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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

First Wives Club TV Reboot Casts Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau For 2019 Premiere

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First Wives Club TV Reboot Casts Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau
TOMÁS MIER
August 02, 2018 08:46 PM

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The First Wives Club TV reboot has tapped two of its stars.

On Thursday, Paramount Network announced that Grammy winner Jill Scott and comedian Michelle Buteau have joined the 10-episode TV reboot of the cult classic First Wives Club.

Scott, known for her role as Sheila in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, will play Hazel, a music superstar who has been silenced by her unfaithful husband and manager for years. Read More

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Paramount Network picks up First Wives Club reboot as half-hour series – To Premiere On TV Next Year

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Paramount Network picks up First Wives Club reboot as half-hour series
By Alakananda Bandyopadhyay · 19:51 PST, 3 Jun 2018

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Paramount Network’s latest venture is in the form of a new comedy series, “First Wives Club” – 10 half-hour long episodes of which have been picked up from Paramount Television. The blockbuster hit film ‘Girls Trip’ writer, Tracy Oliver, is attached to write and serve as executive producer.

Based on the favorite 1996 film from Paramount Pictures, which featured Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn, the half-hour series resembles the movie in its setting, which is New York City. The plot revolves around a group of women who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood – and of course a little revenge. Read More

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Another Reboot For The First Wive’s Club TV Series On Another Network

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The First Wives seem to have nine lives.
By Kimberly Roots / April 5 2018

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A First Wives’ Club TV adaptation has scored a pilot order at Paramount Network (fka Spike), our sister site Deadline reports. The half-hour comedy will be based on the 1996 film starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, which was itself an adaptation of Olivia Goldsmith’s 1992 novel.

The potential series will take place in New York City and will chronicle a sisterhood of women who find strength in each other — and engage in a little revenge — after their marriages end. Read More

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bette Midler’s Birthday Breaks Broadway Box Office Record

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Bette Midler’s Birthday Breaks Broadway Box Office Record
Lee Seymour , CONTRIBUTOR
December 4, 2017

What goes up, must come down. Unless you’re Bette Midler, of course.

As the rest of Broadway sank into a post-turkey stupor, Hello, Dolly! sneaked in another house record at the Shubert Theater. Just $10,000 higher than last week, the $2.48 million gross nonetheless marks the 12th time this production has cracked its own ceiling. And on Midler’s birthday, to boot. Not a bad way to kick off one’s 72nd year. (Oh, and she earned a Grammy nomination for the cast album, too.) Read More

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Bette Midler Will Bow Out of ‘Dolly!’ With Box-Office Bang

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Bette Midler Will Bow Out of ‘Dolly!’ With Box-Office Bang
By Charles Passy
11-30-2017

Bette Midler is going out with a bang—a $10,000-a-ticket bang.

Ms. Midler’s final performance in the Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!,” scheduled for Jan. 14, will serve as a benefit for the Actors Fund, an organization that supports entertainment professionals. Tickets for the event, slated to go on sale soon, start at $250 and go up to $10,000.

“This night will be one for the ages,” Actors Fund chief executive Joe Benincasa said in a statement. Read More

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Donna Murphy Sets Final Performance Date in Hello, Dolly!; Bernadette Peters Will Perform Eight Shows a Week

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Donna Murphy Sets Final Performance Date in Hello, Dolly!; Bernadette Peters Will Perform Eight Shows a Week
by Andy Lefkowitz • Sep 6, 2017

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Donna Murphy, who has been wowing Tuesday-night audiences in the title role of Hello, Dolly! since June, will play her final performance in the musical on January 9, 2018. Bernadette Peters, who is set to replace Bette Midler in the role on January 20, will play all eight weekly performances in the musical. Midler’s final performance will be on January 14. Read More

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bette Midler, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ score Tony nominations

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Bette Midler, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ score Tony nominations
By Ilana Keller
May 2, 2017

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(Photo: Julieta Cervantes, AP)

It’s the Hamiltonys no more.

A year after the groundbreaking musical dominated the awards season, the 2017 Tony Award nominations were more evenly doled out, with Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 leading the way with 12 nominations, while the much-buzzed about Dear Evan Hansen earned nine and the Bette Midler-led Hello, Dolly! earned 10. A Doll’s House, Part 2 led the way for plays, garnering eight nominations.

Come From Away,Great CometGroundhog Day and Dear Evan Hansen will battle it out for Best Musical, while A Doll’s House, Part 2IndecentSweat and Oslo earned nominations for Best Play. Read More

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Schools of the Stars: Where Hello, Dolly! Cast and Creators Went to College

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Schools of the Stars: Where Hello, Dolly! Cast and Creators Went to College
BY SARAH JANE ARNEGGER
APR 20, 2017

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What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway musical? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the cast and production team of the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! pursued their college studies. Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below. Read More

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Broadway belongs to Bette and her Dolly! BAZ BAMIGBOYE sees the indestructible star give a rousing performance

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Broadway belongs to Bette and her Dolly! BAZ BAMIGBOYE sees the indestructible star give a rousing performance
By Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail
PUBLISHED: 18:42 EDT, 13 April 2017

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Bette Midler, resplendent in a sequined scarlet gown and with feathers in her hair, leads a line of male dancers in a rousing promenade at New York’s Shubert Theatre.

‘Wow, wow, wow fellas; look at the ol’ gal now, fellas!’ Bette sings, as she sashays saucily around the orchestra pit, the audience on its feet, going wild. Read More

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CD Release Date Change: Hello Dolly! Soundtrack Will Be Released May 12, 2017 Instead Of June 2, 2017

The Hello Dolly! CD will be released May 12, 2017

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