Bette Midler will make her Broadway return next year in Hello, Dolly!, the revival of the 1964 musical.
Midler confirmed the casting on Tuesday (Jan. 19); she’ll take over the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the blockbuster musical. Jerry Zaks will direct, and Scott Rudin will produce, Playbill reports.
Yes, I am taking on the role of the beloved Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!". We open next year on Broadway! So excited!— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 19, 2016
The Hello, Dolly! news follows Midler’s one-woman play, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, in 2013. She made her Broadway debut in the original production of Fiddler on the Roof in 1966.
Previews for the Hello, Dolly! revival begin on Mar. 13, 2017, with a Apr. 20 start date at a theater to be announced.