Director: Gene Kelly Run Time: 149 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1969
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Danny Lockin, Louis Armstrong, Michael Crawford, Walter Matthau
Since 1827, Delmonico’s has defined the epitome of elegance, attracting America’s most illustrious luminaries including Oscar Wilde, Cary Grant, Eartha Kitt, John F. Kennedy, Lena Horne, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and Gypsy Rose Lee. It has been featured in many films over the years, especially in the musical Hello, Dolly! with Barbra Streisand. Join us for a special installment of Classic Tuesday featuring Hello, Dolly! and celebrating the Delmonico’s way. Culinary historian, restauranteur and Delmonico’s global brand officer Max Tucci will introduce the film. All ticket holders will also receive a Delmonico’s signature cocktail during the film’s intermission.
One of Barbra Streisand’s most beloved performances is that of the indomitable Dolly Levi in this hugely popular musical that received a Best Picture Academy Award Nomination in 1969. It’s turn-of-the-century Yonkers, New York, where an ambitious young widow with a penchant for matchmaking (Streisand) has an idea for the perfect match – tight-fisted, local merchant Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) and – herself! As she tries to win his heart, we’re treated to one of the most musically entertaining, hilariously underhanded plots in film history. Directed by Gene Kelly, this Oscar winner for Sound, Adaptation Score and Art Direction is among the world’s most cherished films.
“A magical, old-fashioned musical.”
– Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
“Streisand is a unique performer, with that inborn vitality which marks great personalities.”