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Bette Midler News

 
Date Of Birth:
December 01, 1945 (75)
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)
 
Date of Birth: December 01, 1945 (75)

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)
BWW Review: BETH LEAVEL: IT'S NOT ABOUT ME is a Bravura Triumph at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: BETH LEAVEL: IT'S NOT ABOUT ME is a Bravura Triumph at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Jul 22, 2021

Tony-award winner Beth Leavel (The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone) has made a career out of going too far. Her two most famous roles were delightfully over-the-top women with a healthy dose of self-obsession. Her comedic style is always to ride right up to the line and pause for just long enough to make you think ‚ÄúOh no, she won‚Äôt go there. It would just be too outrageous.‚ÄĚ And then of course she does the thing that no one else would do, leaving you howling with laughter. The old vaudevillians called it ‚Äúchutzpah.‚ÄĚ Lucille Ball had it. Penny Marshall had it. Bette Midler has it. And Beth Leavel has it in spades. Her courage to just keep moving the line is why we love her.

Meet the Judges of Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition, Season 2! Photo Meet the Judges of Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition, Season 2!
by Team BWW - Jul 22, 2021

Tune in tonight to find out who made the Top 15 in our High School category and tomorrow for the College category. Until then, meet our panel of esteemed judges!

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by Alan Henry - Jul 21, 2021

Dust off your dancing shoes, because BroadwayWorld announced today the launch of NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION. Following the immense success of our musical theatre singing competition for student performers, we're moving from the recording studio to the dance floor to shine the spotlight on talented, young musical theatre dancers.

Justino Díaz, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell to Receive Photo Justino Díaz, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell to Receive 44th Kennedy Center Honors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2021

Recipients to be honored at the annual national celebration of the arts in Washington, D.C. are: operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz, Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler, and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

THE FROGPIG AND FRIENDS VARIETY HOUR is Back Photo THE FROGPIG AND FRIENDS VARIETY HOUR is Back
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021

DO NOT ADJUST YOUR TELEVISION SETS! Frogpig and his friends are back, with the supersized sequel. The half-breed hamphibian at the center of the 2018 Critics Choice Award for Best Solo Show is coming back Upstairs for seconds. And this time, he's sharing the stage with some of his famous friends.

Mayo Performing Arts Center Announces Events This Week Photo Mayo Performing Arts Center Announces Events This Week
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2021

Mayo Performing Arts Center has announced a events from July 20-July 23.

ICONS ‚ÄĘ THE ART OF CELEBRITY ILLUSION Adds Second Night At Mizner Park Cultural Cen Photo ICONS ‚ÄĘ THE ART OF CELEBRITY ILLUSION Adds Second Night At Mizner Park Cultural Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 15, 2021

In response to an overwhelming demand, ‚ÄúICONS ‚ÄĘ The Art of Celebrity Illusion‚ÄĚ has added a second show on Saturday, August 28, at 8 p.m. at Mizner Park Cultural Center.

NUNSENSE to Open Friday At Little Theatre Of Virginia Beach Photo NUNSENSE to Open Friday At Little Theatre Of Virginia Beach
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is back to 100% capacity on July 16 with the opening of the musical comedy, 'Nunsense' by Dan Goggin. ''Nunsense' is a show that is designed to give the audience an evening of wonderful song, dance and side-splitting laughs, performed by a multi-talented cast,' said director Karen Buchheim.

BWW Interview: Becca Kidwell of THE SHOW OF DARES at Pangea July 15 and 20 Photo BWW Interview: Becca Kidwell of THE SHOW OF DARES at Pangea July 15 and 20
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 13, 2021

Becca Kidwell knew that her first show after the show business shut down would have to be special, so she got some of her most trusted friends and colleagues to get involved... in a very interesting way. Welcome to the Show Of Dares.

Entertainer Robert Bannon Will Make His Feinsteins at Vitello's Debut To Celebrate Hi Photo Entertainer Robert Bannon Will Make His Feinsteins at Vitello's Debut To Celebrate His Debut Album 'Unfinished Business'
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2021

This highly anticipated performance will showcase Bannon's versatility as an artist and his vocal talents and magnetic personality. Unfinished Business a collection of jazz songs and American songbook classics includes duets with Grammy Nominee Jane Monheit and Loren Smith and is produced by Lee Lessack and released on LML Music.

BWW Interview: Michael McAssey Talks About OPEN MAC, Don't Tell Mama's Anniversary, a Photo BWW Interview: Michael McAssey Talks About OPEN MAC, Don't Tell Mama's Anniversary, and 40 Years of NYC Cabaret
by Ricky Pope - Jul 8, 2021

What do you get when you combine the pianistic finesse of Michael Feinstein, the smooth phrasing of Tony Bennett, and the bawdy wit of Bette Midler? You get Michael McAssey, who for 40 years has reigned as the clown prince of New York cabaret, and has enchanted as one of its most talented troubadours. He calls what he does 'schtick.' But that's undervaluing his unique blend of beautiful ballad singing and standup, or rather 'sit down' comedy.

Aaron Tveit & Gavin Creel Will Star in AMERICAN HORROR STORIES Photo Aaron Tveit & Gavin Creel Will Star in AMERICAN HORROR STORIES
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2021

Matt Bomer, Billie Lourd, Danny Trejo, Sierra McCormick, Ashley Martin Carter, Paris Jackson, and more have also joined the cast.

Wake Up With BWW 7/1: Cabello, Menzel, and Porter in CINDERELLA Trailer, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/1: Cabello, Menzel, and Porter in CINDERELLA Trailer, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2021

Today's top stories: watch an all new Cinderella trailer starring Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, & Idina Menzel, Trevor the Musical announced a virtual casting call, and more!

The Muny Announces Casting for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Photo The Muny Announces Casting for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021

The Muny announced today the 12 extraordinary dancers and singers for its third show of its 103rd Season, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, August 12-18. Joining the previously announced Kendra Kassebaum (Milly Bradon) and Edward Watts (Adam Pontipee) are Raymond Baynard (Caleb), Colby Dezelick (Frank), and more.

BWW Interview: How Drag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & BenDeLaCreme Brought Holiday Magic Photo BWW Interview: How Drag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & BenDeLaCreme Brought Holiday Magic from Stage to Screen
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 25, 2021

Last summer, when live entertainment everywhere came to a screeching halt, two of the world's most beloved drag queens were looking ahead... to the holidays.

LaChanze and Jennifer Damiano Join Tonight's I'M STILL HERE Benefit; Online Auction a Photo LaChanze and Jennifer Damiano Join Tonight's I'M STILL HERE Benefit; Online Auction and Additional Archival Footage Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2021

Learn more about all of the additional archival footage added to the event, including Ariana Grande (at age 15 making her Broadway debut) and Brynn Williams in 13; Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Death of a Salesman, Brian Stokes Mitchell in Ragtime, Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more!

Loren Allred to Headline the WE Pride Main Event in NYC Photo Loren Allred to Headline the WE Pride Main Event in NYC
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2021

Loren Allred is best known for her jaw-dropping vocal performance of the multi-platinum single ‚ÄúNever Enough‚ÄĚ in the Oscar nominated and Grammy award winning ‚ÄúThe Greatest Showman.‚ÄĚ

THE MUSIC MAN Tickets Are Now On Sale; New Producer Replaces Scott Rudin and Addition Photo THE MUSIC MAN Tickets Are Now On Sale; New Producer Replaces Scott Rudin and Additional Casting Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021

Learn more about how and where to purchase tickets for the upcoming production, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Preview performances of The Music Man are set to begin on Monday, December 20, 2021, with Opening Night scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HER Photo Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HERE Benefit
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 16, 2021

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace, and Christopher Wheeldon have joined the growing list of Broadway stars participating in I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 on Broadway On Demand at 8pm EST and 8pm PST. The fundraiser will help raise critical funds for the Library for the Performing Arts' beloved Theatre Division as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Cynthia Erivo to Lead Remake of THE ROSE Photo Cynthia Erivo to Lead Remake of THE ROSE
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2021

The musical romance follows a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career.

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