Bette Midler is an American actress, comedienne and singer, who got her start in various Off-Off-Broadway and Broadway productions in the 1960s. She went on to have a successful recording and acting career through the ’70s and ’80s, which declined in the following years though she continued to make film and television appearances, and perform on stage for a dedicated fan base.
Midler, sometimes referred to as the Divine Miss M, got a career jumpstart when Celine Dion completed her popular residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The venue approached Midler to produce a multi-year residency of her own, and eventually booked her 2008 through 2010 for a total of 300 shows. Named “The Showgirl Must Go On,” the show combines Midler’s acting and singing abilities with her over-the-top mannerisms and glitzy fashion sense. The show trades off with other residential performers, such as Cher, but figures high in TicketNews’s exclusive Las Vegas rankings when it’s on-stage.
Bette Midler will return to the Broadway musical “Hello, Dolly!” this summer for the Tony-winning show’s final production run at New York City’s Shubert Theatre. Producer Scott Rudin made the announcement last week on the one-year anniversary of the production. Since Midler’s departure, Bernadette Peters stepped in, but will... Read more
Can the revival of Hello, Dolly! survive the departure of its signature star? Bette Midler took her final bow at the Schubert Theatre on Sunday evening, as did co-stars David Hyde Pierce and Taylor Trensch. Bernadette Peters will take over the title role when the production resumes on January... Read more
Amy Schumer made her Broadway debut this month in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, and Forbes reports a $1 million week at the Booth Theatre. If this sales trend continues, the show will likely break the theater’s house record of $1.1 million, currently held by The Elephant Man when Bradley... Read more
Broadway hit Hello, Dolly! will see a casting transition at the start of next year. According to Variety, Bette Midler, who plays the lead of Dolly and her co-star, David Hyde Pierce will step down as Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber take on their roles. The Tony-winning revival of... Read more
Hello, Dolly! was hit with a huge drop in sales for the week that just ended, corresponding with the first week of star Bette Midler’s vacation. The drop, from $2.3 million to $936,000, amounted to 60% for the show. That’s highest week-to-week slide for any show in 2017, per... Read more
It’s a fight fan’s world this month, apparently. A newly-announced superfight between unbeaten champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC favorite Conor McGregor is No. 1 in the TicketNetwork marketplace, while a title bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin stands strong in the No. 2 spot. Mayweather and Alvarez fought... Read more
“Hello, Dolly!” — a Broadway revival starring Bette Midler, has been a juggernaut so far in 2017, ousting longtime sales king “Hamilton” from the top spot on the Great White Way in the marketplace. Excitement over the new production of a Broadway classic, combined with the departure of writer and... Read more
The Divine Miss M is leaving Las Vegas. Bette Midler, whose Las Vegas residency “The Showgirl Must Go On” was expected to be a smash at The Colosseum at Ceasars Palace, is closing the high-spirited revue at the end of January after nearly two years. While the show reportedly... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concerts from Maxwell, as well as tickets to see Bette Midler, live on stage are on sale throughout the weekend ending August 31, as compiled by TicketNews. Kicking off the weekend onsales are tickets to catch Bette Midler’s Las Vegas show live in person. The Divine... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concerts by rockers AC/DC as well as tickets for an upcoming concert from Bette Midler are on sale throughout the weekend ending October 6 as compiled by TicketNews. The weekend’s onsales get off to a rocking start today with tickets going on sale for upcoming tours... Read more