March 5, 2007
Photo: Jean Louis Atlan
(Bette with Andy Warhol – Nothing says Vegas like Warhol! – just kidding!)
The divine Miss M is really gearing up for her expected run at Caesars Palace when Celine Dion takes a “retirement” break this coming December. Bette Midler is doing some serious research around town with her husband, Martin von Haselberg, her tour manager Marty Horn (Mister D: It’s Marty Hom, thank you!) and famous choreographer Toni Basil she was spotted taking diligent notes while watching ‘LOVE’ at the Mirage.
She even went backstage afterwards to meet all the cast and crew and then took in the late show of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at The Venetian. She told them she was enthralled with their voices and loved the lavish sets, costumes and special effects.
Earlier the same day she’d gone backstage for a meet and greet with the cast and crew of ‘KA,’ another Cirque show at the MGM Grand, which she’d watched the previous night!
You can expect Bette’s run at Caesars to include comedy and songs liberally sprinkled with local Vegas references! Incidentally at ‘LOVE’ the same night as Bette was ‘Dreamgirls’ director Bill Condon with his family on a Vegas celebration trip for his Oscar wins.