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Thursday, November 23, 2017

BetteBack June 30, 1975: People Magazine Interview Regarding “Clams”

People Magazine
Bette Midler Returns In Tacky Triumph
June 30, 1975
By Patricia Burstein

In a blue-and-white smock with red sandals coordinating her Bicentennial look, the star shimmied along New York’s 42nd Street on a recent afternoon. Some of the drifters and drunks recognized and swooped down on her, and she fluttered her fingers in self-­defense. She slunk past a peep show window, then nipped into an alley. A second later her bright red head popped out – the hand clutching the throat is her own, in the classic strangulation bit of vaudeville. “I wouldn’t say I invented tack,” Bette Midler observed, nasally, “but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.” Though meant as a self-effacing remark, it is true. Her virtual one-woman Broadway show this season has been the biggest hit by a solo artist since she herself last brightened the Great White Way in 1973. Read More

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bette Midler Hello, Dolly! Cast Recording Will Be Released On Vinyl November 17

Playbill
Bette Midler Hello, Dolly! Cast Recording Will Be Released On Vinyl
BY LOGAN CULWELL-BLOCK
OCT 04, 2017

The vinyl edition from Masterworks Broadway will feature 20 pages of photos and liner notes.

The current revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Bette Midler in her Tony-winning Broadway return, will release its cast album on vinyl November 17.

The Masterworks Broadway release will feature a gate-fold package and a 20-page book featuring production photos, lyrics, and liner notes.

<i>Hello, Dolly!</i> Revival Album Vinyl Art
Hello, Dolly! Revival Album Vinyl Art

The album will feature cover art that pays even more homage to the 1964 Broadway cast album than the CD release did, returning to the original color scheme. Read More

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bette Midler Backstage at Hello Dolly with former Harlette Kamilah Marshall

Bette Midler Backstage at Hello Dolly with former Harlette Kamilah Marshall

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Well If The Enquirer Says, It Must Be True

Enquirer
By Rob Shuter
Sep 21, 2017 @ 17:01PM

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Bette Midler sure likes her privacy, and the Divine Miss M is making sure everyone close to her on the Broadway hit “Hello Dolly!” keeps mum — no matter what!

“Bette had the cast of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ sign riders that were essentially nondisclosure agreements,” a confidant confessed to The National ENQUIRER‘s Rob Shuter.

“The cast even has to get permission to post photos to Instagram or tweets from backstage.

“Lots of celebrities have these types of agreements, but no one has ever signed anything as strict as this.“The actors’ union recommended consulting a lawyer before signing.” Read More

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress:

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress: “Revival is an interesting word,” she continued about the show, which also won for Best Revival of a Musical. “It means something was near death and has been brought back to life. ‘Hello Dolly!’ never really went away…this thing has the ability to lift your spirits in these terrible, terrible times.” (2017)

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Can’t keep a good Dolly down

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Can’t keep a good Dolly down
By Cindy Adams
September 17, 2017 | 9:53pm

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Looong ago I told you Bette Midler waves bye-bye to “Hello, Dolly!” in January. With her salary plus percentage, she doesn’t need more bows, more bucks, or more pirouetting in high heels and tight corsets. Dec. 1, she’ll be 72, and just tumbled onstage mid-performance. Her people already consulted lawyers to determine if that flop — the tumble not the performance — is actionable. Like, to talk plain — when, which, who, what — can we sue over this. Read More

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Broadway Rebounds As Bette Midler Breaks Another Record

Forbes
Broadway Rebounds As Bette Midler Breaks Another Record
By Lee Seymour
SEP 19, 2017

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Broadway loves a good rebound, and there’s no better pick-me-up than Bette Midler.

Back from a planned vacation, the Tony winner not only survived a tumble off the stage of Hello, Dolly! but also broke the house record at the Shubert Theater for the sixth time since the show opened this spring. It grossed $2.32 million over eight performances, with the average seat going for $199.

This year Midler has been the undisputed queen of Broadway. Thanks to her clout, Dolly! racked up over $40 million in advance sales before it even opened, and went on to win the Tony for Best Musical Revival. In addition to Midler’s for Best Actress, it also garnered trophies for Best Featured Actor (Gavin Creel), and Best Costume Design (Santo Loquasto). Read More

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Broadway Flea Market Is September 24

Times Square Chronicles
The Broadway Flea Market Is September 24
By SUZANNA BOWLING
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

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The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returns for its 31st anniversary on September 24 in Shubert Alley and runs from 10 AM and continues to 7 PM.

Special guests include Bryan Batt, Andréa Burns, Michael Cerveris, Gideon Glick, Sas Goldberg, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Rebecca Luker, Lesli Margherita, Lindsay Mendez, Alice Ripley, Krysta Rodriguez, Christopher Sieber, and Max von Essen. Read More

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Broadway: “Hello, Dolly!” Crashes Again During Bette Midler’s Week Off, Falls Below $1 Million

Broadway World
Broadway: “Hello, Dolly!” Crashes Again During Bette Midler’s Week Off, Falls Below $1 Million
by Roger Friedman – September 12, 2017 9:46 am

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It wasn’t such a great week on Broadway for “Hello, Dolly!” Bette Midler took the week off and grosses fell by 11 percent. The week’s take fell to $913K from $2.3 million the week before. Capacity was down 11 percent.

All this points to why the whole main cast is leaving when Midler goes on January 14th. The show is being re-budgeted to real world box office when Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber take over. It also shows that this has really been Bette Midler on Broadway and not just a Broadway musical. 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

Broadway
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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