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Saturday, June 16, 2018

God, This Is So Frustating & I Can’t Understand In The Morning LOL – The Triple Crown of Acting. That’s when a performer manages the Emmy, Oscar, and Tony for acting. To date only 24* actors have accomplished this

The Film Experience
List-Mania: Glenda Jackson & Lots of Triple-Crown Acting Trivia
Tuesday, June 12, 20
By Nathaniel R.

Bette Midler, Barbra Hershey, Beaches, Lounges

Since I’m on record as being annoyed that all anyone cares about is the EGOT it’s time to celebrate our preferred obsession: The Triple Crown of Acting. That’s when a performer manages the Emmy, Oscar, and Tony for acting. To date only 24* actors have accomplished this, with Glenda Jackson being the most recent recipient as of this past Sunday night at the Tony Awards. Triple Crowns have become much more commonplace in the 21st century since actors move much more fluidly through the three mediums than they did in before the turn of the century. TV has totally lost its stigma for movie stars and Broadway is more welcome to very short runs freeing major stars up to continue with their movie and TV careers without as much scheduling trauma. A TRUCKLOAD OF TRIVIA AFTER THE JUMP… Read More

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson to Host Drama League Awards – Honorees for the evening include Bette Midler, Bill Berloni, and Michael Greif

Playbill
Audra McDonald and Will Swenson to Host Drama League Awards
BY OLIVIA CLEMENT
APR 17, 2017

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The Drama League has announced that husband-and-wife duo Audra McDonald and Will Swenson will host this year’s Drama League Awards May 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.

Previously announced special award recipients include Bette Midler, who will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award; Bill Berloni, who will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award; and Tony winner Michael Greif, who will receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing. Read More

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson to Host Drama League Awards

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Audra McDonald and Will Swenson to Host Drama League Awards
BY OLIVIA CLEMENT
APR 17, 2017

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The Drama League has announced that husband-and-wife duo Audra McDonald and Will Swenson will host this year’s Drama League Awards May 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.

Previously announced special award recipients include Bette Midler, who will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award; Bill Berloni, who will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award; and Tony winner Michael Greif, who will receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing. Read More

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Bette Midler On Being A Transplanted New Yorker:

Bette Midler On Being A Transplanted New Yorker: We had a lot of earthquake damage (in L.A.) to take care of. There were a lot of things like `What are we going to do, are we going to tear the chimney down?’ There were all those kinds of decisions in the middle of trying to put the show back together. It was a strain, but we’re fine now. We tore the chimney down, by the way.” (Boston Globe, 1994)

Image may contain: 1 person , people smiling Bette Midler On Having Devoted Fans And Acclaim:

Bette Midler: “After another bunch of years I plan to quit. “ Read More

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

BetteBack June 1973: Cookin’ With Bette Midler

Modern Hi-Fi & Stereo Guide
June 1973

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Bette Midler struts around the stage in her spike heel springolators and skintight gold lame pants, belting out her theme song [“Friends”] at the top of her lungs. She stamps her feet and thrusts out her arms, smiling jubilantly at the audience response – their clapping, hollering and whistling drowns out everything but the uppermost register of her honey-and-sandpaper voice.

Hysteria is running high. It is premeditated and fey, for in the world of Camp, even fanaticism is stylized. Bette Midler is the High Priestess of Camp, her subjects a writhing, adoring audience. Read More

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Friday, June 17, 2016

BetteBack December 18, 1973: Earl Wilson Declares Bette Midler ‘New Star Of The Year’

Columbus Telegram
December 18, 1973

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Mark Twain said every man was entitled to his favorite brand of insanity and mine is picking the year’s Bests. The New Star of ’73 is Bette Midler at the Palace; Oscar-winner Liza Minnclli, a sell-out coming into the Winter Garden in January, has been such a spcctaular success on tour that she gets a 1974 award in advance. New Picture Stars — Instant Celebrities — Linda Lovelace !

Bette Midler’s Oscar Picks | BootLeg Betty

2014 – Bette Midler excited for her 1st Oscar performance | BootLeg Betty Read More

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Special Benefit Reading Of “The First Wive’s Club” In New York (Thanks Lisa L)

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JUST ANNOUNCED: On July 7, Audra McDonald will join Sherie Rene Scott, Lili Taylor, Will Swenson, and more for a special benefit reading of the screenplay to “The First Wives Club” at The Mainstage Theater. All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund‘s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative.

Click here for more info: http://www.indigotheatreproject.org/

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bette Midler Joins “Power Lunch For Women” Friday, Nov 16, To Raise Money For Frail Homebound Aged

Broadway World
Audra McDonald, Bette Midler, and More Set for POWER LUNCH FOR WOMEN, 11/16
Nov 13, 2012

Some of Broadway’s brightest stars will be among the 375 of New York’s leading ladies to support the Citymeals-on-Wheels 26th Annual “Power Lunch for Women” at The Plaza Hotel on Friday, November 16, 2012. This by-invitation-only benefit is expected to raise $1.2 million, or enough to provide more than 175,000 meals for New York’s frail homebound aged.

Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald will headline and perform a song. Also on hand will be Bette Midler, Karen Allen, Dana Ivey, Margo MacNabb Nederlander, Dasha Epstein, and Donna Hanover. Read More

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Midler Set For Carnegie Hall Gala Tonight!

Broadway World
Cook, Martin, Midler, Sting and More Set For Carnegie Hall Gala 4/12
by BWW News Desk

Carnegie Hall launches its 120th anniversary year celebration tonight (April 12) at 7:00 p.m. with a one-night-only gala event hosted by renowned singer/songwriter James Taylor in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. This festive evening pays tribute to Carnegie Hall’s illustrious history, highlighting many of the extraordinary musical and cultural events that have taken place on the Hall’s legendary stages over the past twelve decades. Featured special guests include: Barbara Cook, Steve Martin, Bette Midler, Sting, and members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus among others. This concert is one of four Carnegie Hall Perspectives performances presented by Taylor this spring. Read More

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