Bernadette Peters to Join Broadway's Hello, Dolly! Revival
She will replace Bette Midler in the musical.
Two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters will return to Broadway, replacing Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theatre. Peters will be joined by Victor Garber, who is taking over the role of Horace Vandergelder from David Hyde Pierce. The pair will begin performances on January 20 prior to an opening night on February 22.
Directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will bid farewell to Tony winner Midler on January 14.
Based on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! premiered on Broadway in 1964, starring Carol Channing in the title role. A 1995 revival starred Channing in a return appearance. In addition to Channing, the role has been played by Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, Betty Grable, Martha Raye, Ginger Rogers, Ethel Merman (in her last appearance on Broadway), and Mary Martin, who led the West End company.