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by Kevin Shaw - Sep 10, 2021
Everything these days seems to be ephemeral. With the attention span of a gnat, Americans lose interest faster than it took to write this sentence. Squirrel! Platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Tinder (swiping for love based on appearances alone) is ever-shortening society's ability to focus and appreciate longevity. With an insatiable appetite for newer and better, the world has embraced change for change's sake. Longevity is, ironically, a thing of the past. That's why it's beyond remarkable that Theatre Memphis is now celebrating its 100th Anniversary Season with the opening of HELLO, DOLLY! (Now through September 19th). 100 years of the Memphis community coming together to put on a show-that's quite a feat! Like a fine wine, Theatre Memphis seems to be just getting better and better with age. Not only have the production values increased immensely over the past few years, but the overall space itself has been infused with millions of dollars in gorgeous renovations. Everything seems to be peaking for TM at just the right time.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 6, 2020
Bill Toone's trying to save the planet, and he's doing it with love and joy, which is what Christine Andreas brings to her own work as an artist -- so why shouldn't they work together toward common goals?
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 27, 2020
Lifetime announces a new way for fans to engage with their favorite stars from the premiere entertainment destination for women.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2021
Callous Scrooge, shackled Marley, and the haunting spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future spring vividly to life in People's Light Producing Director Zak Berkman's world premiere adaptation of Dickens' yuletide ghost story.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2021
In the sequel to Nunsense and Nuncrackers, Dan Goggin's endearing, eccentric nuns sing zesty tunes with a country-and-western twang.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2020
This week's theater stories features the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre! Learn about the theatre's namesake, Bernard B. Jacobs, how this revival of Company is different from the others that have come before it, how Once broke the theatre's box office record and more!
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 12, 2021
Whether it's a memory of seeing a middle school performance in an orchestra classroom like yours truly, watching the movie for a class, or starring as Tevye in your high school’s production, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who has no connection to the musical. And for cast members in the current National Tour like Jack O’Brien, that means being received by audiences like an old friend.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2020
The musical features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. It is based on the play 'The Matchmaker' by Thornton Wilder. This production is directed by Joseph C. Walsh.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2021
Everyman Theatre is gearing up for one of the most produced plays from the American canon, and the third offering in its LIVE 31st season, Thornton Wilder's romp through the ages, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. The production at Everyman Theatre is directed by Associate Artistic Director Noah Himmelstein and runs from December 7, 2021 through January 2, 2022.
by Robert Diamond - May 9, 2022
This past weekend, the CM Performing Arts Center opened HELLO, DOLLY! which closes out their 48th Season!
by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2022
Today’s subject Michael John LaChuisa is currently living his theatre life as the composer for the upcoming production of Our Town at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The production runs May 12th through June 11th in STC’s Sidney Harman Hall and features (wait for it) a FULL cast of DC performers.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for its production of the empowering story of love and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. Due to demand, Steel Magnolias has been extended and now runs June 10 – August 7, 2022, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022
The Pioneer Theatre Company has released a new trailer for their production of Hello, Dolly! The show runs now through May 28th at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located at 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City.
by - May 18, 2022
Today's top stories include the 2022 Outer Critics Circle awards, which were presented to The Lehman Trilogy and Kimberly Akimbo, among many others. Check out the full winners list below! The Chita Rivera Award nominations have also been announced, which include Sutton Foster, Hugh Jackman, and more!
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pioneer Theatre Company 's Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. Hello, Dolly!, based on the Thornton Wilder play The Matchmaker, went on to earn over ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for authors Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run through May 28, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2022
PTC's Hello, Dolly!, led by Broadway actress and Emmy-nominated television host Paige Davis in the titular role of Dolly Levi, opened last night, May 13! Directed and choreographed by PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg, this turn-of- the-century romance bursting with some of the best-known showtunes of all time will run through May 28, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022
On March 11th 2020 Mint Theater Company completed casting for their next production, the long delayed American premiere of Chains by Elizabeth Baker, scheduled to open that May.  
by Nicholas Pontolillo - May 12, 2022
Closing out its 48th season, CMPAC does manage to put on a dazzling production of Hello Dolly, albeit a few hiccups, which I will attribute to opening night jitters.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
The CM Performing Arts Center has announced their Cast and Crew for their upcoming production of HELLO, DOLLY!, which closes out their 48th Main Stage Season in the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2021
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present a filmed reading of Alice Childress's brilliant comedy/drama Trouble in Mind now through Sunday, April 4, 2021. Directed by Awoye Timpo, Trouble in Mind is part of the A.C.T. Out Loud series, which features a series of enduring play readings by some of the greatest minds of generations past.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2022
She's sassy, smart, and spunky, and soon she'll be back at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Suzanne Stark stars as the iconic Dolly Levi in the matchmaking musical Hello, Dolly! starting March 31. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022
Village Theatre is thrilled to announce its 2022–2023 Mainstage Season, a full return to five blockbuster theatre shows, live on stage in Issaquah and Everett, Washington.
by Hannah Wing - Mar 13, 2022
One cannot think about Fiddler on the Roof without the thought of tradition.
by Bobby Patrick - Mar 11, 2022
Should you see LEE ROY REAMS: GOODBYE, KENTUCKY! HELLO, BROADWAY! You bet your sweet rainbow bottoms you should and the good news is - no matter where you are, YOU CAN. Get Tickets to tonight’s Live Stream
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2020
Students who are members of the International Thespian Society (ITS) received awards to attend this year's Virtual International Thespian Festival (ITF) thanks to the newly created Broadway Licensing's Send a Leader Diversity Grant. These scholarships are awarded to student Thespians who are traditionally underrepresented in student leadership and who have experience in diversity-based leadership, service, and social justice activities.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
The Belmont Theatre is proud to bring  the beloved musical HELLO DOLLY! to the main stage, with a LIVE orchestra, to run June 10-12 and 16-19. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021
The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts recently completed a national search to fill the position of the lead acting professor. The department has announced that Caroline Stephanie Clay will be joining the faculty this fall as lead acting professor of the MFA acting program.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022
Stolen Shakespeare Guild, Fort Worth's classical theater company, presents Hello, Dolly! with book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020
Original Theatre Company's recent critically acclaimed, innovative online production of Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's best-selling novel Birdsong has spurred the company on to produce another online production while theatres remain closed to live performances.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2020
Today, American Conservatory Theater unveiled the diverse lineup that will make up San Francisco's premier nonprofit theater organization's new season.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2022
Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded festival of new plays written by Columbia MFA Playwriting Students. The esteemed faculty who have nurtured these students, including Tony©, Pulitzer, and Obie Award winners such as David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Charles Mee, and Rogelio Martinez invite you to experience these innovative new playwrights.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
The historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton is preparing for its 2022-2023 season. This 29th season for The Royal Players is filled with an eclectic group of musicals ranging from a retelling of an iconic literary tale, a musical theater classic, and a Disney favorite, just to name a few.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2021
NJ-native Peter Cusick leads Capital Productions' mounting of the classic musical set to run August 6-15 at The Henderson Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021
The Braid (formerly Jewish Women’s Theatre), the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Chamber Players (LAJSCP), and Temple Isaiah will honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day with the world premiere of Stories From the Violins of Hope.
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Feb 24, 2021
On Tuesday, March 9, Dress Circle Publishing will release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? Let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about The Jacobs Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2021
The three upcoming readings are: Alice Childress’s Trouble in Mind, directed by Awoye Timpo; George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, directed by 2020 SAG Award nominee, Obie Award winner, and Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo; and Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, directed by Dawn Monique Williams.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022
It has been a long time coming, but this spring The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will welcome the musical Hello, Dolly! to its stage. 
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 1, 2022
In the almost 60 years since its Broadway premiere in 1963, Jerry Herman’s classic musical HELLO, DOLLY! has been performed countless times, in countless theatres by countless companies all with a common goal – share the exuberant tale of the indefatigable matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi and her quest to sow love in the hearts of the people of turn-of-the-century New York. And through its current production of this stalwart classic, The Henegar Center hits all the right notes, gets all the expected laughs, and delivers a fresh, fun and lively night of classic musical theatre for Melbourne audiences.
by Paul Batterson - Dec 16, 2021
FIDDLER, which runs Dec. 14-19 at the Palace Theatre (34 West Broad Street in downtown Columbus), has everything a good musical should have: a solid plot that sticks with the viewer for months and months, excellent acting and singing, and catchy songs that leave indelible mark in the brain. Its ending, however, is also soul wrenching.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
HELLO, DOLLY!, the musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's hit play 'The Matchmaker,' bursts with humor, romance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. Experience this charming Broadway hit directed and choreographed by 2-time Tony Award nominee Denis Jones. Musical direction is by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
The Thornton Wilder Library – a reprint of 10 novels and plays covering the full range of the late, celebrated author's inimitable body-of-work – will be completed this summer with the new publication by HarperCollins of Wilder's first and third novels, THE CABALA and THE WOMAN OF ANDROS in one volume.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2020
The Garden Theatre will present Hello, Dolly! August 27 - September 27.
by Erica Handel - Aug 10, 2021
Capital Productions is bringing back live performances with the musical Hello, Dolly! This classic piece has music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. It is based on Thornton Wilder's play The Merchant of Yonkers from 1930, which he renamed The Matchmaker in 1955.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 Broadway Series titles. Flying in to start the season is Mary Poppins followed by the theatre's August production of The Who's Tommy. In October, Man of LaMancha returns to the Algonquin Stage.
by Armando Urdiales - Apr 27, 2022
The Broadway classic is currently in residence at the Hobby Center and is a wonderful expression of both the beauties of our past and a great reminder that history repeats itself.
by Michael Major - Apr 26, 2022
Fresh off the opening night of Funny Girl, Beanie Feldstein appeared on the most recent episode of Stephen Colbert's 'Dream Role Goals,' revealing which musical theatre roles she wants to tackle next. She also proposed a film adaption of Booksmart, revealed what her favorite musicals are, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2022
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony Award-winning stage and screen actor Robert Morse has died at age 90. Morse may be best known to Broadway fans as the original  J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a role for which he won a Tony Award. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Pioneer Theatre Company will present the record-setting Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run from May 13 through May 28, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC) is bringing Jerry Herman’s energetic Hello, Dolly! to Salt Lake audiences, a musical filled with charisma and heart. This production will star Broadway actress, and Emmy-nominated television host, PAIGE DAVIS as Dolly Gallagher Levi!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022
The Alley Theatre announces the line-up for the 2022 Alley All New Festival, June 16 - June 26, 2022. The Festival will feature five new plays including readings, workshop performances, and an early draft preview. Festival playwrights include Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Austin-based Kirk Lynn completing a Thornton Wilder work, Kemp Powers, Don X. Nguyen, and Alley commissioned artist and Houstonian ShaWanna Renee Rivon. 

The Matchmaker Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Matchmaker have their been?
The Matchmaker has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1955.

What Tony Awards has The Matchmaker been nominated for?
Best Direction for Tyrone Guthrie.

What productions of The Matchmaker have their been?
The Matchmaker has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1955.

What productions of The Matchmaker have there been?
The Matchmaker has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1955.