Bette Midler is the best. She is one of the greatest singers, performers, and actors of our generation. I will fight anyone about this. She is iconic, her songs are magnificent, and her career is untouchable. She’s had hits like ‘The Rose’, ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’, ‘Delta Dawn’, and so so many more.
If you appreciate music then you surely appreciate Bette Midler. But have you used them as Instagram captions? Your followers, if they are as wise as you, will immediately notice a Bette Midler lyric. And for those who don’t, you will teach them the ways of the Divine Miss. M.
Own some of the profit from Bette Midler’s ‘The Rose’ album
You gotta pay for it, though
July 27, 2018
By Joseph Brant
It’s probably the perfect gift for that die-hard Bette Midler fan who has everything.
Royalties to Bette Midler’s iconic album ‘The Rose’ are up for auction right now. Yeah, you read that right. You’d be purchasing ownership of the original soundtrack. As of this writing, the top bid is over $75,000.
The winner of ‘The Rose’ auction will literally own a slice of pop music history and earn money each time the best-known song from the Divine Miss M streams or is sold. The title song from the film that launched Bette’s movie career and turned her into a Grammy, Tony, and Emmy winning superstar, “The Rose” is an evergreen royalty-earning asset … and the coming Broadway adaptation of ‘The Rose’ is set to generate even more interest in her always-popular catalog.
The listing is sure to note that this offer is only regarding the original recordings and not the upcoming Broadway release and its music. Even at that price point, there is some small print attached to the offer but hey… if you’re willing to pony up nearly 80 grand you’re gonna want to check out the small print, yes?
Previous 12 months royalties amount to $6900 so… quick math: it’ll take you just under eleven years to earn back your investment. Think of all the dinner party conversations you’ll own, though!
All the details—and the place where you’ll place your bid—are right here(link is external).
Broadway Grosses: Bette Midler’s Hello, Dolly! Return Breaks Two Million at the Box Office
July 24, 2017
Bette Midler made her way back down the staircase at Harmonia Gardens Restaurant on July 17, reprising her Tony-winning turn in the acclaimed Broadway staging of Hello, Dolly! Joined by her original leading man, David Hyde Pierce, Midler ignited the box office, with the Tony-winning production posting a gross of $2,062,015.00, nearly filling the Shubert Theatre to full capacity. With just five weeks left to see The Divine Miss M onstage, now couldn’t be a better time to book your tickets to the hottest-ticket revival is town.
Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending July 22:
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
How to avoid the crowds at these NYC hotspots
by Johnny Oleksinski
July 11, 2018
The hot mess: Insane crowds at “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway are a sure Bette. That’s because its Tony Award-winning star, Bette Midler, is returning to the musical for just six weeks starting July 17. During her first stint, tickets went for as much as $800 and performances were always sold out — leading to hordes of people waiting for cancellation seats all day. “The Midler lines at the Shubert are always long and lively,” PR man Rick Miramontez tells The Post. Even wilder are the fans waiting to bask in the glow of the Divine Miss M post-show. “Bette at the stage door is one of the great Broadway events,” Miramontez says.
Pro tip: Midler is fab, but she’s just one part of a sensational production. To give the star a break, actress Donna Murphy will play the lead role for just five performances (July 22 and 29, and Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 20). Tickets to Murphy’s shows will be cheaper, there will be more availability and you’ll have a good old-fashioned blast. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St.; tickets at Telecharge.com or 212-239-6200
— Johnny Oleksinski