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Date of Birth: June 21, 1919
Date of Death: August 25, 1980 (61)
Birth Place: Geneva, IL, USA
Gender: Male
VIDEO: HELLO, DOLLY!'s Bette Midler Featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNINGVIDEO: HELLO, DOLLY!'s Bette Midler Featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

BWW has learned that CBS SUNDAY MORNING anchor Jane Pauley will sit down with legendary actress Bette Midler, now starring in the hit Broadway revival of HELLO DOLLY. (more...)

DVR Alert: HELLO, DOLLY!'s Bette Midler to Be Featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNINGDVR Alert: HELLO, DOLLY!'s Bette Midler to Be Featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

BWW has learned that CBS SUNDAY MORNING anchor Jane Pauley will sit down with legendary actress Bette Midler, now starring in the hit Broadway revival of HELLO DOLLY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hello, Reba! Midler Hangs Backstage with McEntire at HELLO, DOLLY!Photo Flash: Hello, Reba! Midler Hangs Backstage with McEntire at HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Earlier this week, the Shubert Theatre got a special visit from Broadway veteran and recording artist Reba McEntire, and leading lady Bette Midler welcomed her backstage! (more...)

'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Highlight Musical Theatre Guild's 22nd Season'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Highlight Musical Theatre Guild's 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows, all based on acclaimed films, to celebrate its twenty-second season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2017-2018 season includes: SUGAR, WOMEN OF THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, HIGH SOCIETY and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Reveals Her RetirementBroadway Legend Barbara Cook Reveals Her Retirement
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

According to the New York Times (via the star's son), the long and legendary career of Barbara Cook, now 89, has come to an end.  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Which Broadway Bestie is HELLO, DOLLY!'s Gavin Creel Happiest For? Find Out!Tony Awards Close-Up: Which Broadway Bestie is HELLO, DOLLY!'s Gavin Creel Happiest For? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2017

As described by Gavin Creel himself, this Hello, Dolly! is a 'musical theatre miracle.' Equally miraculous is his performance as Cornelius Hackl, which just earned him a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical. Below, watch as he chats about the role, plus explains why he is extra-excited for one of his fellow nominees! (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Posts Highest Gross In The History Of Entire Shubert OrganizationHELLO, DOLLY! Posts Highest Gross In The History Of Entire Shubert Organization
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler has already made a habit out of breaking the house record at the Shubert Theatre, and now it has had the best week in the history of the entire Shubert Organization. (more...)

BWW TV: Professional Dancers Society Honors Carol Channing Mandy Moore & More!BWW TV: Professional Dancers Society Honors Carol Channing Mandy Moore & More!
by Michael Sterling - May 2, 2017

The Professional Dancers Society (PDS) held its Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon Sunday, April 23rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA in honor of Choreographer Mandy Moore (La La Land, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars), veteran TV Producer Lee Hale (Dean Martin Variety Series) choreographers Karen Willes and Natalie Willes; and legendary performer Carol Channing who was not able to attend, but who sent a letter to be read by her dear friend, the iconic Lily Tomlin.  In her own inimitable style, Ms. Tomlin spoke fondly of Ms. Channing and recalled their first meeting "...in a dark alley in Chicago, it was the backstage door to the Shubert Theater, where Carol was appearing in 'Hello Dolly!.'  BWW TV's own Michael Sterling was there to talk to the stars. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Breaks Record of Highest Gross Yet During First Week of PerformancesHELLO, DOLLY! Breaks Record of Highest Gross Yet During First Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler has just, in its first full week of regular (non-preview) performances, posted its highest weekly gross yet, shattering the house record of the Sam S. Shubert Theatre for the third time since it began preview performances.  (more...)

BWW Review: Bette Midler's The Star Attraction, But HELLO, DOLLY! is The StarBWW Review: Bette Midler's The Star Attraction, But HELLO, DOLLY! is The Star
by Michael Dale - Apr 23, 2017

Yes, yes, we all know… Bette Midler is the above the title attraction and her presence is the reason the latest Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! is the season's hottest new ticket. And she delivers. As Dolly Gallagher Levi, one of the most grandly showcased leading characters ever written for the musical stage, Midler glows with the pure joy that comes with the need to entertain as she lands schticky gags, sings with moxie, conveys lovely sincerity and leads the colorful parade proudly strutting across the Shubert stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside HELLO, DOLLY's Opening Night!Photo Flash: Inside HELLO, DOLLY's Opening Night!
by Alan Henry - Apr 21, 2017

The new Broadway production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has quickly become the hottest ticket of the year. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the production opened last night, April 20. (more...)

She's Back Where She Belongs! Bette Midler Takes Her Comedic Opening Night BowShe's Back Where She Belongs! Bette Midler Takes Her Comedic Opening Night Bow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The new Broadway production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, opened tonight, April 20. Watch Bette Midler take her opening night bow! (more...)

Review Roundup: HELLO, DOLLY! Brings Bette Midler Back to Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: HELLO, DOLLY! Brings Bette Midler Back to Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 20, 2017

The new Broadway production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has quickly become the hottest ticket of the year. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the production opens tonight, April 20. (more...)

Tomorrow Is 'Dolly Day' in New York City in Honor of HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway OpeningTomorrow Is 'Dolly Day' in New York City in Honor of HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

To commemorate tonight's official opening of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler on Broadway, Mayor Bill de Blasio will officially proclaim tomorrow, Friday, April 21, 'Dolly Day' in New York City. (more...)

BWW Preview: 42ND STREET at Broadway Theater LeagueBWW Preview: 42ND STREET at Broadway Theater League
by Alan Portner - Apr 17, 2017

Just plain fun - and a Lullaby from Broadway (more...)

Entertain and Dine:  HELLO, DOLLY! and Themed Menu Items by 5 NAPKIN BURGEREntertain and Dine: HELLO, DOLLY! and Themed Menu Items by 5 NAPKIN BURGER
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 14, 2017

Excitement mounts as 'Hello, Dolly!' starring Bette Midler opens on Broadway. Stop by a 5 Napkin Burger location to enjoy two special 'Hello, Dolly!' themed menu items through the month of April. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New York Restoration project that was founded by Bette Midler. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko presents AN EVENING WITH BERNADETTE PETERSFeinstein's at the Nikko presents AN EVENING WITH BERNADETTE PETERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko is honored to present three-time Tony Award winner-and one of Broadway's most critically acclaimed performers-Bernadette Peters in a one-night-only concert at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (3301 Lyon St., San Francisco) on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. In a glamorous evening as only she can do, Peters will performs songs from the many Broadway shows she has received accolades for, as well as popular American standards and selections by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and more! Tickets range in price from $95-$140 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visitingwww.ticketfly.com.  (more...)

Call on Dolly! New Broadway Cast Recording of HELLO, DOLLY! Sets Spring ReleaseCall on Dolly! New Broadway Cast Recording of HELLO, DOLLY! Sets Spring Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Masterworks Broadway has announced the release of The New Broadway Cast Recording of Hello, Dolly! starring three-time Grammy Award-winning legend Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Anita GilletteExclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Anita Gillette
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 10, 2017

The Secret Service might make her nervous but it doesn't stop the wonderful Anita Gillette from telling all in this fascinating interview. Anita invited Rob and Kevin over to her apartment to look back on her Broadway credits including GYPSY, ALL-AMERICAN, MR. PRESIDENT, CABARET, and many others.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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