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  Hello, Dolly! at The Kennedy Center

Hello, Dolly!

The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW Washington

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly! at Washington DC's Kennedy Center -- the universally acclaimed smash hit that NPR calls "the best show of the year!" and the Chicago Tribune says is "one of the great all-American musical spectacles in all of its ebullient glory." Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks' "gorgeous" new production (Vogue) is "making people crazy happy!" (The Washington Post). See the show that broke box office records and received unanimous raves on Broadway. This Hello, Dolly! revival pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion -- hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it "a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you're lucky enough to score a ticket, you'll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!"

Thru - Jul 7, 2019

Price: $49 - $159

Stage: Opera House

Box Office: 202-467-4600

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  Hello, Dolly! Reviews
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BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...Throughout theatrical history many great ladies of the theatre have tackled the role of Thornton Wilder's famous matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in the musical Hello, Dolly! In 2017 a brand new revival of the show hit Broadway starring Bette Midler (with Donna Murphy alternating in) and later on in its run Bernadette Peters. That production is now touring the country with Tony Award winning actress Betty Buckley in the starring role and veteran actor Lewis J. Stadlen as the well-known half a millionaire Horace Vandergelder."
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Elliot Lanes

Talkin Broadway - Highly Recommended

"...The tour may be a bit smaller in scope than the revival that dazzled Broadway in 2017-2018, but the cast is still immense (more than 30 performers), Warren Carlyle's choreography is as on point as ever, and Jerry Zaks' direction still crackles. Santo Loquasto's period-setting scenic design-with its gold-trimmed red velvet curtain, chaser lights around an arched proscenium, and backdrops painted to resemble 19th-century postcards-fits the space well, and Loquasto's rainbow of costumes keep things lively."
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Susan Berlin

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Much like Horace Vandergelder admits of Dolly, this production was always going to do what it was going to do. A new staging of a musical theater classic filled with tenacity and determination, this production of Hello, Dolly! is indeed a credit to its history, all the Dollys who came before, and is one that only takes a moment to fall in love with."
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Em Skow

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...It may be considered old-fashioned with a neat, happy ending, but this production of "Hello, Dolly!" is a joyous celebration of the finest Broadway tradition and talent - and perfect for the entire family."
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Lynne Menefee

Theatre Bloom - Highly Recommended

"...When the whistles blow and the cymbals crash and the sparklers light the sky- it's time to call on The John F. Kennedy Center! Because this summer they're raising the roof; they're carrying on; and you'll want to have an old trombone and an old baton before the parade of Hello, Dolly! starring Betty Buckley passes by! Appearing live for one sizzling summer month on the Kennedy Center's Opera House Stage, the time-honored classic of Jerry Herman & Michael Stewart's Hello, Dolly! has its old spirit showing in resplendent jubilation. Directed by Jerry Zaks and Choreographed by Warren Carlyle (with the original production directed and choreographed by Gower Champion), this cherished musical theatre gem marches through the heart of the nation and the hearts of audiences everywhere with exuberant pomp and circumstance, reminding theatergoers throughout Washington DC of the golden era of stage musicals."
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Amanda N. Gunther

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...It's an expert performance, without a misstep or false note. I confess that, as his number "It Takes a Woman" was about to begin, I was thinking that I wish I had a fast-forward button to move through it - I felt as if I've heard it enough, and it's not a highlight of the score, in my eyes. Stadlen's rendition won me over; it is thoroughly delightful."
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Christopher Henley

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