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Monday, November 5, 2018

Herbie leaves Rose – Gypsy (1993) HD + Small World Redux – Video

Herbie leaves Rose - Gypsy (1993) HD + Small Word Redux

SMALL WORLD - Bette Midler From the Broadway Musical "Gypsy" (1959) (Music: Jule Styne / Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim)

Funny, you're a stranger who's come here Come from another town Funny, I'm a stranger myself here Small world, isn't it? Funny, you're a girl who goes trav'lin' Rather than settlin' down Funny, 'cause I'd love to go trav'lin' Small world, isn't it? We have so much in common It's a phenomenon We could pool our resources By joining forces from now on Lucky, you're a girl who likes children That's an important sign Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children Small world, isn't it? Funny, isn't it? Small and funny and fine (bridge) Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children Small world, isn't it? Funny, isn't it? Small and funny and fine
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Gypsy – 1993

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Video: Together (Wherever We Go) – Bette Midler – Gypsy (1993) HD

Video: Together (Wherever We Go) - Bette Midler - Gypsy (1993) HD

Midler won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. Gibb was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the production was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film.

The film was nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Midler, and won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction (Michael Rafter). Midler lost, in a big surprize, to Kirstie Alley in a Lifetime movie. Kirstie was good, but in no way did it approach the greatness of Midler’s performance. Read More

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Friday, August 24, 2018

How Producer Craig Zadan Got Bette Midler To Star In Gypsy

Variety
Neil Meron on Craig Zadan: ‘He Had a Singular Passion for Producing’
By CYNTHIA LITTLETON
AUGUST 23, 2018 

Producer Craig Zadan with Bette Midler on the set of ‘Gypsy’

Zadan was also tenacious, in a charming way. It took many phone calls to Bette Midler to convince her to star in Zadan and Meron’s 1993 production of “Gypsy” for CBS – the show that Zadan and Meron considered to be the “Mount Olympus” of Broadway efforts. One night Zadan reached Midler after she had just come out of a sauna, Meron recalled. “He said to Bette, ‘Is this not the greatest role in theater for a woman?’ And she said ‘Yes.’ He said ‘Is this not the greatest musical of all-time?’ And she said ‘Yes.’ And he said ‘Well, what’s your problem?’ ” When Midler finally relented, Zadan hung up quickly so as to not give her time to back out, Meron said.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Prolific Producer, Craig Zadan (Gypsy), Dies At Age 69

Broadway Buzz
Prolific Producer, Craig Zadan (Gypsy), Dies At Age 69
by Andy Lefkowitz • Aug 21, 2018

Neil Meron, Emile Ardolino, Craig Zadan, Bonnie Bruckheimer, Bette Midler, Cindy Gilmore

Craig Zadan, a prolific producer of a wide variety of musical productions who began a resurgence of sung entertainment on television, has died at age 69. The news of Zadan’s death was confirmed in an email from NBC vice-president Stuart Levine.

“It is with profound sadness that I am announcing the passing of my dear friend and colleague Craig Zadan, who died of complications following shoulder replacement surgery,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “On behalf of his life partner, Elwood Hopkins, and his producing partner, Neil Meron, we are stunned that the man behind so many incredible film, theater and television productions—several of them joyous musicals—was taken away so suddenly. Craig’s distinguished career as a passionate and consummate producer is eclipsed only by his genuine love for the thousands of actors, directors, writers, musicians, designers and technicians he worked with over the years. His absence will be felt in our hearts and throughout our business.” Read More

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Monday, April 10, 2017

BetteBack September 4, 1974: Bette Midler Makes Number One On Worst Dressed List

Appleton Post Crescent
September 4, 1974

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Singer Bette Midler is No. 1 on Mr. Blackwell‘s list of the 10 worst dressed women of 1973. No. 10 is a man: rock music star David Bowie.

For only the second time in 14 years of issuing the list, Blackwell included a man.

The designer explained, “If they want to face the public as a woman, they deserve to make the list.” He described Bowie as “a cross between Joan Crawford and Marlene Deitrich doing a glitter revival of ‘New Faces’.” Read More

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bette Midler’s Favorite Song From Gypsy:

Bette Midler‘s Favorite Song From Gypsy: “Rose’s Turn,” it’s a terrifying piece of music because it’s one of the two most famous arias in the musical comedy lexicon, the other being ‘Soliloquy’ from ‘Carousel.”

Image may contain: night, concert and one or more people Bette Midler On What She’d Really Like To Do After The Rose: Bette Midler On The Album Bathhouse Betty:

Bette Midler: “The music business is so treacherous and crowded. There’s people who can barely sing, but that doesn’t stop them.” Read More

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Bette Midler On Gypsy:

Bette Midler On Gypsy: “Show tunes are such a peculiar thing in American life because most people are interested in rock ‘n’ roll or popular music or rhythm and blues music, they don’t want anyone to know that they’re closet show tune listeners. But I am. (1993)

Image may contain: one or more people BetteBack July 24, 1993: Bette no longer down and out | BootLeg Betty Bette Midler’s Reaction To The Panama Paper’s Scandal | BootLeg Betty

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Bette Midler On Playing Gypsy Her Way:

Bette Midler On Playing Gypsy Her Way: “I always thought Ethel was funny. I thought I was doing a musical comedy. Then it turned out I was really in a drama with music. But by that time it was too late. “But I brought a lot of rage to the back end of it because I understand all that stuff, too, all that rejection, and I wanted that stuff to be very powerful — even electrifying.” (1993)

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On The Ethel Merman Legacy Of Gypsy:

Bette Midler On The Ethel Merman Legacy Of Gypsy: ” I felt the ghost of Ethel was definitely hovering over me. And I didn’t want to listen to it because I didn’t want to be affected by that voice when I was making my own way through the songs. Still, I did feel her performance was one of those performances that are considered legendary. . . .” (1993)

Image may contain: 1 person , people smiling BetteBack December 10, 1993: The Pairing Of Bette Midler And “Gypsy” Is Inspired

BetteBack January 21, 1990: Bette Midler And Cher To Star In ‘Angry Housewives’ (This Would’ve Been A Hit!) Read More

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