Tag Archives: Bette Midler

Dear Evan Hansen Wins Big At The Tony Awards, Bette Midler Takes Best Actress In A Musical [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: “Dear Evan Hansen” was the big winner at the 2017 Tony Awards, broadcast live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, walking off with awards for best musical and lead actor as well as actress nods for Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones. “Dear Evan Hansen” finished with six out of its nine nominations, including ...

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2017 Tony Awards Nominations Announced

Variety reports: “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” jumped to the head of the pack of the 2017 Tony nominations, taking the lead with an even dozen noms, ahead of “Hello, Dolly!,” which nabbed ten, and “Dear Evan Hansen,” which scored nine. In a year packed with 13 new musicals all vying for attention, the 2016-17 season had ...

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Patron Collapses At Hello Dolly But Waves Off EMTs Because He’d “Sooner Die” Than Miss The Second Act

The New York Post reports: At the Bette Midler show — which has instantly become Broadway’s hottest ticket, raking in $1.4 million in its first five performances — a source told us, “Around halfway through the first act,” an audience member visiting from LA “started to feel dizzy and made his way to the aisle. But he lost consciousness and ...

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TRAILER: Beaches Remake Starring Idina Menzel

Billboard reports: Lifetime has finally unleashed the first trailer for its remake of the 1988 weepy melodrama Beaches starring Idina Menzel as C.C. and Nia Long as Hillary. In the clip the pair meet as children and pose in a photo booth before we see them as adults, with Menzel taking on the role of an aspiring singer originally played ...

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BROADWAY: Bette Midler To Star In Hello Dolly Revival

Playbill has the news: Stage and screen star Bette Midler has announced that she will play Dolly Gallagher Levi in a Broadway revival of the blockbuster 1964 musical, Hello, Dolly! Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks will direct, and Tony winner Warren Carlyle will choreograph the production, which will begin Broadway previews March 13, 2017, and open April 20 at ...

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First Wives Club Cast To Reunite

People reports: Nearly 20 years after The First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler are together again! The ladies are reuniting for a new Netflix feature film Divanation, according to Deadline. The comedy will tell the story of “members of a once-popular singing group forced to reconnect after their volatile split and 30 year estrangement.”

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Gaga & Bennett – It Don’t Mean A Thing

Out today is the latest single from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s album of American songbook standards, which was a surprise hit and made 88 year-old Bennett the oldest living artist to achieve a #1 pop album. RELATED: In other “gay icon remakes oldies” news, Bette Midler tied Babs for a chart record last week. Bette Midler celebrates a fifth ...

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Bette Midler – Tell Him

Another track from her girl groups tribute album.

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Bette Midler – Waterfalls

Via the Advocate: Bette Midler is paying tribute to some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups in music history with her upcoming collection of covers It’s the Girls. The album, available November 4 from Warner Bros. records, features 15 classic tracks by legendary ladies including the Ronettes, the Supremes, TLC, and the Chiffons, among others. TLC’s critically-raved original ...

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Bette Midler: Should I Run For Congress?

Midler is one of most prolific of the politically aware celebs on Twitter and she is often the subject of scornful, mocking posts over on Twitchy. The most ridiculed celeb in Teabagistan in probably Cher for her daily rants against the Tea Party.

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Tweet Of The Day – Bette Midler

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Bette Midler To Play Mae West In Biopic

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Divine Miss M. is taking on the great Mae West. HBO Films has put in development Mae West, a movie about the true Hollywood original, with Bette Midler attached to star and executive produce. The project is the brainchild of William Friedkin (The Exorcist), who will direct and executive produce. Broadway heavyweight Harvey Fierstein, who recently ...

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Wingnuts Issue Pop Music Blacklist

The wingnuts over at Townhall have issued a “blacklist” of artists that God-fearing patriots should refuse to support.   When it comes to musicians who attack conservatives, Christians, Republicans, America — or alternately, embrace the Left, don’t give them your money. Don’t buy their albums or their T-shirts and don’t go to their shows. Even if you do like their ...

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Jerry Lewis Disses Female Comedians

“I can’t see women doing that. It bothers me. I cannot sit and watch a lady diminish her qualities to the lowest common denominator. I just can’t do that.” – Jerry Lewis, telling an interviewer at Cannes that he doesn’t have any favorite female comedians because they are an embarrassment to motherhood. Or something. Lewis’ comments have ignited a firestorm ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Bette Midler

Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy is going nuts.

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2013 Tony Award Nominees Announced,
Cyndi Lauper Scores Big For Kinky Boots

The 2013 Tony Award nominees were announced in NYC this morning at a press conference hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sutton Foster. Topping the list with 13 nominations is the Cyndi Lauper-scored Kinky Boots. Notably shut out was Bette Midler and we’ve got dueling gays in the Best Leading Actor In A Play category. Via Broadway.com: Best Musical A ...

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Tweet Of The Day: Bette Midler

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Bette Midler To Return To Broadway

Bette Midler returns to Broadway this spring for the first time in over 30 years to star in a new one-woman show about casting agent Sue Mengers titled I’ll Eat You Last. Via press release: Sue Mengers was an American original. She was the first female “superagent” at a time when women talent agents of any kind were almost unheard ...

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Bette Midler Tweets A Poem On Newt

UPDATE: Following a third verse, Bette tweeted out credit to the author.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is The Showgirl Must Go On, a live recording of superstar Bette Midler’s long-running and critically raved Las Vegas extravaganza at Caesar’s Palace. The Showgirl Must Go On becomes available on DVD and Blu-ray across North America today at music outlets and online. The New York Times exults, “Like all great ...

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