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Bette Midler

 
Date Of Birth:
December 01, 1945 (76)
Birth Place:
Honolulu, HI, USA
Bio:
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her starring role in Hello, Dolly!, Bette Midler made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof, and even then, she understood the importance of doing matinees. Her remarkable career started while singing in New York bathhouses, where ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: December 01, 1945 (76)

Birth Place: Honolulu, HI, USA

Bio:
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her starring role in Hello, Dolly!, Bette Midler made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof, and even then, she understood the importance of doing matinees. Her remarkable career started while singing in New York bathhouses, where ... (read complete bio)
Interview: Cheryl Bentyne of THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER 50TH ANNIVERSARY AND FINAL WORLD  Photo Interview: Cheryl Bentyne of THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER 50TH ANNIVERSARY AND FINAL WORLD TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA at State Theatre
by Jared Fessler - Oct 4, 2022

Don't miss the final world tour for The Manhattan Transfer, the most award-winning jazz vocal group in the history of recorded music. Since their first Grammy wins in 1981, this legendary vocal quartet has racked up numerous awards including 10 Grammy Awards out of 20 nominations. They were the first group ever to win Grammys in both Pop and Jazz categories in the same year, and the dozen Grammy nominations they received for their Vocalese album were second to Michael Jackson's Thriller as the most nominated album in one year.

HOCUS POCUS 2 Is the Biggest Film Premiere on Disney+ Domestically to Date Photo HOCUS POCUS 2 Is the Biggest Film Premiere on Disney+ Domestically to Date
by Michael Major - Oct 4, 2022

“Hocus Pocus 2” stars Bette Midler (“The First Wives Club,” “Beaches”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City,” “Divorce”), Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act,” “Younger”), Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War”), Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), and more. Watch a new video clip from the movie now!

Niki Haris And Donna De Lory Come To Catalina Jazz Club This Month Photo Niki Haris And Donna De Lory Come To Catalina Jazz Club This Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2022

Acclaimed recording artists and Madonna's famed backup singers Niki Haris and Donna De Lory will reunite for a night of nostalgia in which they share the soundtrack of their lives at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Sunday, October 16, at 7:30pm, it was announced by Chris Isaacson Presents and Catalina.

Interview: Doug Jones & Sam Richardson Talk Honoring HOCUS POCUS Fans Through New Seq Photo Interview: Doug Jones & Sam Richardson Talk Honoring HOCUS POCUS Fans Through New Sequel
by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2022

Doug Jones has returned as Billy Butcherson for Hocus Pocus 2 and joining him in the film is Sam Richardson, who plays the new character of Gilbert. Watch BroadwayWorld's new video interview with Jones and Richardson as they discuss what to expect from the new and returning characters, Hocus Pocus' die-hard fans, the film's legacy, and more.

Drag Superstar Ginger Minj Releases New Rendition of 'I Put A Spell On You' From HOCU Photo Drag Superstar Ginger Minj Releases New Rendition of 'I Put A Spell On You' From HOCUS POCUS
by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2022

The updated version coincides with GInger’s return to the big screen in the brand new Hocus Pocus 2 film streaming exclusively on Disney+ now. Ginger was inspired to re-record “I Put A Spell On You” after years of performing Bette Midler’s iconic version. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

Listen: Christine Ebersole's New Album AFTER THE BALL Out Now Photo Listen: Christine Ebersole's New Album AFTER THE BALL Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

After the Ball, a new album from two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole has been released in physical and digital formats! Listen to the album here! The recording finds Ebersole at the start of a brave new chapter, reflecting on life, love and family now that the last of her three adopted children has flown the nest. 

Every Broadway Connection to the HOCUS POCUS Movies Photo Every Broadway Connection to the HOCUS POCUS Movies
by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2022

The Sanderson Sisters have made their long-awaited return in Hocus Pocus 2! Read on to find out which Broadway have run amok in the Hocus Pocus movies. With the recent news that a Broadway-aimed Hocus Pocus musical is in the works, BroadwayWorld has compiled a list of all of the Broadway connections in the Hocus Pocus movies.

Wake Up With BWW 9/30: HOCUS POCUS Musical in the Works, MERRILY Casting, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/30: HOCUS POCUS Musical in the Works, MERRILY Casting, and More!
by - Sep 30, 2022

Top stories include full casting for Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop, plus a musical adaptation of Hocus Pocus in the works, a clip of Idina Menzel embracing her Elphaba roots, and more!

Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRA Photo Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 

Review Roundup: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & More Return For HOCUS POCUS 2 on Photo Review Roundup: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & More Return For HOCUS POCUS 2 on Disney+
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy return to their original roles in “Hocus Pocus 2,” which also stars Hannah Waddingham, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, and more. Before the film's debut on Disney+, check out what critics have been saying about the highly-anticipated sequel!

Broadway-Aimed HOCUS POCUS Musical Adaptation in the Works Photo Broadway-Aimed HOCUS POCUS Musical Adaptation in the Works
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

A musical adaption of Hocus Pocus might be coming to Broadway. The original film's producer, David Kirschner, has revealed that a stage adaption of the cult classic is in the works. Directed by Kenny Ortega, the original film starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.

Listen: Get an Exclusive First Listen to 'A Sleepin' Bee' From Christine Ebersole's N Photo Listen: Get an Exclusive First Listen to 'A Sleepin' Bee' From Christine Ebersole's New Album 'After The Ball'
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

Christine Ebersole is releasing a special new album titled 'After The Ball' on Friday, September 30. BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen to the first track released from the album, 'A Sleepin' Bee'.

Photos: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & the HOCUS POCUS 2 Cast Hit the Red Carpe Photo Photos: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & the HOCUS POCUS 2 Cast Hit the Red Carpet
by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2022

Check out photos of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Froy Gutierrez, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Lilia Buckingham, Taylor Henderson, Nina Kitchen, Juju Brenner, Kahmora Hall, and Ginger Minj at the Hocus Pocus 2 premiere and guests Kristin Chenoweth, Sunny Hostin, and Ralph Macchio.

La MaMa to Pay Tribute to Late George Bartenieff with COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES Featurin Photo La MaMa to Pay Tribute to Late George Bartenieff with COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES Featuring Kathleen Chalfant & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

George Bartenieff – actor, director, and co-founder of Theater for the New City – will be remembered at one of theatres he called home, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. Bartenieff’s life and work will be celebrated at Coffeehouse Chronicles #166 on October 1, 2022 at 3pm, at the Ellen Stewart Theatre.

Interview: Coco Peru of COCO PERU IS BITTER BOTHERED & BEYOND at The Brave New Worksh Photo Interview: Coco Peru of COCO PERU IS BITTER BOTHERED & BEYOND at The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
by Jared Fessler - Sep 27, 2022

After everything that's been going on in the world, Coco is ready to unleash her thoughts about the past, present and future! Yes, this exhausted dinosaur of drag is not holding back anything in her new show Bitter Bothered and Beyond.

Wake Up With BWW 9/27: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Begins Previews Tonight, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/27: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Begins Previews Tonight, and More!
by - Sep 27, 2022

Top stories include Topdog/Underdog beginning previews tonight! Plus, watch a video of Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry singing 'Agony' from Into The Woods, full casting for the national tour of On Your Feet!, and more!

1776 to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA This Week Photo 1776 to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA This Week
by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2022

The cast of the new Broadway revival of 1776 will perform on Good Morning America. The episode will also feature interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy, who will discuss Hocus Pocus 2. 1776 is now in previews and opens officially on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

La MaMa in Association with Kinding Sindaw to Present the New York Premiere of POSAKA Photo La MaMa in Association with Kinding Sindaw to Present the New York Premiere of POSAKA
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022

La MaMa in association with Kinding Sindaw presents the New York premiere of Posaka from October 20 - 23, 2022 at The Downstairs at La MaMa. Through ritual dance and chanted epics, Indigenous tradition-bearers visiting from the Philippines share the healing traditions of four sacred lineages: Maguindanao, Meranao, Tausug, and Tboli.

Interview: Emma Hunton â€" GIRL's In EUPHORIA With Her Booked Schedule Photo Interview: Emma Hunton â€" GIRL's In EUPHORIA With Her Booked Schedule
by Gil Kaan - Sep 22, 2022

Cherry Poppins presents their one-nighter XOXO Euphoria Girl – A Burlesque Musical Parody September 26, 2022, at The Bourbon Room. The team of Alli Miller-Fisher, Chadd McMillan and Sarah Haworth-Hodges direct this Burlesque musical parody mashup set to chart-topping music with the cast of: Ty Deran, Kristyn Evelyn, Everjohn Feliciano, Bianca Gisselle, Emma Hunton,  Carly Jibson, Janaya Mahealani Jones, Meredith Lim, Alli Miller-Fisher, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Shelly Regner, Sarah Wines, Lauren Avon and Brin Hamblin. Emma managed to carve out some time to answer a few of my queries.

La MaMa & Kinding Sindaw to Present New York Premiere of POSAKA in October Photo La MaMa & Kinding Sindaw to Present New York Premiere of POSAKA in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

La MaMa in association with Kinding Sindaw will present the New York premiere of Posaka from October 20 - 23, 2022 at The Downstairs at La MaMa.

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