Review: Hello, Dolly! starring Donna Murphy
Hello, Dolly! is probably one of the most recognizable show titles. And the dynamite new revival truly deserved the award of Best Revival of a Musical. While a lot of people did think that Falsettos was robbed at the Tonys, after seeing Hello, Dolly! from up close I can say that it was spectacular.
I got to see Donna Murphy as Dolly Levi. And all I can say is that she was fantastic. She truly appears to be in her element as Dolly, singing and dancing as if she's been playing the role her entire career. She garnered cheers and applause from the audience every time she walked on stage and at the end of each number she was a part of.
Another standout in the show was the Tony Award winner Featured Actor in a Musical Gavin Creel. It is incredibly obvious as to why he received the Tony Award. His performance was fantastic, hilarious, and incredibly well done. Alongside seasoned Broadway actor David Hyde Pierce who plays Horace Vandergelder, who's performance is unforgettable, the cast is stellar.
Beanie Feldstein is making her Broadway debut with the show as Minnie. She gave a hilarious performance and played well opposite the rest of the cast.
For me however, my favorite part of the show was Kate Baldwin who plays Irene Malloy. She gave an incredible performance, especially in the number "Ribbons Down My Back" and her singing, dancing, and acting ability is incomparable in the role, and I cannot picture anyone else playing the role in this production.
Of course, it would be remiss to not mention the chorus. Every single one of them can sing and dance impeccably and in sync with everyone on the stage even through every little head turn.
The costuming and sets as well are phenomenal with excellent period outfits, and extravagant sets that are absolutely breathtaking from the horse carriage to the restaurant to Mrs. Molloy's hat shop.
If you can, go see this beautiful show and click here to buy tickets.