Now, why this is such a terrible precedent (since the number would be done live), and the Tonys have done numbers from on the street outside the theater and from overseas, I'm not sure. And why the Hello, Dolly! producers couldn't have chosen another number from the show with Bette Midler that could have been done on the Radio City stage, I'm not sure either. But it wasn't, and instead audiences got co-star David Hyde Pierce alone singing a new song for the revival that was mediocre at best, "Penny in My Pocket."
Well, to rectify things a bit, here's a reasonably good video of Bette Midler and cast with a big production number from the show, "Before the Parade Passes By.” Nice, too, is that the sequence includes Dolly's lead-in speech to her late-husband Ephraim Levi, and then after the number, a few minutes with David Hyde Pierce. It's all quite good, though to my surprise I found myself liking the lead-in speech the most.