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Betty Buckley stars as Dolly Levi in the National Tour of Hello, Dolly! (photo © 2018 by Julieta Cervantes)

Hello, Dolly! Is a Heartwarming, First-Rate Musical, Starring the Legendary Betty Buckley!

When we arrived at the Durham Performing Arts Center on opening night (Tuesday, May 21st), I was not surprised to see the small buses from various assisted living communities parked in front. The 2018 national tour of director Jerry Zaks’ 2017 Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! has finally reached the Bull City. And it’s not… Read More ›

DPAC’s Hello, Dolly! Is an Absolute Delight

Almost every theatregoer knows the story of charming matchmaker and major meddler, Dolly Levi (Betty Buckley). However, her story has never been told in a bigger, bolder, or more fascinating way than in the current revival production at DPAC, directed by Jerry Zaks and featuring the fabulous choreography of Warren Carlyle. The story, set in… Read More ›

“Our Town” Cast Fails to Do Justice to Thorton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize Winning Play

Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece of modern drama, Our Town, is a deceptively difficult play to stage successfully, because it requires a large supporting cast capable of transforming their fleeting cameo roles into unforgettable characters. This powerful and poetic three-act play, which won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, delivers three juicy slices of turn-of-the-century American life… Read More ›

Jacquelyn Piro Donovan gives a stellar performance in the title role of "Hello, Dolly!"

“Hello, Dolly!” Star Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Is a Real Showstopper

Broadway veteran Jacquelyn Piro Donovan stepped into the role of merry matchmaker Dolly Gallagher in the middle of rehearsals — and squeezes every drop of juice out of this plum part.

Donovan Jacquelyn in Hello Dolly at NC Theatre

Broadway Veteran Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Stars in North Carolina Theatre’s “Hello, Dolly!”

NCT artistic director Casey Hushion says, “We were fortunate to replace Cybill Shepherd with Jackie Piro Donovan, a Broadway veteran whose spirit perfectly embodies the iconic character of Dolly Levi.”