6. Hello, Dolly!

Based on Thorton Wilder’s 1955 play The Watchmaker, Hello, Dolly! the musical starring Carol Channing opened on Broadway in January 1964 at the St. James Theatre. The musical won a then-record breaking 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The story follows Dolly Levi, a famous matchmaker, who sets out to find a husband for a rich Horace Vandergelder. The show is set in Yonkers and New York City.

In 1969, Hello, Dolly! was made into a film with Barbra Streisand cast in the title role, along with Walter Matthau. Although most of the film was actually shot in the backlots and stages at 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles, a few scenes were filmed in the New York area, including Poughkeepsie, Garrison, and Cold Spring. Interestingly enough, a few scenes were also filmed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and US Military Academy at West Point.