Daily Archives: March 18, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Who Should Host The Tonys?

New York Daily News
Why Jane Lynch should host the Tonys
March 18, 2013


Broadway’s annual prizefight is going back to where the Rockettes have a leg up.

Producers of the Tony Awards officially announced Monday that the show will air on CBS on Sunday, June 9, from Radio City Music Hall — as noted a week ago on the Daily News’ Show and Tell blog.

So who’s the host? Still to be announced, and the search is under way, says an awards insider. I suggest Jane Lynch, the Emmy-winning star of “Glee.” “The wish list always includes who’s now on Broadway or associated with Broadway,” says the source. Read More

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Non Bette-Related: Mister D’s Playlist ~ March 18, 2013


New music in the playlist includes Boz Scaggs, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, McClemore and Ryan Lewis, and more!

To Listen: Click Here

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Spring Preview: The Theater

The New Yorker
March 18, 2013


Spring brings several plays centered on powerful women (albeit written by men). Bette Midler, who hasn’t performed on Broadway for more than thirty years (her last show was “Bette, Divine Madness!,” in 1980), returns to the Great White Way to portray the consummate Hollywood insider. In “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers,” a one-woman show written by John Logan and directed by Joe Mantello, Midler plays the outspoken super-agent, who started as a receptionist and went on to represent top stars of the seventies such as Barbra Streisand and Steve McQueen (previews begin April 5, at the Booth). Read More

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BetteBack August 16, 1978: Paramount Wants Bette Midler To Star In A Remake Of “Gypsy”

Annapolis Capital
August 16, 1978


GREAT IDEAS of Western civilization department Paramount is kicking around a plan to star Bette Midler in a swinging,
updated version of “Gypsy“—with the Divine Miss M playing Mama Rose and little Brooke Shields title roling it as her daughter who grew up to be stripper Gypsy Rose Lee…

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BetteBack August 24, 1978: Is Bette Midler Taking A Break Already From Movies?

Salina Journal
August 24, 1978


Q: With concert dates set in England and Australia, is Bette Midler taking a break from her newly launched film career? — R.F., Cincinatti

A: Please, give Bette some time. Since her very first starring movie vehicle, “The Rose,” scheduled for release next spring, it would be premature, to say the least, for Bette to take a break. In fact, she’s not and has at least two films in the works — one of which could be a 1979 remake of “Gypsy” with Bette playing mama. That’s the part played by Ethel Merman in the 1959 Broadway musical version and by the late Rosalind Russell in the 1963. film. One thing about Bette: she knows how to keep good professional company. Read More

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