HELLO, DONNA! - Murphy begins performances

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Tomorrow, 6/13, Donna Murphy begins performances in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! Anyone plan on attending tomorrow's performance or another one of hers in the coming months?

Updated On: 6/14/17 at 01:19 PM
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Posted: 6/12/17 at 1:21pm

I'll be there in July and very much looking forward to seeing her take on the role!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 1:24pm

I'm going on June 27! I can't wait!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 2:29pm

I've got a party of five going early July!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 3:35pm

bwayphreak234 said: "I'm going on June 27! I can't wait!"

I'll be there then as well! Donna Murphy in HELLO DOLLY!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 3:42pm

I'm going tomorrow night! So excited!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 3:46pm

Won't be there until June 30, but I am super excited!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 4:00pm

Eliza2 said: "I'm going tomorrow night! So excited!"

Please report back if you can! Donna Murphy in HELLO DOLLY!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 4:07pm

This whole revival is stupid, ha. I mean, Midler doesn't perform on the Tonys, and then doesn't perform on the first performance after her win? Just stupid.

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 4:09pm

RippedMan said: "This whole revival is stupid, ha. I mean, Midler doesn't perform on the Tonys, and then doesn't perform on the first performance after her win? Just stupid.

 

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Your post is stupid.

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 4:17pm

I could be wrong but wasn't it reported that the Producer of this show wanted to do a number directly from the stage of the Shubert and the Producers at Radio City said no? I don't think Ms. Midler had anything to do with it. What I don't get is that I recall other telecasts where they did cut away and go to a theatre to perform a number so why couldn't this show do that? Didn't they do that once where they cut a way to a cruise ship where a non-Equity company was performing a show?

As far as Ms. Murphy performing tomorrow, I would think that was just a scheduling thing not a purposeful mean intent not to have Ms. Midler perform right after she would or would not win the Tony.

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 4:19pm

EthelMae said: "I could be wrong but wasn't it reported that the Producer of this show wanted to do a number directly from the stage of the Shubert and the Producers at Radio City said no? I don't think Ms. Midler had anything to do with it. What I don't get is that I recall other telecasts where they did cut away and go to a theatre to perform a number so why couldn't this show do that? Didn't they do that once where they cut a way to a cruise ship where a non-Equity company was performing a show?

As far as Ms. Murphy performing tomorrow, I would think that was just a scheduling thing not a purposeful mean intent not to have Ms. Midler perform right after she would or would not win the Tony.


 

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You are correct EthelMae.  But people either don't know how to read or find it more fun to fester on fiction.  

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 4:19pm

I'll be there tomorrow night and am thrilled to see Murphy. 

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 4:19pm

And it's not probable that tomorrow's Tuesday performance "set a precedent" for Donna to perform EVERY Tuesday...

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 4:23pm

BroadwayConcierge said: "bwayphreak234 said: "I'm going on June 27! I can't wait!"

I'll be there then as well! Donna Murphy in HELLO DOLLY!


 

And I will also be there on June 27th.

 

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 7:53pm

RagtimeRay said: "BroadwayConcierge said: "bwayphreak234 said: "I'm going on June 27! I can't wait!

I'll be there then as well! 

And I will also be there on June 27th.

 

Me too! It'll be such great energy! I am so excited to see her back on the boards.
 

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 7:56pm

Woohoo! We ought to have a BWW party during intermission on the 27th! Donna Murphy in HELLO DOLLY!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 7:56pm

I'm totally game! Count me in!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 7:57pm

Laurapattifan said: "Won't be there until June 30, but I am super excited!"

 

Me too :)

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 9:17pm

I actually feel a little sorry for Murphy. I know she is a great actress and will do a wonderful job, but to go on the day after the lead actress wins a Tony awards and so many other acolades. She must feel a fair amount of pressure. I know she will hit it out of the park but maybe they should have put her on a couple of weeks after the Tonys. At the moment, Dolly is pretty much all about Bette and it would have been nice to have had some interviews with Murphy over the next couple of weeks to generate some excitement as her name is not that we'll know by those outside of the broadway community. I am sure she will be amazing though.

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 9:21pm

The sad thing to me is she is not selling well at all. Lots of empty seats for upcoming performances. I hope she is wonderful, critics acknowledge her and word of mouth spreads really quickly.

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 9:37pm

Stage Door Sally said: "The sad thing to me is she is not selling well at all. Lots of empty seats for upcoming performances. I hope she is wonderful, critics acknowledge her and word of mouth spreads really quickly.

 

True only selling about 30-40% tops in general but only around 105 seats are showing available for tomorrow night so not bad for her first performance...she deserves a sold-out on her 1st night!

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Posted: 6/12/17 at 10:24pm

do you think tomorrow's performance will be on TKTS tomorrow?

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Posted: 6/13/17 at 2:19am

I'll be there tomorrow.

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Posted: 6/13/17 at 6:56am

Wick3 said: "do you think tomorrow's performance will be on TKTS tomorrow?

 

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considering the amount of seats there's available, it should be(@ 50% off, too).

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