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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Mister D: Of Course, Bette was Tom’s first Choice as a duet partner, but she was busy at the time making Divine Madness.
Coppola liked bar band sound of Waits., put him in his movie
by Lisa Robinson
Monday, January 25, 1982
When Francis Ford Coppola chose to screen his new movie, “One From The Heart,” at Radio City Music Hall last week in defiance ot P a r amo u nt Pictures (executives there were m i f f ed that Coppola didn’t show the f i lm to distributors first), it was the talk of the town.
Friday, April 29, 2011
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT to Launch National Tour; Fall 2012
by BWW News Desk
April 28, 2011
Today, the producers of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL announced that there will be a US tour for PRISCILLA starting in the Fall of 2012. The first city and starting date will be announced shortly.
Following hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL opened on March 20 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway).
The highest grossing new musical that has opened on Broadway this season also topped another chart when the Original Cast Recording of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICALdebuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Cast Album Chart.
Bette Midler And One Million Trees For NYC
April 28, 2011
Submitted by Helene on Thu, 04/28/2011
Bette is an amazing woman who is making a difference. Through her leadership of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and with the help of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the goal is for one million new trees to be planted and cared for across NYC’s five boroughs by 2017.
Today Bette was at the with 5th grade students from NYRP’s RespecTree education program. They were joined by employees of BNP Paribas and Toyota (sponsors). We caught up with them as they were planting trees. Take a look at our video.
Five Films iW is Rooting For: Duplass Bro Finds His Muse, Betteâ€™s Stomping Grounds & More
by Bryce J. Renninger (Updated 13 hours, 5 minutes ago)
April 28, 2011
In this weekâ€™s in-production column, indieWIRE puts the spotlight on a nearly complete film by Jay Duplass. From Kickstarter: The new project from â€œSmall Town Gay Barâ€ director Malcolm Ingram, which tells the story of the bathhouse-club that gave Bette Midler and Barry Manilow their start; an original epic fantasy; the new project from Sundance alum Rodney Evans (â€œBrother to Brotherâ€); and a photo project from the filmmakers of â€œBattle for Brooklyn,â€ which heads to Hot Docs this week.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Novelist Iris Rainer Dart‘s current Broadway debut as a librettist and lyricist of the musical The People in the Picture is a warm-up to the writer’s next show â€” a musical version of her bestselling novel “Beaches,” a property better known as a hit film starring Bette Midler.
Dart told Playbill.com that she’s writing the lyrics and co-writing the libretto for Beaches, the musical, which will draw from her novel rather than the screenplay of the 1988 movie (which altered some elements of the 1985 book).