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Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly

by Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart

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Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly




This 1964 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on Thornton Wilder’s 1955 play “The Matchmaker” and is the basis for the 1969 film directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, and Michael Crawford.


Story:

Dolly, the famed New York City matchmaker, receives her toughest challenge yet when rich grump Horace seeks a suitable wife. She successfully matches many others in the city, including Horace’s niece and two clerks, but everything seems to go wrong when it comes to matching Horace. Dolly finally realizes that maybe she’d like to marry Horace herself, but only if her late husband will send her a sign - and if Horace himself will have her.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Jerry Herman

Librettist

Librettist
Michael Stewart



  • Premiere
  • 1975
  • 1978
  • 1995
  • 1969 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Jan 16, 1964
Total Performances
2,844
Original Cast
Carol Channing, David Burns, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jerry Dodge, Eileen Brennan, Sondra Lee
Director
Gower Champion
Choreographer
Gower Champion
Producer
David Merrick and Champion-Five Inc.
Musical Director
Shepard Coleman
Orchestrations
Philip J. Lang
Scenic Design
Oliver Smith
Costume Design
Freddy Wittop
Lighting Design
Jean Rosenthal

1975 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Minskoff Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 6, 1975
Total Performances
42
Original Cast
Pearl Bailey, Billy Daniels, Terrence Emanuel, Chip Fields, Grenoldo Frazier, Mary Louise
Director
Lucia Victor
Choreographer
Jack Craig
Producer
Robert Cherin
Musical Director
Al Cavaliere
Scenic Design
Oliver Smith
Costume Design
Robert Pusilo
Lighting Design
John Gleason

1978 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 5, 1978
Total Performances
147
Original Cast
Carol Channing, Eddie Bracken, John Anania, Michael C. Booker, Alexandra Korey, Florence Lacey, Robert Lydiard, Lee Roy Reams
Director
Lucia Victor
Choreographer
Jack Craig
Producer
James M. Nederlander and The Houston Grand Opera
Musical Director
John L. DeMain
Scenic Design
Oliver Smith
Costume Design
Freddy Wittop
Lighting Design
Martin Aronstein

1995 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 19, 1995
Total Performances
116
Original Cast
Carol Channing, Michael DeVries, Jay Garner, Florence Lacey, James Darrah, Christine DeVito, Cory English, Lori Ann Mahl, Monica M. Wemitt
Director
Lee Roy Reams
Choreographer
Lee Roy Reams
Producer
Manny Kladitis, Magic Promotions & Theatricals, PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. and Jon B. Platt
Musical Director
Jack Everly
Orchestrations
Philip J. Lang
Scenic Design
Oliver Smith
Costume Design
Jonathan Bixby
Lighting Design
Ken Billington

1969 Film Version

Movie Name
Hello Dolly
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Gene Kelly
Screenplay
Ernest Lehman
Starring
Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, E.J. Peaker, Joyce Ames, Tommy Tune, Judy Knaiz, David Hurst





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1967 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1994 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


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1964 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Composer and Lyricist
Best Actress in a Musical - Carol Channing
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction (Musical)
Best Conductor and Musical Director
Best Producer (Musical)
Best Author (Musical)
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Charles Nelson Reilly

1968 Theatre World Award Nominations

Jack Crowder

1970 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Performance - Ethel Merman

1978 Tony World Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - Eddie Bracken

1978 Theatre World Award Nominations

Florence Lacey

1996 Tony World Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical

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