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Friday, December 8, 2017

Broadway in 2017: box office records broken under the shadow of Trump

The Guardian
Broadway in 2017: box office records broken under the shadow of Trump
Alexis Soloski
Thursday 7 December 2017 07.00 EST

In 2017, Broadway broke record after box office record. But inside the theaters the faces were long and so were the running times. Though rich in new American plays and gussied up revivals, Broadway this year often felt like a letdown, taking fewer risks and reaping fewer rewards. The Laura of Sam Gold’s deconstructed The Glass Menagerie wouldn’t blow out her candles, yet elsewhere the lights seemed dimmer, the costumes less spangled, the orchestra mildly depressed. Blame these blues on the presidential election? Tempting. But most projects secured funding before last November. Read More

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2017

New York Times
The Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2017
By EBEN SHAPIRO
December 6, 2017

The stupefying boredom of forgotten hamlet in the Israeli desert, where the residents are jolted out of their trance-like existence by a visiting band of Egyptian musicians. The inhabitants of a remote rocky island off the coast of Canada warmly embrace the passengers of 38 jets stranded there in the wake of 9/11. A working class bar in a failing factory town is the backdrop for a shocking act of violence and an equally dramatic reconciliation. In this most polarized of years, a number of the best productions celebrate man’s shared humanity and the possibility of even the most entrenched enemies finding common ground and a path forward. Read More

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mark Shenton’s week: Bette Midler, Amy Schumer and Uma Thurman show that stars still shine on Broadway

The Stage
Mark Shenton’s week: Bette Midler, Amy Schumer and Uma Thurman show that stars still shine on Broadway
by Mark Shenton – Dec 4, 2017

Broadway has always been a place where the name on the marquee is a prime seller. It’s what is propelling Bette Midler’s current return to the Broadway boards, for the first time in a musical role rather than as herself in nearly 50 years, to record box office takings in Hello, Dolly!. It opened to the largest pre-performance advance sale in Broadway history, and week after week it has been breaking the Shubert Theatre’s house record for its weekly take. The week ending November 26 brought takings of $2,468,174.59, breaking its own record for the 10th time. Read More

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Vote Today: Dear Evan Hansen, Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Laura Dreyfuss, Bette Midler Lead Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Times Square Chronicles
Dear Evan Hansen, Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Laura Dreyfuss, Bette Midler Lead Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards
By SUZANNA BOWLING
MAY 9, 2017

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Nominations in 22 competitive categories for the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards were announced today by actress Cobie Smulders on the hit Broadway.com daily series “Live at Five.” The nominees were selected by fans who voted for all eligible candidates in a comprehensive Broadway.com survey. Nominated candidates will have the opportunity to be voted for online by fans celebrating the “People’s Choice Awards” for Broadway. Read More

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

‘Dolly!’ Looks Delish At $1.7M As B.O. Takes Off

Deadline
‘Dolly!’ Looks Delish At $1.7M As B.O. Takes Off
by Jeremy Gerard
March 27, 2017 1:50pm

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Crowds keep popping up like spring crocuses to see Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! In previews at the Shubert Theatre, the Scott Rudin-led revival, helmed by Jerry Zaks and co-starring David Hyde Pierce, took in $1.67 million for just six performances, nearly 20 percent above its $1.4 million gross potential, and was SRO (with an eyebrow-raising month of previews still to go before its April 20 opening). Average ticket price was $194.17. Banking $40 million in advance sales for a limited run, the producers can bet there will be plenty of $748 premium tickets out there on the “secondary” market right up against the $849 ducats for Hamilton. Read More

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Friday, November 6, 2015

BetteBack September 17, 1991: Midler Gives Whopping Award Acceptance Speech Along With Great Performances At APLA Benefit

Los Angeles Times
POP MUSIC REVIEW : A Rage to Live : Benefit: Bette Midler and friends lead a Hollywood charge against AIDS at a fund-raiser at Universal Amphitheatre.
September 17, 1991|CHRIS WILLMAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

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LOS ANGELES — The star-studded “Commitment to Life V” benefit Sunday at the Universal Amphitheatre didn’t unveil any new pop anthems for the AIDS era. The leitmotif of the evening’s musical entertainment, though, was nonetheless related to the crisis–the recurring element being old, quasi-inspirational standards or show tunes that, in context, were made to seem positively prescient. Read More

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