The Reviews for HELLO, DOLLY! are In…

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Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” at the Shubert Theater. Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

The reviews for Hello, Dolly! are in, and Broadway loves Bette! In the middle of a brassy, bouncy, in-your-face-like-it’s-the-golden-age-of-musicals musical, there stands the incomparable Bette Midler performing her take on the famed matchmaker Dolly Levi. Calculated comedy is the name of the game here, and Bette plays it better than anyone. She’s smart, sharp, and full of personality. But who’s really surprised…she’s Bette Midler after all. A little surprising may be David Hyde Pierce’s Horace Vandergelder, a “delightful curmudgeon” in this production – and all the more endearing for the saving of his almost-always-cut song “Penny in My Pocket” at the start of Act 2. The show may be BIG (to some TOO BIG) but this revival is a triumph. Do yourself a favor – book a night on Broadway with Bette.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF HELLO, DOLLY!

The pinnacle of fine dining in New York these days can’t be found in a Michelin-starred restaurant, though it will probably cost you just as much. No, you’ll have to get yourself and your wide-open wallet to the Shubert Theater, where the savory spectacle of Bette Midler eating turns out to be the culinary event of the year…
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VARIETY REVIEW OF HELLO, DOLLY!

The audience claps at the overture and whistles at the set; and when Bette Midler makes her entrance, everyone falls into a dead swoon. “Hello, Dolly!” is back on Broadway, and it looks so fresh, you want to pinch its cheek…
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW OF HELLO, DOLLY!

How to describe a force of nature? A blockbuster success even before the curtain went up on opening night, the new revival of Hello, Dolly! marks legendary performer Bette Midler’s highly anticipated return to Broadway, and thanks to a top-notch cast and an award-laden production team, it more than justifies the hype…
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LA TIMES REVIEW OF HELLO, DOLLY!

Rarely has an exclamation point in a title been earned as thoroughly as the one in the new Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Bette Midler…
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WALL STREET JOURNAL REVIEW OF HELLO, DOLLY!

Bette Midler is playing in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway. As far as most people are concerned, this review could end right here. The box office at the Shubert Theatre has been printing $100 bills by the truckload ever since previews for the show started in March, and no matter what I or anybody else has to say, it will continue to…
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