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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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BetteBack June 30, 1975: People Magazine Interview Regarding “Clams”

People Magazine
Bette Midler Returns In Tacky Triumph
June 30, 1975
By Patricia Burstein

In a blue-and-white smock with red sandals coordinating her Bicentennial look, the star shimmied along New York’s 42nd Street on a recent afternoon. Some of the drifters and drunks recognized and swooped down on her, and she fluttered her fingers in self-­defense. She slunk past a peep show window, then nipped into an alley. A second later her bright red head popped out – the hand clutching the throat is her own, in the classic strangulation bit of vaudeville. “I wouldn’t say I invented tack,” Bette Midler observed, nasally, “but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.” Though meant as a self-effacing remark, it is true. Her virtual one-woman Broadway show this season has been the biggest hit by a solo artist since she herself last brightened the Great White Way in 1973. Read More

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Monday, October 2, 2017

BetteBack April 2, 1975: Bette Midler Says New Show Is A New Level Of Taste

Defiance Crescent News
April 2, 1975

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Bette Midler, opening April 14 at the Minskoff Theater, says of her new show: “We’ve reached a new level of taste; we’re now taste-free”

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Bette Midler on how she used to hate singing: “It used to be torture. I am completely different. I like to sing now.

Bette Midler on how she used to hate singing: “It used to be torture. I am completely different. I like to sing now. I didn’t always used to. It used to be really, really hard. Absolute torture sometimes. I love everything about it now,” she says. “I enjoy learning the songs, and shaping them into a version, learning the harmonies. “Gypsy” was her emotional rescue. I kind of stretched my voice a little bit. I worked very hard, and it really opened a lot of doors in my singing voice that I hadn’t had before. Once I got hold of that process, that newer, stronger voice, it really excited me,” she says. Actually, that’s the reason I went on the road. I got this new technique and I was really anxious to see if it made a difference with the old music.” (1993, Hartford Courant) – Bette Midler Read More

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

(Playing an 80 year old in For The Boys frightened Bette): “I’d never done it like Dustin Hoffman did in “Little Big Man” and Keir Dullea in “2001”

(Playing an 80 year old in For The Boys frightened Bette): “I’d never done it like Dustin Hoffman did in “Little Big Man” and Keir Dullea in “2001” So I spent some days at an old-age home, but I found that the makeup was a tremendous help From the personal standpoint, she said, seeing herself wrinkled, puffy and liver-spotted, was “œdepressing ” (1991) – Bette Midler

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Betteback February 19, 1975: Bette Midler Confirms Her Guest For Broadway Run

Doylestown Intelligencer
February 19, 1975

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Lionel Hampton‘ll be with Bette Midler at the Minskoff Theater, opening in April

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Friday, October 19, 2012

BetteBack 1975: Clams Does Nothing But Entertain

Lawton Constitiution
Broadway Ticket Lines Dispel Recession Blues
By Bill Crawford
May 14, 1975

“Clams on the Half Shell,” Minskoff Theatre — The Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) in her new self-styled “taste-free” revue does nothing but ENTERTAIN.

The show opens with a very well executed overture consisting of a medley from “Oklahoma!” An all-black chorus sings “Old Man River” while pulling in fish nets which dredge up a huge clam shell in which Miss M. is ensconced. Hence the revue’s name. Read More

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BetteBack 1975: Bette Midler Celebrates Lionel Hampton’s Birthday

Delaware County Daily Times
Midnight Earl
Earl Wilson
April 29, 1975

Lionel Hampton celebrated his 67th birthday onstage at the Minskoff Theater, with Bette Midler bringing a cake and applause by Sammy Davis, George Segal and Roger Smith.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com’s On This Day – April 14, 2010

SHOW THAT OPENED ON THIS DATE: Bette Midler‘s Clams on the Half Shell Revue Broadway – 1975

Theatre: Minskoff Theatre (New York, NY)
1515 Broadway/200 West 45th St. (44th and 45th)
New York, NY

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Production Staff
Howard Atlee
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Press Representative
Ron Delsener
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Producer
(In Association With)
Beverly Emmons
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Lighting Designer
Jimmie Haskell
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Orchestrator
Fritz Holt
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Production Coordinator
John Kasarda
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Joe Layton
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Stan Miller
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Sound Designer
Aaron Russo
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André De Shields
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Tony Walton
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Don York
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Musical Director
Donald York
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Joey Coleman
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Lee Roy Cooks
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Charlotte Crossley
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Vinson Cunningham
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Doretha Doctor
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Robin Grean
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Lionel Hampton
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Norman P. Hawkins
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Ula Hedwig
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Clifford Jamerson
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Bette Midler
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Jeannie Paige
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Ricardo Portlette
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Michael Powell
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