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‘Beaches’ author heats things up with two Broadway-aimed musicals

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17 COMEDIES THAT MAKE ABDUCTION FUN

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Bette Midler just tossed so much shade at Kevin Spacey it almost caused an eclipse

LGBT Nation Bette Midler just tossed so much shade at Kevin Spacey it almost caused an…

Joy Behar Offered Chance To Star In Touring Version Of “Hello, Dolly!”

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Tony Winners Reap in Profits as Summer Peaks

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BetteBack February 18, 1975: Paul Simon Backs Out Of Duet With Bette Midler

Gastonia Gazette February 18, 1975 Paul Simon., went to the studios in New York to help…

Fame and money was partly what drove me to leave Hawaii for New York to become a singer when I was 19.

Fame and money was partly what drove me to leave Hawaii for New York to become…

Why You Can’t Find Any Hello Dolly Footage Online

Why You Can’t Find Any Hello Dolly Footage Online Billy Masters by Billy Masters 2017-08-02 Our…

Broadway Box Office Tips Up For Blockbusters As Star-Based Shows Slip

Deadline Hollywood Broadway Box Office Tips Up For Blockbusters As Star-Based Shows Slip by Jeremy Gerard…

Robert DeNiro Takes In Hello Dolly! Starring Bette Midler

  Robert DeNiro Takes In Hello Dolly! Starring Bette Midler

Bette Midler on her Broadway debut in one-woman show “I’ll Eat You Last”

[Bette Midler on her Broadway debut in one-woman show “I’ll Eat You Last”] I’d never done…

Bette Midler on “Misery”

[Bette Midler on “Misery”] I turned that down because I didn’t want to saw off someone’s…

Bette Midler on Sue Mengers who she played on Broadway

[Bette Midler on Sue Mengers who she played on Broadway] Sue even had a friend blowing…

Bette Midler To Visit NBC’s Today Show Sunday August 6, 2017

Broadway World DVR Alert: Darren Criss to Perform; Bette Midler to Visit NBC’s TODAY by TV…

As an actor you’re supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to see you in a different light.

As an actor you’re supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to…

In Depth: Ticket troubles

WNYT In Depth: Ticket troubles July 26, 2017 06:25 PM This summer, hundreds of us will…

Bette Midler on Susan Boyle

[Bette Midler on Susan Boyle] She is an act whose time has come. People love that…

Freak Show Is the Loud, Queer Coming of Age Story We’ve Been Waiting For (Out This November)

Out Magazine Freak Show Is the Loud, Queer Coming of Age Story We’ve Been Waiting For…

I celebrate everyone’s religious holidays.

“I celebrate everyone’s religious holidays. if it’s good enough for the righteous, it’s good enough for…

Hello, Broadway! Hartung debuts in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

The Sun Prairie Star Hello, Broadway! Hartung debuts in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ By Meghan Chua Posted: Monday,…

“I’m not just vain, I’m ignorant. I’m vignorant!” – Bette Midler

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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

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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…

Bette Midler & Ben Platt Rock Broadway

Outward Bette Midler & Ben Platt Rock Broadway by Chris Narloch July 15, 2017 The 2017…

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…

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…

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

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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…

BetteBack December 21, 1974: What is happening with Bette Midler these days? When can we see her in person again?

Dunkirk Evening Observer December 21, 1974 Q: What is happening with Bette Midler these days? When…

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

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Bette Midler and Her Husband Martin Von Haselberg Almost Called It Quits — Find out What Saved Their Marriage!

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

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

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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…

HELLO, DOLLY! Beats Its Own Record For Highest Gross In Shubert Organization History

Broadway World HELLO, DOLLY! Beats Its Own Record For Highest Gross In Shubert Organization History by…

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…

Bette Midler Has the Best Twitter, Complete with Trump Jokes, Kardashian Jabs and Hocus Pocus Memes

W Bette Midler Has the Best Twitter, Complete with Trump Jokes, Kardashian Jabs and Hocus Pocus…

Our 9 Favorite Moments of the 2016-17 Theater Season

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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…

Bette Midler and More at the Tony Awards “Disco Dolly!” After-Party at the Carlyle

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

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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

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The Best (and Worst) of the 2017 Tony Awards

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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…

Tony Awards: Good (Acceptance speeches), bad (Rachel Bloom) and ugly (Midler v. Orchestra)

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

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Tonys: Bette Midler’s Speech (Continued), Ben Platt’s Advice and More Things You Didn’t See on TV

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

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Tony Awards 2017: Kevin Spacey, ‘Great Comet,’ Bette Midler, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and, of course, Donald Trump

New York Daily News Tony Awards 2017: Kevin Spacey, ‘Great Comet,’ Bette Midler, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’…

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

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2017 Tony Award Predictions: Who Will Win?

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Tony Awards: Bette Midler won’t sing but will present as will Orlando Bloom, Josh Groban

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Bette Midler and HELLO, DOLLY! Cast React To Tony Awards Nominations

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Get Ready for Bette Midler vs. Glenn Close: Who Will Scoop Tony Award

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7 Big Predictions About the 2017 Tony Nominations

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ Dominates 2017 Drama Desk Nominations (Full List)

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‘Hello, Dolly!’: Bette Midler delivers a ‘perfect, once-in-a-lifetime’ performance

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On a stage, Midler is all the rainbow you ever need.

Washington Post Bette Midler and ‘Hello, Dolly!’ are a perfect match. Don’t tell me you’re surprised.…

‘Hello, Dolly!’: Theater Review – I can’t recall the last time I felt a crowd so frothed up with excitement at a Broadway show

The Hollywood Reporter ‘Hello, Dolly!‘: Theater Review 5:30 PM PDT 4/20/2017 by David Rooney Bette Midler…

Bette Midler Takes Center Stage as Hello, Dolly! Officially Opens on Broadway Tonight

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BetteBack March 2, 1997: Bette Midler Set To Appear At Oscars 1997

Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph March 2, 1997 HOLLYWOOD — How do you generate interest in an…

BetteBack January 19, 1971: Bette Midler Receives ‘Rising Star Of The Year’ Award At The American Guild of Variety Artists on “The Entertainer of the Year Awards

Ed Sullivan Hosts Entertainer Of Year Awards Jacksonville Daily Journal January 19, 1971 Carol Burnett, Sonny…

Who’d play who in Canada’s story?

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