History Theatre / HelloDolly

18th May '16 8:48:19 PM PaulA
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This famous 1964 [[TheMusical musical]], adapted from a Thornton Wilder play. ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matchmaker The Matchmaker]]'' (itself based on an Austrian play, ''Einen Jux will er sich machen'', which was in turn based on an earlier English play, ''A Day Well-spent'') tells the tale of matchmaker and zany manipulator Dolly Levi (originally played by Carol Channing on Broadway). It's the turn of the 20th century in New York City, and after years of making matches for others she's out to make one for herself with the above-mentioned merchant Horace Vandergelder. In the process of doing so, she helps three other couples get together.

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This famous 1964 [[TheMusical musical]], adapted from a Thornton Wilder play. Creator/ThorntonWilder play, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matchmaker The Matchmaker]]'' (itself based on an Austrian play, ''Einen Jux will er sich machen'', which was in turn based on an earlier English play, ''A Day Well-spent'') Well-spent''), tells the tale of matchmaker and zany manipulator Dolly Levi (originally played by Carol Channing on Broadway). It's the turn of the 20th century in New York City, and after years of making matches for others she's out to make one for herself with the above-mentioned merchant Horace Vandergelder. In the process of doing so, she helps three other couples get together.
1st May '16 5:12:11 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: "Penny in My Pocket," the original Act One closing number, sung by Horace; when Jerry Herman realized audiences cared more for Dolly than Horace at that point in the story, he replaced it with "Before the Parade Passes By."
23rd Oct '15 10:27:14 AM StFan
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In 1969 it became TheMovie starring Barbra Streisand as Dolly, becoming one of her best-known roles. Modern audiences, however, will probably recognize footage from the movie due to its [[RevivalByCommercialization use]] in the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}''.

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In 1969 it became TheMovie starring Barbra Streisand as Dolly, becoming one of her best-known roles. Modern audiences, however, will probably recognize footage from the movie due to its [[RevivalByCommercialization use]] in the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}''.''WesternAnimation/WallE''.



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5th Jul '15 7:42:30 AM dsneybuf
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* EverybodyKnewAlready: In the movie, after Cornelius admits to Irene that he doesn't have nearly as much wealth or worldliness as Dolly boasted he did, Irene admits that she and Minnie already figured that.



* [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]]: "I Put My Hand In."
** Also, from the movie, "Just Leave Everything to Me"

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* [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]]: IAmSong: "I Put My Hand In."
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" Also, from the movie, "Just Leave Everything to Me"



* PayingForTheActionScene: After the big Harmonia Gardens scene, Dolly tells the staff to put the bill for all the damages incurred on the tab of Vandergelder's Hay and Feed, the store that Horace Vandergelder, the man she's leaving the restaurant with and spent the whole film trying to woo, owns and runs.

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* PayingForTheActionScene: After the big Harmonia Gardens scene, Dolly tells the staff to put the bill for all the damages incurred on the tab of Vandergelder's Hay and Feed, the store that Horace Vandergelder, the man she's leaving the restaurant with and spent the whole film trying to woo, owns and runs.Feed.
11th May '15 8:17:29 AM FuzzyBoots
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* GenreKiller: For a long time, the flop of the film version was held to have killed the Hollywood musical, until it recouped its losses on home video.
25th Apr '15 9:54:15 PM NotThisThing
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* AudienceMonologue: The stage musical contains several, mainly holdovers from ''The Matchmaker'', where they were used even more extensively. For the most part, they were excised from the movie version.
* BlackWidow: Irene Molloy is painted as one of these.

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* AudienceMonologue: The stage musical contains several, mainly holdovers from ''The Matchmaker'', Matchmaker,'' where they were used even more extensively. For the most part, they were excised from the movie version.
* BlackWidow: Dolly paints Irene Molloy is painted as one of these.these to plant doubts in Horace's head.



* CatchPhrase: "Holy cabooses!"
* CutSong: "Penny in My Pocket", the original Act One closing number, sung by Horace; when Jerry Herman realized audiences cared more for Dolly than Horace at that point in the story, he replaced it with "Before the Parade Passes By".
* EpicRocking: The title Song, of course!

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* CatchPhrase: Barnaby's "Holy cabooses!"
* CutSong: "Penny in My Pocket", Pocket," the original Act One closing number, sung by Horace; when Jerry Herman realized audiences cared more for Dolly than Horace at that point in the story, he replaced it with "Before the Parade Passes By".
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* EpicRocking: The title Song, song, of course!



* EverythingHasRhythm: the opening

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* EverythingHasRhythm: the openingopening.



* FinalLoveDuet: "It Only Takes a Moment".

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* FinalLoveDuet: "It Only Takes a Moment".Moment."



* [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]]: "I Put My Hand in There".

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* [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]]: "I Put My Hand in There".In."



* IWantSong: "Ribbons Down My Back" and "Before the Parade Passes By".

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* IWantSong: "Ribbons Down My Back" (Irene) and "Before the Parade Passes By".By" (Dolly).



* MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber: 'It Takes a Woman', 'Put on Your Sunday Clothes', 'It Only Takes a Moment'.

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* MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber: 'It "It Takes a Woman', 'Put Woman," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes', 'It Clothes," "It Only Takes a Moment'.Moment."



* MovieBonusSong: "Just Leave Everything To Me" and "Love Is Only Love".

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* MovieBonusSong: "Just Leave Everything To Me" and "Love Is Only Love".Love."



** Lampshaded at every possible opportunity by the card receiver reading theirs out loud, where Dolly is described as performing exactly the task they need done.

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** Lampshaded at every possible opportunity (until the last one) by the card receiver reading theirs out loud, where Dolly is described as performing exactly the task they need done.



* PayingForTheActionScene: •After the big Harmonia Gardens scene, Dolly tells the staff to put the bill for all the damages incurred on the tab of Vandergelder's Hay and Feed, the store that Horace Vandergelder, the man she's leaving the restaurant with and spent the whole film trying to woo, owns and runs.

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* PayingForTheActionScene: •After After the big Harmonia Gardens scene, Dolly tells the staff to put the bill for all the damages incurred on the tab of Vandergelder's Hay and Feed, the store that Horace Vandergelder, the man she's leaving the restaurant with and spent the whole film trying to woo, owns and runs.



* SmallStartBigFinish: "Before the Parade Passes By" and the title song

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* SmallStartBigFinish: "Before the Parade Passes By" and the title songsong.
7th Jan '15 8:32:05 PM Patachou
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* RaceLift: After the original Broadway production had run for a few years, the entire cast was replaced by an all-black company headed by Pearl Bailey as Dolly and Cab Calloway as Vandergelder. By all accounts, this was a great success, reviving slowed ticket sales. Bailey won a Special Tony Award for her performance.

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* RaceLift: After the original Broadway production had run for a few years, the entire cast was replaced by an all-black company headed by Pearl Bailey as Dolly and Cab Calloway Music/CabCalloway as Vandergelder. By all accounts, this was a great success, reviving slowed ticket sales. Bailey won a Special Tony Award for her performance.



** In fact, the show was named after the song, not the other way around. The original title was ''Dolly, a Damned Exasperating Woman'', but when producer David Merrick heard LouisArmstrong's recording of the "Hello, Dolly!", he liked it so much that he changed the name. The original title gets its own TitleDrop in a line by Horace Vandergelder.

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** In fact, the show was named after the song, not the other way around. The original title was ''Dolly, a Damned Exasperating Woman'', but when producer David Merrick heard LouisArmstrong's Music/LouisArmstrong's recording of the "Hello, Dolly!", he liked it so much that he changed the name. The original title gets its own TitleDrop in a line by Horace Vandergelder.
2nd Jan '15 5:40:31 PM Androecian
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** Lampshaded at every possible opportunity by the card receiver reading theirs out loud, where Dolly is described as performing exactly the task they need done.
12th May '14 12:43:34 PM Kirayoshi
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** Also, from the movie, "Just Leave Everything to Me"
15th Feb '14 12:20:54 PM lilmissfangirl
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* BlackWidow: Irene Molloy is painted as one of these.
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