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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mark Shenton’s week: Bette Midler, Amy Schumer and Uma Thurman show that stars still shine on Broadway

The Stage
Mark Shenton’s week: Bette Midler, Amy Schumer and Uma Thurman show that stars still shine on Broadway
by Mark Shenton – Dec 4, 2017

Broadway has always been a place where the name on the marquee is a prime seller. It’s what is propelling Bette Midler’s current return to the Broadway boards, for the first time in a musical role rather than as herself in nearly 50 years, to record box office takings in Hello, Dolly!. It opened to the largest pre-performance advance sale in Broadway history, and week after week it has been breaking the Shubert Theatre’s house record for its weekly take. The week ending November 26 brought takings of $2,468,174.59, breaking its own record for the 10th time. Read More

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Bette And Bruce Springsteen Are The King And Queen Of Broadway

New Yoek Times
Top-dollar theatre boom on Broadway is born in the USA
By James Dean, US Business Editor
November 25 2017, 12:01am,
The Times

Nobody does it better than Bruce Springsteen when it comes to poeticising the life of America’s working class. Fans have to dig deep to see his new Broadway show, though, given that the average ticket costs $500.

And that’s if they managed to buy one before Springsteen on Broadway sold out. The show’s short run and the limited seating at the Walter Kerr Theatre meant that tickets went quickly — and the few available through resale websites command as much as $10,000. Read More

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

At The Broadway B.O., Sales Rocket As Audience Lags In Sellers’ Market

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At The Broadway B.O., Sales Rocket As Audience Lags In Sellers’ Market
by Jeremy Gerard
November 13, 2017 3:40pm

For the moment, the pre-holiday season looks swell, especially with Uma Thurman (in Beau Willimon’s The Parisian Woman) and Amy Schumer (in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower) joining Bette Midler and Bruce Springsteen on the gold-paved Street where we live. So good, in fact, that this week we’re going to give you twoTop 5 charts, one for musicals and one for non-musicals. The mere fact that there are enough plays on Broadway at the moment to require their own visual aid is remarkable all by itself. Read More

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Has Broadway Become Reliant on Celebrity Draw at the Box Office?

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Has Broadway Become Reliant on Celebrity Draw at the Box Office?
November 9, 2017
By Katie Gainer

This week in Broadway news is dominated by reports of “splashy debuts” for singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and comedian-actress Amy Schumer in Waitress and Meteor Shower, respectively. The big stage first-timers brought in huge sales; on the other foot, we’ve seen a trend in shows faltering when its a big name exits a cast. This strong correlation in successes begs the question: is Broadway becoming reliant on celebrity? Read More

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bette Midler On Being Compared To Barbra Streisand:

Bette Midler On Being Compared To Barbra Streisand: “First of all, it makes me feel bad for her. I know I’d feel badly if I were Barbra, because everyone likes to think that they’re unique. I also know that no one feels like they’re tugging at someone else’s coattails, pushing against them on a ladder. It can be very irritating.” (Morning Star, August 23, 1977)

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Bette Midler On Being Compared To Mae West:

Bette Midler On Being Compared To Mae West: “I got a lot of inspiration from Mae West. When I first started working, a friend brought one of her records over. Through it all, Mae West was a source of pleasure. I love her, She was quite marvelous. She was also quite independent, which I liked. So the first time I worked on television I did one of her songs. I’ve also been compared to Barbra Streisand. That’s flattering, although I don’t see the comparison myself. (Springfield Union, September 1, 1976) Read More

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

BetteBack January 26, 2000: Midler puts on display of professional jealousy

The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)
January 26, 2000

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Singer Bette Midler seems to be making enemies at a fast clip these days.

Last year she ridiculed Cher, who was experiencing the biggest hit of her career.

Then Midler closed the year with some jabs at fellow diva Barbra Streisand during her New Year’s Eve show in Vegas. She had a Streisand impersonator saunter onto the stage near midnight. Acting stunned, Midler queried, “Barbra, what are you doing here?”

The Streisand look-alike responded, “I wanted to be with my husband at midnight.” Read More

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Monday, March 20, 2017

BetteBack July 27, 1974: What’s With The Divine Mr. J Film?

Tucson Daily Citizen
July 27, 1974

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Q: What’s this about Bette Midler making her film debut as the Virgin Mary?

A: lt’s a three-year old, jazzed-up home-movie spoof titled “The Divine Mr. J” that emerged from the can only when the Divine Miss M emerged from obscurity. “We turned down a Mike Nichols film, for Heaven’s sake,” says her manager. “Now this piece of (vulgarity deleted) comes out.”

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

BetteBack January 16, 2000: The Top New Year’s Eve Concerts 1999-2000

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
January 16, 2000

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Many big names played big-ticket New Year’s Eve shows. Some did boffo box office, some did OK and others fizzled. Here’s a report from Amusement Business, a trade journal.

– Phish, Dec. 30-31, Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 75,000 tickets, $11.6 million in ticket sales.

– Eagles, Dec. 31, Staples Center, Los Angeles, 16,600, $6.3 million.

– Billy Joel, Dec. 31, Madison Square Garden, New York, 19,000, $4.5 million. Read More

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BetteBack Jan. 2, 2000: Bette Midler Divine For Globehopping Followers

The Las Vegas Journal
Monday, Jan. 2, 2000

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“The Divine Miss Millennium” was the best “Bette” for concert entertainment in Las Vegas as the year-decade-century-millennium drew to a close.

Her Divineness Bette Midler gave a performance that delighted the many people who came from around the globe specifically to share the historic occasion with their favorite unrestrained personality.

“I can’t believe you came to be with me on the last night of planet Earth,” quipped the ever-glowing singer as she strutted around the stage before a near-capacity audience in the 8,500-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center. Read More

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