Masterworks Broadway presents The New Broadway Cast Recording of the 10-time Tony Award-nominated Hello, Dolly! starring 3x Grammy Award-winning legend Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi. This Broadway revival of Michael Stewart (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle and is the first new production of Hello, Dolly! to appear on Broadway since it opened more than 50 years ago. The revival pays tribute to the original work of the legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
Bette Midler is joined by Tony Award and 4x Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Horace Vandergelder), 2x Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel (Cornelius Hackl), Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Irene Molloy), Taylor Trensch (Barnaby Tucker), Beanie Feldstein (Minnie Fay), Will Burton (Ambrose Kemper), Melanie Moore (Ermengarde), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard (Ernestina), and an ensemble of twenty-eight.
Based on Thornton Wilder's farce The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! caused an instant sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 1964 starring Carol Channing in the title role. It went on to win a record-shattering ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. The original Broadway cast recording, which includes the well-known songs "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Before the Parade Passes By" and the unforgettable title track, hit the top of the Billboard album chart and, years later, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
180-gram vinyl pressing housed in deluxe gatefold packaging with 20 page full color book featuring production photos, lyrics and liner notes.