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Friday, December 1, 2017

Grammys 2018: Can superstar Bette Midler (‘Hello Dolly!’) beat the crossover success of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’?

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Grammys 2018: Can superstar Bette Midler (‘Hello Dolly!’) beat the crossover success of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’?
Jeffrey Kare
November 30, 2017 9:00AM

For the first time since 2014 there are only three Grammy nominees for Best Musical Theater Album as opposed to the five that have been included in the last three years. Each of the three nominated cast recordings that made the cut this year came from musical productions — “Come From Away,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Hello Dolly!” — that were seen as highlights of the 2016-17 Broadway season. But the latter two, “Hansen” and “Dolly,” may have the best shot of winning given what this category’s statistics have shown us in recent years. Read More

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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

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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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Friday, November 17, 2017

Bette Midler Comes Back, Bringing the Money With Her

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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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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
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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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Friday, October 20, 2017

Pink Talks About Fighting Cristina Aguilera And Defending Bette Midler

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Pink Reveals Christina Aguilera Tried to Punch Her: ‘She Swung at Me in a Club’
BY ALEXIA FERNANDEZ
OCTOBER 20, 2017

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Pink is not shy to admit that she and fellow singer Christina Aguilera have had their problems — so much so that they almost came to blows.

The pop star, 38, told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that while the two have made amends since their feud in the early 2000s, their relationship was very rocky.

“We were super young and super new at the whole thing, and I think I’m an alpha, and she’s an alpha,” Pink said of their feud during the “Plead the Fifth” segment. 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, August 30, 2017

Grosses Analysis: Hamilton, Hello, Dolly! and The Lion King Continue Reign at Broadway Box Office

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Grosses Analysis: Hamilton, Hello, Dolly! and The Lion King Continue Reign at Broadway Box Office
BY ADAM HETRICK
AUG 28, 2017

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Hamilton, the Bette Midler-led Hello, Dolly! and Disney‘s long-running The Lion King dominated the Broadway box office for the week ending August 27, each bringing in more than $2 million in a week that showed respectable, if quiet, box office figures for most shows.

Hamilton continues to lead the pack, taking in nearly $3 million ($2,964,052), followed by Hello, Dolly! at $2,198,977, and The Lion King with $2,053,299. Read More

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Monday, August 7, 2017

If you wants something done, you’d better do it yourself – or ask another woman to do it. – Bette Midler

If you wants something done, you’d better do it yourself – or ask another woman to do it. – Bette Midler

Amen to that. My girlfriends know not to count on me, cause I’m too flighty….and self – absorbed…Don, aka Mister D

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Joy Behar Offered Chance To Star In Touring Version Of “Hello, Dolly!”

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Joy Behar Offered Chance To Star In Touring Version Of “Hello, Dolly!
by Brandon Voss
August 5, 2017

But don’t Bette on it.

Hello, Joy?

While there’s still no official word on who will replace Tony winner Bette Midler when she departs Broadway’s hit revival of Hello, Dolly! in January, we can probably rule out one daytime diva.

The View co-host Joy Behar revealed at the top of Friday’s show that she had recently been approached to headline the upcoming tour of Hello, Dolly! as iconic matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi. Read More

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Tony Winners Reap in Profits as Summer Peaks

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Tony Winners Reap in Profits as Summer Peaks
POSTED ON AUGUST 2, 2017 BY JENNIFER R JONES

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In the week ending July 30, 2017, the top earning show in terms of percentage reached of its gross potential was Kinky Boots, which was the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical.  Spurred on by the recent addition of pop star Brendon Urie to the cast, Kinky Boots is experiencing a renaissance of its top box office days, which peaked in the holiday season at the end of 2013, as well as late summer 2013 following the show’s Tony success.  This past week, the weekly gross for Kinky Boots was $1,584,103, which is the highest weekly gross since Urie entered the cast.  This is an increase of $131,512 from the week before, and the grosses have been steadily increasing for the past 10 weeks.  Prior to that, the week ending May 28, 2017 had a weekly gross of just $796,424, after which a steep jump of $318,869 led the show on its current upward trend.  In terms of gross potential, Kinky Boots had the highest gross this past week at 125.99% of its gross potential. Read More

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