All those who declined to take out a second mortgage to buy a pair on the aisle for Bette Midler in “Hello, Dolly!” can stop rending their garments and tearing out their hair. The revered Broadway veteran Bernadette Peters has now stepped into Dolly’s dainty boots and bustle skirts, and is bringing the audience to virtually the same state of rapture that Midler did. With a frisky ease that belies the hard work no doubt involved — Dolly is onstage for much of the show — she delivers a performance of glistening wit and sustained warmth that adds another feather…

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  1. What good luck it is to find Mr. Isherwood here. He was the best critic at the Times (where he rightfully belongs), and I’ve wondered where he’d land. I’ll bookmark this site and be back for more of his smart observations and great writing.