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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Betty Buckley-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Will Makes Stops in LA, Chicago & More; Full Itinerary Announced

Broadway World
Betty Buckley-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Will Makes Stops in LA, Chicago & More; Full Itinerary Announced
by BWW News Desk Jul. 16, 2018

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As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will star in the first national tour of Hello, Dolly!, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, beginning September 30, 2018 in the Connor Palace at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. The full tour itinerary is as follows:

Cleveland, OH USA
Sept 30 – Oct 21
Connor Palace Read More

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Bette Midler vs Bernadette Peters With The Critics: In The End It Just Boils Down To Personal Preference – Stop Comparing!

Mister D: I know some of you don’t want to see any comparison reviews because it pits two beloved stars and friends against one another, but you knew it was going to happen. So I picked out some that said the same thing as the others, and what it really boils down to is personal tastes and fandom. The Peter’s fans are going to pick her and the Midler fans will pick Midler. Midler will win of course because she is an international star where Bernadette is basically a favorite of the Broadway crowd. It’s just a fact. So I see no reason to even argue with one another. Neither side is going to listen. And don’t feel sorry for these ladies. They are both at the top of their game, they have made it in an industry that is callous and cruel. Believe me both women can handle what is thrown at them. Yes, I’m sure they still get hurt feelings, but by now they have learned to say “fuck it, I’m a star!!!” Read More

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

7 Predictions for the Theater in 2018

Theatermania
7 Predictions for the Theater in 2018
Editorial Staff • Broadway • Jan 1, 2018

You can’t see the future, but if you stop and listen, you can hear which way the wind is blowing. With that in mind, here are seven predictions from TheaterMania about the trends and ideas that will shape the theater in the coming year:

1. More A-List Musicians Will Play Broadway
Bruce Springsteen is changing the game at the Walter Kerr Theatre. While numerous high-profile musicians have created “theatri-concerts” for the Broadway stage — a list that ranges from the likes of Bette Midler to Duran Duran — Springsteen’s solo show, complete with dark, brooding monologues about his life and new acoustic takes on his extensive song catalogue, plays more like Billy Crystal’s introspective 700 Sundays than a career retrospective highlighting his greatest hits. Read More

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

VIDEO: Take a Closer Look at Broadway’s HELLO, DOLLY! Vinyl Edition

Broadway World
VIDEO: Take a Closer Look at Broadway’s HELLO, DOLLY! Vinyl Edition
by BWW News Desk
Nov. 17, 2017

Masterworks Broadway is celebrating the release of The New Broadway Cast Recording of Hello, Dolly! starring three-time Grammy Award-winning legend Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi on vinyl. Watch the video below to get a closer look at all the features, including a 20-page book with production shots, lyrics and liner notes, cover art tributing the 1964 Broadway cast album and more! Read More

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Carol Channing Denies She Will Play Hello, Dolly! Matinees

Playbill
Carol Channing Denies She Will Play Hello, Dolly! Matinees
BY ROBERT VIAGAS
JUL 12, 2016

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Carol Channing’s fans will be disappointed to learn that Broadway’s original will definitely not be playing matinees in the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Bette Midler.

New York Post columnist Cindy Adams reported July 11 that Bette Midler, star of the upcoming Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, would let Channing, 95, play two matinees per week in the production.

Though Adams quoted both the producer Scott Rudin and the publicist Rick Miramontez emphatically denying the story, Adams wrote, “A rumor. Rumor. Just a rumor. You won’t believe it. I don’t believe it. No one who’s in their right mind should believe it. But being burbled is — ready? — Bette will let Channing — age 95! — do two matinees weekly.” Read More

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Playbill: Carol Channing Reflects On History-Making Dolly! and Her Recent Visit With Bette Midler

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Carol Channing Reflects On History-Making Dolly! and Her Recent Visit With Bette Midler
BY PLAYBILL STAFF
JUN 15, 2016

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In January of this year, plans were announced to bring the long-running, Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! back to Broadway next spring, with Bette Midler set to star as the determined matchmaker first created by Thornton Wilder and memorialized in music by Jerry Herman.

The role and show, however, are forever linked to (if not downright owned by) Carol Channing, who created the role of Dolly Levi in the 1964 musical adaptation. The unstoppable show business pro, whose instantly recognizable persona and charisma harken back to a Broadway of another era, responded to Playbill.com’s questions about her initial work with Herman on the original production, her love for the role of Dolly and her recent in-person meeting with Midler. Read More

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Spring Picnic 2016

Daily Mail
Bette Midler is sensational at 70 in black top and flares as she poses with designer Michael at charity picnic
By MIKE LARKIN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 02:20 EST, 2 June 2016 | UPDATED: 02:36 EST, 2 June 2016

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She is known to her fans as the Divine Miss M.

And Bette Midler certainly lived up to her moniker as she cosied up to designer Michael Kors at a charity event in New York on Wednesday.

The singer and actress looked in fine form indeed as she posed up with the clothing guru at her New York Restoration Project’s Spring Picnic at the upmarket Morris-Jumel Mansion Read More

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