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Monday, October 2, 2017

Do Stars Deserve Applause Just for Showing Up?

Theatermania
Do Stars Deserve Applause Just for Showing Up?
Hayley Levitt, Zachary Stewart • Broadway • Oct 2, 2017

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Everyone knows that you’re supposed to clap at the end of a show, but what are we to make of the still-common practice of applauding stars when they step onstage? Some theatergoers see it as part of the experience, a way to express excitement and appreciation for a major talent. Others believe it to be a distraction that regularly spoils a play’s delicate exposition. TheaterMania critic Hayley Levitt cheers this beloved theatrical tradition, and Zachary Stewart jeers in the following Point-Counterpoint. Read More

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How Hello Dolly! Played A Part In Ending A 20 Year Feud Between Two Top Notch Actresses

Starts At 60
Glenn Close buries the hatchet with Broadway buddy
By Starts at 60 Writers
August 14, 2017

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We’ll take the news with a grain of salt, but it seems that Glenn Close and Patti LuPone may have finally reconciled after reportedly having a falling out more than 20 years ago, according to Page Six.

 According to a rep for Close, the two Broadway veterans took a trip to see the Bette Midler production of Hello, Dolly! and had drinks afterwards at Bar Centrale, where they were observed laughing like they were old friends without a hint of resentment. Read More

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

BetteBack August 27, 1974: Bette Midler Makes The Who’s Who Edition

Mckinney Daily Courier
August 27, 1974

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Ray Roberts of McKinney along with 199th District Judge Tom Ryan and Ray A. McCord of Frisco will be featured in the Thirty Eighth Edition of WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA published by Marquis Who’s Who, Inc.

Sharing first time listings as biographees in the new edition are such notables as Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin (producers of the “All in the F a m ily ,” “M a u d e ,” and ^Sanford and Son” television p ro g ra m s ); p la y w rig h t (THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON) Jason Miller; Martha Mitchell; Margaret Truman, (daughter of the late President and author of HARRY S. Truman; poet Nikki Giovanni; Cicely Tyson (Emmy Award – winning actress and Oscar nominee); (Cloris Leachman (Oscar and Emmy Award-winning actress); Billy Jean King (tennis champion); and Bette Midler (popular singer), among many others. Read More

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Broadway.com Challenge! Rank Your Top 10 Favorite Roses in Gypsy (Let’s Make Bette Number One!)

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The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.

Here she is, boys! Here she is, world! Now the question is: which one is your favorite? Gypsy opened on May 21,1959 at the Broadway Theatre, and 57 years later, there have been five Main Stem revivals, two film adaptations (three if you count the taped West End revival) and the possibility of a third starring Barbra Streisand. Audiences still beg Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne’s tuner to entertain them, and that is in part due to the brassy, bossy, bombastic role of Rose. Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Patti LuPone have taken home Tonys for playing the iconic character, and Imelda Staunton nabbed an Olivier Award for leading 2015’s West End revival. Rosalind Russell and Bette Midler have portrayed her onscreen, and of course, we cannot forget Ethel Merman’s original take on the relentlessly ambitious stage mother. So which Rose performance can you truly never get away from? Everything’s coming up Roses, and Broadway.com News Reporter Ryan McPhee kicked off this challenge with his top 10! Read More

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Friday, March 18, 2016

BetteBack Bette Midler Nominated For An Emmy For ‘Gypsy’

Anderson Herald Bulletin
July 22, 1994

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Some nominees for the 46th Annual Emmy Awards, announced Thursday:

Miniseries: “Armistead
Maupin’s Tales of the City,” PBS:
“Oldest Living Confederate Widow
Tells All,” CBS: “Prime Suspect 3
(Mystery!),” PBS; “Stephen King’s
The Stand,” ABC; “World War II:
When Lions Roared,” NBC;

Variety, music or comedy
series:
“Dennis Miller Live,” HBO;
“Late Show With David Letterm
an.’ CBS; “MTV Unplugged,”
MTV; “Saturday Night Live,” NBC;
The Tonight Show With Jay
Leno,” NBC. Read More

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

BetteBack April 11, 1992: Liz Smith – All Other Divas Sit Down…Bette Midler Signs On To Gypsy

Indiana Gazette
April 11, 1992

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FLASH! Rights were closed last Friday for a CBS three-hour prime-time version of the great American musical comedyGypsy.”

And, are you sitting down? This will star none other than Bette Midler as Mama Rose! (I do hope Liza Minnelli and Tyne Daly and all the other divas who have yearned to revive this Ethel Merman role for the screen ARE sitting down.)

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BetteBack April 9, 1992: Bette Midler And CBS Close To A Deal To Film ‘Gypsy’

Aiken Standard
April 9, 1992

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Bette Midler and CBS are close to a deal for a three hour TV production of the musical comedy “Gypsy.”

An agreement should be signed by Friday, producer Craig Zadnn said Wednesday.

The movie would star Ms. Midler as brassy stage mother Mama Rose, the role originally played by Ethel Merman on Broadway and by Rosalind Russell in the 1962 movie.

The role of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee has yet to be cast. The movie would air next season.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

BetteBack February 1, 1990: Remake Of ‘Stella Dallas’ Addresses Problems Of Single Moms

Santa Fe New Mexican
February 1, 1990

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LOS ANGELES — “Oh, I can’t go on!” Bette Midler exclaimed in mock despair in the middle of an interview.

She seemed to be her usual kidding self, but her eyes were misting, and she called for a tissue.

What caused the sudden surge, of emotion?

It happened when she was asked if her own mother had made sacrifices similar to those of Midler in her new film, Stella, based on the twice-filmed tear-jerker Stella Dallas.

•- The co-production of Touchstone Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn has been updated and altered to fit 1990s audiences, but the basic plot is the same: A single mother agrees to send the daughter she loves to live with the girl’s wealthy father. Read More

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

BetteBack December 13, 1989: Bette Midler Says Her Mother Inspired Her Performance In ‘Stella’

Altoona Mirror
December 13, 1989

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BETTE MIDLER says her own mom inspired her performance as Stella, an impoverished mother who raises an illegitimate daughter alone.

“I had a fabulous mother,” Ms. Midler said in the January issue of Ladies’Home Journal “She made me believe in myself and I used a lot of her in the film,” a remake of the 1937 Barbara Stanwyck drama, “Stella Dallas.”

“She was not a single parent like Stella, but we were poor and she was ihat generation of women, almost all gone now, who always put their family ahead’of themselves. She worked hard and kept nothing for herself — nothing. Never a new dress or new shoes. Read More

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Best And Worst Moms In Film History

Telegraph Journal
Screen: With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, here’s a look at the best and worst mothers in film history
Jamie Portman
Postmedia News

An old proverb tells us God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.

Even the much-banned James Joyce had a soft spot for moms: “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.”

But then, of course, we have Anthony Perkins in Psycho telling us that “a boy’s best friend is his mother.” Read More

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