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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Another week, another shattered record left in Bette Midler’s wake. Yawn.

Forbes
The Band’s Visit‘ Starts Strong On Broadway As Bette Midler Breaks Yet Another Record
By Lee Seymour , CONTRIBUTOR
OCT 17, 2017

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Another week, another shattered record left in Bette Midler’s wake. Yawn.

The Tony winner propelled Hello, Dolly! to a new high for the Shubert Theater, grossing $2.37 million. Don’t get me wrong: I’m grateful for the traffic, but coming up with new ways to say how great Ms. Midler is each week becoming an exercise in seriously creative syntax malleability. She’s back where she belongs – who else is arriving? Read More

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

All-Star Cast Spearheaded by Midler Brings Out the ‘Freak’ in All of Us

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All-Star Cast Spearheaded by Midler Brings Out the ‘Freak’ in All of Us
By Sarah Toce, Contributor
10/12/2017

Feak Show is based on the award-winning cult novel of the same name by James St James. The coming of age heart warmer relays the timely tale of Billy Bloom, “a boldly confident and eccentric teenager who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra-conservative high school, and decides to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks of the world.” The kicker in the equation? His overbearing mother Muv is played by real-life gay rights icon, the incomparable Divine Miss M herself (Bette Midler). Read More

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Monday, October 9, 2017

$998 to Say Hello to Dolly? That’s the Price for Some Front Row Seats

The New York Times
$998 to Say Hello to Dolly? That’s the Price for Some Front Row Seats
By MICHAEL PAULSON
OCT. 8, 2017

Getting close to Bette Midler may get even more costly thanks to new pricing for front row seats at the musical “Hello, Dolly!” at the Shubert Theater. CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times

Broadway is breaking another price barrier.

Producers of “Hello, Dolly!” are now charging $998 for front row seats at many performances between late November and mid-January, when Bette Midler leaves the cast, according to a review of ticket prices on the Telecharge website. With fees, each of those seats will cost $1,009.

The price is a record for a non-holiday performance on Broadway. “Hamilton” is the only show that has reached that level before, charging $998 for some seats during the Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks last year. Read More

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Meet Broadway’s Beat Cops Dedicated to Keeping the Main Stem Secure

Variety
Meet Broadway’s Beat Cops Dedicated to Keeping the Main Stem Secure
By Cynthia Littleton
October 5, 2017

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Some of the most impressive choreography on Broadway can be seen six nights a week on 45th Street, but it doesn’t happen on a stage.

NYPD Officer John O’Gorman is the thin blue line between safety and chaos on a heavily trafficked block that is packed with six theaters, including the Minskoff, home of the ever-popular “The Lion King,” and Music Box, host of the hit tuner “Dear Evan Hansen.” Read More

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When you say diva, I think of outrageousness, and Dixie is not outrageous.

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When you say diva, I think of outrageousness, and Dixie is not outrageous. She’s a real person. When I think diva, I think of people who are allowed to have fits, like Maria Callas. Now, she was a diva. Have you ever heard her sing? Oh, she was INSANE. She was just MAD!”” (1991, Los Angeles Times) – Bette Midler

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Monday, October 2, 2017

On playing Dixie Leonard In “For The Boys: “This character is the most exciting I’ve ever played.

On playing Dixie Leonard In “For The Boys: “This character is the most exciting I’ve ever played. She sings, she dances, she chews the scenery, she makes people cry, makes them laugh. Finally, I’ve found a film that truly takes advantage of all my abilities.” (1991, Los Angeles Times) – Bette Midler

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Friday, September 29, 2017

If The Original Hocus Pocus Stars Want a Sequel, Why Are We Getting a Remake?!

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If The Original Hocus Pocus Stars Want a Sequel, Why Are We Getting a Remake?!
by TIERNEY BRICKER | Thu, Sep 28, 2017 4:13 PM

Disney Channel is running amok, amok, amok!The Internet was in for an early Halloween surprise on Thursday morning, when Disney Channel announced it is working a remake of Hocus Pocus, the cult-favorite 1993 movie that starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as three witch sisters with a penchant for sucking the lives out of little children and slapstick comedy. What a treat, right?Except, with every Halloween treat comes a trick, as the TV movie would feature a new cast, with the original film’s director Kenny Ortega not attached in anyway. (David Kirschner, one of the original producers, is serving as an executive producer.) Hocus Pocus, Thora Birch, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy

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Remakes, of course, are one of the hottest trends in TV these days. We get that. Disney Channel gets that, having recently revamped Adventures in Babysitting. What is confusing us about this particular remake is that many of the original film’s stars have gone on-record about how much they would love to do a sequel.So then why not do it? Especially when the head witch in charge herself, Bette Midler (Winifred), has expressed interest in reprising her iconic character. “You don’t get to see women doing slapstick too much, and in the movie you can see that we’re having a blast,” Midler told Billboard in October 2016 about the film. “For the life of me, I can’t understand why there’s not a sequel.”Same, sister-witch. Same.And in 2014, SJP and Kathy Najimy said they were down to join a sequel after Midler addressed the topic in a Reddit AMA.

“Hocus people, Bette says it best. Listen to your elders.!,” wrote Najimy, linking to an article reporting Midler’s call for a sequel. And when Buzzfeed asked Parker if she would be down to participate and she responded on Twitter with a simple, “Yep I’m in.”

'90s Week, Fashion, Hocus Pocus So again, we must ask: why aren’t we getting a sequel?Listen, we’re not even as upset as some people are over the remake news, with our childhoods firmly intact, because it’s not like we don’t have access to the original. It’s still regarded as one of the best Halloween movies ever made. It hasn’t been forgotten. Freeform is literally running an all-day marathon of the beloved movie on Halloween.”Generation after generation, it’s kind of remarkable and fantastic to have something brought to the screen like that and to have it embraced generation after generation,” Mick Garris, one of the original screenwriters, told Forbes on Hocus Pocus‘ lasting impact. “Everybody I meet, it’s either their daughters or their own favorite movie and it’s incredibly exciting.” And when Garris addressed sequel rumors, he said it would be a mistake not to do it with the original’s three bewitching leads.”If they don’t do that I think it would be a big mistake because all three of them are still so incredibly potent and powerful and great performers and who else can recreate those characters?”This is going to be the remake’s biggest problem: recreating the on-screen magic of Midler, Najimy and Parker, who were clearly having wicked fun in the campy roles. Another huge issue? The writer, The Royals‘ Scarlett Lacey, is likely going to have to tone down some elements of the original to work on Disney Channel.

Sometime tells us we won’t be seeing a yabbos-loving virgin lighting a candle on Disney Channel. Read More

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Hocus Pocus Is Officially Getting Remade—without the Original Cast

Vanity Fair
Hocus Pocus Is Officially Getting Remade—without the Original Cast
by LAURA BRADLEY
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 9:05 AM

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Well, it’s finally official: Disney is working on a Hocus Pocus TV movie. The bad news for Sanderson purists? The new project will include a new cast and new director.

The original Disney film—in which three fabulous witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy get resurrected in Salem—is a cult classic and an autumnal standby on Disney and Freeform. According to Deadline, the TV movie, currently in the early stages of development, will be a “reimagining” of the original; David Kirschner, a producer from the original, will executive produce, but Scarlett Lacey (The Royals) will replace original screenwriters Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris, and original director Kenny Ortega will be absent as well. Read More

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hocus Pocus Writer Says Sequel May Be a TV Movie

Screen Write
Hocus Pocus Writer Says Sequel May Be a TV Movie
By Rose Moore 14 hours ago

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Hocus Pocus sequel may be in the works as a TV movie, according to screenwriter Mick Garris. The original film was first released in 1993, becoming a moderate success as a fun Halloween flick – but has since become a cult classic. The story of three witches brought back from the dead by a teen and his friends has only increased in popularity, with annual screenings in October in several theaters, events at Disney resorts, and even a full-length book about the film (released last year). Read More

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

This brand sells “Hocus Pocus”-themed bath products, and all our Halloween dreams just came true

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This brand sells “Hocus Pocus”-themed bath products, and all our Halloween dreams just came true
Brittany Malooly
September 20, 2017

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Pumpkin spice lattes are back, which means that Halloween is just around the corner. And if you, like us, think the best part about fall and Halloween is watching and re-watching the Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker classic, Hocus Pocuswe’ve got some news you’re going to love. You can now bring the magic of Hocus Pocus to your daily bath routine with some Sanderson sisters themed bath products. OMG. Read More

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