Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Time for a Hello, Dolly Revival?
The new animated movie Wall-E features two songs from Hello, Dolly . Composer/lyricist Jerry Herman predicts "this will heighten interest in a Broadway revival of 'Hello, Dolly'! I've been thinking about it, and there are several ladies — stars — I am already playing in my head to cast." Hello, Dolly was my first big Broadway show. I saw it at the Performing Arts Center at UT Austin sometime in 1995 or 1996 and Carol Channing was reprising the role as a farewell tour. It was nothing short of amazing and I loved every minute of it. Now, if there really is a revival, who would Jerry want to be cast as Dolly Levi? Maybe Bernadette Peters? Christine Ebersole? This would be very exciting, but if there's going to be any revival of a Herman classic, my hope would of course be for Mame.
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