Bernadette Peters to change Bette Midler in ‘Hiya, Dolly!’ title characteristic

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Bernadette Peters is striking on her Sunday dresses.

The Broadway memoir will step into the title characteristic in Hiya, Dolly! following the departure of Bette Midler, who gained a Tony in June for her efficiency within the Scott Rudin-produced revival.

Peters will delivery performances on Saturday, Jan. 20, with an educated opening evening welcoming her on Thursday, Feb. 22. Midler will play her closing efficiency as matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi on Sunday, Jan. 14.

The 2-time Tony winner adds this plum characteristic to a résumé that involves Annie Oakley in Annie Derive Your Gun and originating the roles of Dot/Marie in Sunday within the Park with George and the Witch in Into the Woods.


“I’m absolutely extremely happy to continue within the tradition of the incomparable Bette Midler, Carol Channing, and all of the opposite good actresses who occupy performed Dolly Levi, and I gaze forward to joining this good company on the Shubert,” said Peters.

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Both Peters and Midler were bursting with excitement on the records. “I will’t imagine leaving Dolly Levi in higher palms than those of Bernadette Peters. She has created more ancient roles in more legendary musicals than any dwelling Broadway neatly-known particular person, and plenty of the ineffective ones, too,” said Midler in an announcement. “I will’t wait to be aware her within the worth from my very costly top price seat in Row G which I know I’ll occupy to pay for. She is joining essentially the most well-known group of of us I finally occupy ever worked with, and when my stir on this good worth — and on this good part — is over, I’ll leave out all of them more than I will mutter. I know they’re going to gain care of her the formulation they occupy taken care of me — with the coronary heart and generosity they occupy confirmed me since day one in all rehearsal.”

The Hiya, Dolly! revival broke records for pre-efficiency come sales on Broadway and went on to gain four 2017 Tony awards, including Supreme Revival of a Musical.

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