Bette Midler will return to Broadway, playing another six weeks in the title role of “Hello, Dolly!” before the revival closes this summer.
Scott Rudin, the show’s lead producer, said early Friday he would close the show on Aug. 25, about 17 months after performances began. The show opened to strong reviews and won four Tony Awards, including for best musical revival and for Ms. Midler’s performance.
Ms. Midler, who played the title role until January, will return on July 17. She will succeed Bernadette Peters, who has been playing the role since Ms. Midler departed the cast; Ms. Peters’s final performance will be July 15.
David Hyde Pierce and Gavin Creel will also rejoin the cast as Horace Vandergelder and Cornelius Hackl. Mr. Creel had also won a Tony Award for his performance.
A touring production of the revival is scheduled to start in October in Cleveland, starring Betty Buckley.
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