THE SHOW “Hello, Dolly!”
THE DEAL Although tickets are just half the top price for “Hamilton” ($998), the upcoming Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Bette Midler raised eyebrows this week with the revelation that premium seats are selling for as much as $525. The cost conscious may want to consider purchasing a balcony seat on a night when Midler’s standby (Tony winner Donna Murphy) is playing Dolly Levi.
THE SHOW “Oh, Hello”
THE DEAL Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, the comic characters created and played by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, have agreed to stick around Broadway’s Lyceum Theater for another week before retreating to the safety of the Upper West Side. “Oh, Hello” has extended its limited run one last time through Jan. 22. “The Play That Goes Wrong,” an English farce in the style of “Noises Off,” will begin previews at the same theater soon afterward.
THE SHOW “Buyer and Cellar”
THE DEAL Jonathan Tolins’ hit Off-Broadway comedy, “Buyer and Cellar,” which starred Michael Urie as an out-of-work actor who lands a job tending to Barbra Streisand’s Malibu mansion and ends up coaching her to play Mama Rose in “Gypsy,” will air on PBS on Monday night, Dec. 5. The play was filmed with Urie during a recent encore run at the Westport Country Playhouse.
THE SHOW “Company”
THE DEAL A while back, a new version of Sondheim’s seminal relationship musical, “Company,” was being developed in which the eternal bachelor Bobby would be a gay man. Now a different version in which Bobby is female (renamed Bobbie) has been approved by Sondheim and will be produced in London next year, reports the Daily Mail. Marianne Elliott (“The Curious Incident,” “War Horse”) will direct. The text is being slightly revised to accommodate the gender change.