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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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Thursday, November 16, 2017

BetteBack April 1, 1975: Review Of Preview Of “Clams On The Half Shell Revue” Before NYC

The Evening Bulletin
April 1, 1975
By Matt Mansker

Broadway ought to be girding for the pearl of its season, for Bette Midler‘s “Clams On The Half Shell Revue” will open there later this month to the certain bedazzlement of La Big Apple. The show, which began a preview run of a week last night at the Erlanger, [in Philadelphia] is a delicious concoction – lavish and brilliantly mounted; rich in atmosphere and antic uplift; here uproarious, there haunting.

The crux of the magic is that “Clams On The Half Shell” places Bette Midler, on the boards again after a year’s layoff, in an ideal theatrical environment, one which beautifully underscores her camp-kitsch aura while drawing out the superb substance of her talents as a singer and comedian. If anything, Miss M is a stronger performer than before, having stylized herself to a point where she radiates a full-blown identity without having to resort to any frantic oversell, although the smooth direction and chorography of Joe Layton must be acknowledged. 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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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bette Midler’s Party Planner Has Great Advice on Throwing a Grown-Up Halloween Bash

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Bette Midler’s Party Planner Has Great Advice on Throwing a Grown-Up Halloween Bash
OCTOBER 13, 2017 3:32 PM
by ELISE TAYLOR

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Despite its ghoulish origins, Halloween is often considered a children’s holiday. After all, dressing up as a superhero and begging strangers for candy works when you’re 8. When you’re 30? Yeah, pretty sure that’s illegal.

But lately, there’s been a shift in the cultural stigma. Maybe it’s this generation’s fondness for nostalgia or a Peter Pan symptom of delayed adulthood, but more people in their twenties, thirties, and even forties are celebrating Halloween. But forget cheap costumes and chocolate—these celebrations are chic ones. Read More

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mark Shenton: Broadway’s premium ticket prices are punishing loyal theatre fans

The Stage
Mark Shenton: Broadway’s premium ticket prices are punishing loyal theatre fans
By Mark Shenton
Oct 12, 2017

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It’s a fact of life, like death and taxes, that theatre ticket prices are rising inexorably. And now they’ve breached the $1,000 mark on Broadway – no, not through touts or the resale market, but from the official box office.

Tickets for front-row seats at many performances between late November and mid-January for Hello, Dolly! – when Bette Midler leaves the show – have gone on sale online with prices that have been spiked to $998. Once compulsory booking fees are added, the total for that comes to $1,009. Read More

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

(On Martin directing her for “My One True Friend”): “ God, it was fabulous.

(On Martin directing her for “My One True Friend”): “ God, it was fabulous. He said, “I’m going to make you look better than you ever looked.” (1991, Good Morning America) – Bette Midler

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When you say diva, I think of outrageousness, and Dixie is not outrageous.

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When you say diva, I think of outrageousness, and Dixie is not outrageous. She’s a real person. When I think diva, I think of people who are allowed to have fits, like Maria Callas. Now, she was a diva. Have you ever heard her sing? Oh, she was INSANE. She was just MAD!”” (1991, Los Angeles Times) – Bette Midler

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

The Stage
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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When I came on the scene in 1972,1 think people wanted a hearty, fuller, robust character like myself

“When I came on the scene in 1972,1 think people wanted a hearty, fuller, robust character like myself, because it was in opposition to the skinny little things like Diana Ross that they had been confronted with for years.” (1991, Los Angeles Times) – Bette Midler

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TV Lands First Wive’s Club TV Series Out, Paramount Network First Wive’s Club TV Series In

The Wrap
Paramount Network to Adapt ‘First Wives’ Club Into TV Series
Carli Velocci | October 2, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

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Paramount Network announced Monday that it’s developing a new half-hour series based on the 1996 film “First Wives Club.”

Tracy Oliver, who most recently co-wrote the screenplay for the adult comedy summer hit “Girls Trip” is attached to the project. She became the first African-American woman to write a movie that grossed over $100 million domestically.

The series will have roughly the same plot as the film, which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn as a trio of recently-divorced women who seek revenge on their husbands, who left them for younger women. In the meantime, the group also bonds together and finds strength to move forward thanks to their sisterhood. Read More

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