Members of the original Broadway cast of Hello, Dolly! commenced a yearlong celebration this weekend at the New York Sheet Music Society to commemorate the musical's 50th Broadway Anniversary. The event was followed by a brunch at Sardi's Jan. 19.
Original and Revival Cast Members Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Hello, Dolly!
Based on Thornton Wilder's 1955 play The Matchmaker,Hello, Dolly! features a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Herman. Song titles include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Before the Parade Passes By" and "It Only Takes a Moment." It opened on Broadway Jan. 16, 1964.
The original production received 10 Tony Awards, including Best Actress, Choreography, Direction and Best Musical. Hello, Dolly! has received three Broadway revivals and was adapted into a 1969 film that won three Academy Awards.