Category Archives: Hello Dolly!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Betty Buckley: Hello, Dolly! National Tour is a “Gift”

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Betty Buckley: Hello, Dolly! National Tour is a “Gift”
Sep 20, 2018

Betty Buckley: Hello, Dolly! National Tour is a “Gift”

Broadway legend Betty Buckley says she’s “so excited” to be a part of the first national tour of Hello, Dolly!

Buckley told Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy on “In the Wings” that it’s a “gift” to be able to take this show on the road.

“It’s a beautiful production and our cast is absolutely glorious,” Buckley said.

Buckley stars as Dolly Gallagher Levi.  She admits she had to think about whether to take the role, because much of her adult life has been in dramatic performances. Read More

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Early Bidding Now Open For Walk-On Roles, VIP Tickets, and More At The Broadway Flea Market (Including Bette Midler Stuff)

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Early Bidding Now Open For Walk-On Roles, VIP Tickets, and More At The Broadway Flea Market (Including Bette Midler Stuff)
by BWW News Desk Sep. 13, 2018

Early Bidding Now Open For Walk-On Roles, VIP Tickets, and More At The Broadway Flea Market (Including Bette Midler Stuff)?

Jump start your ultimate theatrical treasure hunt as early bidding opens today on dozens of auction items you can’t get anywhere except at the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.

Broadway fans can bid on exclusive memorabilia, unforgettable onstage and backstage opportunities and more at broadwaycares.org.

Then on Sunday, September 30, the thrill of the auction continues in person when Shubert Alley is filled with theatre fans bidding on the items at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction’s silent and live auctions. Even more Broadway treasures are in store along West 44th and West 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, where you can discover tables full of items from your favorite shows and theatrical organizations. Read More

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Photo: Bette Midler, Nancy Davis, Isabella Rickel, and Kenny Rickel (Race To Erase MS)

Bette Midler, Nancy Davis, Isabella Rickel, and Kenny Rickel (Race To Erase MS)
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Closes With Broken Records, Trickling Profits

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Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Closes With Broken Records, Trickling Profits
Lee Seymour
Aug 27, 2018

So long dearie, hello profits. Sort of.

The Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! concluded this weekend, after an unprecedented run. Original star Bette Midler returned for the final weeks, elevating grosses back to eye-watering levels, with a final frame tally of $2.34 million. During her initial award-winning stint, the show broke its own box office record twelve times.

But for a hit that grossed $128.19 million (more than any revival in Broadway history not called Chicago), some investors have been grumbling. While the production recouped its $15.9 million investment last winter, a detailed report of its finances disclosed that backers only made 5% on their buy-in as of last week. Read More

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Video: Bette Midler Has Exited The Building – The Last Hello Dolly! Thanks Steve S

Bette Leaves Late
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Photo: Bette & David Hyde Pierce backstage at Hello Dolly

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

2 Orchestra Seats to the Final Hello, Dolly! Matinee on Broadway with a Backstage Visit with Cast Member & Signed Poster on August 25

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Estimated Value: $2,500.00

Perfect for any Broadway and Bette Midler fan!

Bid to win 2 Orchestra seat tickets to see the final matinee of the Tony-winning hit Hello, Dolly! on Broadway, starring Bette Midler, with a private backstage tour with cast member Michael Hartung! Plus you will recieve a poster signed by various cast members on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2pm!

Hello, Dolly!  is about a meddlesome matchmaker who brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker. Read More

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Bette Midler has one word for Disney’s Planned Remake Of ‘Hocus Pocus’

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Bette Midler has one word for Disney’s Planned Remake Of ‘Hocus Pocus’
DANIEL S. LEVINE 08/09/2018 06:36 PM

Bette Midler, Disney, Hocus Pocus

Bette Midler is one of the most accomplished performers today, but one movie on her resume holds a special place in the hearts of millions: Disney’s Hocus Pocus. The film keeps finding new fans, 25 years after its release, and Midler is “grateful” for the film’s success.

“We had no expectations because we didn’t get very good notices and we didn’t do the business that anyone expected us to do,” Midler said in a recent interview with Good Morning America. “And the fact that it became this cult favorite and that it plays regularly every Halloween, I mean, I have very young fans because of Winnie, because of Hocus Pocus, so I’m grateful for it.” Read More

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bette Midler calls ‘Hello, Dolly’ the role of a lifetime

The show-stopping actress and legend reflect with ABC News’ Robin Roberts on her divine career, from “Beaches” and “Hocus Pocus” to Broadway.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Curtain Call: Bette Midler Will Soon Call It Quits With Hello Dolly

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Curtain Call: Bette Midler Will Soon Call It Quits With Hello Dolly
Author Unknown
December 23, 2017

Bette Midler has a long and star-studded career, spanning decades. She started her sojourn in the theater off-Broadway until her first Broadway appearance in 1967s Fiddler on The Roof. Since then, she has made countless appearances on stage and in film.

In April 2017, she took on the title role in the Broadway revival of Hello Betty. Now, after almost two years gracing the stage, she is set to take a final bow from the production. Her exit is not for lack of enthusiasm for the show. Rather, she cites her age as a major factor informing her decision. Read More

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