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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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

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

AP TONY NOMINATIONS A ENT USA NY

(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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Liz Smith: We came, we looked; she conquered. Bette Midler, Broadway belongs to you

Tribune
Bette Midler
— back where belongs, on Broadway in ‘Hello, Dolly!

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“TALENT hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” Arthur SchopenhauerI HAPPEN to think that my friend Bette Midler is a true national treasure. And in New York she is even more. She started a “green revolution” with her New York Restoration Project.

So, it is no wonder that she, in Jerry Herman’s classic “Hello, Dolly!” is this season’s “Hamilton” — the can’t-get-a-ticket phenomenon of the year. They are going to have to establish a whole new category for Bette! I say, let’s run Miss Midler for president in 2020.

THERE ARE opening nights, great, grand opening nights, and then there are supernova events, such as what happened at the Shubert Theatre last Thursday evening.

For weeks, months, really, the very thought of Midler — who has never starred in a Broadway musical — going through her paces as Dolly Gallagher Levi, has consumed the minds and hearts of Bette’s fans and Broadway mavens. Read More

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Bette Midler On The Perception Of What The Public Has Of Her:

Bette Midler On The Perception Of What The Public Has Of Her: “The public must be tired of reading that I’m terrified of this, terrified of that. I can see it now…I’m old and someone asks of someone else what my career had been like, and the answer is: ‘It was one long terror.’” (Morning Star, August 23, 1977)

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Bette Midler – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Divine Intervention – 2015

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BETTE MIDLER BRINGS HER BEST TO “HELLO, DOLLY!” (The New Yorker)

The New Yorker
BETTE MIDLER BRINGS HER BEST TO “HELLO, DOLLY!
By Hilton Als
4-20-2017

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Bette Midler is such an incredible self-creation—an artist like no other—that finding roles that can harness her enormous energy while allowing room for her wit and her extraordinary skill as a balladeer must have long been a nightmare for her agents. Early in her now more than fifty-year career, Midler did happen upon a part that tapped into her many talents. In 1979, she starred in “The Rose,” a fictional film portrait of a Janis Joplin-like singer, which moved a lot of people, not least because the script reflected aspects of Midler’s own life: her camaraderie with her gay fans and the distance she may have felt from her parents. (Her father wasn’t supportive of her aspirations and saw her perform only once.) Although “The Rose” was a milestone in Midler’s wildly diverse career—in addition to acting onstage and onscreen, she makes records, performs solo shows, and runs a charity that helps transform vacant lots into gardens and public spaces—it was just one of many. As recently as 2013, she was a hit on Broadway in “I’ll Eat You Last,” in which she played the late mega-agent Sue Mengers to superb effect. Now she is back on Broadway, in “Hello, Dolly!” (directed by Jerry Zaks, at the Shubert). Read More

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Bette Midler On The Police Who Saved Her From A Flasher At Her Home:

Bette Midler On The Police Who Saved Her From A Flasher At Her Home: “They all have their acts. They’ve chosen their heroes. One came in as Dennis Weaver, one came in as Kojak, one was Colombo…and there was a team who arrived as Car 54.” (Morning Star, August 23, 1977)

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2014 – Inside Comedy – Bette Midler

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HELLO, DOLLY! Breaks Record of Highest Gross Yet During First Week of Performances

Broadway World
HELLO, DOLLY! Breaks Record of Highest Gross Yet During First Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk
May. 1, 2017

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The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler has just, in its first full week of regular (non-preview) performances, posted its highest weekly gross yet, shattering the house record of the Sam S. Shubert Theatre for the third time since it began preview performances. Spurred by ecstatic reviews, the record-breaking gross of $2,105,473 was achieved in just seven performances over the week ending Sunday, April 30- a feat made even more remarkable by the fact that three of those seven performances were heavily comped press nights. Read More

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Bette Midler Deleted Scene – Stepford Wives -2004

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