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This show closed on March 1, 2020

About Hello, Dolly!

Widow Dolly Gallagher Levi, strongminded matchmaker, arrives in New York to “help” Horace Vandergelder, a curmudgeonly, half-a-millionaire, widowed shop owner, find a new wife – while secretly plotting to marry him herself. Meanwhile, two of Vandergelder’s comedically-ridiculous employees leave the shop abandoned and strike out, determined to find adventure. Sweeping dance numbers, hilarious missteps, endearing chaos and, of course, love ensue.

With well-known anthems like “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” and the titular song “Hello, Dolly!”, force-of-nature Dolly Levi has been embodied by some of Broadway’s biggest leading ladies, including Carol Channing, Mary Martin, Barbra Streisand, and Bette Midler.

Based on 1938’s "The Merchant of Yonkers," "Hello, Dolly!" premiered in 1964, with Book by Michael Stewart and Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman.

Run Time

2hr 30min (Inc. Intermission)

Start Date

End Date

Age

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Hello, Dolly! exudes both the burnished glow of a musical from another era and the gleam of a newly minted coin.
Vogue
The best show of the year. Hello, Dolly! must not be missed.
NPR
The orchestra section behaved all night like the theatre had pulled out the seats and installed spring-loaded standing mechanisms.
Chicago Tribune

Academy of Music

240 S Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

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