The New Signature Theatre/Ford’s Theatre Production features new orchestrations Nearly fifty years ago, to the sound of a pit orchestra of 25, Jerry Herman’s musical Hello, Dolly! opened what turned out to be a record breaking seven year run on Broadway in the St. James Theatre with its more than 1,700 seats.
A gray brick wall interrupted by two black velvet curtains, and a bare stage offer the setting for an other-worldly place, between Heaven and Hell, somewhere on Earth. A man bursts through one of the curtains and faces the audience, a confused look on his face. He’s got black pants tucked into large brown boots, […]