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Monthly Archives: September 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Bette Midler multitasking to “Bless You Child”, which was co-written by Amber, Billy Steinberg Rick Nowels on her 2001 album “Bette”
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Jacob Burns Film Center’s Annual Gala Honors Award Winning Producer Dori Berinstein – Bette Midler Was Unable To Make It
Jacob Burns Film Center’s Annual Gala Honors Award Winning Producer Dori Berinstein
by BWW News Desk Sep. 24, 2018
Broadway’s presence and reach extends beyond the Big Apple, including just outside New York City with the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC)- one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country- and their programs that promote the theatre to new audiences.
At this year’s annual JBFC Gala last week, JBFC celebrated and honored two imagination builders of Broadway, including legendary Broadway Producer Dori Berinstein with the Vision Award and JBFC Board Member Robert Goldberg with the first ever David Swope Leadership Award (bios below). A long-time supporter of JBFC, Dori is the curator and moderator of JBFC’s ongoing series Life on the Stage (in partnership with the Actors Fund) and now JBFC’s newest board member.
Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Press Conference 1980 –
Liberace introduces Bette Midler in this clip. If I remember right Miss M was feisty and maybe a little mad but with that smile who cares?
Actually, this was the 25th-anniversary conference of personal managers west awards.
Photo: Bette Midler singing Beast Of Burden on Solid Gold circa 1984
Mister D: Sorry, but Bette Midler sounded more like the Stones than the Stones did on this number. And I love the Stones!
In 1984, the song was covered by Bette Midler. Her version, which reached #71 on Billboard’s Hot 100, modified several lines of
A music video was made for this version that started out with Bette and Mick Jagger talking in her dressing room before she comes out and performs the song with him on stage. As the song ends someone throws a pie at Mick, and Bette laughs at it until she gets hit with a pie herself. The video ends with a picture of both of them covered in lyrics in a newspaper with the headline “Just desserts”.
Bette Midler Takes In Punk Icon Patti Smith’s New Show For Her New Audible Book (This should dispell rumors that they disliked one another)
Bette Midler Takes In Punk Icon Patti Smith’s New Show For Her New Audible Book
September 23, 2018
Just got back from Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane Theater, doing a new show for her new Audible book. She is so brilliant. What prose, what poetry and what a life!! I am in awe. – Bette Midler
Audible Presents ‘Patti Smith: Words and Music’, New York
23 September: Those In Attendance Were –
- Alexander Skarsgard\
- Bette Midler
- Calvin Klein
- Ezra Miller
- Lenny Kaye
- Patti Smith
- George Stroumboulopoulos
Patti Smith takes the stage at the Minetta Lane Theatre for the second of her ‘Patti Smith: Words and Music’ performances on Sept. 23., 2018.
“There are two ways to look at this: It’s a disaster — or it’s magical.”
Sunday, September 23, 2018