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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…

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

New York Show Tickets “Hello, Dolly!” Surges with Bette Midler – Donna Murphy Combo POSTED ON…

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

Closer Bette Midler and Her Husband Martin Von Haselberg Almost Called It Quits — Find out…

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…

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

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

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…

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…

Tony winner Bette Midler says she lost 30 pounds from ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Bette Midler says she’s lost 30 pounds starring in “Hello, Dolly!” (PHOTO: JULIETA CERVANTES) New York…

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…

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

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

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…

After winning a Tony, Bette Midler offers tearful thanks to Hawaii teachers

Hawaii News Now After winning a Tony, Bette Midler offers tearful thanks to Hawaii teachers Monday,…

The Best (and Worst) of the 2017 Tony Awards

The New York Times The Best (and Worst) of the 2017 Tony Awards By ERIK PIEPENBURG…

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…

Bette Midler’s 2017 Tony Awards Dress Was A Silver Dream

Bustle Bette Midler’s 2017 Tony Awards Dress Was A Silver Dream By AMY SCIARRETTO June 12,…

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

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

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

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Bette Midler’s fiery speech stole the Tonys

MSN Bette Midler‘s fiery speech stole the Tonys By Maeve McDermott June 12, 2017 Bette Midler,…

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

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

Bette Midler didn’t perform at the Tonys

Entertainment Weekly Bette Midler didn’t perform at the Tonys ISABELLA BIEDENHARN POSTED ON JUNE 11 While…

Bette Midler wins Best Actress Tony Award – and best speech of the show

AJC.com Bette Midler wins Best Actress Tony Award – and best speech of the show Melissa…

Tony Awards 2017: Complete Winners List

Variety Tony Awards 2017: Complete Winners List June 12, 2017 Sunday marked a big night for…

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress:

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress: “I hope I don’t cry,” Midler said,…

Hey, Bette Midler: It looks like you’ll finally get revenge on Sally Field (sort of) at the Tonys

Golden Derby Hey, Bette Midler: It looks like you’ll finally get revenge on Sally Field (sort…

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

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Tight Tony Races, Classy Contenders & Kevin Spacey Hosting = Must-See TV On Sunday Night

Deadline Tight Tony Races, Classy Contenders & Kevin Spacey Hosting = Must-See TV On Sunday Night…

The biggest awards in theater are Sunday, and the competition is fierce as Bette Midler shines in Hello, Dolly! and Dear Evan Hansen looks set for success

The Guardian The biggest awards in theater are Sunday, and the competition is fierce as Bette…

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’…

Tony Awards predictions: ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Oslo,’ Bette Midler, Kevin Kline will win

Golden Derby Tony Awards predictions: ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Oslo,’ Bette Midler, Kevin Kline will win By…

Tony Awards offer some dramatic possibilities

Boston Globe Tony Awards offer some dramatic possibilities By Christopher Wallenberg GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JUNE 09, 2017…

Tony Voters Point to Tight Races and Sure Bets

The New York Times Tony Voters Point to Tight Races and Sure Bets By MICHAEL PAULSON…

The Tony Awards: Who should and who will win Sunday

USA Today The Tony Awards: Who should and who will win Sunday Bill Canacci, Asbury Park…

The Tonys: Secrets of the Campaign Trail With Bette Midler, ‘Evan Hansen’ and More

Variety The Tonys: Secrets of the Campaign Trail With Bette Midler, ‘Evan Hansen’ and More By…

Q&A Jerry Zaks on directing Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and his sweet return to the Tony Awards

Los Angeles Times Q&A Jerry Zaks on directing Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and his sweet…

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

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

My Interview With Luke Martin-Jones From “Spanish Views”: Interview with Don Bradshaw, from online scrapbook ‘Bootleg Betty.’

In my fourth ‘Luke Martin-Jones Interview,’ I have had the pleasure of speaking to Don Bradshaw,…

Jerry Zac’s On Bette Midler And Hello Dolly!

Jerry Zaks: “I loved show business. As a kid it made me crazy. In 1964, at…

Theater Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ – Pure Magic

The Epoch Times Theater Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ By Judd Hollander | June 3, 2017 Bette Midler…