Patti is definitely confused as this particular production came about because of Bette. I hope what will happen is this... Bette will continue to have a great time doing it and will extend. but with a possible break during the winter months . Then the show will close when she does leave and a tour will be mounted with someone else. Even though I wish she would tour with it and take her Dolly to the world.
JSquared2 said: "Ms LaBelle is confused. There had been at least 2 different Broadway producers attached to the rights for a revival of HELLO DOLLY over the past 5 years--- but neither one came through (obviously). One of them may have approached her about it at some point ---but I can assure you that Scott Rudin has no interest in her as a replacement Dolly. He's thinking a lot bigger.
Bettyboy72 said: "Steve C. said: "Not really quibbling...but we know HD and Bette are THE success we hoped it would be but they are being so stingy with the "outside the theater" PR, sales and etc., (really, they could throw us a chicken bone, Bette does).
No video, a short CD, no photos, the CD booklet is lovely but could have used a few pictures. Yes, it's a HIT ! I guess they want to keep up the hype at every level to buy a ticket. We're going
NJ_BroadwayGirl said: "AngInFL79 said: "There is a meaning behind it, you'd have to see the show to understand. A La Mode!! I think it was a great idea!!"
I've seen the show and I get that reference ... but ice cream is mentioned one time in the show and is kind of incidental. It's definitely not a theme and could practically be a blink and you miss it moment.
If they are giving away ice cream for the sake of being
Auggie27 said: "Her performance will likely develop a following, since it's available and many will see it first who have to wait for Midler. I'm curious how it's selling. When I bought my Bette seats six weeks ago (for August), the Murphy performances were wide open at the box office. Virtually none were sold. I suspect they'll sell fine, just closer to the performance dates.
I will be interested to hear if Bette does attend that shindig this Thursday. It might be a sign of if she plans on continuing with Dolly in any way. I still say she needs to take this Dolly to the world. If not at least London and key US cities. She did bring "I will eat you last" to Los Angeles and has said that she loves playing LA.. and she is a touring goddess... she loves touring.