Bye bye, Bette and Hello, Bernadette! There are only a few Broadway legends who we imagined replacing Bette Midler in the title role of Hello, Dolly!, but Bernadette Peters was at the top of our list! So imagine our excitement when it was announced that Bernadette will be stepping into Bette's shoes and will be joined by another favorite, Victor Garber. It's as if Dolly Levi herself had a hand in this match made in theater heaven!
Peters’ legendary career includes seven nominations and two Tony Awards, an honorary Tony, a Golden Globe, three Grammy nominations, three Emmy nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Garber returns to the Great White Way for the first time in eight years after having appeared a 2010 revival of Present Laughter. His four-decade Broadway résume has included Tony-nominated turns in Deathtrap, Little Me, Lend Me a Tenor and Damn Yankees. Garber originated the role of Anthony Hope in the 1979 original Broadway production of Sweeney Todd. He is a five-time Emmy nominee for small-screen performances in Frasier, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Alias and Will & Grace.
Midler said, “I cannot imagine leaving Dolly Levi in better hands than those of Bernadette Peters. She has created more historic roles in more legendary musicals than any living Broadway star, and most of the dead ones, too. I cannot wait to see her in the show from my very expensive premium seat in Row G which I know I will have to pay for.” We hope we're there on the same day!
Saturday, March 24 @ $294.00 per person
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The Best Way to Get There Departing at 7am on Saturdays (6:30am in December and on Wednesdays) and 8 am on Sundays. Diversions guides serve a selection of fruit juices and yogurt, marvelous muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate-dipped apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route we hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. About 10:15am our coach stops first at Saks Fifth Ave., next at 57th and Madison Ave. and then the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Ave. and 80th St. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant city until it’s time for the 2:00 pm matinee. At approximately 5 pm our coach picks you up at a designated theater, and we head for home. En route, we serve open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner from Zabars & a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30 pm arrival home.