Minneapolis Says Hello, Dolly!
Fans of the Tony Award winning, smash hit Hello, Dolly! may have been saddened to hear of the passing of its original star Carol Channing earlier this year, but rest assured her replacement was chosen with care. Betty Buckley has been brought on to the tour, and, to say the least, has been nailing it.
Michael Cooper writes in his LA Weekly review “Hello, Dolly! and Betty Buckley Are a Perfect Match:”
“The star of the current tour, Betty Buckley, at 71, is definitely in line with the original vision of the character being older, bringing back a more authentic feel to the show than the film was able to capture. Buckley may not be as big a household name as Streisand, Midler or Channing, but her résumé is just as impressive in the Broadway world; she won a Tony Award as Grizabella in Cats (she’s the one who sings “Memory”). As Dolly, she hits the perfect balance of comedy, camp, sincerity and powerhouse vocals that the role requires.”
The show is also delighting the likes of NPR, Vogue, and The Washington Post. If you’re ready to witness the Betty Buckly Hello, Dolly in Minneapolis, you have 15 chances to see it at the Orpheum April 16 – 28. Tickets are $39 – $115. For Sunday shows or other performances after 4 pm, you’ll find $6 parking at the Park and Shop ramps nearby.