Why Hello, Bette!
The talented Bette Midler will star as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the revival of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway next year.
Hello, Dolly! composer, Jerry Herman, released a statement saying the following about his decision to bring back a new staging of the musical in over 50 years: “Many times through the years I’ve been asked about bringing back Hello, Dolly! – and it has always been, ‘Who would be my dream Dolly?’ Who is out there that has the necessary stature, warmth, the incredible talent and ability, and especially the singular, outsized personality that I was looking for in a 21st Century Dolly? Only one person: Bette Midler.”
Incredibly talented, indeed! Midler will be phenomenal in her new role. Best of luck to her and the show! (And, please bring Hello, Dolly! to Chicago!)