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Hello Dolly! Holding Strong, But Takes Box Office Hit When Midler Misses A Matinee Performance

Deadline Broadway Box Office: Brendon Urie Kicks ‘Kinky Boots’ To $1.4M; Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Up $207K by…

I thought I would be an actorrrr.

“I thought I would be an actorrrr. I thought I’d be Ethel Barrymore. I didn’t know…

I’m an open-space person. I’m not a believer in sprawl. I don’t particularly care for postmodern architecture.

“I’m an open-space person. I’m not a believer in sprawl. I don’t particularly care for postmodern…

I’m glad my daughter has been [university educated]. I sometimes think I should go back to school to learn French and music, but who would have me?” – Bette Midler

“I’m glad my daughter has been [university educated]. I sometimes think I should go back to…

HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut At Wednesday’s Matinee

Broadway World HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut Yesterday!\ by BWW…

Thank God for the gays. I don’t know what would have happened but I know what did happen. Good for them and good for me. – Bette Midler

Thank God for the gays. I don’t know what would have happened but I know what…

Kenny Ortega does not want a “Hocus Pocus” remake — because he has a better idea

Hello Giggles Kenny Ortega does not want a “Hocus Pocus” remake — because he has a…

The Hello Dolly Program Is Now Available In The Online Store (Also Other Merchandise, Too!)

FYI…the Hello Dolly!  program is now available on line…with other merch too! To Buy Merchandise: Click…

Twitter Wants The ‘Hidden Figures’ Stars To Reboot ‘Hocus Pocus’ And We’re Here For It

Elite Daily Twitter Wants The ‘Hidden Figures’ Stars To Reboot ‘Hocus Pocus‘ And We’re Here For…

BetteBack February 11, 1975: Bette Midler Slated For Big Broadway Return

Anderson Herald Bulletin February 11, 1975 20-20 News: Bette Midler is set for a “big Broadway…

You know, I wanted to leave you with the memory of the good beneath the gaudy, the saint beneath the paint, the pure little soul that lurks beneath this lurid exterior… but then again I figured: Fuck’EM IF THEY CAN’T TAKE A JOKE!

“You know, I wanted to leave you with the memory of the good beneath the gaudy,…

Broadway’s $2.8M Bump? Bette, Back, Begets Big B.O. Bang

Deadline Hollywood Broadway’s $2.8M Bump? Bette, Back, Begets Big B.O. Bang by Jeremy Gerard July 17, 2017 8:16pm…

I love to work. I love the idea of putting a show together, and I love the idea of putting musical numbers together – and putting commentary together and character.

“I love to work. I love the idea of putting a show together, and I love…

Broadway Box Office: Bette Midler Brings $1.5 Million Back to ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Variety Broadway Box Office: Bette Midler Brings $1.5 Million Back to ‘Hello, Dolly!’ By Gordon Cox…

BetteBack February 6, 1975: Critics Get A Preview Of The Cher Special

San Mateo Times February 6, 1975 There is no question that when Sonny Bono started his…

40 years later, Bette Midler’s ‘Rose’ a better rockumentary than character study

Out And About Nashville 40 years later, Bette Midler‘s ‘Rose’ a better rockumentary than character study…

Bette Midler’s Daughter Sophie Is All Grown Up, And Looks Exactly Like Her Superstar Mom

Little Things Bette Midler’s Daughter Sophie Is All Grown Up, And Looks Exactly Like Her Superstar…

Tony Awards 2017 frustration: Acting winners mostly gone only a month after awards show

Gold Derby Tony Awards 2017 frustration: Acting winners mostly gone only a month after awards show…

“I like art and I like work. And the whole thrust of my life has been toward those two things, with romance and family and friends and all other human contact simply tributaries of what is the great stream of my life: my work.” – Bette Midler

“I like art and I like work. And the whole thrust of my life has been…

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…

“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…

Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office

Deadline Hollywood Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office by…

New Book Out About Bette Midler: One Life: Memoirs of A Star!

One Life: Memoirs of A Star! by Mr Rafael Stewart (Author, Draft Writer), The Bette Midler…

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’…

Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win

NewNowNext Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win “She has done us all…

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 •…

Bette Midler’s Daughter, Sophie von Haselberg, on Stepping Into the Spotlight

In Style Bette Midler’s Daughter, Sophie von Haselberg, on Stepping Into the Spotlight BY: SAMANTHA SIMON…

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…

Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win

NewNowNext Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win by Dan Avery June 12,…

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…