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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Audio: Go ‘Behind the Curtain’ with the Michael McCormick, Bette Midler, Victor Garber, and Christine Baranski!|

Broadway World
Go ‘Behind the Curtain’ with the Michael McCormick, Bette Midler, Victor Garber, and Christine Baranski!
by Behind the Curtain Sep. 24, 2018 | Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty

'Behind the Curtain' with the Michael McCormick, Bette Midler, Victor Garber, and Christine Baranski!

Sit down, John… because Michael McCormick, one of Broadway’s busiest character actors, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on a career that has had him appear in such musicals as Oliver, La Bete, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, 1776, Kiss Me Kate, Marie Christine, Gypsy, Curtains, Hello, Dolly and many more!

Michael pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how being a child actor became the foundation of his work ethic, what it was like coming full circle with Bernadette Peters, and why he won the role of John Adams in the revival of 1776! 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)

Broadway World
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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Friday, March 24, 2017

‘Groundhog Day,’ ‘Amelie,’ ‘Hello Dolly’ & More Last-Minute Tony Contenders on Broadway

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‘Groundhog Day,’ ‘Amelie,’ ‘Hello Dolly’ & More Last-Minute Tony Contenders on Broadway
3/10/2017 by Patrick Pacheco

The Tony Awards are still three months away but a handful of must-see musicals will open before the eligibility period closes on April 27. With nominations looming in May, book your tickets now for these high-profile hopefuls.

MONDAY, April 3

Amélie

The adaptation of the beloved 2001 French film stars Phillipa Soo, a Tony nom for Hamilton, as a waitress whose arrow is aimed at a poor artist working in a sex shop. Porn and pain au chocolat! Read More

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rumer Willis Joins Marissa Jaret Winokur for Hocus Pocus Parody

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Rumer Willis Joins Marissa Jaret Winokur for Hocus Pocus Parody
BY ADAM HETRICK
SEP 27, 2016

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Rumer Willis will co-star as Sarah Sanderson, the role originated on screen by Sarah Jessica Parker, in The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus, which will be presented in Los Angeles at Rockwell Table & Stage September 29-November 12.

The double-cast production will feature previously announced Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur as Winnifred Sanderson for select performances. Winokur will alternate in the starring role alongside recording artist Becky Baeling Lythgoe. The role was originated on screen by Bette Midler. Read More

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What Makes a Good Revival?

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What Makes a Good Revival? Thoughts on This Season’s Tony Nominees
BY Cara Joy David
05/17/2016

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What makes a good revival? Is it just lovingly recreating an original or a prior revival? Or does it require reinvention? It depends who you ask.

This season has been unusually strong for Broadway musical revivals, as one can see from the four Tony nominees: The Color Purple, Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me and Spring Awakening. These productions all received positive reviews. I’ve been talking to Tony voters in the last week and they all point to one thing that makes one of these different from the rest: She Loves Me is an expert, well-cast revival, but it’s a traditional take on the story. In other words, while there are certainly many differences in this staging as compared prior She Loves Me stagings—different sets, costumes, choreography, performances, etc.—there isn’t a full scale reimagining. It is brought to you by the same theater company, Roundabout Theatre Company (celebrating its 50th anniversary), and the same director, Scott Ellis, who did the last revival. There isn’t one thing that you can point to and say: “Wow, the fact that Scott Ellis did X is just amazing.” Whereas the other revivals all have something that distances themselves from prior productions. 2016-05-17-1463508405-1155827-colorpurpleart.jpg Read More

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Monday, October 20, 2014

What’s Going On In Kansas City? A Staged Reading Of Hocus Pocus!

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The witches are back for an encore performance!

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.

Based on the 1993 campy comedy, the films comes to life for one night only…until the Black Flame Candle burns out!

VIP price includes a trick-or-treat bag and seating in the first two rows! Limited availability. Read More

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Turns 50

Today, we continue BroadwayWorld’s newest feature column with a special tribute to one of the most cherished and beloved musicals ever written in honor of its 50th birthday, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Turns 50Tradition

Originally produced on Broadway in 1964, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, forever remaining one of the most oft-revived and constantly celebrated musicals of the Golden Age. Featuring a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, with a book by Joseph Stein, the musical was based on the short story collection TEVYE AND HIS DAUGHTERS by Sholem Aleichem. The musical was first produced on Broadway by the formidable showman Harold Prince, then still near the start of what would be an incomparable career in the theatre, also featuring a production directed by iconic Golden Age director and choreographer Jerome Robbins. The original production of the show garnered 10 Tony Award nominations, taking home 9, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction. A classic in its own time and certainly one today, the charms and insinuating features of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF are copious. Read More

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

“Miss M Saves the Universe!” at the 2nd San Diego Fringe Festival

Here is a synopsis of the show:

This semi-autobiographical satirical fantasy travels through time as we experience significant breakthrough moments in the life of our protagonist. Along to assist is “Miss M,” a divine guardian angel inspired by the showbiz persona of the legendary Bette Midler.

Following the sold out workshop performance of The Bette Midler Project in 2013, BWT Founding Artistic Director Ira Bauer-Spector has re-worked his original piece, Bette & I, into a new play and will write/direct/star in the World Premiere production at the 2nd San Diego International Fringe Festival in July 2014. Read More

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Monday, April 8, 2013

BetteBack November 16, 1979: Bette Midler Wows Broadway Box Office

Madison Capital Times
November 16, 1979

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How torrid at the box office is Bette Midler as a result of her movie, “The Rose“?

Tickets for her appearance at the Majestic Theater in New York went on sale this week The first day’s take was a whopping $280,000. That’s more than most musical shows gross in a week.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fans Start Grassroots Movement for HOCUS POCUS Broadway Musical (How You Can Help)

Broadway World
Fans Start Grassroots Movement for HOCUS POCUS Broadway Musical
March 28, 2013

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Fans of the Disney film “Hocus Pocus” starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters, wicked witches brought back to life on Halloween to steal the souls of children, are gathering online as a grassroots movement to bring it to Broadway. Following the success of musicals such as NEWSIES, MARY POPPINS, SISTER ACT and MATILDA; Winnie, Mary and Sarah are ready to enchant Broadway audiences. Read More

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