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Beaches, The Musical, Is Coming To The London Theater…But Just Without The Same Songs…

QX MagazineBeaches The Musical Is Coming To The UK Theater To Work Out Some KinksMarch 27,…

BetteBack MAY 14, 1971: Seattle Opera’s “Tommy” Starring Bette Midler And Steve Curry (Rare Photo)

PUGET SOUND TRAILSeattle Opera’s Tommy“As Warm As Dry Ice” May 14, 1971 TOMMY (Steve Curry) is…

Video: Bette Midler – Before The Parade Passes By – Hello Dolly

Bette Midler is back on Broadway starring in Hello Dolly in which she says is “one…

Bette Midler Is Not Interested In Taking “Hello Dolly” To London. She Has Nothing Left To Prove.

Naughty GossipBette Midler Has Nothing Left To ProveBy Naughty Gossip2/9/19 Mister D: I have had this…

‘Wicked’, The Film Adaption, Coming In 2021: See The Rumored Casting

10 Daily‘Wicked’ Movie Gets 2021 Release Date By CBS News Fri 08 Feb 2019 Mister D:…

Bette Midler Drops By FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish (Photos Too!!!)

Broadway WorldOn Monday night, Bette Midler attended the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s presentation of Yiddish Fiddler…

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

Broadway WorldGo ‘Behind the Curtain’ with the Michael McCormick, Bette Midler, Victor Garber, and Christine Baranski!by…

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

Broadway WorldEarly Bidding Now Open For Walk-On Roles, VIP Tickets, and More At The Broadway Flea…

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

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

Rumer Willis Joins Marissa Jaret Winokur for Hocus Pocus Parody

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

What Makes a Good Revival?

Huffington Post What Makes a Good Revival? Thoughts on This Season’s Tony Nominees BY Cara Joy…

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

  The witches are back for an encore performance! After three centuries, three witch sisters are…

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…

“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…

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

Madison Capital Times November 16, 1979 How torrid at the box office is Bette Midler as…

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 Fans of…

Who Should Host The Tonys?

New York Daily News Why Jane Lynch should host the Tonys March 18, 2013 ...  Read More

The Bette Midler Project: “Tess and Pierre’s Guide to Bette Midler: Movie Version”

We have two adorable and quirky kids in the cast of The Bette Midler Project, so we…

THE BETTE MIDLER PROJECT – Behind the Scenes, Part Two Plus Instagram Project ~ Get Involved!

Breakthrough Workshop Theatre Watch Part Two in a series of behind the scenes clips from BWT’s…

New “Beaches” Musical May Not Use Songs From The Movie…

The New York Times ‘Beaches’ Musical Finds a Home By ERIK PIEPENBURG March 6, 2013 Artwork…

Three Things Needed In The New “Beaches” Musical

New Now Next 3 Things the “Beaches” Musical Needs to Be Awesome March 5, 2013 ●…

“Beaches” Musical To Debut In D.C.

The Washington Post Betting on next season, Signature plays a full house By Peter Marks, Monday,…

Announcing the Cast of BWT’s THE BETTE MIDLER PROJECT

Breakthrough Workshop Theatre BWT is proud to announce the full cast and creative team for THE…

Breakthrough Workshop Theatre Presents “The Bette Midler Project” March 31, 2013

Breakthrough Workshop Theatre is excited to present THE Bette Midler Project, two short one-act plays. The…

Bette Tweets: Sue Mengers And Parental Guidance

Bette Midler ‏@BetteMidler Yes, I have taken on the challenge of channeling Sue. Sue Mengers! One of…

The Divine Miss M will be back on Broadway this spring as Uber Agent Sue Mengers

The Hollywood Reporter Bette Midler Returns to Broadway as Uber-Agent Sue Mengers January 7, 2012  Midler…

Bette Midler will star in John Logan’s new one woman play, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers

Broadway World Breaking News: Bette Midler to Return Broadway in I’LL EAT YOU LAST by John…

BetteBack December 19, 1976: Did Bette Join The Ballet?

Salina Journal December 19, 1976 Q: I’m a dedicated Bette Midler fan and have seen every…

BetteBack December 11, 1976: Lotte Lenya Offers To Coach Bette For “Seven Deadly Sins”

Colorado Springs Gazette December 11, 1976 Not only is Bette Midler going to debut with the…

BetteBack 1976: George Balanchine Offers Bette Midler Lead Role In “The Seven Deadly Sins” (October 22, 1976)

Colorado Springs Gazette October 22, 1976 George Balanchine, the ballet world great, paid ‘Bette Midler the…

BetteBack 1975: Wanna See My Bosom?

Lima News NY parties going strong October 27, 1975 NEW YORK – New Yorkers are far…

Midler Wanted For One Woman Play ~ Will She Do It?

New York Post Super role’s a good Bette By MICHAEL RIEDEL Last Updated: 12:31 AM, October…

BetteBack 1975: The ‘Divine Miss M’ scores personal success on Broadway

Lowell Sun By WILLIAM E. SAHMENTO Sun Drama Critic June 13, 1975 NEW YORK – Who…

BetteBack 1975: The Last Laugh Is On This Critic!

Stroudsburg Pocono Record New York’s Voice of Broadway By Jack O’Brian July 1, 1975 .. All…

Barry Manilow Returns To Broadway

Mister D: I might be mistaken, but I think they meant the Palace engagement, not “Clams”…

BetteBack 1975: “Clams” Tasty Dish For Midler Fans

Seattle Daily Times “Clams” Tasty Dish For Midler Fans Patrick MacDonald Friday, May 30, 1975

BetteBack 1975: Bette Midler Celebrates Lionel Hampton’s Birthday

Delaware County Daily Times Midnight Earl Earl Wilson April 29, 1975   Lionel Hampton celebrated his…

BetteBack 1975: Gays Chortle At A Tasteless Vulgarian (Oh My! My! My!)

Stroudsburg Pocono Record Voice of Broadway By JACK 0’BRIAN May 9, 1975 H.L. Mencken‘s “No one…

BetteBack 1975: “Clams” Only Half Cooked…(Boo! I Say!)

Mister D: Not everybody got Bette at the time…she was challenging the constrictions of what a…

BetteBack 1975: Still Broadway’s Best Bette

New York Times Revue: Bette Midler By Clive Barnes April 18, 2012  

BetteBack 1975: “…Wild, Disrespectful And Wonderful Bette Midler…”

Idaho Falls Post Register Earl Wilson… April 21, 1975 THE MIDNIGHT EARL . . .Broadway was…

BetteBack 1975: A Prelude To “Clams”

The Emporia Gazette Bette’s Back By Craig Zadan April 12, 1975  THE CRUSH of bridge chairs…

BetteBack 1975: Bette Announces Jazz Great,Lionel Hampton, Will Be In Her New Broadway Show

* Lionel Hampton‘ll be with Bette Midler at the Minskoff Theater, opening in April * Lionel…

Freaky Ass Celebrity Puppets From The 80’s: Bette, Jagger, Pee Wee, And More

BuzzFeed 18 Unnerving Celebrity Puppets From 1987 Creepy, yet captivating. posted about 3 days ago joeb11…

BetteBack 1974: Johnny Carson To Make Special Trip To The Tony Awards

Phoenix Arizona Republic Phoenix Arizona EARL WILSON April 12, 1974 Johnny Carson’ll fly to NY to…

Bette Sighting: Bette Takes In Broadway’s “The Best Man” On Broadway ~ Sept. 5, 2012 (Thanks Bill)

A starry revival of The Best Man, Gore Vidal’s 1960 play about the lead-up to a U.S.…

Cyndi Lauper, Like Bette Midler, Takes A Chance With Broadway…But In A Different Way

ArtInfo Will Cyndi Lauper’s “Kinky” Broadway Debut Succeed? PLAY BY PLAY: Patrick Pacheco’s inside look at…

Photo: Bette Midler Attends Friend’s, Jenifer Lewis, Show In New York

Nathan Lane, Jennifer Lewis and Bette Midler attend the Jennifer Lewis with Marc Shaiman Performance at…

A Don’t Miss For New Yorkers!: Donna Maxon At The Laurie Beechman Theater

Bette and Barry: Back to the Bathhouse at the Laurie Beechman Theater: Nationally known Bette Midler…

Hey Peoria!!! Bette Midler Presents “Priscilla” Coming Your Way!

PEORIA -The Peoria Civic Center is offering a “PICK 3” option for the 2012-13 Broadway Theater Series,…

BetteBack Review May “1971: Midler’s Performance ‘Extraordinary’

Mister D: Pete Townshend of The Who later wrote 2 rock songs for Midler that never…

BetteBack April 1, 1971: Bette Midler Takes On The Who’s “Tommy” Musical

Mister D: Later on a movie musical would be made with Tina Turner as The Acid…

Video: Bette On The Boards Presents ~ Bette Midler Footage – Odds And Ends

Rare Footage: P&R Marconi Commercial – Christopher Street Gay Liberation Parade – 28th Annual Tony Awards…

Video: Bette Midler “Fiddler” 1968 Tony Awards

Angela Lansbury introduces the 1968 casts of Fiddler on the Roof (“Matchmaker,Matchmaker”-Tanya Everett, BETTE MIDLER, Mimi…

Photo: Backstage At Priscilla’s With Joan Jett And Nick Swenson

Broadway World Photo Flash: Joan Jett Visits Nick Adams at PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Thursday,…

Video: Johnny Carson Presents Bette Midler 1974 Special Tony Award (Thanks MrPoochSmooch)

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Video: Bette Midler “Fiddler” 1968 Tony Awards (Thanks Kim)

PRISCILLA THE QUEEN ‘I WILL SURVIVE’ Australian Reality Talent Show to End with Broadway; Auditions Begin in April

Broadway World PRISCILLA ‘I WILL SURVIVE’ Australian Reality Talent Show to End with Broadway; Auditions Begin…

Bette Sighting: Bette Midler Attends Stockard Channing’s Return To “Other Desert Cities” On Broadway

New York Daily News Gatecrasher April 11, 2012 STOCKARD CHANNING got a warm welcome at her…

BetteBack May 11, 1992: Tyne Daly Miffed Over Midler Choice For “Gypsy”

Titusville Herald Daly Loses Role in ‘Gypsy‘ To Bette Midler May 11, 1992 RADNOR, Pa. (AP)…

Video: Big Noise From Winnetka (Live 1979) – Parkinsons

Is Streisand Too Old To Play “Gypsy” At 70

Village Voice Columnist Defends Streisand In Gypsy By Michael Musto Fri., Mar. 16 2012 As you…

Wednesday Matinees Coming Back To “PRISCILLA” Tomorrow

BroadwayWorld PRISCILLA Brings Back Wednesday Matinees Beginning Tomorrow March 13, 2012 Bette Midler’s PRISCILLA QUEEN OF…

Win A Special Priscilla Broadway Package!

MetroWeekly New York’s Jumeirah Essex House embraces its inner drag queen Posted by Troy Petenbrink February…

BetteBack March 31, 1990 : Legends

Chronicle Telegram TV News Shannon Jewell March 31, 1990 Rumor has it Disney Studios/Touchstone Pictures has…

New Cast Members To Join Priscilla

Broadway World Adam LeFevre and Julie Reiber Join PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Feb. 6! Thursday,…

Surprising Things Overheard At Broadway Focus Groups

The Producer’s Perspective 10 surprising things overheard at Broadway focus groups. January 13, 2012 If you’ve…

Priscilla, Queen of the Altar?

New York Observer THEATER Priscilla, Queen of the Altar: a Musical Found a New Way to…

Life Is A Cabaret….with Bette Midler!?

Tampa Bay Newspapers Cabaret is back, with Bette Midler Article published on Monday, O c t.…

‘Priscilla’ Hits It Big At Broadway Box Office This Week

New York Times October 17, 2011, 5:59 PM A Good Week for ‘Priscilla’ at the Box…

“War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!”

Both inspiring, depressing SouthtownStar (Chicago, IL) October 7, 2011 “War! What is it good for? Absolutely…

‘Keeping Up With The Mormons’ On Broadway

New York Times Struggling to Keep Up With Those Mormons By PATRICK HEALY Published: September 2,…

For The Boys: The Chicago Musical Is A 5 Star Winner!

For the Boys musical will have audiences laughing and crying By Jodie Jacobs, Chicago Theater Examiner…

“For The Boys: The Musical” Opens In Chicago Today

“For the Boys“: Mark Rydell‘s 1991 film followed USO singer Dixie Leonard (played by Bette Midler)…

Sholem Aleichem Documentary gives background for ‘Fidder on the Roof’ fans

Examiner Documentary on Sholem Aleichem gives background for ‘Fidder on the Roof’ fans By Jana Monji,…

Broadway Musicals: Which Ones To See, Which Ones Not To See

More On “Beaches” Heading To Broadway

London Theater Direct GOSSIP: BEACHES – THE MUSICAL HEADING TO BROADWAY? 25 May 2011 A MUSICAL…

Chicago’s Marriott Theater To Stage “For The Boys” Musical

Chicago Tribune 2011 SUMMER STAGE GUIDE: Our Top-10 picks for the most promising shows by Chris…

Broadway musicians to protest pre-recorded music in ‘Priscilla’ Thursday

Los Angeles Times Broadway musicians to protest pre-recorded music in ‘Priscilla’ [Updated] May 26, 2011 |…

Priscilla Costume Designers Win Drama Desk Award

Aussie duo win Drama Desk Award The West Australian May 25, 2011, 10:20 am Oscar winning…

Who Knows What Musto Knows…Streisand In Gypsy

Broadway World Streisand Still Set for GYPSY Film Says Musto by BWW News Desk Barbra Streisand…

“Hey Tony Committee, give me a call. I have something I want you to kiss!”

Bette Midler launched an amusing Twitter tirade against the Tony Awards committee earlier this afternoon when…

Catching Up With Linda Hart

New York Post You’ve gotta have Hart By MICKI SIEGEL Last Updated: 2:14 AM, May 5,…

Tony Nominations: “Rude”

Broadway World Twitter Watch: Bette Midler on Tony Noms ‘RUDE!’ by BWW BroadwayWorld.com presents Twitter Watch,…

No More Special Tony Award

Huffington Post A Very Special Tony Award Cara Joy David Posted: 05/ 2/11 02:48 PM ET…

Bette To Visit “People In The Picture” Next Week

The National Ledger Dart Has ‘People in the Picture’ Opening, ‘Beaches‘ on the Way May 1,…

The Seven Deadly Sins

Playbill New York City Ballet: Embracing the Seven Deadly Sins By David Rooney 29 Apr 2011…

Theater: Beaches – The Musical! (Thanks Daisy!)

Playbill EXCLUSIVE: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs! Beaches, the Musical, Is in the Works By Kenneth Jones…

SAVE BIG ON TIX TO PRISCILLA THROUGH APRIL 18, 2011!

BroadwayWorld.com BWW Discounts: Save on Tickets to PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Back to the Article…

Priscilla: Happy Previews

Mister D: Break a leg and congrats to “Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert which began previews…

Reminder: ‘Priscilla’ Broadway Preview Is Feb 28th

Honolulu Star Advertiser Bette Midler signs on as musical’s producer By Wayne Harada Add “producer” to…

Box-Office Opening For Priscilla Queen of the Desert Will Feature Contests And Giveaways

Image via Wikipedia Playbill Priscilla Queen of the Desert Box-Office Opening Will Feature Contests and Giveaways…

Drag Taking Over Broadway

Image via Wikipedia Backstage Grab Your Boa, Drag Takes Off on New York Stages By Mark…

Give ’em DOLLFACE this Christmas!

Well, if you want to have a wonderful Christmas of Love, consider settling your fine fine…

“DollFace” To Be Presented By TNC 12/23-1/16

TNC Presents DOLLFACE, 12/23-1/16 Back to the Article by BWW News Desk If you can remember…

Bruce Vilanch – from the Toronto opening of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Bruce Vilanch arrives on the pink carpet at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto for…

“For The Boy” Gets Second Life As Musical Theater?

The Marriott Theatre in Chicago is to produce a new musical based on the 1991 Bette…

Dollface: The Musical And Bette’s Songs

The other day I posted an article about a play Bette Midler collaborated on in the eighties…

Synopsis of “Dollface”

The Prince Music Theater presents the new 1950s rock and roll musical Dollface , the first…

NYC’s Dream Up Festival, Starting Aug. 8; Premieres Dollface by B.J. Sebring, lyrics by David Forman, music by David Forman & Rob Hyman with additional material by Bette Midler

Playbill NYC’s Dream Up Festival, Starting Aug. 8, Premieres Bitch, It Ain’t No Sin, Keep Your…

The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation will present a special One Night Only Cabaret July 12 at Club Fugazi in San Francisco. Bruce Vilanch To Host

Playbill One Night Only Cabaret to Feature Bruce Vilanch and Frankenstein and Wicked Casts By Andrew…

First Post Photo Shoot Pix Appear Of Spencer Brown’s Theatrical Musical Version Of “The Rose” And Bootleg Betty’s Got Them

Hey, Don! So yesterday was our photo shoot and I was super excited. After getting rid…

THE ROSE: The 30th Anniversary Rock Musical

THE ROSE The 30th Anniversary Rock Musical Mister D: A while back, I mentioned that a…

“Great Dames” Comes To London’s Jermyn Street Theatre

Christine Pedi to Bring Great Dames to London’s Jermyn Street Theatre Playbill By Mark Shenton May…

Bruce Vilanch Plays The Rrazz Room In San Fran

Broadway World Bruce Vilanch, Sharon McNight To Appear At The Razz Room 5/12-5/17 by BWW News…

Wanna Star In A Rock Musical Production of The Rose In Kansas City?

Wayward Blog – Kansas City Wanna star in a local production of The Rose? By Crystal…

Bruce To Perform “Embraceable Bruce” For Benefit “Embraceable You”

Wasn't that clever of me...

Reminder: Save These Dates And Participate(s)
OMG! I’m Rhyming Again!

Playbill Wicked Events Scheduled for Oct. 23 and 25 in Manhattan By Andrew Gans 22 Oct…

Reminder: “WICKED DAY” BLOCK PARTY
(Sunday, October 28 – 11AM – 2PM)

Broadway World “WICKED DAY” BLOCK PARTY GRAND OPENING OF “THE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN” BWW News Desk October…

Bette To Host A Special Benefit Performance For “Wicked” (Thanks Julia!)

Thanks to the beautiful Julia, who might be the only girl to make me straight (but…

Whoopi Joins “Spalding Gray” Cast – Bette Chairman

Whoopi Goldberg to Join Spalding Gray Cast for June 5 Benefit Performance Playbill.cpm By Andrew Gans…

“Doll House” And Bette’s Song “The Late Show”

Mister D: As I said before, Bette co-wrote a couple of songs from this play, “Doll…

Bette And Bruce Together Again! (More Pics At WeGotBruce.com)

Mister D: Bette Midler and others celebrate his guest performance in the New York Play, “Spalding…

Bette Attends The Opening of “Frost/Nixon”

Frost heats up Broadway ; New York critics give British play a rave reception From: Evening…