Bette Midler has tweeted that tickets for her upcoming Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! will go on sale September 17 at 10 AM ET.
Move over Wikileaks! Betteleaks! “Hello, Dolly!” tickets go on sale Saturday 9/17 at 10am!! RUN!!https://t.co/Hh2JsNtDw3— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 14, 2016
The date has not been formally announced by the production. Midler did not say how fans can buy tickets, but shows at Shubert theatres usually sell tickets via Telecharge. A request for confirmation was not immediately answered by the production.
The revival of the the classic 1964 Jerry Herman musical begins previews March 15, 2017. Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Frasier) will co-star as Horance Vandergelder opposite Midler’s Dolly Gallagher Levi.
The production will play the Shubert Theatre, current home of the Tony-winning Mailda the Musical, which will play its final performance at the Broadway venue January 1, 2017.
The title role, one of the greatest leading lady roles in musical theatre, was written for Ethel Merman, but ultimately originated by Carol Channing, who won the Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for the role, and also starred in the most recent Broadway revival of the musical in 1995. During its original run the role was played by Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Phyllis Diller, Bibi Osterwald, Thelma Carpenter, Pearl Bailey and, at last, Merman.
Scott Rudin produces.
The show has a book by Michael Stewart, based on The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, and a score by Jerry Herman. It won a then-record ten Tony Awards in 1964, including Best Musical, and ran 2,844 performances making it briefly the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
(Updated September 15, 2016)