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Monday, January 22, 2018

Hello Dolly! Wins An ATRIOS Award

The annual Artios Awards (named for the Greek word meaning “perfectly fitted”) are given to Casting Society of America members using the criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas also were honored at the event.

The awards were handed out in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York, with Tig Notaro hosting at the Beverly Hilton and Bridget Everett serving as host at New York’s Stage 48. Read More

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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.

READ OUR PICKS FOR THE TOP ALBUMS OF 2016

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Hello, Dolly!
Why it’s on our list: The ultimate musical theatre showstopper, “Put On Your Sunday Clothes.”
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. Read More

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Has Broadway Become Reliant on Celebrity Draw at the Box Office?

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Has Broadway Become Reliant on Celebrity Draw at the Box Office?
November 9, 2017
By Katie Gainer

This week in Broadway news is dominated by reports of “splashy debuts” for singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and comedian-actress Amy Schumer in Waitress and Meteor Shower, respectively. The big stage first-timers brought in huge sales; on the other foot, we’ve seen a trend in shows faltering when its a big name exits a cast. This strong correlation in successes begs the question: is Broadway becoming reliant on celebrity? Read More

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Monday, August 7, 2017

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

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Joy Behar Offered Chance To Star In Touring Version Of “Hello, Dolly!
by Brandon Voss
August 5, 2017

But don’t Bette on it.

Hello, Joy?

While there’s still no official word on who will replace Tony winner Bette Midler when she departs Broadway’s hit revival of Hello, Dolly! in January, we can probably rule out one daytime diva.

The View co-host Joy Behar revealed at the top of Friday’s show that she had recently been approached to headline the upcoming tour of Hello, Dolly! as iconic matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi. Read More

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Tony Winners Reap in Profits as Summer Peaks

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Tony Winners Reap in Profits as Summer Peaks
POSTED ON AUGUST 2, 2017 BY JENNIFER R JONES

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In the week ending July 30, 2017, the top earning show in terms of percentage reached of its gross potential was Kinky Boots, which was the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical.  Spurred on by the recent addition of pop star Brendon Urie to the cast, Kinky Boots is experiencing a renaissance of its top box office days, which peaked in the holiday season at the end of 2013, as well as late summer 2013 following the show’s Tony success.  This past week, the weekly gross for Kinky Boots was $1,584,103, which is the highest weekly gross since Urie entered the cast.  This is an increase of $131,512 from the week before, and the grosses have been steadily increasing for the past 10 weeks.  Prior to that, the week ending May 28, 2017 had a weekly gross of just $796,424, after which a steep jump of $318,869 led the show on its current upward trend.  In terms of gross potential, Kinky Boots had the highest gross this past week at 125.99% of its gross potential. Read More

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

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

Gastonia Gazette
February 18, 1975

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Paul Simon., went to the studios in New York to help Bette Midler-record a single, but the project floundered, So Bette is back at work on her overdue album with soul veteran Tony Sylvester (The Main Ingredient)  at the console.

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NYRP’s annual Spring Picnic becomes Bette Midler’s “Concert in the Garden.” – Friday June 26th Read More

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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

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Our brief “Ask Billy” question comes from Justin: “Thanks for the video of Angels in America from London. But, here’s one better—Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! Nobody has any footage. If anyone can get it, you can.”

I can, and do. Many people have attempted to film clips of Bette Midler in “Dolly.” Most have had their phones confiscated. And those who posted footage online found it quickly removed due to the vehemence of pit bull producer Scott Rudin. There has been an embargo on any clips of Bette in the role—the rationale being, if you wanna see her, spend $600 and buy a ticket. But, the wait is over. There are a couple of tantalizing videos on BillyMasters.com . Well, the word “video” might be a misnomer. Yes, there are fleeting images of Midler, but most of the time she’s onstage, the spotlight is so bright it almost completely washes her out. Still, you can hear her perfectly and see glimpses of a ghostly Divine Miss M on our website. Read More

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