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Richard Skipper announces plans for 50th Anniversary of 'Hello, Dolly!' (Photos)

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On Dec. 28, 2013, Producer Richard Skipper announced the kickoff for a year long celebration of the 50th Anniversay of the musical, "Hello, Dolly!"

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Skipper will be celebrating this iconic anniversary all year long!

"'Hello, Dolly!' was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964. It won a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and that record was held for 35 years." - Richard Skipper

The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. The stage production was also made into a 1969 film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

"The show album 'Hello, Dolly!' is an original cast recording that was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002." - Richard Skipper

The first event in 2014 that will honor this charming and talented actress and singer will be held at the Local 802 Musician's Hall in NYC (see map below). Members of the original Broadway cast will be part of the celebration. There will be other guests at the events as well.

"There will be two special performance’s of Peggy Herman’s Hit Show, and Peggy Herman will be joined by Jerry Lanning (Patrick, Mame 1966) and Tony Sheldon on Saturday night Jan. 18, 2014. The show will be at 8 p.m.

Lee Roy Reams is Peggy’s guest for the evening on Jan. 19. That show will be at 7 p.m., and both shows will be held at The Laurie Beechman Theater.

In addition, Carol Channing will be appearing at Town Hall on Jan. 20. Learn more about this upcoming event at Playbill." - Richard Skipper

Enjoy video clips at Richard Skipper, "Hello, Dolly!" and above on "Choosing A Broadway Show."

For information on any of the above, and more, contact Richard Skipper Celebrates at 845-365-0720, and


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