTHAMPTON THE MAYFLOWER / Tues 10th – Sat 14th June COVENTRY BELGRADE THEATRE / Tues 17th – Sat 21st June CARDIFF NEW THEATRE / Tues 24th – Sat 28th June LEEDS GRAND THEATRE / Tues 1st – Sat 5th July LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE / Tues 15th – Sat 19th July JERSEY OPERA HOUSE / Tues 5th – Sat 9th Aug BRISTOL HIPPODROME

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Hello, Dolly! (2009-08-Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : 30 July 2009
Première: 10 August 2009
Dernière: 12 September 2009
Mise en scène : Timothy Sheader
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Samantha Spiro (Dolly Levi), Ian Bartholomew (Horace Vandergelder) , Josefina Gabrielle (Irene Molloy), Daniel Crossley (Cornelius Hackl), Oliver Brenin (Barnaby Tucker), Akiya Henry (Minnie Fay), Mark Anderson (Ambrose), Clare Louise Connolly, Andy Hockley, John Stacy, Annalisa Rossi, Kevin Brewis
Commentaires : This was a greatly praised revival, with much acclaim for Samantha Spiro, but it was the production itself and the brilliant choreography of Stephen Mear that captured most of the notices. Everyone remarked on the brilliant waiters’ dance and especially the sequence where the cast becomes a steam train, a top hat turns into a chimney, and boaters turn into whirling wheels – described as a moment of “theatrical genius”.
Presse : HENRY HITCHING'S FOR THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Stephen Mear’s crisp choreography and Timothy Sheader’s pacy, clear direction ensure that this is a buoyant production."
PAUL VALE for THE STAGE says, "vivacious, colourful production."
KAT BROWN for THE LONDON PAPER says, "Beautifully staged production."
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "It’s really rather wonderful...On opening night it began to rain, leaving me to wonder if Hello, Dolly! would morph too quickly into Bye-Bye Dolly. But no one noticed or cared. It was all too tuneful, too bright, too much fun to be stopped by English wetness."
MAXIE SZALWINSKA for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Jerry Herman's nostalgia-fest of a musical is big, brash and silly, forever teetering on the brink of saccharine. Timothy Sheader's staging offers a pure jolt of light relief, carefully building up audience goodwill with its pretty, sometimes striking stage pictures."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Fresh and likable revival."

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Hello, Dolly! (2017-03-Shubert Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Shubert Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 4 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 34 previews - 550 représentations
Première Preview : 15 March 2017
Première: 20 April 2017
Dernière: 25 August 2018
Mise en scène : Jerry Zaks
Chorégraphie : Warren Carlyle
Producteur :
Avec : Bette Midler (Dolly Gallagher Levi), David Hyde Pierce (Horace Vandergelder), Gavin Creel (Cornelius Hackl), Kate Baldwin (Irene Molloy), Taylor Trensch (Barnaby Tucker), Beanie Feldstein (Minnie Fay), Will Burton (Ambrose Kemper), Melanie Moore (Ermengarde), Jennifer Simard (Ernestina)
Commentaires : Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Bette Midler (Fiddler on the Roof, The First Wives Club) returns to the Broadway stage in one of the greatest musicals of all time - Hello, Dolly! Starring alongside David Hyde Pierce, Ms Midler leads the revival of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's glorious comedy as the redoubtable matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, following in the footsteps of Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey and one Barbra Streisand.
Presse : "Exceedingly bright and brassy revival... Back on a Broadway stage in a book musical for the first time (can it be?) since “Fiddler on the Roof” half a century ago, Ms. Midler is generating a succession of seismic responses that make Trump election rallies look like Quaker prayer meetings." Ben Brantley for New York Times

"Hello, blockbuster! They don’t make ’em like they used to — and that goes double for Broadway’s dazzling revival of “Hello, Dolly!” thanks to the show itself and its above-the-title supernova, Bette Midler... Type out all the superlatives you can because nights like this in the theater — in which tingles continue from overture to final bow at the Shubert Theatre — make you feel overjoyed. That is a tonic for troubled times!" Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"Hello, Dolly! offers classic musical theater without a hint of apology. Jerry Herman’s exuberant score is a show-tune bonanza, and Warren Carlyle’s choreography distills showbiz dancing to its essence; the show elicits grins with simple bounces and kicks, and earns waves of applause with a cakewalk. Midler hasn’t appeared in a Broadway musical in almost 50 years. It was worth the wait. We are all her waiters now." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York

"It's perhaps a measure of my great admiration for this superlative production that I didn't even get to Jerry Herman's iconic score. The 23-piece orchestra plays it to perfection. And with the Divine Miss M to sing it, we've got a match made in heaven!" Roma Torre for NY1

"As a shot of sparkling, old-fashioned popular entertainment of a kind largely erased by the age of cynicism, this deluxe revival of Hello, Dolly! is about as good as it gets, crowned by star casting that fits like a glove." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

"Jerry Herman’s 1964 musical comedy is one of the great audience shows, so it’s a relief to report that helmer Jerry Zaks and choreographer Warren Carlyle have done a great restoration job on the old girl, while refraining from the urge to tart her up for modern tastes." Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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Hello, Dolly! (2020-08-Adelphi Theatre-Londres)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Adelphi Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

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Première Preview : 11 August 2020
Première: 11 August 2020
Dernière: 11 August 2020
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Avec : Imelda Staunton

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