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Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY coming to London in 2019?

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Bernadette has announced a few UK tour dates for mid June...maybe she could be leading a London production this year?

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Bernadette-Peters-Announces-Concert-Dates-in-Vancouver-Hawaii-London-and-More-20190114
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poisonivy2 said: "Doesn't Bette Midler not like to be away from her family for long periods of time? I thought that was why she hasn't had a major tour since 2015. Doubtful she'd be willing to live in London for an extended period of time to do a show."

I was thinking the SAME thing!

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Bernadette Peters just announced new concert dates. And get this, her last concerts are in June 2019 in the UK! Could these be vocal warmups for the rumoured summer mounting of Hello, Dolly!?

 

 

"Itís the fractured quality in [Bernadette Peters'] singing voice and line readings that puts across the character as someone for whom resentment is sliding into madness." - NYtimes on Follies (2011).
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Seems to lineup perfectly doesn't it...

Omg if we get a recording though!!!
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Mike Barrett said: "Seems to lineup perfectly doesn't it..."

That she'll be in the same country in the same year?

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haterobics said: "Mike Barrett said: "Seems to lineup perfectly doesn't it..."

That she'll be in the same country in the same year?
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And around the time she'd need to start rehearsals for a summer run... 

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poisonivy2 said: "Doesn't Bette Midler not like to be away from her family for long periods of time? I thought that was why she hasn't had a major tour since 2015. Doubtful she'd be willing to live in London for an extended period of time to do a show."

 

Well..I don't know if you are referring to a particular article or what.  But her immediate family is just her and her husband.  Her daughter is working on a film for most of this year.  And Bette has always travelled a lot.  And she loves being on the road...   

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The latest info from someone who is apparently a reliable source is there is no Bette. There is no Bernadette. There is no Dolly. It isnt happening.

Damn.
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Doesn't surprise me- No shows- London- for Bette doing Dolly- I was surprised that the show did not last longer on Broadway.  It is a very expensive production- and has no legs without Bette- or that is apparently what the producers thought or it would still be running. I can't put my finger on why it is not a huge draw- any more than I can say why The Producers did not run ten years with all of its Tonys and rapturous reviews- it just happens sometimes. Dolly- like The Producers- needs a certain cast to draw huge audiences and prices. Strange but true. 

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I think the producers did ask other actresses who they thought could bring in $$$ and people to the Shubert theater to prolong the run but either the producers didn't offer them enough money or they kindly turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts. 


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