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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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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2017

New York Times
The Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2017
By EBEN SHAPIRO
December 6, 2017

The stupefying boredom of forgotten hamlet in the Israeli desert, where the residents are jolted out of their trance-like existence by a visiting band of Egyptian musicians. The inhabitants of a remote rocky island off the coast of Canada warmly embrace the passengers of 38 jets stranded there in the wake of 9/11. A working class bar in a failing factory town is the backdrop for a shocking act of violence and an equally dramatic reconciliation. In this most polarized of years, a number of the best productions celebrate man’s shared humanity and the possibility of even the most entrenched enemies finding common ground and a path forward. Read More

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bette Midler’s Birthday Breaks Broadway Box Office Record

Forbes
Bette Midler’s Birthday Breaks Broadway Box Office Record
Lee Seymour , CONTRIBUTOR
December 4, 2017

What goes up, must come down. Unless you’re Bette Midler, of course.

As the rest of Broadway sank into a post-turkey stupor, Hello, Dolly! sneaked in another house record at the Shubert Theater. Just $10,000 higher than last week, the $2.48 million gross nonetheless marks the 12th time this production has cracked its own ceiling. And on Midler’s birthday, to boot. Not a bad way to kick off one’s 72nd year. (Oh, and she earned a Grammy nomination for the cast album, too.) Read More

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Still Goin’ Strong! HELLO, DOLLY! Celebrates Bette Midler’s Birthday

Broadway World
Still Goin’ Strong! HELLO, DOLLY! Celebrates Bette Midler’s Birthday
by BWW News Desk Dec. 2, 2017

It’s a divine day indeed when the chance arises to throw an extra celebration for Bette Midler! The company of HELLO, DOLLY! surprised their leading lady with a grand birthday cake onstage, check out the photos below!

This production, the first new production of Hello, Dolly! to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Read More

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Celebrating singer & actress Bette Midler – Some Leftover Birthday Celebration

Egypt Today
Celebrating singer & actress Bette Midler
By: Nizar Ahmed Fri, Dec. 1, 2017

CAIRO – 1 December 2017: December 1 is the birthday of the enchanting singer and actress Bette Midler, whose Grammy-award winning music has sold nearly 30 million copies worldwide, while her film roles have earned her Oscar nominations.

Born in Hawaii on 1945, Midler grew up poor alongside three other siblings, and found joy in the nature around her. Midler studied drama at the University of Hawaii, and got her very first start in movies as an extra on 1965’s “Hawaii”. Soon after, she moved to New York City to get her start in show business, with her earliest stints being a singer at a nightclub. She also had a role on Broadway’s popular “Fiddler on the Roof”. Read More

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bette Midler’s Final ‘Hello, Dolly! Bow to Benefit Actors Fund

The Sinner
Bette Midler’s Final ‘Hello, Dolly! Bow to Benefit Actors Fund
8:52 AM PST 11/29/2017 by David Rooney

The Tony-winning star’s Jan. 14 farewell performance caps a historic run that has shattered house records at the Shubert Theatre eight times, most recently nudging $2.5 million during Thanksgiving week.

When Bette Midler whispers “So Long Dearie” for the last time on Jan. 14, ending her record-breaking run in Hello, Dolly!, the performance will double as a benefit for The Actors Fund. Read More

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Broadway Has Best Thanksgiving Ever Thanks To Midler, Hamilton, Hansen

Forbes
Broadway Has Best Thanksgiving Ever Thanks To Midler, Hamilton, Hansen
Lee Seymour , CONTRIBUTOR
11-27-2017

Thanksgiving is traditionally a smorgasbord on Broadway: an orgiastic feast for fans, from star-studded parades to extra performances, stuffing seats with tourists and locals alike.

This year’s festivities were no exception, with sky-high grosses across the board yielding the industry’s best turkey week ever. 31 shows on the docket collected a whopping $39.07 million. That’s 10% higher than last year’s record, and points to a truly bodacious December frame. Read More

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

BetteBack June 1975: Bette Midler – The New Taste

In The Know
Bette Midler: The New Taste
June 1975
James Spada

The curtain goes up in New York’s Minskoff Theatre, and the anticipatory audience sees a huge fishnet strung hammock like across the stage. Suddenly an equally large clam comes sliding down, settling into the middle of the net. It slowly opens and out pops Bette Midler, wrap­ped in a Dorothy Lamour sarong, to begin her latest act, the “Clams on the Half Shell Revue.”

The opening of Bette Midler’s newest triumphant theatre en­gagement is, unintentionally, more appropriate than camp. She’s been in her own personal shell for nearly 18 months, mak­ing no personal appearances, filming no TV shows, turning down major movie offers and Broadway shows and, most un­settling of all to her fans, not even planning a new album to follow her Golden biggies The Divine Miss M and Bette Midler. 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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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

BetteBack December 21, 1973: Joe Franklin Wants His Property Back

Lebanon Daily News
December 21, 1973

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When Bette Midler, now starring at the Bdwy. Palace, was in “Fiddler on the Roof” she borrowed 150 old songs for a nostalgic act from Joe Franklin‘s huge sheet music library. Joe wishes her well but he’s nostalgic for his property and wants it back.

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