Bette Midler Adds One Final Hello, Dolly! Performance to Benefit the Actors Fund; Tickets Now on Sale | Playbill

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Broadway News Bette Midler Adds One Final Hello, Dolly! Performance to Benefit the Actors Fund; Tickets Now on Sale The Tony winner takes her final bow at the Shubert Theatre January 14, 2018.
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The Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! has added one final performance to Bette Midler’s Tony-winning star turn, with proceeds going to the Actors Fund. The benefit performance will take place January 14, 2018, at 8 PM.

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The Tony-winning production previously announced the Sunday date as Midler’s final bow, though tickets had only been on sale for a 2 PM matinee that day.

Tickets for the evening benefit performance are now available to the public by calling the Actors Fund office at (917)281-5993. Prices range from $250 to $10,000. Tickets at $5,000 and higher will include access to a pre-show reception, and tickets in the $7,500–$10,000 range will include a post-show, onstage photo op.

The evening will also mark the final performances of Tony winner David Hyde Pierce as Horace Vandergelder and Taylor Trensch as Barnaby Tucker.

“When [producer] Scott Rudin suggested making Bette Midler’s final performance in Hello, Dolly! a benefit for The Actors Fund, my jaw hit the floor,” said Actors Fund CEO Joe Benincasa in a statement. For such a historic moment on Broadway to directly support our vital programs is a humbling thought. This night will be one for the ages.”


Following a dark week, three-time Tony recipient Bernadette Peters will take center stage as Dolly Gallagher Levi beginning January 20, with Victor Garber joining her as Horace. Olivier nominee Charlie Stemp will also start performances that date as Barnaby.

The cast of Hello, Dolly!, under the direction of Jerry Zaks, also includes Gavin Creel, who won a Tony for his performance as Cornelius Hackl, Kate Baldwin as Irene Molloy, Beanie Feldstein as Minnie Fay, Will Burton as Ambrose Kemper, Melanie Moore as Ermengarde, and Tony nominee Jennifer Simard as Ernestina.

Founded in 1882, the Actors Fund serves film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio, and dance performers through counseling and social services, financial aid, employment training, healthcare, affordable housing, and more.

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