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Bette Midler Takes ‘Hello, Dolly!’ to New Heights

Jewish Link Bette Midler Takes ‘Hello, Dolly!’ to New Heights By Barbara Wind | July 13,…

When You Switch Up on a (Broadway) Star

New York Times When You Switch Up on a (Broadway) Star By BEN BRANTLEY and JESSE…

“I’m pretty gutsy, but I’m intimidated by tremendous accomplishment… and by people who are very tall” – Bette Midler

“I’m pretty gutsy, but I’m intimidated by tremendous accomplishment… and by people who are very tall”…

BetteBack January 24, 1975: Bette Midler’s Like A Hot Fudge Sundae

Garden City Telegram January 24, 1975 Calling Bette Midler a singer is like calling a hot…

TLC Talks “Waterfalls” And Bette Midler

Pride Source TLC’s T-Boz and Chilli Talk ‘Crunk’ Queer Fans, Being Lesbian-Chased, Gay Sex Lessons and…

“Shut That Crap Off!”: Why Awards Show Acceptance Speeches Suck . . . and Some Ideas for the Tony Awards

HuffPost “Shut That Crap Off!”: Why Awards Show Acceptance Speeches Suck . . . and Some…

“I’m as confident as Cleopatra’s pussy.” — Bette Midler

“I’m as confident as Cleopatra’s pussy.” — Bette Midler

Broadway: With Bette Midler Out for a 2nd Week, “Hello, Dolly!” Does Worse Than Revivals of “Cats” and “Miss Saigon”

Showbiz 411 Broadway: With Bette Midler Out for a 2nd Week, “Hello, Dolly!” Does Worse Than…

‘Hello, Dolly!’ without Bette Midler shines with Donna Murphy but dims at box office

New York Daily News ‘Hello, Dolly!’ without Bette Midler shines with Donna Murphy but dims at…

BetteBack January 23, 1975: Does Bette Midler’s career appear to be going downhill?

Burlington Daily Times January 23, 1975 Does Bette Midler’s career appear to be going downhill? YES.…

Dietsch’s gifts Midler with ‘Bettezels’

BETTE MIDLER declared her love for Dietsch Brothers in a tweet Monday which reads: “BEST CHOCOLATE…

“Me, I’m just a hack. I’m just a schlepper. I just do what I can do.” –Bette Midler

“Me, I’m just a hack. I’m just a schlepper. I just do what I can do.”…

Bette Midler’s Absence Wallops Broadway Box Office

Forbes Bette Midler’s Absence Wallops Broadway Box Office Lee Seymour , CONTRIBUTOR JUL 6, 2017 DeBroadway…

Jimmy Awards host Ben Platt to Bette Midler: Let’s ‘swap’ Broadway roles

New York Daily News Jimmy Awards host Ben Platt to Bette Midler: Let’s ‘swap’ Broadway roles’…

Grosses Analysis: Indecent Sees a Bump; Great Comet and Hello, Dolly! Continue to Ride High

Playbill Grosses Analysis: Indecent Sees a Bump; Great Comet and Hello, Dolly! Continue to Ride High…

“Hello, Dolly!” Surges with Bette Midler – Donna Murphy Combo

New York Show Tickets “Hello, Dolly!” Surges with Bette Midler – Donna Murphy Combo POSTED ON…

Bette Midler Hosts the New York Restoration Project’s 16th Annual Spring Picnic

Vogue Bette Midler Hosts the New York Restoration Project’s 16th Annual Spring Picnic Maria Ward’s picture…

Goodbye, Dolly: Tony Winner Bette Midler Taking Her First Two Week Vacation

Showbiz 411 Goodbye, Dolly: Tony Winner Bette Midler Taking Her First Two Week Vacation by Roger…

It’s dangerous to read reviews – the good ones or the bad ones.

It’s dangerous to read reviews – the good ones or the bad ones. I was crippled…

Welcome to the turban jungle! Bette Midler shows off her quirky sense of style at an event for her charity the New York Restoration Project

Daily Mail Welcome to the turban jungle! Bette Midler shows off her quirky sense of style…

I think that people should never stop working no matter how old they are. I think there should be no such thing as retirement.

I think that people should never stop working no matter how old they are. I think…

Broadway Tickets, for the Price of an Economics Lesson – Dynamic Pricing

New York Times Broadway Tickets, for the Price of an Economics Lesson Common Sense By JAMES…

Our 9 Favorite Moments of the 2016-17 Theater Season

Theatermania Our 9 Favorite Moments of the 2016-17 Theater Season Editorial Staff • Broadway, Off-Broadway •…

REVIEW: Hello Dolly!, 2017 Broadway Revival Cast Recording

British Theater REVIEW: Hello Dolly!, 2017 Broadway Revival Cast Recording by Douglas Mayo on 16th June…

People have said nice things about me and incredibly nasty things about me, it’s hard for me – I won’t say it isn’t. But in this business, you can’t play it safe.

People have said nice things about me and incredibly nasty things about me, it’s hard for…

Join Bette Midler and the NYRP Family for Spring Picnic on June 19 along the river in Sherman Creek Park

Join Bette Midler and the NYRP Family for Spring Picnic on June 19 along the river…

I became more sure of myself as a person when I took the anti-advertising stand and decided I wouldn’t let them tell me what personality to have

I became more sure of myself as a person when I took the anti-advertising stand and…

After winning a Tony, Bette Midler offers tearful thanks to Hawaii teachers

Hawaii News Now After winning a Tony, Bette Midler offers tearful thanks to Hawaii teachers Monday,…

The Best (and Worst) of the 2017 Tony Awards

The New York Times The Best (and Worst) of the 2017 Tony Awards By ERIK PIEPENBURG…

We’re all divine, but I was the only one who had the nerve to call myself that. And I thought of it first. So there! – Bette Midler

We’re all divine, but I was the only one who had the nerve to call myself…

Bette Midler’s 2017 Tony Awards Dress Was A Silver Dream

Bustle Bette Midler’s 2017 Tony Awards Dress Was A Silver Dream By AMY SCIARRETTO June 12,…

BETTE MIDLER STOLE THE SHOW AT THE TONY AWARDS WITH BOLD SPEECH

Good Housekeeping BETTE MIDLER STOLE THE SHOW AT THE TONY AWARDS WITH BOLD SPEECH Written By…

Tony Awards 2017: Complete Winners List

Variety Tony Awards 2017: Complete Winners List June 12, 2017 Sunday marked a big night for…

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress:

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress: “I hope I don’t cry,” Midler said,…

Hey, Bette Midler: It looks like you’ll finally get revenge on Sally Field (sort of) at the Tonys

Golden Derby Hey, Bette Midler: It looks like you’ll finally get revenge on Sally Field (sort…

We’d Like to Propose a Toast… Play Our 2017 Tony Awards Drinking Game

Broadway World We’d Like to Propose a Toast… Play Our 2017 Tony Awards Drinking Game By…

Tight Tony Races, Classy Contenders & Kevin Spacey Hosting = Must-See TV On Sunday Night

Deadline Tight Tony Races, Classy Contenders & Kevin Spacey Hosting = Must-See TV On Sunday Night…

The biggest awards in theater are Sunday, and the competition is fierce as Bette Midler shines in Hello, Dolly! and Dear Evan Hansen looks set for success

The Guardian The biggest awards in theater are Sunday, and the competition is fierce as Bette…

Tony Awards predictions: ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Oslo,’ Bette Midler, Kevin Kline will win

Golden Derby Tony Awards predictions: ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Oslo,’ Bette Midler, Kevin Kline will win By…

Tony Awards offer some dramatic possibilities

Boston Globe Tony Awards offer some dramatic possibilities By Christopher Wallenberg GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JUNE 09, 2017…

Tony Voters Point to Tight Races and Sure Bets

The New York Times Tony Voters Point to Tight Races and Sure Bets By MICHAEL PAULSON…

The Tony Awards: Who should and who will win Sunday

USA Today The Tony Awards: Who should and who will win Sunday Bill Canacci, Asbury Park…

The Tonys: Secrets of the Campaign Trail With Bette Midler, ‘Evan Hansen’ and More

Variety The Tonys: Secrets of the Campaign Trail With Bette Midler, ‘Evan Hansen’ and More By…

Q&A Jerry Zaks on directing Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and his sweet return to the Tony Awards

Los Angeles Times Q&A Jerry Zaks on directing Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and his sweet…

The Great Tony Awards Debate of 2017: Who Will Win, and Who Should Win

Daily Beast The Great Tony Awards Debate of 2017: Who Will Win, and Who Should Win…

My Interview With Luke Martin-Jones From “Spanish Views”: Interview with Don Bradshaw, from online scrapbook ‘Bootleg Betty.’

In my fourth ‘Luke Martin-Jones Interview,’ I have had the pleasure of speaking to Don Bradshaw,…

Jerry Zac’s On Bette Midler And Hello Dolly!

Jerry Zaks: “I loved show business. As a kid it made me crazy. In 1964, at…

Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, “I’ll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice?” = Bette Midler

Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking,…

2017 Tony Award Predictions: Who Will Win?

Forbes 2017 Tony Award Predictions: Who Will Win? Lee Seymour , CONTRIBUTOR June 7, 2017 Julieta…

Bette Midler sends warning to ‘Spamilton’ cast

New York Post Bette Midler sends warning to ‘Spamilton’ cast By Ian Mohr June 6, 2017…