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Saturday, September 9, 2017

BetteBack March 8, 1975: Was Bette Midler In A Broadway Show?

Alton Telegraph
March 8, 1975

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Q. – Bette Midler was in the musical on Broadway. “Fiddler on the Roof,” playing one of the daughters, right? I can’t convince my boyfriend. L.W., Perth Amboy. N J

A. – Bette Midler was indeed in the Broadway company of Fiddler on the Roof However, it did virtually nothing for her career. She didn t start to make it big until she adopted her own approach to singing.

Bette Midler Reveals How She Got Her Nickname with Release of Deluxe Edition of ‘The Divine Miss M’ Read More

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Friday, March 17, 2017

BetteBack July 14, 1974: Bette Midler Instrumental In J.J. Walker’s Career

Bakersfield Californian
July 14, 1974

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Jimmie Walker is making up for lost time and he’s unstoppable.

Watching him perform as “J.J.” on Good Times or doing his standup comedy routines in night clubs or television variety shows it’s hard to believe that a mere five years ago he was just another tall, skinny, frustrated college kid, bowling over his fellow students with his
comedy stuff but longing for the big applause and the big money that comes with professional recognition. But it’s not hard to believe for Jimmie Walker. He can’t move fast enough to make up for all those “lost” years when he was out of show business. Now there’s not enough days, weeks or months for him to play all the clubs, meet all the people, and establish himself as the top standup comic in the country. Read More

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gavin Creel describes working with Bette Midler On Hello Dolly!

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Gavin Creel describes working with Bette Midler
BY SETH RUDETSKY
DEC 19, 2016

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I just got back from New Orleans where I did a show with Gavin Creel. Let me first say: His voice is unbelievable—the tone, the musicality, perfect! Here’s my deconstruction of his amazing vibrato:

He’s about to play Cornelius in Hello Dolly! He said they recently did a two-week meeting and Bette Midler is such an incredibly hard worker. When she started singing the title song, Gavin said you know that voice so well and you feel like you’re hearing an old friend. When she got to the lyric “Wow, wow, wow, fellas! Look at the all girl now, fellas!” everyone in the room had tears in their eyes. P.S. No matter what the song, Gavin sounds phenomenal. Read More

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

1968 – Fiddler On The Roof – Bette Midler – Tony Awards

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sue even had a friend blowing marijuana smoke into her face as she passed away. She was high until the bitter end…

[on Sue Mengers who she played on Broadway] “Sue even had a friend blowing marijuana smoke into her face as she passed away. She was high until the bitter end.”

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

BetteBack December 11, 1993: Divine Miss M stars in Gypsy

Medicine Hat News
December 11, 1993

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three decades ago, Broadway star Ethel Merman claimed the musical Gypsy as her own. Now another divine Miss M, Bette Midler, is trying it on for size.

Midler stars as Mama Rose, m other of legendary stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, in a three hour CBS TV movie (8 p.m. ET Sunday) of the 1959 stage hit that later became a film vehicle for Rosalind Russell.

“I’ve always wanted to play that part,” says Midler, who costars with Peter Riegert. Read More

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Friday, February 12, 2016

BetteBack December 11, 1993: Midler stars in CBS version of ‘Gypsy’

Burlington Hawk Eye
December 11, 1993

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It’s a solid recipe for holiday-season entertainment: a top entertainer in. a classic musical, and on television, no less.

Originally staged in New York. in 1959 with Ethel Merman as its star, then remounted on Broadway in the early 19708 (with Angela Lansbury) and in 1989 (with Tyne Daly), “Gypsy” — with its book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and original choreography by Jerome Robbins — also fueled a 1962 screen version with Rosalind Russell. It gets a new film treatment in a three-hour presentation Sunday on CBS, with Bette Midler making her TV-movie debut as Rose Hovick, the ultimate “stage mother” who p po pel led her daughters Louise (played by Cynthia ^Gibb) and June (Jen -‘nifer Beck) into show-business careers … with Louise eventually striking out on her own as stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, on whose memoirs the so-qalled “musical fable” is based. Read More

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Bette Midler And Others Share Memories Of “Fiddler On The Roof”

New York Times
A Half-Century of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Memories
By ERIC GRODEDEC. 18, 2015

So many Velcro-affixed bottles. So many fake beards (plus a few real ones). And so, so many daughters. As the sun rises Sunday, Dec. 20, on the latest Broadway “Fiddler on the Roof” revival, this one starring Danny Burstein as the beleaguered milkman Tevye, we look back at 51 years in Anatevka. The original leading man (Zero Mostel) and director (Jerome Robbins) were often barely on speaking terms, but that 1964 Harold Prince production went on to a record-setting run. We asked veterans of that “Fiddler” and of the incalculable number of professional, amateur and student productions that followed to recall their experiences. Here are edited excerpts. ERIC GRODE Read More

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

BetteBack September 25, 1969: Bette Midler Plays “The African Room”

Cedar Rapids Gazette
September 25, 1969

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Bette Midler, of “ Fiddler on the Roof” , will double into the African Room — billed as “ Midler of Fiddler”

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Bird In The Hand (Lyrics Compiled By Todd Sussman With A Little Help From Special Guests)

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Bird In The Hand
(lyrics by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman & Bette Midler
music by Marc Shaiman)

(Harlettes):

Our mother’s a star
She’s the foulest by far
And she keeps us all under her wing

We live life on her terms
Because she brings her worms
So for two shows a day we sing (sing, sing)

Though we may like canaries
Our pay never varies
She’s cheap!
But she’s good with a joke
So we take what she gives
By this motto she lives
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