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Sunday, October 15, 2017

All-Star Cast Spearheaded by Midler Brings Out the ‘Freak’ in All of Us

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All-Star Cast Spearheaded by Midler Brings Out the ‘Freak’ in All of Us
By Sarah Toce, Contributor
10/12/2017

Feak Show is based on the award-winning cult novel of the same name by James St James. The coming of age heart warmer relays the timely tale of Billy Bloom, “a boldly confident and eccentric teenager who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra-conservative high school, and decides to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks of the world.” The kicker in the equation? His overbearing mother Muv is played by real-life gay rights icon, the incomparable Divine Miss M herself (Bette Midler). Read More

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mark Shenton: Why is my theatre ticket so expensive? It’s the economics, stupid

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Mark Shenton: Why is my theatre ticket so expensive? It’s the economics, stupid
By Mark Shenton
Oct 4, 2017

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Theatre is necessarily a minority activity: even in London’s five largest theatres – the London Coliseum, London Palladium, Royal Opera House, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Dominion – just 2,358, 2,286, 2,256, 2,196 and 2,069 people will be able to watch each performance respectively.

Other commercial West End venues range in size from 432 seats (the Fortune) to 1,500 (the Adelphi), but many important London theatres are much smaller: the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs (90 seats), Donmar (251 seats) and Almeida (325 seats) are three of the most high-profile producing venues in London, while the influential and unfunded fringe theatre the Finborough has just 50 seats. Read More

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bette Midler Accepting Her Outer Critics Circle Award: “But you know what? Once I jumped into the pool, it was pretty good.

Bette Midler Accepting Her Outer Critics Circle Award: “But you know what? Once I jumped into the pool, it was pretty good. I was surprised how much fun I had, especially during the rehearsals. I thought the rehearsals were absolutely top-drawer. I loved it. I looked forward to getting up in the morning and going to meet the kids and learning the steps and standing in the rehearsal room with Andy Einhorn, who is our musical director, without whom I could not have survived. And Larry Hochman did fantastic orchestrations. It’s been a steep learning curve. I’m not too nervous in front of you. I don’t know why. I guess it’s because you’re already reviewed the show so I don’t give a shit.” (Playbill, MAY 27, 2017) Read More

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Bette Midler Takes a Spill in Set Mishap During ‘Hello, Dolly!’

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Bette Midler Takes a Spill in Set Mishap During ‘Hello, Dolly!
By Michael George and R. Darren Price
Sept 14, 2017

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Grammy, Tony and Emmy winner Bette Midler took a spill after a set malfunctioned during a staging of the hit “Hello, Dolly!” revival on Broadway Thursday evening, according to members of the audience.

Audience members posted on Twitter that the 71-year-old peformer fell from a moving set sometime after the curtains rose at Shubert Theatre for the 8 p.m. showtime, leaving them in darkness. Read More

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Friday, September 8, 2017

I’m pretty much what you see on stage. People know that I read, that I’m interested in the world, in the environment, in human emotion. A

I’m pretty much what you see on stage. People know that I read, that I’m interested in the world, in the environment, in human emotion. All my work is pretty revelatory. I don’t hide a lot when I work on stage and I think that’s one of the reasons people are interested in me. And I don’t think I’ve changed. I really feel I’m the same person who got off that bus in New York in 1965. (1991) – Bette Midler

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Why You Can’t Find Any Hello Dolly Footage Online

Why You Can’t Find Any Hello Dolly Footage Online
Billy Masters
by Billy Masters
2017-08-02

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Our brief “Ask Billy” question comes from Justin: “Thanks for the video of Angels in America from London. But, here’s one better—Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! Nobody has any footage. If anyone can get it, you can.”

I can, and do. Many people have attempted to film clips of Bette Midler in “Dolly.” Most have had their phones confiscated. And those who posted footage online found it quickly removed due to the vehemence of pit bull producer Scott Rudin. There has been an embargo on any clips of Bette in the role—the rationale being, if you wanna see her, spend $600 and buy a ticket. But, the wait is over. There are a couple of tantalizing videos on BillyMasters.com . Well, the word “video” might be a misnomer. Yes, there are fleeting images of Midler, but most of the time she’s onstage, the spotlight is so bright it almost completely washes her out. Still, you can hear her perfectly and see glimpses of a ghostly Divine Miss M on our website. Read More

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Plumbing advice so good Bette Midler had to share it

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Plumbing advice so good Bette Midler had to share it
July 25, 2017

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If it’s good enough for The Divine Miss M…

Multi Grammy Award-winning singer, comedienne and actress Bette Midler took to social media to share what she believed was good advice with her 1.17 million followers.

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Skip the Drano! 10 things your plumber wishes you would stop doing http://www.today.com/home/10-things-your-plumber-wishes-you-wouldn-t-do-t78011 

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Skip the Drano! 10 things your plumber wishes you would stop doing

From treating the toilet like a garbage to using toilet fresheners, plumbers share the top 10 things they wish you would stop doing. Read More

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Bootleg Betty Exclusive – The missing lyrics: “I Put My Hand In” from Hello, Dolly! For now, Bette’s extra verse can only be heard on Broadway

A Bootleg Betty Exclusive 

The missing lyrics: “I Put My Hand In” from Hello, Dolly!  For now, Bette’s extra verse can only be heard on Broadway

BY TODD SUSSMAN

July 22, 2017

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By golly, Miss Dolly…say it isn’t so.  For the complete version of Bette Midler‘s vocal performance of her opening number, “I Put My Hand In,” you have to see Hello, Dolly! live at the Shubert Theatre.  The song quickly introduces Dolly Levi as the meddlesome matchmaker who gets the job done, and lucky ticket holders get to hear the entire song with all of composer Jerry Herman’s verses.  However, for owners of the cast CD, it’s another story.  That’s because the final verse of the song has been omitted for the recording.  On the CD, the song ends with this verse: Read More

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Monday, July 17, 2017

BetteBack February 6, 1975: Critics Get A Preview Of The Cher Special

San Mateo Times
February 6, 1975

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There is no question that when Sonny Bono started his “Sonny Comedy Hour” he missed Cher.

The absence of Cher was one of the real reasons for the show failing to make it through the season.

Not only did Sonny’s show lack writing, it lacked comedy.

Next Wednesday night, Cher will try it on her own. This show, a special designed to kick off her new series, came off much better than did Sonny’s solo venture in television.

It was the presence of Cher that made the old “Sonny and Cher Show” a success. The girl can wear clothes like a high fashion model. Read More

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

BetteBack January 19, 1975: What Happened After The Cher Special Taping?

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
January 19, 1975

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When Cher Bono wrapped up taping her first CBS-TV special, she with her steady, David Geffen (and don’t let anyone tell you differently) took off with the likes of none other than her first show guests, Elton John (In kilts and ruffles and of course, with his famous white framed glasses), Bette Midler in drab, and Richard Chamberlain along with a party of “intimates” and entourage to such a port of entertainment as Studio One in West Hollywood. They all danced together and then caught impressionist Lynn Carter
on stage in the Back Lot. What made it amazing was that many of the people crowding the big place didn’t recognize the stars. The put down was when a few did, they were rather sneered at by the Divine Miss M (whom they all apparently adored) and ignored by EJ (Mr. Music Super Star). Happily most were charmed by Chamberlain’s shyness and won over by Cher’s smiles and David’s congeniality. Read More

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