Mister D: This project never made it to the boards due to a musician’s strike which is quite the shame.
Photo: Bette and George Balanchine
As a singer who used to entertain the towel-clad clientele at Manhattan’s gay Continental Baths, Bette Midler can look forward to at least a dressier audience this January at the New York State Theater.
Belting Bette is scheduled to appear there with the New York City Ballet in a new production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s The Seven Deadly Sins.
Celebrated Choreographer George Balanchine chose her to play the lead role of the peripatetic showgirl Annie, a part created in 1933 by Weill’s widow Lotte Lenya. Why?
“She has a good voice and red hair.”
Says Bette: “It’s a dream come true. Next year, Firebird.”