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Friday, January 18, 2019

Video: Bette Midler (From a Distance) Grammy 1991 Live

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

28 stars who are just one trophy away from the most coveted award in Hollywood

Insider 28 stars who are just one trophy away from the most coveted award in Hollywood Desiree O, Brit + Co Jul. 27, 2018, 4:46 PM ...  Read More

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Get The Limited Supply Of The Bette Midler Hello Dolly Press Book 100 Pages + Before They Become Even More Expensive Collector’s Items

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Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. Hello, Dolly! Was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical and nine other Tonys. The show album Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatres hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was a 1969 film nominated for seven Academy Awards. hello dolly bway press 2017 - cover 40621.1527056307 hello dolly bway press 2017 -4 78034.1527056303 hello dolly bway press 2017 -1 19990.1527056302 hello dolly bway press 2017 -2 35990.1527056302 hello dolly bway press 2017 -6 74042.1527056304 hello dolly bway press 2017 -8 11837.1527056305 hello dolly bway press 2017 -3 73828.1527056302 hello dolly bway press 2017 -5 92448.1527056304 hello dolly bway press 2017 -7 75000.1527056304 hello dolly bway press 2017 -9 39321.1527056305 hello dolly bway press 2017 -10 12373.1527056306 hello dolly bway press 2017 -13 53785.1527056307 hello dolly bway press 2017 -12 50656.1527056306 hello dolly bway press 2017 -11 73384.1527056306 Tony Awards Press Book/ Program Date 2017 Size 280 x 220 cm Great Pictures from the show Condition: Used Good for its age 8/10 100 + Pages Check Price at Theatregold Memorabilia Here (Please Note scans are low res for fast loading)
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Kennedy Center Honors: Our top 50 recommendations who need to be chosen include Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Bette Midler

Mister D: Ok, I admit that I’m prejudiced, but this list could be whittled down in seconds for me. My standards are high, well in some things, and some of these people don’t really belong on this list. Gold Derby Kennedy Center Honors: Our top 50 recommendations who need to be chosen include Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Bette Midler Chris Beachum April 11, 2018 6:00AM The next recipients for the Kennedy Center Honors will be announced in the late summer, often around Labor Day. The all-star event is held each year in the nation’s capital during the first weekend in December and then airs on CBS as a two-hour special after Christmas. Each year, the selection committee chooses five entertainment veterans from a variety of fields – film, television, popular music, theatre, and the fine arts (dance, opera, classical music). Selected artists are almost always over 50 and generally are 60 and beyond. The first recipients in 1978 were singer Marian Anderson, actor and dancer Fred Astaire, choreographer George Balanchine, composer Richard Rodgers and conductor Arthur Rubinstein. The most recent honorees in 2017 for the 40th anniversary program were dancer Carmen de Lavallade, singer Gloria Estefan, singer LL Cool J, producer and writer Norman Lear and singer Lionel Richie. But there are a number of notable performers missing from the honors roll. Our photo gallery features 50 entertainers who deserve to be selected soon. For our purposes a person must be at least 60 years old to be in our gallery. We are not going to include the retired Doris Day and Gene Hackman as well as the reclusive Woody Allen since attendance at the event is mandatory. Tour through our photos and sound off in the forums about who you think should be selected soon. 1. Dick Van Dyke Van Dyke is just an Oscar away from EGOT status. He is a five-time Emmy Award winner for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Van Dyke and Company,” and “The Wrong Way Kid.” He won a Tony Award for “Bye Bye Birdie” (1961) and a Grammy Award for “Mary Poppins” (1964). Van Dyke is a member of the Television Academy Hall of Fame and received the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award in 2013. 2. Liza Minnelli Minnelli is very close to EGOT, having never won a Grammy Award before. She won a Tony Award for “Flora the Red Menace” (1965), an Oscar for “Cabaret” (1973), and an Emmy for “Liza with a Z” (1973). The daughter of legendary entertainer Judy Garland, other films have included “The Sterile Cuckoo” (1969, her first Oscar nomination), “New York, New York” (1977), and “Arthur” (1981). 3. Denzel Washington Washington is the only African-American with two Academy Awards for acting (“Glory,” 1989; “Training Day,” 2001). His other Oscar nominations were for “Cry Freedom” (1987), “Malcolm X” (1992), “The Hurricane” (1999), “Flight” (2012), “Fences” (2016, producing and acting), and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” (2017). He also won a Tony Award for the same role in “Fences” (2010). 4. Gladys Knight The “Empress of Soul” started her career in 1952 on Ted Mack’s “Original Amateur Hour” TV show. Her group Gladys Knight and the Pips joined Motown in 1966 and became one of the top recording artists of the 1960s and 1970s with such hits as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,” “Neither One of Us,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.” The six-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. 5. Mick Jagger Whether he gets selected by himself (like Paul McCartney) or with his group The Rolling Stones (like The Who and Led Zeppelin), this honor is long overdue. The lead singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with his band in 1989. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003. Their lengthy list of hit singles has included “Satisfaction,” “Get Off My Cloud,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Brown Sugar,” “Wild Horses,” “Angie,” and “Start Me Up.” 6. Jessica Lange Lange is just one notch away from EGOT. She is a two-time Academy Award winner (“Tootsie,” 1982; “Blue Sky,” 1994) among her six nominations. She is a three-time Emmy champ (“Grey Gardens,” 2009; “American Horror Story,” 2012; and “American Horror Story: Coven,” 2014). Lange won a Tony Award in 2016 for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” Other films in her career have included “Frances,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Crimes of the Heart,” “Cape Fear,” and “Big Fish.” 7. Alan Alda Alda has established himself as a triple threat on television, on stage, and in films. He won five Emmy Awards for the legendary comedy series “M*A*S*H” spread out over acting, directing, and writing (the only person to prevail in only three fields). He also took home a sixth Emmy for his role on “The West Wing” and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1994. He’s been nominated at the Oscars (“The Aviator,”), Grammys (“Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself,” 2008), and three times at the Tony Awards (“The Apple Tree,” 1967; “Jake’s Women,” 1992; “Glengarry Glen Ross,” 2005). 8. Bette Midler Midler was a big hit right out of the gates when she won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 1974. It was the first of three Grammys along with three Emmys for her variety specials and a Tony Award in 2017 for “Hello, Dolly.” That just puts her an Oscar away from EGOT, and she has competed at those awards twice as a leading actress for “The Rose” and “For the Boys.” 9. Harrison Ford Ford is the biggest box office star in American history but still hasn’t had much of an awards career but did receive an Oscar nomination for “Witness” (1985). He was awarded the American Film Institute life achievement in 2000 and the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes in 2002. His film career has included “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Working Girl,” “Regarding Henry,” “Patriot Games,” “The Fugitive,” “Air Force One,” and “42.” 10. Reba McEntire McEntire is a Country Music Hall of Fame member who has been one of the most popular singers and performers in the 1980s and beyond. She has had the most CMA Award nominations (49) and ACM Awards nominations (45) of any female artist. She has won two Grammy Awards for “Whoever’s in New England” (1987) and “Does He Love You?” (1994) among her 12 career nominations. McEntire has had a successful TV show with “Reba” (2001-2007) and was widely acclaimed for her Broadway debut in “Annie Get Your Gun” (2001). 11. Tommy Tune Tune has been one of the top choreographers and dancers in Broadway history. He is a nine-time Tony Award winner for his performances in “Seesaw” and “My One and Only,” for his direction of “Nine,” “Grand Hotel” and “The Will Rogers Follies” and choreography of “A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine,” “My One and Only,” “Grand Hotel” and “The Will Rogers Follies.” 12. Betty White White is one of the favorite comedic performers in TV history and was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1995. She has won five prime-time Emmy Awards for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls,” “The John Larroquette Show” and “Saturday Night Live” plus a Daytime Emmy for “Just Men.” 13. Burt Bacharach Bacharach has composed hundreds of songs in his lengthy career, many of them popular hits. He is a three-time Oscar winner for his original song and score in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and original song in “Arthur.” He is a two-time Grammy champ for “Cassidy” and “I Still Have That Other Girl” plus an Emmy winner for his 1971 variety special. 14. Diane Keaton Keaton is an Oscar-winning actress (“Annie Hall,” 1977) who has been primarily working in films since the early 1970s. Her career has included “The Godfather,” “Reds,” “Marvin’s Room,” “Baby Boom,” “Father of the Bride,” “The First Wives Club” and “Something’s Gotta Give.” She was the 2017 recipient of the American Film Institute life achievement award. 15. Arturo Sandoval The Cuban-born Sandoval is one of the greatest trumpet players in music history. He defected to America in 1990 while performing with previous KCH recipient Dizzy Gillespie. He is a 10-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner and recipient of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. 16. Cynthia Gregory Gregory is one of the most famous American prima ballerinas of recent decades. She first became well known in San Francisco as a teenager before joining the American Ballet Theatre in 1965. She has had roles in “Giselle,”” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Coppelia,” “Don Quixote,” “The Eternal Idol” and “At Midnight.” 17. Bob Newhart Newhart has proven to be one of the most beloved comedians in American history since the early 1960s. In fact he won at the 1961 Grammy Awards as Best New Artist and for Album of the Year. He was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1993 for his roles on “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Newhart.” He won his only Emmy Award in 2013 for a guest role on “The Big Bang Theory.” He was the 2002 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. 18. Whoopi Goldberg Goldberg is one of the few people who have achieved EGOT in her entertainment career. She won an Oscar for “Ghost,” a Grammy for her comedy album “Direct From Broadway,” a Tony Award for producing “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and a Daytime Emmy for hosting “The View.” Other film roles have included “The Color Purple,” “Sister Act” and “The Lion King.” She was the 2001 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bette Midler TV Series – Episode 17 – The Grammy Pre-show – 2000

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bette Midler: 1990 with Olivia Newton John at the Grammys

Bette Midler: 1990 with Olivia Newton John at the Grammys

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Monday, December 18, 2017

5 Standout Broadway Cast Albums of 2017

Playbill 5 Standout Broadway Cast Albums of 2017 BY PLAYBILL STAFF DEC 12, 2017 Dozens of theatre albums were released this past year, but five of them stood out for their sound and singularity.


=&0=& =&1=& While leading lady Bette Midler was the definitive draw for this revival, the stand-out song for this Dolly, or any Dolly for that matter, isn’t “Before the Parade Passes By”—time and again it comes down to “Put On Your Sunday Clothes.” Jerry Herman’s score is a joyous concoction crafted simply to delight and enthrall audiences, and it kicks into high gear with this first act production number. This is the moment when the 28 musicians in Hello, Dolly!’s orchestra steal the show without ever stepping foot on stage. Expertly handled on this revival by conductor/music director Andy Einhorn, Philip J. Lang’s original 1964 orchestrations are spiffed up thanks to sparkling new charts by orchestrator Larry Hochman and vocal arranger Don Pippin, who ends the number with a thrilling new vocal flourish. The orchestra seems to nearly tumble over itself and derail with excitement in the last 60 seconds of the number as the trumpets wail on those half-note triplets in the final verse. In a brilliant moment of orchestral magic, the entire orchestra chugs perfectly into place, bells and whistles toot in locomotive rhythm, horns blare, and the entire Shubert Theatre is steaming toward New York City along with Dolly Levi and company. There can be no better seat on Broadway than in the pit of the Shubert Theatre every night during “Put On Your Sunday Clothes.”
=&2=& =&3=& If Broadway had a song of the summer, or the season, it would hands down be Ben Platt’s thrilling delivery of Pasek and Paul’s twisting gut-wrencher “Waving Through a Window.” Musically, the song is filled with extreme peaks and valleys, and Pasek and Paul’s risky move to pull the rug out from under listeners (on several occasions during the song) pays off. From the rhythmic layers of the show’s opener to the overwhelming fullness of “You Will Be Found,” from Rachel Bay Jones’ tenderness in her solo “So Big/So Small” to the song that stops everyone in their tracks (“Words Fail”), ingredients collide in one of the most satisfying pop scores since Next to Normal.


=&4=& =&5=& It’s been 20 years since Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty earned an Academy Award nomination for “Journey to the Past” from the 1997 Fox animated feature Anastasia. When it came time to bring the production to the stage, the writers seamlessly picked up where they left off, crafting a dramatically complex score that threads familiar motifs from the film into the historic realism of the musical. Anastasia has come of age with her fans. Anya’s new numbers, “In My Dreams” and the ravishing “Crossing a Bridge,” are paired with the rousing “Still,” written for the new character Gleb. All of this is balanced with light-hearted material like “We’ll Go From There,” which conjures the joy of the original film. Only Ahrens and Flaherty could make this sound easy. Ask any musical theatre team who attempted to write a sequel to one of their hits, going back in time is often impossible.
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

BetteBack April 26, 1974: What Other Award Did Bette Midler Win On Tony Night?

Defiance Crescent News April 26, 1974 83368860 Because all of us guests in black tie at the Tony Awards had to sit from 8 to midnight, I have come up with a new award for next year: the Fanny Award. It will be given to members of the audience. The trophy will be shaped like a cushion. Alex Cohen’s awards at the Shubert and great party at the Americana must have cost $750,000. New Yorkers thought Charles Nelson Reilly and Nancy Walker were the funniest performers very interesting, because they’re not on way anymore. Liza Minnelli gave us a great line: I don’t know if I’ve got a lucky star but I’ve got Fred Ebb,’ referring to her song writer. Bette Midler in the Wilson Poll won the title of Girl Most In Need of Bra and Least Likely to Get One. The Tony Shows are better and richer than the Oscars. Cohen has done more for the theater than anybody since that soundalike Cohan ‘George M. Quotable Quotes: The Roxy BetteBack September 23, 1990: Bette Midler Wears Luxurious Reptile Accessories In Style: Happy 70th Birthday to Bette Midler! See 11 of Her Funniest Instagram Moments! | BootLeg Betty On Being Compared To Barbra And Liza: | BootLeg Betty

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bette Midler Covers the Chiffons’ ‘One Fine Day’

The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy Oct 21, 2014 MUSIC By ERIC R. DANTON Bette Midler’s past few albums have focused on songs made famous by Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney, along with a collection of holiday favorites. She takes a different tack on the classics on her upcoming release, covering songs by iconic girl groups on “It’s the Girls!” Speakeasy today premieres one of them, Midler’s version of the Chiffons’ hit “One Fine Day.” Midler stays faithful to the original, written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, letting her formidable voice ring out over candy-coated backing vocals and a classic early ’60s girl-group arrangement loaded with piano, strummed acoustic guitar and sharp drums. Bette Midler Covers the Chiffons’ ‘One Fine Day’ (Exclusive Premiere) Jerry Lee Lewis Still Going Strong on ‘Rock & Roll Time’ (Exclusive Album Premiere) Jukebox the Ghost ‘Took More Risks’ on New Self-Titled Album (Exclusive Premiere) Kami Thompson Leads ‘Family’ Band on ‘Careful’ (Exclusive Premiere) Liam Finn, Ernie Brooks, Peter Zummo Cover Arthur Russell For ‘Red Hot’ Tribute (Exclusive) “Kids always used to say they were going to run away and join the circus. I always wanted to run away to join a girl group,” Midler says by email. “‘One Fine Day’ is just one of those songs, for me, that immediately brings up the same happy feelings as when I first heard it.” Midler’s latest is the 14th studio album in a career that began in the theater and has encompassed roles on Broadway in shows including “Fiddler on the Roof,” singing in a New York City bathhouse and movie roles, along with three Grammys, four Golden Globes, two Oscar nominations and more than 30 million albums sold. She had a No. 1 hit in 1989 with “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which appeared on the “Beaches” soundtrack and won a Grammy for record of the year in 1990. “It’s the Girls!” is due on Warner Bros. Records on Nov. 4. What do you think of Midler’s version of “One Fine Day?” Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    BetteBack February 26, 1981: Bette Wins Grammy For “The Rose”

    Hutchinson News February 26, 1981 11-18-2011 2-17-41 AM NEW YORK (UPI) – Christopher Cross, who calls himself “the new kid on the block” in the music business, swept the top honors Wednesday night in the Grammy Awards, the record industry’s equivalent of Hollywood’s Oscars. The Texas-born Cross walked away with five major Grammys at a gala presentation at Radio City Music Hall, beating out hometown favorites Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. “I’m the new kid on the block,” Cross jubilantly told reporters backstage at the 23rd Annual Grammy Award ceremony. The bearded, rotund protege of the Doobie Brothers pop-rock group was voted by his peers the winner of awards for best record of the year, best album of the year, best song of the year, best new artist of the year and best instrumental arranger — all for work on his debut album featuring the hit single “Sailing.” Cross’s sweep of the awards left Miss Streisand with only one award — co-winner with Barry Gibb of best pop vocal performance for a duo for “Guilty.” Sinatra, who failed to attend, did not win in any of three categories for which he was nominated. Kenny Loggins and Bette Midler captured best pop vocalist honors. Loggins won for the hit single “This Is It” and Miss Midler received her pop vocalist award for “The Rose.” Loggins bounded onstage to accept his award at Radio City Music Hall, but Miss Midler was a no-show at the Grammy’s 23rd annual ceremony, covering 59 categories. . The host of the show was nine-time Grammy winner Paul Simon, who lost in the two categories in which he was nominated. Other candidates in some of the event’s most important categories were such diverse artists as Kenny Rogers, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John and Christopher Cross.
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