Itâ€™s easy to keep time on Broadway.Â Pay attention to the revivals.Â Hello Dolly! is coming back â€¦ again.
Hello Dolly! made its Broadway debut in 1964 and ran for 2,844 performances.
Five years later, Pearl Bailey lead an all-black cast for 147 performances.
Carol Channing returned in 1978 for 147 more performances.
Carol Channing returned again in 1995 for 116 more. It was great. Â I promise.
Barbra Streisand. whoâ€™d gone up against Channing in the Tony competition for her role in Funny Girl, took the lead role in the 1969 movie, whose soundtrack included Louis Armstrongâ€™s chart-topping version of Hello Dolly!
Now Bette Midler will come to Broadway in 2017 to play Dolly Levi.Â Itâ€™s a sure sign.