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Put on Your Sunday Clothes! Tickets Now Available for Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler

Put on Your Sunday Clothes! Tickets Now Available for Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler

Hello, dearies! Tickets are now on sale for the eagerly anticipated revival of Hello, Dolly!, starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. Helmed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, performances will begin at the Shubert Theatre on March 15, 2017 with an opening night scheduled for April 20.

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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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Hugh Jackman Almost Wasn't Wolverine, Bette Midler Used to Be a Real Monster & More Lessons of the Week

Hugh Jackman Almost Wasn't Wolverine, Bette Midler Used to Be a Real Monster & More Lessons of the Week

Another week has come and gone on the Great White Way, and as always, we've scoured the recent crop of headlines to deliver the most important lessons we learned. Before scouring the Black Friday sales circulars, feast your eyes on these valuable tidbits!


A Monsoon Is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Hugh Jackman
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I’ll Eat You Last Star Bette Midler on Being ‘Monstrous’ to Fans, Not Eating on Turkey Day & ‘The Meanest Man in Showbiz’

I’ll Eat You Last Star Bette Midler on Being ‘Monstrous’ to Fans, Not Eating on Turkey Day & ‘The Meanest Man in Showbiz’

Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Bette Midler is taking the hit show, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers on the road! To kick off her L.A. engagement, the three-time Grammy winner stopped by The Tonight Show to regale Jay Leno with stories of her days “smoking dope” and opening for comics (who weren’t always very ...

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Broadway Stars Love a Parade, A Christmas Carol Says Cheers, & Barbra Comes Home in This Week's Datebook

Broadway Stars Love a Parade, A Christmas Carol Says Cheers, & Barbra Comes Home in This Week's Datebook

Ready for the holidays? You will be after chowing down on turkey, cranberry sauce and all the great happenings we've rounded up for you. This week's Datebook goodies include the opening of A Christmas Carol, a stage-centric Dancing with the Stars finale and Broadway faves galore on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. All in all, there are plenty of helpings ...

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Sue Mengers Returns to Hollywood! I’ll Eat You Last, Starring Bette Midler, Sets Dates in L.A.

Sue Mengers Returns to Hollywood! I’ll Eat You Last, Starring Bette Midler, Sets Dates in L.A.

Bette Midler is bringing her Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning performance as Tinseltown power player Sue Mengers to Hollywood. Midler will star in the Los Angeles run of John Logan’s one-woman-show I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers at the Geffen Playhouse’s Gil Cates Theater from December 3 through December 22.

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Bette Midler on Taking I’ll Eat You Last to L.A., Being 'Too Old' for Mame and Her 'Hard' Broadway Run

Bette Midler on Taking I’ll Eat You Last to L.A.,  Being 'Too Old' for Mame and Her 'Hard' Broadway Run

Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Bette Midler finished up her critically acclaimed run in the one-woman-show I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers on June 30. Though I’ll Eat You Last became a standing-room only event, celeb magnet and box office record-breaker at the Booth Theatre, it did not receive any Tony nominations. So what did Midler ...

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Broadway Grosses: Bette Midler and Holland Taylor Say Bye to Broadway with Box Office Bump

Broadway Grosses: Bette Midler and Holland Taylor Say Bye to Broadway with Box Office Bump

Bette Midler and Holland Taylor’s one-woman shows may have bid their farewells to Broadway on June 30, but the fierce ladies managed to rake in slight box office bumps as the curtain fell on I’ll Eat You Last and Ann. Meanwhile, shows like Kinky Boots, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and The Lion King continued their triumphant box-office busting ...

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Closing Time for Bette Midler, Tom Hanks & More! Six Great Shows to See Before They’re Gone

Closing Time for Bette Midler, Tom Hanks & More! Six Great Shows to See Before They’re Gone

As summer heats up, it’s time to say good-bye to six high-profile Broadway and off-Broadway productions set to close in the next two weeks. Below, our quickie guide to what makes these plays and musicals must-sees. Choose one (or more) and get tickets now!


Reasons to Be Happy
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Wendy Williams Wigs Out in Chicago, Darren Criss Drives NYC Wild & Bette Midler Is Hollywood History in This Week's Datebook

Wendy Williams Wigs Out in Chicago, Darren Criss Drives NYC Wild & Bette Midler Is Hollywood History in This Week's Datebook

Looks like there are more stars in New York City this week than in the sky above! Two Broadway.com Audience Choice Award hosts, Glee’s Darren Criss and TV personality Wendy Williams, are making big splashy stage appearances, while screen stars Bette Midler and Holland Taylor wrap up their respective solo shows. Read on below for all the hottest ...

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I’ll Eat You Last’s Bette Midler on the ‘Relief’ of Returning to Broadway in a ‘Fantastic’ Non-Musical

I’ll Eat You Last’s Bette Midler on the ‘Relief’ of Returning to Broadway in a ‘Fantastic’ Non-Musical

Bette Midler raised a few eyebrows when she announced she’d return to Broadway after 30-plus-year absence in a non-musical. The Divine Miss M. decided she’d play it straight as another divine one, Sue Mengers, in Joe Logan’s acclaimed comedy I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers. Midler recently sat down with Mo Rocca for CBS Sunday Morning to ...

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Simply Divine! I'll Eat You Last Star Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters Go Picnicking for Charity

Simply Divine! I'll Eat You Last Star Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters Go Picnicking for Charity

Two Momma Roses in one place!? This just might be too much for our diva-loving hearts to handle. Gypsy vets Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters looked like they were having an absolutely divine time at Midler's 12th Annual New York Restoration Project Spring Picnic at Gracie Mansion on May 30. The I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers ...

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I'll Eat You Last, Starring Bette Midler, Recoups Broadway Investment

I'll Eat You Last, Starring Bette Midler, Recoups Broadway Investment

I'll Eat You Last, the new bio play about famed Hollywood agent Sue Mengers, has recouped its initial $2.4 million investment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Starring Bette Midler as Mengers, the solo show opened at the Booth Theatre on April 24 and will run through June 30. 

Directed by Joe Mantello and written by John Logan, I’ll ...

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See Squigs’ Delicious Sketch of Bette Midler in the Hit Broadway Comedy I’ll Eat You Last

See Squigs’ Delicious Sketch of Bette Midler in the Hit Broadway Comedy I’ll Eat You Last

Bette Midler is charming Broadway audiences as the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in John Logan’s new solo play I’ll Eat You Last. The role marks Midler’s first return to the Great White Way in more than 30 years, and boy is Broadway happy to have her back! The Divine Miss M won a 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award ...

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Sharon Wheatley on Bette Midler’s Influence, Her Divine 54 Show and Stealing Composers from Liza

Sharon Wheatley on Bette Midler’s Influence, Her Divine 54 Show and Stealing Composers from Liza

Sharon Wheatley graced the Great White Way in the Tony-winning musicals Avenue Q, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Cats; she has hosted a web series and authored the book Til the Fat Girl Sings. Now she brings her one-of-a-kind wit to 54 Below on May 15 with a new Bette Midler inspired show Bette On Me! The ...

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BACA 2013 Highlight: Annie’s Emily Rosenfeld Calls Out the 'Older Queens’ As She Accepts Bette Midler’s Award

BACA 2013 Highlight: Annie’s Emily Rosenfeld Calls Out the 'Older Queens’ As She Accepts Bette Midler’s Award

Because I’ll Eat You Last headliner Bette Midler was not on hand to accept her Audience Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a Play, Annie’s Emily Rosenfeld got her chance to shine. Check out Rosenfeld as Midler in this hilarious speech.

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