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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Interview – Fat As I Am – Skylark – Bette Midler – Johnny Carson

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Bette Midler – Hey There – Kiss My Brass – 2004

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I think that it’s a celebration – that it’s an examination, on a very superficial level, of things that are bad in life. Things that are hard to deal with — but mostly it’s a celebration of the things that are wonderful in life: toe-tapping music; flinging your body about and not caring where it lands and being physically irresponsible.

“I think that it’s a celebration – that it’s an examination, on a very superficial level, of things that are bad in life. Things that are hard to deal with — but mostly it’s a celebration of the things that are wonderful in life: toe-tapping music; flinging your body about and not caring where it lands and being physically irresponsible. It’s being carefree for an hour and a half and happy-go-lucky..that’s my favorite phrase for it — it’s joy…it’s joy! It really is!! I always forget that..I can never keep that in my head..but that is what I always try to transmit…it’s corny– so damned corny, but so….so wonderful” – Bette Midler Read More

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Broadway’s $2.8M Bump? Bette, Back, Begets Big B.O. Bang

Deadline Hollywood
Broadway’s $2.8M Bump? Bette, Back, Begets Big B.O. Bang
by July 17, 2017 8:16pm

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An enlivened Broadway box office rebounded last week with a 10 percent hike over the previous week. More than half of it – $1.5 million of the $2.8 million cash coups de théâtres – was accounted for by one star in one show: Bette Midler returned to Hello, Dolly! after a two-week rest, leaving no doubt about what the customers want and are willing to pay for. The show rang up $2.23 million in ticket sales for eight performances at the Shubert Theatre (seven from Midler and one regularly scheduled slot filled by critically regaled Donna Murphy); the week before saw $722.5K scanned at the gate. The average ticket price for the revival was up nearly a C-note, to $190.69.  Several other shows saw significant improvements as well. The Book of Mormon, at Jujamcyn Theatres’ Eugene O’Neill, was up $266.7K to $1.3 million; average ticket was $136.99. Disney’s The Lion King, at the Nederlander Organization’s Minskoff, was up $249K to $2.5 million, with an average price of $164.58, sandwiching it in second place among the top grossing shows between Hamilton, at the Nederlanders’ Richard Rodgers ($3 million; average price $280.79) and Dolly! in third. Wicked, at the Nederlanders’ Gershwin, was fourth at $1.9 million, average ticket $127.04. In fifth place was Dear Evan Hansen, at the Shuberts’ Music Box; $1.7 million, average ducat a hefty $208.84. (Aladdin, at Disney’s New Amsterdam flagship, was a very close sixth, at $1.63 million, average price $121.45.)

Tony winner Oslo, winding down its Tony-winning stand at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont, jumped an impressive $229K to $898.5K, 82 per cent of its gross potential and just shy of SRO. A Doll’s House, Part 2, at the Shuberts’ Golden, gained $107K to hit $558K, 77 per cent of potential and 94 per cent of capacity.

Among the new musicals weakening under the summer sun, Groundhog Day, at Jujamcyn’s August Wilson, was off $97K to $660K, half its potential with average tickets leveling out at $87.71; War Paint, at the Nederlander, gained $54K but still managed to just beat the 50 percent of potential mark, with tickets averaging $87.09. Read More

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I love to work. I love the idea of putting a show together, and I love the idea of putting musical numbers together – and putting commentary together and character.

“I love to work. I love the idea of putting a show together, and I love the idea of putting musical numbers together – and putting commentary together and character. I love that..I love it!! That’s the only time I’m really alive. I never learned to relax. When I don’t work, I feel half-alive.” – Bette Midler

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Somewhere Along The Way – Bette Midler

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Broadway Box Office: Bette Midler Brings $1.5 Million Back to ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Variety
Broadway Box Office: Bette Midler Brings $1.5 Million Back to ‘Hello, Dolly!
By Gordon Cox
JULY 17, 2017

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Bette Midler returned to “Hello, Dolly!” last week, and she brought $1.5 million with her to the Broadway box office.

“Hello, Dolly!” ($2,232,162) had seen its sales sapped over the previous two weeks with Midler on vacation; her replacement, Donna Murphy, is much admired among Broadway fans (and has earned high praise from critics as Dolly), but she’s not the same kind of box office draw that Midler is. With Bette back in the show, “Hello, Dolly!” leapt back up to the third spot in the Top 10, right behind “Hamilton” ($3,019,947) and “The Lion King” ($2,511,628 for nine). Read More

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