BWW TV: Bette Midler Responds with Elegance to Her Onstage Birthday Surprise
It's a divine day indeed when the chance arises to throw an extra celebration for Bette Midler! The company of Hello, Dolly! surprised their leading lady with a grand birthday cake onstage. Watch her gracious thank you below!
This production, the first new production of Hello, Dolly! to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
Hello, Dolly! is the most coveted ticket of the year, with audiences rushing to see the "historic event" (Rolling Stone) that has left "tears on the cheeks of critics" (The Washington Post). In addition to Tonys for Best Musical Revival and Ms. Midler's for Best Actress in a Musical, the production received Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel) and Best Costume Design of a Musical (Santo Loquasto) and has set an unparalleled string of box office records, holding the record for the largest pre-performance advance sale in Broadway history, and breaking the Shubert Theatre box office record and The Shubert Organization record over and over and over and over again.
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