Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes. – Bette Midler

Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes. – Bette Midler

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Bette Midler – Laughing Matters – The View – 1998

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Why this year’s Tony Awards may be ‘a little muted’

New York Post
Why this year’s Tony Awards may be ‘a little muted’
By Michael Riedel
May 30, 2017 | 11:20pm

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As the Tony Award telecast starts to come together, there’s concern that the June 11 show might be, as one Broadway insider puts it, “a little muted.”

CBS, which broadcasts the Tonys, likes big numbers from high-profile shows. And while this year’s crop of new musicals is diverse and exciting, there’s no “Hamilton”-size blockbuster. Nor are there showstopping songs along the lines of “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” or “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked” — powerful songs that can stand on their own terms, out of the show’s context. Read More

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I have my standards. They may be low, but I have them. – Bette Midler

I have my standards. They may be low, but I have them. – Bette Midler

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Readers Respond: Will Bette Midler Perform on the Tony Awards?

Broadway World
Readers Respond: Will Bette Midler Perform on the Tony Awards?
by Alan Henry
May. 30, 2017

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BroadwayWorld asked our readers for opinions on the news that Bette Midler may not perform on the Tonys due to a production dispute between HELLO, DOLLY! and The Tony Awards producers.

The New York Times reports that the production wants to perform the show’s famous title number, by remote from its theatre … an idea that’s happened in the past, but CBS has turned down, not wanting to start a new precedent. Read More

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Bette Midler – PM Magazine – The Rose Interview

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bette’s Memorial Day Look…

Head and heart full of flowers on this Memorial day. In Flanders’ Fields, the dead do lie..

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I never know how much of what I say is true – Bette Midler

I never know how much of what I say is true – Bette Midler

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Bette Midler – Sing-A-Long with The Divine Miss M (Hitler)

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Ribbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY!

Broadway World
Ribbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Julie Musbach
May. 29, 2017

Hello, Dolly! is one of the most famous Broadway star vehicles, and no production has yet made that clearer than the one with Bette Midler‘s name floating high atop the marquee (along with the ‘sold out’ sign). But what about the supporting ladies that fill the stage alongside the whirlwind Dolly Levi?

Horace Vandergelder’s original first conquest, the dissatisfied milliner Irene Malloy, was played by Eileen Brennan. By the time she took on the featured role in the 1964 production, Brennan was already an established star of the stage. Her big break came from a 1959 Off-Broadway show Little Mary Sunshine for which she won an Obie and a Theatre World Award. Following a tour of The Miracle Worker and a run as Read More

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