Hello, Dolly: Legendary Theatre Moment

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We were there for Bette Midler’s coughing fit. In the audience, watching it all go down.

I’m talking about the coughing fit that was reported in:

Page Six

Chicago Tribune

New York Daily News

It was a highly theatrical moment, when the audience took a collective gasp and waited for the lozenge to take effect. Even worse, technical issues at the top of Act 2 caused a delay, while we all sat in fear that Ms. M had fallen too ill to complete the rest of the show. Luckily for us, she was able to make it right back where she belongs.