A fan couldn’t take Bette Midler’s fabulousness during Hello, Dolly! and dramatically fainted, Page Six reports.
“Around halfway through the first act,” an audience member visiting from LA “started to feel dizzy and made his way to the aisle. But he lost consciousness and collapsed before the end of his row.”
The show was halted, and paramedics were called and took him to the lobby. “When he regained consciousness, they checked his vitals and insisted he should go straight to the hospital,” the source said. The guy refused, exclaiming, “I’d sooner die than miss Act 2!”
The classic musical tale has become this year’s hottest ticket on Broadway, bringing in $1.4 million during its first five previews
Ticket sales are so strong for the show, Milder is doing no press to plug it. No appearances on late night. No previews show likes The View or Ellen. If you want to see Bette as Dolly, you have to find a ticket.
Good luck. Shows are sold out until fall.
Producer Scott Rudin even invited the 53-year-old man who fainted to come see the show again.