Tony Award®-winning Broadway Legend Betty Buckley will star in the first National Tour of Hello, Dolly!
In the grand tradition of stage superstars who have played the iconic role of Dolly Gallagher Levi around the world, the Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will star in the first national tour of Hello, Dolly!, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, beginning October 2, 2018 in the Connor Palace at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square.
Hello, Dolly! will play the SHN Golden Gate Theatre from February 19 through March 17, 2019.
In a statement, Ms. Buckley enthused, “I am so thrilled and happy to be playing Mrs. Dolly Levi in the first national tour of Scott Rudin’s rapturous production of Hello, Dolly!. The great Jerry Zaks has brought such wit and wonderful comedy to this classic Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman show. When I saw the new Broadway production starring the divine Bette Midler, I literally wept with happiness. It was one of the most joyful productions I have ever witnessed in the musical theater! I am delighted and honored to be added to the list of the wonderful actress/singers who have played the role. I can’t wait to hit the road and bring this happy show to all of America!”
Ms. Buckley, dubbed “The Voice of Broadway,” and whose 18th album Hope, recorded live at Joe’s Pub, will be released this spring, joins the astonishing list of show business luminaries who have inhabited the role, including Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, Betty Grable, Martha Raye, Ginger Rogers, Ethel Merman, in her last appearance on Broadway, Mary Martin, who led the West End company, and most recently in this celebrated new production, Bette Midler, Donna Murphy, and Bernadette Peters.
Hello, Dolly! is part of the upcoming 2018-2019 SHN Season. Memberships are available for renewing members now, and—starting on Tuesday, March 13—new members at shnsf.com or by calling SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799 (Press 2). Season prices range from $315 to $890. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale at a later date.