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Sunday, July 30, 2017

BetteBack February 12, 1975: Bette Midler Wants A Certain Someone To Tour With Her

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Drama Desk Awards 2017: Bette Midler, ‘Oslo’ Take Top Honors (Full List)

Variety
Drama Desk Awards 2017: Bette Midler, ‘Oslo’ Take Top Honors (Full List)
Gordon Cox
Legit Editor
June 5, 2017

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Bette Midler and the Broadway revival in which she stars, “Hello, Dolly!,” were among the Tony nominees anointed by the Drama Desk Awards, which also handed another top play crown to Tony frontrunner “Oslo.”

The Drama Desks, the last major New York theater awards to take place before the Tony Awards on June 11, aren’t an entirely reliable barometer for the upcoming Tonys, especially since one of this year’s major contenders, “Dear Evan Hansen,” wasn’t eligible for the Drama Desks this year because it was considered last year in its Off Broadway incarnation. At the 2017 Drama Desks, the top musical honor went to “Come From Away,” which is generally considered the biggest Tony competition for “Evan Hansen.” Read More

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BetteBack February 2, 1990: Stella Review – Midler marvellously straddles the line between comedy and tragic soap opera

Winnipeg Free Press
February 2, 1990

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WITH THE release of Stella it would seem Bette Midler wants to make a living wringing tears out of movie audiences.

This crying-for-dollars approach worked well for Midler in her ’79 screen debut Rose, loosely based on the Janis Joplin story.

After dismal followups to that hit, Midler hit her stride again with a string of goofball comedies. This success garnered the Divine Miss M. a nice contract with Disney’s Touchstone Pictures.

Now in a powerful position, Midler felt safe in returning to the dramatic form she appears to love best. Her first effort was the entertaining weeper Beaches. Read More

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