Tag Archives: Carol Channing

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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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Betty Buckley-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Will Makes Stops in LA, Chicago & More; Full Itinerary Announced

Broadway World
Betty Buckley-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Will Makes Stops in LA, Chicago & More; Full Itinerary Announced
by BWW News Desk Jul. 16, 2018

Betty Buckely

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will star in the first national tour of Hello, Dolly!, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, beginning September 30, 2018 in the Connor Palace at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. The full tour itinerary is as follows:

Cleveland, OH USA
Sept 30 – Oct 21
Connor Palace Read More

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Which ‘Dolly’ Are You?

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Which ‘Dolly’ Are You?
BY LOGAN CULWELL-BLOCK
JUL 11, 2018

Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Carol Channing

Of all the women who have played Hello, Dolly!’s leading lady, are you Carol Channing or Bette Midler, Donna Murphy or Barbra Streisand or Bernadette Peters?

There’s a bit of Hello, Dolly!’s Dolly Gallagher Levi in all of us. But of the illustrious actors who have spun their own take on the famous Matchmaker on stage and screen, which one are you most like? Whether Tony winner Carol Channing or Oscar winner Barbra Streisand, Tony winner Bette Midler or Tony winner Bernadette Peters, take our personality quiz to find out. Read More

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sophie Tucker Book Giveaway (via Twitter in April)

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Sophie Tucker Book Giveaway (via Twitter in April)
Posted on April 1, 2018
by Annmarie Gatti

It’s time for our next book giveaway! CMH is happy to say that we will be giving away FIVE COPIES of  “Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker” by Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff, courtesy of University of Texas Press, from now through May 5, 2018. (plus ONE more copy via Facebook and this Blog, details to follow in a few days).

red hot mama: the life of sophie tucker

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, May 5 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over. Read More

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Bette Midler vs Bernadette Peters With The Critics: In The End It Just Boils Down To Personal Preference – Stop Comparing!

Mister D: I know some of you don’t want to see any comparison reviews because it pits two beloved stars and friends against one another, but you knew it was going to happen. So I picked out some that said the same thing as the others, and what it really boils down to is personal tastes and fandom. The Peter’s fans are going to pick her and the Midler fans will pick Midler. Midler will win of course because she is an international star where Bernadette is basically a favorite of the Broadway crowd. It’s just a fact. So I see no reason to even argue with one another. Neither side is going to listen. And don’t feel sorry for these ladies. They are both at the top of their game, they have made it in an industry that is callous and cruel. Believe me both women can handle what is thrown at them. Yes, I’m sure they still get hurt feelings, but by now they have learned to say “fuck it, I’m a star!!!” Read More

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Betty Buckley to lead US national tour of ‘Hello, Dolly!’

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Betty Buckley to lead US national tour of ‘Hello, Dolly!’
By Mark Kennedy
February 12, 2018

NEW YORK — Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley has been tapped to lead the national tour of the latest exuberant Broadway production of “Hello, Dolly!” a gig she calls “such a gift.”

“I’m just so happy to take such a happy show all around America. It’s like ‘Make America Happy Again,’” Buckley told The Associated Press on Monday. “It’s like an antidote.” Read More

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Press Release: BETTE MIDLER’S HISTORIC RUN IN “HELLO DOLLY!” COMES TO A TRIUMPHANT End!

Official Press Release

BETTE MIDLER’S HISTORIC RUN IN “HELLO DOLLY!” COMES TO A TRIUMPHANT CONCLUSION WITH A FINAL GROSS OF $2,436,207.84 OVER JUST SEVEN PERFORMANCES AND AN ASTOUNDING $598,200 RAISED DURING
HER FINAL PERFORMANCE, A SPECIAL BENEFIT FOR THE ACTORS FUND

TWO-TIME TONY AWARD® WINNER BERNADETTE PETERS
BEGINS PERFORMANCES ON SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20

Bette Midler’s critically acclaimed and award-winning run in Hello, Dolly! came to a triumphant close on Sunday with a staggering reported gross of $2,436,207.84 over seven regular performances at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). In addition, the eighth performance of the week and the final one of Ms. Midler’s run was a special benefit for The Actors Fund, raising an astonishing $598,203. Read More

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A Divine Exit: Bette Departs HELLO DOLLY! with a Bang at the Box Office

Broadway World
A Divine Exit: Bette Departs HELLO DOLLY! with a Bang at the Box Office
by BWW News Desk Jan. 16, 2018

Bette Midler’s critically acclaimed and award-winning run in Hello, Dolly! came to a triumphant close on Sunday with a staggering reported gross of $2,436,207.84 over seven regular performances at the Shubert Theatre.

In addition, the eighth performance of the week and the final one of Ms. Midler’s run was a special benefit for The Actors Fund, raising an astonishing $598,203. Over the eight performances, the show grossed a total of $3,034,410.84. Read More

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hello Dolly! But for now, to wrap up 2017, Bette Midler got the last word: boffo.

Showbiz 411
Seeing Bette Midler for $229 a Pop As She Finishes Her Run in “Hello, Bette”–er, “Hello, Dolly!”
by Roger Friedman – December 30, 2017 10:25 pm

Bette Midler is winding up her run on Broadway as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly!– or Dolly Levi as Bette Midler in Hello, Bette– so I finally coughed up the $229 and saw her on Friday night at the Shubert Theater. You know, she wows the crowd, getting a standing ovation in the second act for pulling off the famous theme number (parodied years later by Mel Brooks as “Springtime for Hitler”). Her voice is top notch, she’s smiling from ear to ear and giving it all she’s got– which is plenty at age 72, the oldest performer to play Dolly on Broadway. Read More

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How Bette Midler became Dolly, according to David Hyde Pierce

Broadway News
How Bette Midler became Dolly, according to David Hyde Pierce
By Broadway News
12/19/17

In 2017, Bette Midler seemed to be back where she belongs. 

As Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!,” Bette Midler won the 2017 Tony Award for best actress in a leading role in a musical, among numerous other awards, and helped the musical break the Shubert Theatre’s box office record 12 times. Even before Midler began performances, “Hello, Dolly!” brought in the largest pre-performance advance sale in Broadway history.  Read More

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