Bette Midler on Broadway.

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Bette Midler on Broadway.#1
Posted: 3/18/08 at 10:47pm
There's only a minute of it, but, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y1sDh0_krg&feature=RecentlyWatched&page=1&t=t&f=b

And the reason why she stands out amongst the other two is called "Star Quality."
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#2
Posted: 3/18/08 at 10:55pm
Love!
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#2
Posted: 3/19/08 at 12:40am
She's the best!!! I wish she'd come back to Broadway....
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#3
Posted: 3/19/08 at 4:13pm
This has made my day. Thanks!
Did she perform with Zero Mostel?
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#4
Posted: 3/19/08 at 6:05pm
No it was Harry Goz.

I was 13 and my parents took me and my sister to see it. I distinctly remember being offended by one of the daughters because she kept cracking up on stage. Even at 13, I felt it was "unprofessional"!

A few years later after she started performing as the Divine Miss M, I heard her relate a story about laughing onstage during Fiddler.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#5
Posted: 3/19/08 at 11:41pm
My parents saw her in it. They even have the souvenier program to prove it!
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#6
Posted: 3/20/08 at 1:11am
I remember in some book about Tony Awards, they printed a picture of Bette Midler from "Fiddler". But it was a posed studio shot of her in the wedding dress and it was sepia toned to look like your Great-Grandmother's wedding picture.

I wonder if they did that for all the actresses playing that part, of just Bette?
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#7
Posted: 7/20/08 at 2:59am
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#8
Posted: 7/20/08 at 3:20am
Why has no made a biopic of Mae West starring The Divine Miss M?
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#9
Posted: 7/20/08 at 4:21am
And the reason why she stands out amongst the other two is called "Star Quality."

Or because the choreography constantly separates her from the other two. Not that I don't love her...
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#10
Posted: 7/20/08 at 4:25am
Tazber-I believe it was(is) her ambition to play Lotte Lenya.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#11
Posted: 7/20/08 at 4:28am
Tazzie,
She is busy.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#12
Posted: 7/20/08 at 4:30am
that's no excuse DAME! I'm trying to get this woman her Oscar.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#13
Posted: 7/20/08 at 4:31am
RANDOM: I watched BEACHES for the first time the other day.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#14
Posted: 7/20/08 at 4:38am
star quality? where?
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#15
Posted: 7/20/08 at 4:40am
Tazzie,
Her Vegas show rocks. I am glad she is performing live for a while .
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#16
Posted: 7/20/08 at 4:42am
Oh I know, I wasn't being serious.

Her live shows are amazing.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#17
Posted: 7/20/08 at 12:56pm
We will see her in Vegas during our New Years trip there & looking forward to it.

We already have tickets for it.
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Posted: 7/20/08 at 12:58pm
Roxie.. allow time for the security check.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#19
Posted: 7/20/08 at 1:27pm
Yup

Other than the clothes on your back, you can not bring anything in.

Mrs R wants to know what they sell souvenir wise.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#20
Posted: 7/20/08 at 1:30pm
There is a entire "Bette" store. All kinds of shirts, books, programs, pens, lighters, magnets, sweatshirts, posters from concerts past, and many other things. Buy before the show. The line is long after the show.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#21
Posted: 7/20/08 at 2:30pm
one of my fav Bette scenes



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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#22
Posted: 7/20/08 at 2:36pm
I wish she would bring Vickie Edie back.
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#23
Posted: 7/20/08 at 2:36pm
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story... AGATHA CHRISTIE, Life magazine, May 14, 1956
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re: Bette Midler on Broadway.#24
Posted: 7/20/08 at 2:38pm
ah Vickie Edie, and Delores Delago the Toast of Chicago......memories of the Greek Theater in LA in the late 70's.....or early 80's, sigh
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