by Thornton Wilder; producer Harold Hart
27 February – 1 March 1975
Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy merchant in 19th century Yonkers, decides to take a wife and employs a matchmaker, Mrs Dolly Levi.
Dolly becomes involved with two of Vandergelder’s clerks, several lovely ladies and the head waiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications. After everyone gets straightened out romantically, Vandergelder finds himself affianced to the astute Dolly Levi herself.
The Matchmaker opened on Broadway in December 1955 and ran for 486 performances. It was later adapted as the musical Hello, Dolly!.