Sunday, April 9, 2017


Broadway opening: January 16th, 1964 - Run: 2844 performances

Directed by Gower Champion - Book by Michael Stewart - Based on the Play by Thornton Wilder - Choreography by Gower Champion - Orchestrations by Philip J. Lang

Starring: Carol Channing (Dolly Levi), David Burns (Horace Vandergelder), Charles Nelson Reilly, Eileen Brennan, Jerry Dodge, Sondra Lee, Igors Gavon, Gordon Connell, Mary Jo Catlett, David Hartman, Amelia Haas

The plot: Dolly Levi is a widow who earns her life as a matchmaker. Her latest client is Horace Vandergelder, a millionaire with whom she pretends to marry. While she tries to conquer his heart, she can’t resist in helping his niece and his two employees with their love life.

Musical Numbers: Prologue - I Put My Hand In - It Takes a Woman - Put on Your Sunday Clothes - Ribbons Down My Back - Motherhood - Dancing - Before the Parades Passes By - Elegance - Hello, Dolly! - It Only Takes a Moment - So Long Dearie – Finale
Songs written specially for Ethel Merman: World Take Me back - Love Look in My Window Cut Songs: Penny in my Pocket - Call and Be My Butterfly - 

Awards: Tony for Best Musical, Best Actress (Carol Channing), Best Composer and Lyricist, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Choreography, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Conductor and Musical Director, Best Producer, Best Author/Book - Awards Nominations: Tony for Best Featured Actor (Charles Nelson Reilly)

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