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 ...  Read More

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

img148 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 SPRING PREVIEW: THE THEATRE March 18, 2013 130325_r23303_p465 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). Imelda Marcos, the profligate wife of the Philippine President whose fame derived from her extraordinary collections of art and shoes, is the subject of a new musical, “Here Lies Love,” which builds on a 2010 album-length collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. Alex Timbers directs at the Public (April 2). Deborah Warner directs her frequent collaborator Fiona Shaw in “The Testament of Mary.” Shaw portrays an impassioned Virgin Mary, who ruminates on her son’s death twenty years after the fact. The provocative one-woman play, by the Irish writer Colm Tóibín, premières at the Walter Kerr (March 26)  
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BetteBack August 16, 1978: Paramount Wants Bette Midler To Star In A Remake Of “Gypsy”

Annapolis Capital August 16, 1978 img167 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 img166 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.
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