CC Delves Back Into The Divine!
CC from Delve Into The Divine is back with her very own domain and has been working like a madwoman to update and revamp her already awsomely divine site.
This was one of the original Bette sites and has always remained one of my favorites.
If you haven’t done so yet, check it out, and remember to update your bookmarks for it.
Welcome back CC!!!
Check it out: http://www.delveintothedivine.com
Brian’s BetteLyrics.com Podcasts
I just love this idea. It’s like a mini-broadcast with Brian doing a little talking here and there…explaining/describing a song and then playing it. He might ask you to think of how it makes you feel or to ponder some aspect…anyway, I just find it very interesting, original, and thought provoking. Currently he is doing this once a week, I believe, and I hope he continues to do more.
Check it out: http://www.bettelyrics.com
Terri’s Experience The Divine Is Closing, But A Forum Shall Replace It. This Takes Place August 1, 2005
Yes, it’s true. ETD.com and her sister sites will be closed as of August 1, 2oo5, but Terri and her divine clan of moderators will be at the helm of a new forum for all BetteHeads to meet. I’m sure she will have more information closer to the deadline. So it’s great news that Terri will still be a contender in the Bette community.
Check it out: http://www.experiencethedivine.com
Darrell (Bette On The Boards) Is Back From La La Land!
Darrell has made it back from La La Land where he hung out with Harlettes and Bette-related peeps. Maybe he has a story to tell…maybe not. But certainly we can expect to see some type of updates in the near future. I’m glad he had a great time, but I’m also glad he’s back! 🙂 Always keep on the lookout for this site:
Check it out: http://www.betteontheboards.com
“First Wive’s Club: The Musical” looks to be a sure thing for the Broadway stage according to Liz Smith, but from what I gather, don’t expect any of the originals to be involved:
‘FIRST WIVES’ TO HIT THE STAGE
By LIZ SMITH
BACK IN 1996, Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton made a sur prise smash out of “The First Wives Club,” a movie about three middle-aged women dumped by their husbands. These females seek and attain delicious revenge. Aside from its own charm as a film, its success was seen as a triumph for mature actresses, and perhaps the beginning of a trend. The latter didn’t really happen, but every few years some women over 40 latch onto great roles, as did the “Desperate Housewives.” That’s as much as we can expect in this youth-mad world.
Now comes word that ladies of a certain age who can sing and possibly dance will be courted when “The First Wives Club” comes to Broadway as a musical. This is planned for the year 2006! Fun idea? You bet, but even more exciting is that marketing maverick-turned-producer Paul Lambert and his business partner Jonas Neilson have persuaded the legendary songwriting team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland to compose the score. The first major teaming of these talents in years!
They are the geniuses who gave immortal words and music to Martha [Reeves] and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles, the Four Tops, and supreme of all, the Supremes. Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote 10 of the group’s greatest hits. And while new songs will be written, producer Lambert asked the composers to allow a few of their past hits to be used, when appropriate. Gee, when is “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” not appropriate?
Lambert — who has invested in smaller off-Broadway shows in the past — fought for over a year to secure this movie-to-stage property, but now has the go-ahead from Viacom, Paramount and the estate of the late Olivia Goldsmith, who wrote the novel upon which the movie was based.
He also wanted a female director, and is inches away from signing Francesca Zambello. She is doing “Porgy and Bess” at the Kennedy Center, will direct at the Metropolitan Opera in December, and has been chosen by Disney to helm the stage version of “The Little Mermaid.”
Casting? Lambert has his eye on Queen Latifah, Bernadette Peters, Megan Mullally, Stockard Channing (remember, in the movie she jumped off her balcony, bringing the three friends together for the funeral.) He would also enjoy luring Olivia Newton-John back to the spotlight! And might I suggest Meryl Streep? She began in musical theater, and has a hell of a voice. People who see “Postcards from the Edge” for the first time, still gasp when she belts, “I’m checking out of this Heartbreak Hotel.”
It’s too early to give exact dates and theaters, and there’s many a slip twixt the lip and the orchestra seats. But if enthusiasm alone could make a hit, Lambert has a huge one heading for The Great White Way.
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
Love, Mister D