Introduced after runaway advance sales, it’s the biggest price ever for a musical revival. As of a few weeks ago, Dolly’s costliest ticket on Telecharge or at the box office was $425. But like Hamilton, it’s exploding on the resale market. Prime Dolly tickets on StubHub exceed $2,000, with seventh row center offered for over $5,000, with fees.
Previews begin March 15 for an April 20 opening. Midler plays the role Carol Channing originated in 1964. It will be her first time singing and dancing on Broadway since a month of concerts in December 1979.