Hello Dolly. il Musical

Hello Dolly è un Musical con testi e musica di Herman Jerry, tratto da un libro di Michael Stewart, basato suThornton Wilder‘s , revisionato e riadattato nel 1955 col titolo The Matchmaker

Hello Dolly! Fu prima prodotto a Broadway da David Merrick nel1964, vincendo il Tony Awards come migliore Musical e ne vinse altri nove. E’ diventato uno dei migliori e più visti Musical teatrali, ha avuto tre revival a Broadway e un successo internazionale. Inoltre ne è stato fatto un Film nel 1969 che ha ricevuto sette candidature all ‘Oscar.

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Una giovane ed attraente vedova, Dolly, non si rassegna alla perdita del marito. Intrigante e vivace, Dolly si trasforma in una vera e propria agenzia matrimoniale e, con la scusa di combinare incontri sentimentali, andrà alla ricerca di un nuovo marito. Ma soltanto dopo una serie di romantiche e divertenti disavventure, Dolly riuscirà a trovare l’anima gemella, sarà un fortunato e ricchissimo mercante.

Anche se la parte di Dolly Levi nel Musical era stata originariamnete scritta per Ethel Merman, lei la rifiutò, dando a Carol Channing l’occasione per il suo ruolo più memorabile. Il Regista Gower Champion non era stata la prima scelta dei produttori, Hal Prince ed altri registi furono presi in considerazione per dirigere il Musical . All’inizio il titolo del Musical fu”Dolly, A Damned Exasperating Woman”, fino a che Merrick non sentì la registrazione della Canzone di Louis Armstrong e cambiò il nome dello Spettacolo.

Il Musical debuttò il 16 Gennaio 1964 al St. James Theatre con il seguente Cast: Carol Channing (Dolly), David Burns (Horace), Charles Nelson Reilly (Cornelius), Jerry Dodge (Barnaby), Eileen Brennan (Irene), and Sondra Lee (Minnie Fay). Hello Dolly restò sulla scena per 2844 repliche, raggiungendo un record che gli fu tolto solo dal Musical” Fiddler on the Roof”, Il Violinista sul tetto. La parte di Dolly fu in seguito interpretata da Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Bibi Osterwald, Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, ed Ethel Merman (che originariamente aveva rifiutato la parte)

nel 1969 ne è stato tratto un film diretto da Gene Kelly e interpretato da Barbra Streisand e Walter Matthau, che ha ricevuto sette candidature all’Oscar e ne ha vinti tre (musica migliore compresa.


Hello Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder‘s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955.

Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical and nine other Tonys. It has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into a 1969 film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

A matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire,” Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder’s clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had been courting, and her shop assistant (Dolly has designs of her own on Mr. Vandergelder, you see). Written by Randy Goldberg {goldberg@nymc.edu}

Although the part of Dolly Levi in the musical was originally written for Ethel Merman, she turned it down, giving Carol Channing the opportunity to create her most memorable role.[2] Director Gower Champion was not the producers’ first choice, either; Hal Prince and other directors turned down the job of directing the musical.[citation needed] Hello, Dolly! had rocky out-of-town tryouts in Detroit and Washington, D.C.[3] After receiving the reviews, four songs were dropped and “Before the Parade Passes By” was added. Further work was done on the script and score.[citation needed] Hello, Dolly! was originally entitled Dolly, A Damned Exasperating Woman,[4] until Merrick heard Louis Armstrong‘s recording of the song and changed the name of the show.

Hello, Dolly! opened at the St. James Theatre on January 16, 1964 with a cast that featured Carol Channing (Dolly), David Burns (Horace), Charles Nelson Reilly (Cornelius), Jerry Dodge (Barnaby), Eileen Brennan (Irene), and Sondra Lee (Minnie Fay). The show ran for 2,844 performances and briefly held the record for the longest-running Broadway production before it was overtaken by Fiddler on the Roof. During the Broadway run, Ms. Channing was succeeded by Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Bibi Osterwald, Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, and Ethel Merman (who had originally turned down the role.) The 1969 film version featured Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau.

Broadway awards and nominations

  • 1964 Tony Award Best Musical (winner)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Composer and Lyricist (Jerry Herman, winner)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical (Carol Channing, winner)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Charles Nelson Reilly, nominee)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Scenic Design (winner)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Costume Design (Freddy Wittop, winner)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Choreography (winner)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Direction of a Musical (winner)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Conductor and Musical Director (winner)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Producer of a Musical (winner)
  • 1964 Tony Award Best Author of a Musical (winner)
  • 1970 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance (Ethel Merman, winner)
  • 1978 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical (Eddie Bracken, nominee)
  • 1996 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical (nominee)

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