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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

For those of you who have seen Hello Dolly!, what are your favorite parts of the show? What’s your favorite song?

For those of you who have seen Hello Dolly!, what are your favorite parts of the show? What’s your favorite song?

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

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Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer
20th October 2017

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

USA – Broadway’s latest revival of the ever-popular Jerry Herman comedy musical, Hello, Dolly! put Bette Midler centre stage as Dolly, the enterprising widow finding her way in an 1890s’ New York City. Directed by Jerry Zaks, with an expansively spatialised sound design by Scott Lehrer, enabled via TiMax SoundHub, the role saw Midler claim her first acting Tony award: Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Read More

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

“Fashion Is Not a 9-to-5”: Michael Kors on Brand Building, Runway Inclusion, and Dressing His Favorite, Bette Midler

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“Fashion Is Not a 9-to-5”: Michael Kors on Brand Building, Runway Inclusion, and Dressing His Favorite, Bette Midler
OCTOBER 12, 2017 12:13 PM
by JANELLE OKWODU

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Michael Kors doesn’t pull punches. When the always-opinionated designer speaks, he’s up-front about his feelings regardless of the subject. At this morning’s Forces of Fashion conference, Kors was at his candid best. While chatting with Vogue’s Virginia Smith about the state of the industry, Kors got real about his business and fashion’s future. Tackling everything from his favorite editorials featuring his designs to the changes necessary to sustain the retail market, the designer moved from the glamorous (muses like Kirsty Hume and Jackie Kennedy) to the serious (how to combat fashion’s lack of inclusivity on the runway), handling each topic with the wit and directness he’s become known for. Read More

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office

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Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office
by Jeremy Gerard
June 19, 2017 2:17pm

Donna Murphy began her turn as the eighth Dolly Levi last week, propelling the Bette Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! into the box-office stratosphere occupied almost exclusively by Hamilton. Murphy’s Tuesday night debut gave the musical its first 8-performance week since previews began March 15, with sales at the Shubert Organization’s flagship theater flirting with the $3 million mark in ticket sales. Only Hamilton did better, and not by much ($3 million in sales at the Nederlander Organization’s Richard Rodgers), with Disney’s The Lion King taking third place ($2.1 million, at the Nederlanders’ Minskoff). Wicked, at the Nederlanders’ Gershwin, sold $1.96 million in tickets. Read More

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

How Grammy-Winning Producer Steven Epstein Made ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Cast Album

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How Grammy-Winning Producer Steven Epstein Made ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Cast Album
5/31/2017
by Diane Snyder

Mister D: For those of you who’ve written me saying the cast album doesn’t sound like the show you saw, this article may explain it.

Before producer Steven Epstein makes a Broadway cast album, he nearly always has a chance to attend one or more performances of the show. But the Bette Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! — the hottest ticket on Broadway this season — was a different story entirely: Epstein had to record on Feb. 19 and 20, nearly a month before previews began, to time the record’s release as close to the show’s April 20 opening as possible. Read More

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BetteBack November 19, 1974: Bette Midler Set To Return To Broadway

Gastonia Gazette
November 19, 1974

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BETTE MIDLER, a.k.a. the Divine Miss M, whose career began on Broadway as a chorus girl in “Fiddler on the Roof,” will be back on the boards, this time as the star of her own production. “The Bette Midler Revue” is exactly what it sounds like — hoofing, chirping, clowning and presenting some unspecified “new characterizations,” with the stage to herself. No date or theater has been named.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Bette Midler On Maybe Getting Married To Peter Riegert:

Bette Midler On Maybe Getting Married To Peter Riegert: “I suppose it could lead to marriage and children, but if it did I’d have to stop beating my breast because breast-beating is not proper for a married lady.” (Richmond Times Dispatch, January 20, 1978)

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Can Bette Midler and company break the ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Tony Awards curse?

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Can Bette Midler and company break the ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Tony Awards curse?
By Sam Eckmann
Theater Apr 21, 2017

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If you’re even remotely aware of Broadway, you probably know that celebrated diva Bette Midler is starring in a lush revival of “Hello, Dolly!” at the Shubert Theatre. The show has been breaking box office records left and right during previews, and just opened to rapturous praise. What you may not know is that “Dolly” has suffered diminishing returns at the Tony Awards since the original production in 1964. It’s up to the Divine Miss M to turn around the musical’s Tony fortunes. Read More

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Bette Midler On Her Television Special For NBC:

Bette Midler On Her Television Special For NBC: “It’s good to stay in one place for awhile. My TV special goes on air in October for NBC. Dustin Hoffman is going to be my guest star. He’ll play the piano, and we’ll discuss life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. (Marietta Journal, June 22, 1977)

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hello, Dolly!, New York — Bette Midler stars in high-spirited fun

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Hello, Dolly!, New York — Bette Midler stars in high-spirited fun
by: Max McGuinness
April 21, 2017

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If you look up “Broadway musical” in a dog-eared theatrical dictionary, the description is bound to sound like Hello, Dolly! A high-kicking chorus line? Catchy tunes? Frocks galore? Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s 1964 extravaganza about a late 19th-century New York “marriage broker” ticks all the boxes. Throw in a barn-storming performance by Bette Midler as the titular Dolly and you’ve got an unstoppable juggernaut of old-fashioned schmaltz and star power. Sample the FT’s top stories for a week You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic Enter email addressInvalid email Sign up By signing up you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions, cookie policy and privacy policy. Jerry Zaks’s staging sticks resolutely to that familiar formula and eschews any trace of directorial innovation. Midler similarly offers up a blend of unflagging ebullience and eyebrow-cocking wit that is rooted in the tradition of boisterous comic heroines such as Doris Day and Ginger Rogers (who played the same part). Her magnetic stage presence duly compensates for a singing voice that displays limited range and occasionally sounds a bit tired. Playing against type, David Hyde Pierce (who was Niles in Frasier) provides a worthy foil as Horace Vandergelder, the gruff “half-millionaire” shopkeeper destined despite his best efforts to be matched with the veteran matchmaker. On the night I attended, Pierce also adroitly recovered from a lengthy mid-scene hiatus enforced by technical difficulties. Among a well-drilled ensemble, Gavin Creel and Taylor Trensch stand out for their Laurel and Hardyesque rapport as Vandergelder’s two clerks Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker. It all adds up to a slick yet somewhat hollow package that cries out for a smidgen of pathos amid over two hours of relentless merriment. That lack of counterpoint is particularly noticeable during a climactic scene inside a faintly pretentious restaurant midway through Act II. For what seems like an eternity, waiters and diners circulate with total fluency in a bravura display of choreography, never missing a beat. One longs for someone to drop a plate. All obstacles to happiness and romance are similarly surmounted here with a bit too much ease. Hello, Dolly! nonetheless delivers a potent dose of high-spirited fun. Repeated mid-performance standing ovations suggest many theatregoers will find that to be the perfect tonic. Others may feel as if they have just eaten an entire bag of marshmallows. Read More

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