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Hello Dolly soundtrack is still going strong / the STAGE REVIEW

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REVIEW BY Jill Weinlein - As a little girl, I enjoyed listening to Broadway musical albums over and over before seeing the show. Listening to the music, always brought excitement and enhanced the visual experience, as I knew the lyrics the actors were singing and sometimes would silently sing along with them.

Recently I listened to the new Broadway cast recording of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! The revival of this classic musical, based on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, is currently winning standing ovations on Broadway. Earning 10 Tony nominations, Hello Dolly! won four Tony Awards, with one for Best Revival and the other Bette Midler as Best Actress in a Musical. This is Midler's first leading role in a Broadway musical, yet not her first time stepping on a Broadway stage. In the 1960s she was Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof. Listen to it often before seeing Broadway's newest Tony-winning sensation at the Shubert Theatre.

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