We’ve been hearing gossip that following her triumphant Broadway run as Dolly Levi in Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly!, Bette Midler may star in the show at the London Palladium in 2019. Put on your Sunday clothes because rumour has it that Bette Midler will be starring in the London transfer of Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly! in 2019. The show is rumoured to be all set to play the London Palladium for a limited season. The show which has been playing for over a year on Broadway garnered 4 2017 Tony Awards including Best Actress and Best Revival Of A Musical. This production of the classic musical is directed by Jerry Zaks and marked Midler’s first Broadway musical appearance in 40 years. Midler is currently back in the Broadway production for a brief stint by popular demand before the show closes. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all … Read more
It was confirmed today that Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber will take over the roles of Dolly Gallagher Levi and Horrace Vandergelder respectively in the award-winning revival of Hello Dolly at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. Three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will start her run in the musical on January 20, 2018. Midler’s final performance is on January 14. The show will be dark between Midler’s last show and Peters’ first. Victor Garber’s most recent appearance on Broadway was in the 2010 revival of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter. He earned Tony nominations for his performances in Lend Me A Tenor, Damn Yankees, Little Me and Deathtrap. Bette Midler said today, “I cannot imagine leaving Dolly Levi in better hands than those of Bernadette Peters. She has created more historic roles in more legendary musicals than any living Broadway star, and most of the dead ones, too. I cannot wait to see … Read more
Hello Dolly! 2017 Broadway Revival Cast Recording Masterworks Broadway 5 Stars BUY A COPY As soon as it was announced that the role of Dolly Levi would be played by the one and only Bette Midler, lovers of classic Broadway musicals were rushing out to get their tickets ensuring that this would be the revival to beat this season. Indeed, on Sunday at the Tony Awards, it took home four awards including Best Revival and Best Actress in A Musical and listening to this fabulous cast album it’s easy to understand why! There’s something about a Jerry Herman score, that unmistakeable magic, the ability to translate character, comedy and that special feel-good something through music and lyrics and Hello Dolly! is no exception. Based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, Dolly Levi is a role that has been played by some of the greatest including Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Danny La … Read more
Hot on the heals of the news that Bette Midler will be headed back to Broadway in the role of Dolly Levi in a sparkling new production of Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly! comes this wonderful clip of the diva’s who auditioned for the part. Performed by the incomparable Christine Pedi we will leave it to you to decide if the producers made the right choice. Enjoy!
WIN TICKETS TO SEE MIDLER ON SUNDAY 19TH JULY AT THE O2 Congratulations to M De La Harpe who won this competition – Enjoy the show! Bette Midler has announced an extra show at London’s O2 Arena this Sunday and British Theatre has two tickets that you could win. One of the world’s best-loved and most versatile entertainers, Bette Midler has garnered accolades in all quarters of show business. She’s earned four Grammy Awards including Song Of The Year (1989: Wind Beneath My Wings; 1990: From A Distance) and Record Of The Year (1989: Wind Beneath My Wings); two Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and nine American Comedy Awards. Bette Midler has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. To be in the draw for this competition simply follow these steps:- 1. Subscribe to our mailing list. You must subscribe to be in … Read more