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BetteBack October 22, 1975: Bette Goes Out On The Town With A New Guy

Gastonia Gazette October 22, 1975 Bette Midler and Average White Band guitar player, Hamish Stuart, have…

Bette Midler Sings and Gets Emotional About the Environment at Power of Women Event (Slideshow, Video)

Variety Beginning by singing a bit of “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Bette Midler revealed…

Video: Bette Midler With Barry Manilow – Friends – Gay Pride 1973

Vito Russo On The Gay Pride March 1973 With Bette Midler & Barry Manilow “The rally…

BetteBack Sep 4, 1975: Paul Simon Disses Miss M Over Recording

Newark Advocate Sep 4, 1975 Paul Simon‘s new single, “Gone At Last” features Phoebe Snow singing…

BetteBack August 10, 1975: Bette Midler Discovers The Manhattan Transfer

Cedar Rapids Gazette August 10, 1975 Their story reads like a scenario out of a 1940s…

BetteBack August 9, 1975: I hear Bette Midler isn’t nearly so popular offstage as she is onstage. True?

Altoona Mirror August 9, 1975 I hear Bette Midler isn’t nearly so popular offstage as she…

BetteBack July 17, 1975: ABC Offers Bette Midler A Special Deal

Harrisburg Daily Register July 17, 1975 Bette Midler, the doyenne of glitter rock, may soon be…

Photo: Bette Midler And Barry Manilow – Gay Pride 1973

JUNE 24, 1973 Bette Midler (center), backed by Barry Manilow (at piano), flanked by, among others,…

Trees Grow in Brooklyn, Thanks to Michael Kors and Bette Midler

The Cut Trees Grow in Brooklyn, Thanks to Michael Kors and Bette Midler By Emilia Petrarca…

BetteBack April 24, 1975: It’s a glossier Bette Midler who’s back in the Big Apple (‘Clams’)

Middletown Times Herald April 24, 1975 NEW YORK – Bette Midler, the tackiest girl in town,…

Broadway sees nearly-20 year high in admissions from city residents

Newsday Broadway sees nearly-20 year high in admissions from city residents By Lisa L. Colangelo and…

BetteBack June 30, 1975: People Magazine Interview Regarding “Clams”

People Magazine Bette Midler Returns In Tacky Triumph June 30, 1975 By Patricia Burstein In a…

BetteBack April 1, 1975: Review Of Preview Of “Clams On The Half Shell Revue” Before NYC

The Evening Bulletin April 1, 1975 By Matt Mansker Broadway ought to be girding for the…

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

ET Now Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer 20th October 2017 Timing…

Bette Midler’s Party Planner Has Great Advice on Throwing a Grown-Up Halloween Bash

Vogue Bette Midler’s Party Planner Has Great Advice on Throwing a Grown-Up Halloween Bash OCTOBER 13,…

Mark Shenton: Broadway’s premium ticket prices are punishing loyal theatre fans

The Stage Mark Shenton: Broadway’s premium ticket prices are punishing loyal theatre fans By Mark Shenton…

(On Martin directing her for “My One True Friend”): “ God, it was fabulous.

(On Martin directing her for “My One True Friend”): “ God, it was fabulous. He said,…

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When you say diva, I think of outrageousness, and Dixie is not outrageous.

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When…

Mark Shenton: Why is my theatre ticket so expensive? It’s the economics, stupid

The Stage Mark Shenton: Why is my theatre ticket so expensive? It’s the economics, stupid By…

When I came on the scene in 1972,1 think people wanted a hearty, fuller, robust character like myself

“When I came on the scene in 1972,1 think people wanted a hearty, fuller, robust character…

TV Lands First Wive’s Club TV Series Out, Paramount Network First Wive’s Club TV Series In

The Wrap Paramount Network to Adapt ‘First Wives’ Club Into TV Series Carli Velocci | October…

On playing Dixie Leonard In “For The Boys: “This character is the most exciting I’ve ever played.

On playing Dixie Leonard In “For The Boys: “This character is the most exciting I’ve ever…

BetteBack April 2, 1975: Bette Midler Says New Show Is A New Level Of Taste

Defiance Crescent News April 2, 1975 Bette Midler, opening April 14 at the Minskoff Theater, says…

Everything passes and everything changes

“Everything passes and everything changes. My thing is to encourage people to be interested in more…

Midler on Radio’s Limited Sound:“But I have to say I’m not all that crazy about what’s going on in the pop world today.

Midler on Radio’s Limited Sound:“But I have to say I’m not all that crazy about what’s…

OPINION: Community garden members seek to save towering willow – NYRP

Brooklyn Daily Eagle OPINION: Community garden members seek to save towering willow By Raanan Geberer Sept…

But Bette, Rosalind Russell WAS awful in Gypsy:“Oh. Well, I was just rising to the occasion because I’m really a Roz Russell fan.

But Bette, Rosalind Russell WAS awful in Gypsy:“Oh. Well, I was just rising to the occasion…

On Disney: Â “They’ve been very kind to me.

On Disney: Â “They’ve been very kind to me. But it’s very hard to get work…

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,…

The Broadway Flea Market Is September 24

Times Square Chronicles The Broadway Flea Market Is September 24 By SUZANNA BOWLING SEPTEMBER 15, 2017…

Bette Midler Accepting Her Outer Critics Circle Award: “But you know what? Once I jumped into the pool, it was pretty good.

Bette Midler Accepting Her Outer Critics Circle Award: “But you know what? Once I jumped into…

Barry Manilow reveals the Philly nightclub he played with Bette Midler that inspired him to go solo

The Philadelphia Inquirer Barry Manilow reveals the Philly nightclub he played with Bette Midler that inspired…

Bette Midler Takes a Spill in Set Mishap During ‘Hello, Dolly!’

NBC New York Bette Midler Takes a Spill in Set Mishap During ‘Hello, Dolly!‘ By Michael…

(Playing an 80 year old in For The Boys frightened Bette): “I’d never done it like Dustin Hoffman did in “Little Big Man” and Keir Dullea in “2001”

(Playing an 80 year old in For The Boys frightened Bette): “I’d never done it like…

I’m pretty much what you see on stage. People know that I read, that I’m interested in the world, in the environment, in human emotion. A

I’m pretty much what you see on stage. People know that I read, that I’m interested…

8 Films We Can’t Wait To Catch At Chicago’s Iconic, LGBTQ Reeling Film Fest This Year: Trudie Styler’s directorial debut (with a Bette Midler cameo)

Chicagoist 8 Films We Can’t Wait To Catch At Chicago’s Iconic, LGBTQ Reeling Film Fest This…

Bernadette Peters to Replace Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

The New York Times Bernadette Peters to Replace Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ By MICHAEL PAULSONSEPT.…

BetteBack March 3, 1975: Friends Commission Neon Portrait Of Midler

Ames Daily Tribune March 3, 1975 NEW YORK (UPI) — Rudi Stern says neon has been…

The New ‘Hocus Pocus’ Merchandise from Spencer’s Will Put a Spell on You Just in Time for Halloween!

FanFest The New ‘Hocus Pocus’ Merchandise from Spencer’s Will Put a Spell on You Just in…

Listen: Melissa Manchester Takes On “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”

Vintage Vinyl News Listen: Melissa Manchester Takes On “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” August…

How Hello Dolly! Played A Part In Ending A 20 Year Feud Between Two Top Notch Actresses

Starts At 60 Glenn Close buries the hatchet with Broadway buddy By Starts at 60 Writers…

I consider myself a New Yorker. I’ve had a lot of good times in New York, and I’ve had a lot of success.

I consider myself a New Yorker. I’ve had a lot of good times in New York,…

Betteback February 19, 1975: Bette Midler Confirms Her Guest For Broadway Run

Doylestown Intelligencer February 19, 1975 Lionel Hampton‘ll be with Bette Midler at the Minskoff Theater, opening…

The only thing Madonna will ever do like a virgin is give birth in a stable. – Bette Midler

The only thing Madonna will ever do like a virgin is give birth in a stable.…

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

New Now Next Joy Behar Offered Chance To Star In Touring Version Of “Hello, Dolly!” by…

on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they were completely and utterly wholesome and whimsical.

on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they…

Tony Winners Reap in Profits as Summer Peaks

New York Show Tickets Tony Winners Reap in Profits as Summer Peaks POSTED ON AUGUST 2,…

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…

Charm is something a lot of today’s young artists could do with.

Charm is something a lot of today’s young artists could do with. Maybe I’ll start a…