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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Broadway Tops Its Biggest Week Ever

The New York Times
Broadway Tops Its Biggest Week Ever
By ANDREW R. CHOWJAN. 2, 2018

The Broadway ticket sales boom hit a new peak over the holidays, with 32 shows contributing to the highest-grossing week in history.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is typically Broadway’s biggest of the year, with tourists in town and students off for the holidays. The total box-office gross reached $50.3 million, edging out the record set at the end of last year. But attendance was higher the same week last year, with 359,495 theatergoers. Higher ticket prices and the increased use of premium pricing models meant that more money came in last week, despite roughly 50,000 fewer tickets being sold. Read More

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Hello Dolly Breaks Box Office Records For Third Week In A Row

Broadway World
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis – 12/11
by BWW Special Dec. 11, 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of BroadwayWorld’s exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS – read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 12/10/2017.

Of note this week, the Shakespeare’s Globe production of Farinelli and the King grossed $767,376.76 over just seven performances (out of a gross potential of $813,415). Read More

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Midler to Play All 8 Performances in Final Week; Pushes Up Donna Murphy’s Last Bow

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Midler to Play All 8 Performances in Final Week; Pushes Up Donna Murphy’s Last Bow
POSTED ON DECEMBER 10, 2017 BY SANGRIT MALAY

Throughout the run, Donna Murphy has been Bette Midler’s replacement, playing all Tuesday evening performances since June 13, 2017, allowing Midler to play just 7 performances in a regular week, in addition to filling in for crucial weeks when Midler had to take a prolonged vacation. While the box office certainly took a hit in the Murphy weeks, most notable in the two-week stint from June 27, 2017 to July 9, 2017, Midler’s extravagant popularity more than made up for these lulls, and Murphy’s readiness to play glorified understudy was worth the necessity of enduring these volatile box office figures. Originally, it was announced that Murphy would play her final performance on January 9, 2018. However, to accommodate Midler’s whims and convictions, this has been changed. Murphy will now play her final performance on January 7, 2018, on which date there has been added a previously unscheduled evening performance at 7:30pm. In addition, the January 9, 2018 performance will be cancelled in light of the added January 14, 2018 Actors Fund benefit performance. As such, Midler will now play all eight performances in the final week of her run in Hello, Dolly! The show will then go dark for a week, and on January 20, 2018, Bernadette Peters will begin her run as Dolly Gallagher Levi as previously announced. Furthermore, on that date, Victor Garber will step in for David Hyde Pierce, who has been Midler’s loyal co-star since the beginning of the run. Read More

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Broadway in 2017: box office records broken under the shadow of Trump

The Guardian
Broadway in 2017: box office records broken under the shadow of Trump
Alexis Soloski
Thursday 7 December 2017 07.00 EST

In 2017, Broadway broke record after box office record. But inside the theaters the faces were long and so were the running times. Though rich in new American plays and gussied up revivals, Broadway this year often felt like a letdown, taking fewer risks and reaping fewer rewards. The Laura of Sam Gold’s deconstructed The Glass Menagerie wouldn’t blow out her candles, yet elsewhere the lights seemed dimmer, the costumes less spangled, the orchestra mildly depressed. Blame these blues on the presidential election? Tempting. But most projects secured funding before last November. 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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Friday, November 17, 2017

Bette Midler Comes Back, Bringing the Money With Her

New York Show Tickets
Bette Midler Comes Back, Bringing the Money With Her
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 16, 2017 BY JENNIFER R JONES

Bette Midler in Hello Dolly!It is almost comedic how powerful Bette Midler’s box office presence is in the currently running revival of Hello, Dolly! Last week, Donna Murphy stepped in for her for the whole week, and the box office took a plunge. This past week, Bette was back for her usual 7 performances (with Donna Murphy still playing the eighth on Tuesday evening), and the weekly gross was $2,352,792, which represents 128.6% of the show’s gross potential. This is an increase from last week of $1,473,423, when Donna Murphy was in the role. With a top ticket price of $748.00, the average paid admission was $210.26, and the audience was filled up to 96.7% of capacity. The excitement over seeing Bette in person is even greater than ever, as she is nearing the end of her run on January 14, 2018. At that point, Bernadette Peters will replace her, and David Hyde Pierce will also end his tenure, to be replaced by Victor Garber. With Bette Midler back in her part, Hello, Dolly! was the third highest performing show this past week, following only Hamilton, with a weekly gross of $3,143,107, and Springsteen on Broadway, with a weekly gross of $2,395,570. In terms of gross potential, however, Hello, Dolly! was at number one at 128.6%. Performing not quite as well was Dear Evan Hansen, which brought in a weekly gross of $1,680,818, or 122.0%, followed by Hamilton at 108.6% of its gross potential. Read More

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TV Lands First Wive’s Club TV Series Out, Paramount Network First Wive’s Club TV Series In

The Wrap
Paramount Network to Adapt ‘First Wives’ Club Into TV Series
Carli Velocci | October 2, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

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Paramount Network announced Monday that it’s developing a new half-hour series based on the 1996 film “First Wives Club.”

Tracy Oliver, who most recently co-wrote the screenplay for the adult comedy summer hit “Girls Trip” is attached to the project. She became the first African-American woman to write a movie that grossed over $100 million domestically.

The series will have roughly the same plot as the film, which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn as a trio of recently-divorced women who seek revenge on their husbands, who left them for younger women. In the meantime, the group also bonds together and finds strength to move forward thanks to their sisterhood. Read More

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

‘Hello, Dolly!’ without Bette Midler shines with Donna Murphy but dims at box office

New York Daily News
Hello, Dolly!’ without Bette Midler shines with Donna Murphy but dims at box office
By Joe Dziemianowicz
Monday, July 10, 2017, 1:55 PM

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Bottom line, “Hello, Dolly!” is still a joyous, giddy delight with two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy in Bette Midler’s role — but there’s another bottom line to this star-driven vehicle: the bottom line.

Without the vacationing Divine Miss M, box-office receipts at the Shubert Theater last week totaled $936,603. That’s a healthy take at the till, but it’s also a dramatic $1.4 million drop from previous record-setting weeks. Read More

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BetteBack August 26, 1974: Bette Midler Gets Pirated

Denton Record
August 26, 1974

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HOLLYWOOD (UPI> – Hold it! That EJvis Presley tape cartridge you’re playing on your stereo outfit may well be bootlegged.

If you paid only $2.50-*3.50 for that Presley- or Bette Midler 8-track tape then it almost certainly is a pirated product.

The United States Attorney’s Office says one out of every three tape cartridges is as hot as the Watergate recordings although considerably less earth-shaking.

Diet Brown, an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, recently won conviction against a man named Richard Taxe in a multimillion dollar tape bootlegging operation trial. Read More

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

BetteBack July 7, 1997: There Will Be No Sequel To ‘First Wives Club’

Santa Ana Orange County Register
July 7, 1997

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Remember when “First Wives Club” opened with a smash and geoerated all that talk thnt Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler would get back together for a sequel ? Well, it’s beginning to look like that’s all it was — idle talk.

In any event, we’re told that no concrete action has been taken on “ Wives 2.” and insiders now say they really don’t expect the sequel ever to happen.

There have been reports on a project that would at least reteam Keaton and Hawn, but it seems that such a deal was never finalized. Read More

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