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Guild Theatre

(New York, NY)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014
Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, hosts its 8TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., today, Sept. 6 in the College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. a silent auction and raffles. At 7:30 p.m., the CPM cast presents a special preview performance of HELLO, DOLLY! - CPM's first musical production for its fall 2014 season. A buffet reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $25 and available through the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013
The Matchmaker is coming to Taproot Theatre this September, promising a story of love, adventure and humor with heart. Thornton Wilder's hit comedy about love, money and the love of money has matchmaking busybody Dolly Levi brokering true love for a wealthy businessman. Will anyone get what their heart desires? Unlikely circumstances and hilarious complications bring surprises at every corner in this play that inspired Hello, Dolly!. Producing Artistic Director, Scott Nolte directs The Matchmaker, which opens tonight, September 20 and runs through October 19, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014
'Hello, Andrea!' That's what audiences will be saying with much enthusiasm when Broadway's legendary star Andrea McArdle returns to The Media Theatre as the iconic Dolly Levi in "Hello Dolly" in spring 2015. McArdle, who wowed audiences and theatre critics alike with her memorable performance as "Mame" in 2013, will take on her second Jerry Herman musical in Media April 15-May 17.
by Roy Berko - Oct 7, 2018
It was apparent on reviewer's night of 'Hello Dolly,' which is starting its national tour in Cleveland, that many of the audience, which was awash in red clothing, had heard of the 'wear David Merrick red' to productions of this script. David Merrick red?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Thornton Wilder's great dramatic homage to small-town American life and the greater universal experience of life, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Our Town beginning October 17th and continuing through November 17th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at973-408-5600 or by visiting www.ShakespeareNJ.org. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Individual tickets range from $35 to $70; student rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to curtain for $15.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009
Five years after receiving a Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Play for their production of Pullman Car Hiawatha, two short plays by Thornton Wilder, Keen Company (Artistic Director Carl Forsman, Executive Director Wayne Kelton) kicks of their tenth anniversary season with the New York professional premiere of Such Things Only Happen in Books, an evening of short plays by Thornton Wilder directed by Carl Forsman and Jonathan Silverstein.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns with their annual Spring Festival of Shows running May 25 through June 3. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 fill the Little Theater with musical theatre favorites including Hello Dolly!, Damn Yankees, Charlotte's Web, and South Pacific.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012
Hilarity and hijinks ensue as the characters in Thornton Wilder's romantic comedy The Matchmaker. Head to New York for adventure and find love instead. The production, directed by Chris Abrahamand set in the opulence of the Victorian period, begins previews for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Festival Theatre on May 12.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 1, 2019
It only takes a moment to realize that composer/lyricist Jerry Herman, aided and abetted by book writer Michael Stewart (with an able assist from Thornton Wilder), knew exactly what he was doing when he created the classic Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!: put together a star vehicle for a quintessential theater diva, surround her with characters both irascible and lovable, then give them all a score that's delightfully hummable and danceable and a script that's appealingly daft, maybe even a little goofy.
by Pati Buehler - May 1, 2015
'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' because 'It Only Takes A Moment'- well, maybe about five minuets to fall in love with this one.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017
Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company present the hit musical "Hello, Dolly!" March 24 - April 9 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012
Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre (CST) in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho announces Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon in the revival of Hello, Dolly! as their 45th Anniversary Season opener. CST is delighted to bring back this smash-hit to Northwest audiences. Travolta and Bannon (real-life husband and wife team) portrayed the beloved matchmaker Dolly Levi and the grumpy Horace Vandergeller during CST's 2000 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2011
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Board of Governors announceed that Des McAnuff will continue as Artistic Director through the 2013 season. 'Mr. McAnuff is a very gifted director and leader who is much in demand, and we are delighted that he has agreed to continue as our Artistic Director for an additional two years,' says Dr. Lee Myers, Chair of the Board of Governors.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2011
One of Broadway's biggest musical hits ever - Hello, Dolly! - winner of 10 Tony Awards, is next onstage at Dickson's Renaissance Center as The Renaissance Players present the musical comedy by Jerry Herman, known to many as 'the king of showtunes,' running through June 26, starring Marilyn Fair, Linda Sue Simmon Runyeon, Bryan Wlas, and Nathan W. Brown.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012
Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre (CST) in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho announces Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon in the revival of Hello, Dolly! as their 45th Anniversary Season opener. CST is delighted to bring back this smash-hit to Northwest audiences. Travolta and Bannon (real-life husband and wife team) portrayed the beloved matchmaker Dolly Levi and the grumpy Horace Vandergeller during CST's 2000 season.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 10, 2011
The Renaissance Players proudly present HELLO, DOLLY!, June 10 - June 26, 2011 @ The Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN. This classic Broadway musical features 35 local actors, under the Direction of Bryan J. Wlas, Musical Direction by Nathan W. Brown. Visit rcenter.org for more information.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2011
One of Broadway's biggest musical hits ever - Hello, Dolly! - winner of 10 Tony Awards, is next onstage at Dickson's Renaissance Center as The Renaissance Players present the musical comedy by Jerry Herman, known to many as 'the king of showtunes,' running June 10-26.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012
The San Pedro Playhouse presents HELLO, DOLLY!, a regional production cast solely of local talent. The show plays the Russell Hill Rogers Theatre from tonight, July 20 through August 19. Tickets for HELLO, DOLLY! are available at www.sanpedroplayhouse.com or by calling the Box Office at (210) 733-7258.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013
Broadway Bound and Studio One's Summerlin Dance Academy are proud to present the theater production of Hello, Dolly! at the Summerlin Library Theater August 16 - 24, 2013 for eight memorable performances, including matinee and evening show times, sponsored by Rudy Foundation.
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016
One of Broadway's most beloved musicals looked like a disaster in out-of-town previews.
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2012
Today in 1964, Hello Dolly! opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 2844 performances. The show features lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical and nine other Tonys. The show album Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into a 1969 film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's concert version of HELLO, DOLLY is set to feature Sandy Patty and Gary Beach, with Jack Everly at the helm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2012
Last night, American theatergoers experienced for the first time the comfort of the revolutionary ProBax® seating technology, when Jujamcyn Theaters unveiled the August Wilson Theatre's brand new seats. Setting a new standard in comfort, the Broadway house -- currently home to the smash hit Jersey Boys -- is the first American theater to utilize this ergonomic seating. Using dual density foams to encourage an anatomically correct posture, the patented ProBax® cushions reduce back ache and muscle fatigue from sitting. In a theatrical setting, they allow the audience to focus more freely on the show, while reducing the need to shift and fidget. Also, by encouraging a more upright posture, they allow for more comfortable leg space. Widely used in the automotive industry, and in select theaters abroad, this cutting-edge technology had never been used in a North American entertainment venue until now.
by Michael Dale - Feb 23, 2018
Intended for Ethel Merman, created by Carol Channing, reinvented by Pearl Bailey and based on a character made famous by Ruth Gordon, the title character of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! is perhaps the most flexible starring role to ever grace the Broadway musical stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012
The San Pedro Playhouse presents HELLO, DOLLY!, a regional production cast solely of local talent. The show will play the Russell Hill Rogers Theatre from July 20 through August 19. Tickets for HELLO, DOLLY! are available at www.sanpedroplayhouse.com or by calling the Box Office at (210) 733-7258.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, along with Resident Company support from Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and The Philadelphia Orchestra, celebrates Women's History Month in March 2020 with an array of programming honoring a breadth of female artistry and expression. Additionally, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Philadelphia and Drexel University's Vision 2020's 'Women 100' National Women's Equality Initiative will host a series of events, including the Seat at the Table FREE and interactive exhibition, opening in March and running through September in the Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014
The Media Theatre has a 2014-15 Broadway Series season which mingles the old with the new--contemporary musicals which have a wide-ranging appeal and classics which demonstrate strong staying power.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2011
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's concert version of HELLO, DOLLY is set to feature Sandy Patty and Gary Beach, with Jack Everly at the helm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2010
The wonderful musical comedy, Hello, Dolly! opens Wednesday, August 18 at Berwick's Hackmatack Playhouse. Hello, Dolly! features music by Jerry Herman, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and re-titled The Matchmaker in 1955. Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. It is considered one of the most enduring musicals having three Broadway revivals and success all over the world.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2010
Hello, Dolly!, Hackmatack Playhouse's season finale, opened Wednesday with a packed house and a standing ovation. The applause continued after the show when the cast arrived at the opening night party at Uno Chicago Grill in Somersworth.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014
Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, hosts its 8TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. a silent auction and raffles. At 7:30 p.m., the CPM cast presents a special preview performance of HELLO, DOLLY! - CPM's first musical production for its fall 2014 season. A buffet reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $25 and available through the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011
Ojai Art Center Theater's production of the Jerry Herman-Michael Stewart musical, 'Hello Dolly' will be onstage through Aug. 14 at the Ojai Art Center Theater. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010
Hello, Dolly!, Hackmatack Playhouse's season finale, opened Wednesday with a packed house and a standing ovation. The applause continued after the show when the cast arrived at the opening night party at Uno Chicago Grill in Somersworth.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010
The wonderful musical comedy, Hello, Dolly! opens Wednesday, August 18 at Berwick's Hackmatack Playhouse. Hello, Dolly! features music by Jerry Herman, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and re-titled The Matchmaker in 1955. Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. It is considered one of the most enduring musicals having three Broadway revivals and success all over the world.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013
Broadway Bound and Studio One's Summerlin Dance Academy are proud to present the theater production of Hello, Dolly! at the Summerlin Library Theater today, August 16 - 24, 2013 for eight memorable performances, including matinee and evening show times, sponsored by Rudy Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013
The Matchmaker is coming to Taproot Theatre this September, promising a story of love, adventure and humor with heart. Thornton Wilder's hit comedy about love, money and the love of money has matchmaking busybody Dolly Levi brokering true love for a wealthy businessman. Will anyone get what their heart desires? Unlikely circumstances and hilarious complications bring surprises at every corner in this play that inspired Hello, Dolly!. Producing Artistic Director, Scott Nolte directs The Matchmaker, which opens September 20 and runs through October 19, with previews on September 18 and 19. There is a Pay What You Can performance on September 25.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2011
Ojai Art Center Theater's production of the Jerry Herman-Michael Stewart musical, 'Hello Dolly' will be onstage through Aug. 14 at the Ojai Art Center Theater. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays.
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2012
Hilarity and hijinks ensue as the characters in Thornton Wilder's romantic comedy The Matchmaker. Head to New York for adventure and find love instead. The production, directed by Chris Abrahamand and set in the opulence of the Victorian period, began performances for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Festival Theatre on May 12. In the video below, Geraint Wyn Davies talks about his character, Malachi Stack, in the festival's 60th season production of The Matchmaker!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2010
The wonderful musical comedy, Hello, Dolly! opens Wednesday, August 18 at Berwick's Hackmatack Playhouse. Hello, Dolly! features music by Jerry Herman, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and re-titled The Matchmaker in 1955. Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. It is considered one of the most enduring musicals having three Broadway revivals and success all over the world.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns with their annual Spring Festival of Shows running May 25 through June 3. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 fill the Little Theater with musical theatre favorites including Hello Dolly!, Damn Yankees, Charlotte's Web, and South Pacific.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012
Hello, Dolly! opens at Spotlighters Theater on April 13, and is described as 'an ebullient and irresistible musical about the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, and alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage.'
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 12, 2013
'Hello Dolly...it's so nice to have you back where you belong.' I have to admit, prior to seeing the ebullient production of 'Hello Dolly!' at Georgia Ensemble Theatre, I generally considered the musical, by Jerry Herman (music and lyrics) and Michael Stewart (book), to be a relic of a bygone era, based on a play of an era even more bygone (Thornton Wilder's 1938 comedy 'The Merchant of Yonkers,' reworked as 'The Matchmaker' in 1955). However, after seeing this joyful production, directed by Suzi Award winner Heidi Cline McKerley, I must concede that this heart-warmingly energetic show is in fact back where it belongs, on stage entertaining audiences young and old.