From what I've read on here, and heard from friends, Jesse's review sounds basically fair. The producers opened themselves up to these comparisons by apparently
referencing the original production more than by trying something totally new for this production. IMO that begs for the comparisons -- and that's unfair to this mounting.
For people for whom this Dolly is their first top class stage production will most likely love it, for many of those with fond memories of the original, will like it with reservations