Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) has acquired the home entertainment and digital rights to BETTE MIDLER: THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON, the legendary starâ€™s triumphant return to Las Vegas. The New York Times exults, â€œLike all great showgirls, she [Midler] may wear sequins like a second skin, but the woman underneath is all flesh and blood, humor and heart.â€ The $10 million extravaganza played over 100 performances in a two-year run at the famed Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The announcement was made by Image Entertainmentâ€™s Chief Acquisitions Officer, Bill Bromiley.
â€œFew performers can entrance an audience like Bette Midler,â€ Bromiley explained. â€œIn â€˜Showgirlâ€™ she grabs the audience by the hand and takes them on a bawdy and bewitching trip through her storied career. Itâ€™s an exhilarating tour de force, and weâ€™re delighted to bring it to the home viewing audience.â€
Taped before a packed house at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the 70-minute cavalcade features some of Ms. Midlerâ€™s colorful and classic stage characters. Joining her is an entourage of talented performers, including the staggering Harlettes, twenty dazzling dancers she calls The Caesar Salad Girls and a 13-piece band. Ms. Midlerâ€™s superstar power shines in renditions of her immortal songs including â€œThe Rose,â€ â€œBoogie Woogie Bugle Boy,â€ â€œFrom a Distance,â€ â€œHello in Thereâ€ and â€œWind Beneath My Wings.â€
THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON was produced by Midler and Seanne Farmer; directed by Midler; executive produced by Midler; choreographed by Toni Basil with original stage production conceived and directed by Midler.
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