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Odds & Ends: Bette Midler Reacts to Idina Menzel's Beaches Casting, Will Chase Roasts Lin-Manuel Miranda & More

Odds & Ends: Bette Midler Reacts to Idina Menzel's Beaches Casting, Will Chase Roasts Lin-Manuel Miranda & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today.

Bette Midler Finally Reacts to Idina Menzel's Beaches Casting
Idina Menzel can breathe easy…Bette Midler, the original CC Bloom in Beaches, has approved the Broadway supernova taking on the role in Lifetime’s upcoming remake! The Divine Miss M tweeted: “Can’t wait to see Idina Menzel as CC in ...

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Idina Menzel Will Take on Bette Midler Role for TV Remake of Beaches

Idina Menzel Will Take on Bette Midler Role for TV Remake of Beaches

Did you ever know that Idina Menzel is our hero? Probably. The Tony-winning blazing supernova has been tapped to headline a small screen remake of the 1988 movie Beaches for Lifetime. According to Deadline, Menzel will play CC (originated by Bette Midler) and take on classic songs from the film and original tunes. The movie is set to air next year.

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Odds & Ends: Hamilton's Rory O'Malley & More to Sing in the Alley, Bette Midler Cozies Up to Carol Channing & More

Odds & Ends: Hamilton's Rory O'Malley & More to Sing in the Alley, Bette Midler Cozies Up to Carol Channing & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the holiday weekend.

Stars In The Alley's 2016 Roster Is Here
A free outdoor concert with a slew of Broadway faves? We know how we're spending this summer Friday! As previously reported, An Act of God star Sean Hayes and CBS' Mo Rocca will host 2016's Stars ...

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David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!; Theater Set

David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!; Theater Set

Come spring next year, we will be putting on our Sunday clothes and heading to the Shubert Theatre! The much-anticipated previously reported revival of Hello, Dolly!, headlined by Bette Midler, will begin performances at the venue on March 13, 2017. We also now know that Tony winner David Hyde Pierce has boarded the production, which will be directed by four-time ...

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Bette Midler Will Return to Broadway in Hello, Dolly! Revival

Bette Midler Will Return to Broadway in Hello, Dolly! Revival

For a time it looked like Internet haters had put Bette Midler off from returning to Broadway. However, we are thrilled to report that the superstar has overcome her misgivings and will headline a revival of Hello, Dolly! on the Main Stem. Directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, the production is scheduled ...

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Photos! Jon Hamm, Bette Midler & More Famous Faces Cheer on the Cast of Billy & Ray on Opening Night

Photos! Jon Hamm, Bette Midler & More Famous Faces Cheer on the Cast of Billy & Ray on Opening Night
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Stars flocked to opening night of Billy & Ray at the Vineyard Theatre on October 20, 2014. Directed by Garry Marshall, the new bio-play by Mike Bencivenga follows literary odd couple, Billy Wilder (Vincent Kartheiser) and Raymond Chandler (Larry Pine) as they team up to bring Double Indemnity to the big screen. Click for photos from the festivities!

Odds & Ends: Bette Midler's New Album, OITNB's Uzo Aduba Returns to Venice & More

Odds & Ends: Bette Midler's New Album, OITNB's Uzo Aduba Returns to Venice & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Bette Midler's New Album
Stage and screen star Bette Midler is set to release It’s The Girls, her first studio album in eight years. According to Billboard, the record will span seven decades of famous girl groups, with the honorary Tony winner belting classic tunes including “One Fine Day ...

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Photos! Bette Midler Visits Her Former Harlette Linda Hart & the Cast of Piece of My Heart

Photos! Bette Midler Visits Her Former Harlette Linda Hart & the Cast of Piece of My Heart
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Bette Midler took a field trip to the Pershing Square Signature Center to catch Piece of My Heart and visit a dear friend—Linda Hart, who appeared in Midler’s trio of backup singers, the Harlettes, in the ‘70s and ’80s. Composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman were also on hand to catch the new musical and reunite with Hairspray alum Leslie ...

Bette Midler & Harvey Fierstein Team Up to Tell Story of Sex Icon and Broadway Rabble-Rouser Mae West

Bette Midler & Harvey Fierstein Team Up to Tell Story of Sex Icon and Broadway Rabble-Rouser Mae West

The divine Bette Midler will play the title role in the HBO biopic Mae West, directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist) and written by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Torch Song Trilogy), according to Deadline.

Based on West's autobiography Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It, the film will track West's early days as a Broadway performer and playwright ...

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Facebook & Twitter Make Bette Midler ‘Nervous’ to Return to Broadway in Mame or Hello, Dolly!

Facebook & Twitter Make Bette Midler ‘Nervous’ to Return to Broadway in Mame or Hello, Dolly!

OK, Internet haters, you win. You’ve officially scared one of Broadway’s biggest talents to the point that she’s afraid to return to the Great White Way. Nice job. For ages, stage and screen legend Bette Midler has been rumored to be returning to Broadway in a musical—specifically Mame or Hello, Dolly! But the superstar revealed to The Los Angeles Times ...

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