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Bio:
B'way: Hello, Dolly!, Cats, On The Town, Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie, The Grinch (2006-2007), The Boy From Oz. TV: "So You Think You Can Dance," "Smash" Nat'l Tour: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, SYTYCD Tour 2011. Thanks to my family, Bloc, Pace University and this great OTT team! ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
B'way: Hello, Dolly!, Cats, On The Town, Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie, The Grinch (2006-2007), The Boy From Oz. TV: "So You Think You Can Dance," "Smash" Nat'l Tour: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, SYTYCD Tour 2011. Thanks to my family, Bloc, Pace University and this great OTT team! ... (read complete bio)
Review Roundup: HELLO, DOLLY! on Tour, What Did Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: HELLO, DOLLY! on Tour, What Did Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - May 15, 2019

'It only takes a moment' for America to fall in love with 'Hello, Dolly!' as the national tour is entertaining audiences across the U.S. with this classic tale. Check out what the critics are saying in the reviews from various tour stops below!

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at Hennepin Theatre Trust Photo BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at Hennepin Theatre Trust
by Brett Burger - Apr 19, 2019

When I saw Hello, Dolly! In New York with Bette Midler last year, I was in awe. I knew that it was special, and it was an experience I'd never forget. I truly considered myself one of the luckiest theatre goers after seeing Midler in this iconic role and now I consider myself even luckier with the night I had at the Orpheum in Minneapolis. Not only have I seen one legend as the infamous Dolly Levi, but now I've seen two. Betty Buckley, best known for her Tony-Award winning performance as Grizabella in Cats, is saying hello audiences across the country in this national tour of Hello, Dolly!.

Mike Faist se une al WEST SIDE STORY de Spielberg Photo Mike Faist se une al WEST SIDE STORY de Spielberg
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Apr 17, 2019

Se sigue ampliando el numero de estrellas de Hollywood y Broadway que formaran el reparto de la nueva version cinematografica de WEST SIDE STORY que prepara el legendario director Stephen Spielberg.

WEST SIDE STORY Casts Mike Faist as Riff; 40 Sharks and Jets Members Also Cast Photo WEST SIDE STORY Casts Mike Faist as Riff; 40 Sharks and Jets Members Also Cast
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 16, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen's Mike Faist has been cast as Riff of the Jets  in Fox's Steven Spielberg West Side Story film, according to Deadline. Puerto Rican singer and dancer Ana Isabelle will play Rosalia, a shark who works with Maria and Dance Moms' Maddie Ziegler has been cast as part of the Jets. They have also cast  over 40 performers set as Sharks and Jets!

Betty Buckley Addresses Cell Phone Ringing During Monologue in HELLO, DOLLY! Photo Betty Buckley Addresses Cell Phone Ringing During Monologue in HELLO, DOLLY!
by Alan Henry - Mar 14, 2019

The SF Chronicle reports that at Saturday night's performance of HELLO, DOLLY! in San Francisco, Betty Buckley called out an audience member who's phone went off during one of her extended monologues.

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of HELLO, DOLLY! in San Francisco? Photo Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of HELLO, DOLLY! in San Francisco?
by Review Roundups - Feb 22, 2019

Here she comes, world! The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, launched earlier this year from the Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York. The show just opened in San Francisco!

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY is Looking Swell! Photo BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY is Looking Swell!
by Linda Hodges - Feb 22, 2019

As the house lights went down and the familiar strains of 'Before the Parade Passes By' wafted through San Francisco's Golden Gate theatre, a buzz of excitement and a ripple of clapping could be heard from the front of the house on up to the balcony seats. The sound of times gone by, captured by the tuneful Jerry Herman score, ushered the audience into the opulent gift of gilded age perfection, the revival of Michael Stewart's 1964 musical, Hello, Dolly.

VIDEO: HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Trailer Featuring Betty Buckley! Photo VIDEO: HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Trailer Featuring Betty Buckley!
by Alan Henry - Feb 15, 2019

Here she comes, world! The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, launched last year from the Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York. Get a first look at new footage of the production!

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/8 - RENT, HEL Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/8 - RENT, HELLO DOLLY, EVER AFTER, and More!
by BWW Special - Feb 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature RENT, HELLO DOLLY, EVER AFTER, and More!

BWW TV: Celebrating Opening Night of HELLO DOLLY! In Los Angeles Photo BWW TV: Celebrating Opening Night of HELLO DOLLY! In Los Angeles
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 5, 2019

Here she comes, world! The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, launched earlier this year from the Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York. The show just opened at LA's Hollywood Pantages Theatre. See all the red carpet action from opening night in LA below!

HELLO DOLLY's Garett Hawe Takes Over Instagram Tomorrow! Photo HELLO DOLLY's Garett Hawe Takes Over Instagram Tomorrow!
by Linnae Medeiros - Feb 1, 2019

Holy cabooses! Garett Hawe, who plays Ambrose Kemper on the national tour of Hello, Dolly!, is taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram Story tomorrow! Get a peek behind the scenes on a two-show day at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre. Be sure to tune in before the parade passes by!

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of HELLO, DOLLY! at the Pantages? Photo Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of HELLO, DOLLY! at the Pantages?
by Review Roundups - Feb 1, 2019

Here she comes, world! The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, launched earlier this year from the Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York. The show just opened at LA's Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

BWW TV: The Stars Come Out to Celebrate Opening Night of HELLO, DOLLY! in LA Photo BWW TV: The Stars Come Out to Celebrate Opening Night of HELLO, DOLLY! in LA
by TV - On the Road - Jan 31, 2019

Here she comes, world! The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, launched earlier this year from the Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York. The show just opened at LA's Hollywood Pantages Theatre and we're taking you to the red carpet below!

Photo Flash: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for HELLO, DOLLY! in Los Angeles! Photo Photo Flash: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for HELLO, DOLLY! in Los Angeles!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 31, 2019

Here she comes, world! The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, launched earlier this year from the Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York. The show just opened at LA's Pantages Theatre and we're taking you to the red carpet below!

BWW Review: Betty Buckley a Glorious Dolly Levi Photo BWW Review: Betty Buckley a Glorious Dolly Levi
by Don Grigware - Jan 31, 2019

Some shows I can see again and again, especially those composed by the forever upbeat Jerry Herman. Hello Dolly bowed on Broadway when I was a teenager in the 60s and it had a long run with original star Carol Channing, followed by turns with Ethel Merman, Ginger Rogers, Pearl Bailey, Martha Raye and Molly Picon, to name a few. Every major star wanted to do it because the role offers a female actress the chance to sing, dance and act the hell out of it. It's a big, splashy gut buster about a woman who has more moxy than the Pied Piper and enough wisdom and panache to win over an army or a whole kingdom, for that matter...and, for the audience, it's one of those extra-special feel-good musicals that just doesn't quit... 'It Only Takes a Moment' to fall in live with it.. You leave the theatre actually humming the tunes. The first National Tour of the latest Dolly!  at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre through February 17 is just about the best starring thje glorious Betty Buckley..

BWW Review: Timeless Classic HELLO, DOLLY! Returns in Lustrous Revival at OC's Segers Photo BWW Review: Timeless Classic HELLO, DOLLY! Returns in Lustrous Revival at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Jan 29, 2019

As most people know with live theater, there is an underlying risk in promoting that a specific star will be there at every single performance, as advertised in a specific project. Unfortunately, that's simply not realistic nor is it always going to be the case, due to a multitude of factors beyond anyone's control. To those worried about a future date in the national tour's run in which they will have to miss Ms. Buckley in the title role for any reason (which was recently the case during several days of a week-long engagement in Costa Mesa), I have two words for you: don't worry. As bummed as I was not being able to see Ms. Buckley's long-anticipated take on Dolly Levi (and I really really wanted to see Ms. Buckley), her admirable understudy Ms. Sheridan is a terrific, wonderfully game substitute. But as much as Ms. Buckley was, perhaps, a huge draw for many to come check out yet another production of this timeless classic, what audiences will end up experiencing as a whole when they stay is just as equally important a reason to see this brand new revival. Be sure to stick around and behold the wonders of this genuinely entertaining musical classic-from its unforgettable score and visual appeal, to its laugh-inducing silliness and cheeky fun.

BWW TV: Betty Buckley Talks Taking HELLO, DOLLY! Across the Nation Photo BWW TV: Betty Buckley Talks Taking HELLO, DOLLY! Across the Nation
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 18, 2019

The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley is bringing Jerry Herman's classic musical across the nation! See a chat with Ms. Buckley about her turn in Dolly's red gown and feathers below!

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at ASU Gammage Photo BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at ASU Gammage
by Emily Noxon - Jan 9, 2019

Dolly Levi is a fast-talking, relationship adviser. She has her hands in several relationships, including her own with Horace Vandergelder. Hijinks ensue as Dolly gets exactly what she wants.

VIDEO: Call On Betty Buckley In All New Footage of HELLO, DOLLY! on Tour! Photo VIDEO: Call On Betty Buckley In All New Footage of HELLO, DOLLY! on Tour!
by Alan Henry - Jan 2, 2019

Here she comes, world! The first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, launched earlier this year from the Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York. Get a first look at new footage of the production ahead of the Los Angeles run!

Photo Flashback: Inside the 2018 Legacy Robe Ceremonies! Photo Photo Flashback: Inside the 2018 Legacy Robe Ceremonies!
by Walter McBride - Dec 29, 2018

The gifts have been opened, the feasts have been eaten and the merriment has been had. As the holiday season comes to a close and we countdown the final days of the year, we're getting ready to ring in 2019 by looking back. Relive the magic of the Broadway Legacy Robe with  photos from the 2018 ceremonies below!

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