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Review: Betty Buckley attempts to freshen up 'Hello, Dolly!'

Review: Betty Buckley attempts to freshen up 'Hello, Dolly!'

Editors note: The review was written after a November performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.

You may think that “Hello, Dolly!” needs a sparkly personality in the lead role, a yuk-yuk-yukster overflowing with show-bizzy fizz.

And you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. As evidence, look no farther than Bette Midler’s headlinemaking turn in the 2017 Broadway revival of the musical comedy that bowed on the Great White Way in 1964 with a magnetic Carol Channing.

Now, it’s Betty...

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