Tag Archives: Musical theatre

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Midler on playing characters:

Midler on playing characters: “Those kinds of characters that are larger than life — driven, overbearing — those kinds of characters don’t come along very often. Even in the theater. And since good parts are at a premium, I’m no fool — I want to play as many of them as I possibly can. Every actress who calls herself an actress wants in her heart to play Lady Macbeth. And every musical-comedy person wants to play Mama Rose.” (1993, Hartford Courant) – Bette Midler

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

At The Broadway B.O., Sales Rocket As Audience Lags In Sellers’ Market

Deadline Hollywood
At The Broadway B.O., Sales Rocket As Audience Lags In Sellers’ Market
by Jeremy Gerard
November 13, 2017 3:40pm

For the moment, the pre-holiday season looks swell, especially with Uma Thurman (in Beau Willimon’s The Parisian Woman) and Amy Schumer (in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower) joining Bette Midler and Bruce Springsteen on the gold-paved Street where we live. So good, in fact, that this week we’re going to give you twoTop 5 charts, one for musicals and one for non-musicals. The mere fact that there are enough plays on Broadway at the moment to require their own visual aid is remarkable all by itself. Read More

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress: “I hope I don’t cry,” Midler said, before proceeding to give a sharp-witted speech toward the end of the 71st Annual Tony Awards in New York Sunday night. “This has been one of the greatest professional experiences of my entire life… I’m so grateful for the outpouring of love, it has been absolutely extraordinary. That said, I can’t remember the last time I had more smoke blown up my ass, but there’s no more room. This is the cherry on the cake…This has given me the ride of my life.” (Tony Awards, 2017) – Bette Midler Read More

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Donna Murphy Sets Final Performance Date in Hello, Dolly!; Bernadette Peters Will Perform Eight Shows a Week

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Donna Murphy Sets Final Performance Date in Hello, Dolly!; Bernadette Peters Will Perform Eight Shows a Week
by Andy Lefkowitz • Sep 6, 2017

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Donna Murphy, who has been wowing Tuesday-night audiences in the title role of Hello, Dolly! since June, will play her final performance in the musical on January 9, 2018. Bernadette Peters, who is set to replace Bette Midler in the role on January 20, will play all eight weekly performances in the musical. Midler’s final performance will be on January 14. Read More

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

HELLO, DOLLY! Posts Highest Gross In The History Of Entire Shubert Organization

Broadway World
HELLO, DOLLY! Posts Highest Gross In The History Of Entire Shubert Organization
by BWW News Desk
May. 3, 2017

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The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler has already made a habit out of breaking the house record at the Shubert Theatre, and now it has had the best week in the history of the entire Shubert Organization. As previously announced, Hello, Dolly!, on the heels of its ecstatic reviews, grossed $2,105,473 over just seven performances, last week. This number tops the previous highest weekly gross in the organization’s history, set by Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway with $2,056,956 over nine performances. The Shubert Organization is America’s oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on the Broadway. Shubert currently owns and operates seventeen Broadway theatres and six off-Broadway venues. Read More

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Looking swell: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ starring Bette Midler is a classic production

New Jersey
Looking swell: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ starring Bette Midler is a classic production
By Christopher Kelly | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on April 20, 2017 at 7:09 PM

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Might I propose a new textbook definition of the term “Broadway musical?”

The new revival of Jerry Herman‘s 1964 “Hello, Dolly!” starring Bette Midler is so surpassingly beautiful, propelled by such glorious razzle-dazzle, and crafted with such joy and intelligence that it deserves to be studied, emulated and above all celebrated. Not since the 2008 revival of “South Pacific” has a classic been brought back to life with as perfect a mixture of fidelity and freshness. Read More

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

On a stage, Midler is all the rainbow you ever need.

Washington Post
Bette Midler and ‘Hello, Dolly!’ are a perfect match. Don’t tell me you’re surprised.
By Peter Marks April 20 at 7:00 PM

The Divine Miss M as Dolly in “Hello, Dolly!” (Julieta Cervantes)

NEW YORK — The only time I ever saw Ethel Merman on a stage was when she played Dolly Gallagher Levi. In memory, 15-year-old me is seated in the front row — was it really the front row?!? — of the St. James Theatre, at the very end of the 6 1/2-year Broadway run of “Hello, Dolly!” Was I too young to appreciate fully the momentousness of the occasion? Yes, for sure! Read More

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Schools of the Stars: Where Hello, Dolly! Cast and Creators Went to College

Playbill
Schools of the Stars: Where Hello, Dolly! Cast and Creators Went to College
BY SARAH JANE ARNEGGER
APR 20, 2017

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What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway musical? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the cast and production team of the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! pursued their college studies. Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below. Read More

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Friday, April 21, 2017

‘Hello, Dolly!’: Theater Review – I can’t recall the last time I felt a crowd so frothed up with excitement at a Broadway show

The Hollywood Reporter
Hello, Dolly!‘: Theater Review
5:30 PM PDT 4/20/2017
by David Rooney

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Bette Midler returns to Broadway in her first musical role in 50 years, headlining opposite David Hyde Pierce in a sumptuous revival of the classic Jerry Herman musical.

You feel a distinct sense of occasion stepping into the Shubert Theatre these days, evident in the buzzing sound of the audience before the plush red velvet curtain rises, and then turned up a few notches in the effusive round of applause as the orchestra strikes up the first notes of the title song in the brassy overture to Hello, Dolly! But that’s nothing compared to the show-stopping outpouring of ecstasy that greets the inimitable star, Bette Midler, when she makes her sly surprise entrance on a trolley car. Read More

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

BetteBack January 27, 2000: BETWEEN THE COVERS | CLASH OF TONES LEAVES COMEDY ABOUT `DOLLS’ AUTHOR IN AN EMOTIONAL VALLEY

The Beacon News – Aurora (IL)
January 27, 2000

ISN'T SHE GREAT, David Hyde-Pierce, Nathan Lane, Bette Midler, 2000, business lunch

ISN’T SHE GREAT, David Hyde-Pierce, Nathan Lane, Bette Midler, 2000, business lunch

Jacqueline Susann apparently was the most self-obsessed person since Hitler, but in a sweet way. She hungered so badly for her 15 minutes of fame that she would kill for it (including butchering the English language). She bopped with the beautiful people in the endlessly schmoozing world of Broadway society.

Yet down inside, she was secretly dying of cancer and too proud to admit that her mentally defective child was not just “suffering from asthma.”

Yes, there is a great semi-sweet comedy to be made about the life of Jacqueline Susann.

Unfortunately, Isn’t She Great isn’t quite it, though it isn’t the worst choice you could make this week if you’re in the market for a few laughs and always wondered about the story behind the story of the mega-best seller Valley of the Dolls. Read More

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