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One by one, all of the characters come to believe it. No one has to convince Dolly Gallagher Levy, a belle-of-the-ball whose several enterprises include matchmaking. Rewriting Dolly as a force for reckoning and putting her at the forefront of the plot brought Wilder the good fortune that Dolly always promises others.
A revival of that show opens on Broadway in April and because Bette Midler will play Dolly, the box office is one of the hottest spots right now in midtown Manhattan.
That would be more like the Dolly Levy in the musical. The actual costumes, by Marla Jurglanis, are late s confections.
A rich, arrogant fool of a man named Horace Vandergelder the commanding Graham Smith, in top form is counting on Dolly to get him a servile wife in New York. The light comedy — no great big guffaws here, just smiles at the vagaries of life and of the plot — ends up with many other characters, and eventually becomes more like a farce. And to bring the pitch up a notch, Liz Filios and Melanie Hsu sit to one side of the action to provide instrumentals and occasional sound effects.
Along with the rest of the cast, they also set the turn-of-century mood by performing a half hour of old-time music before the play. True, nowadays comedies and farces are far edgier, more fitted to the style of the times.
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