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Bette Midler Already Breaking Sales Records With “Hello Dolly!” Broadway Revival

It's so nice to have her back where she belongs.

The announcement that Bette Midler would return to Broadway for the revival of the hit musical Hello Dolly! was met with tremendous enthusiasm from fans of the theater world, and now it looks like that excitement is translating into big ticket sales.

According to producer Scott Rudin, the show has already set a new Broadway record after selling $9,082,496 worth of tickets in just the first day that they went on sale alone.

The 70-year-old star made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof back in the ’60s, and didn’t return until 40 years later, when she put up her one-woman play, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, in 2013.

Theatergoers were clearly ready for The Divine Miss M to return to the stage, and the revival of the beloved musical about the outspoken matchmaker Dolly Levi seems to be the perfect vessel to showcase her talents.

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Out actor David Hyde Pierce will star opposite Bette as hay and feed dealer Horace Vandergelder when the show debuts next year.

Hello Dolly! will begin previews March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20.

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