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Hits by Herman Highlight the Season--and two are at the York

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Helaine Feldman, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, February 2, 2017 One of the most highly anticipated events of the 2017 Broadway season is the upcomi...

Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo in Othello: The Moor Goes Down

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.19.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At the much celebrated New York Theatre Workshop production of Othello, Andrew Lieberman's austere set looks like the inside of a packing crate as the...

Aisle View: Another Star for Hello, Dolly!

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The big Broadway news today is that there will be another, previously unannounced and unexpected musical comedy star on stage in June. It was announc...

There's Actually A Good Reason To Make A 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment

Like a virgin to a candle, rumors of a “Hocus Pocus” sequel have long lit up the internet. Sarah Jessica Parker fueled them once again during a ...

Bette Midler Ditched Her Gray Hair For This Beautiful, Softer Shade

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.06.2016 | Fifty

We will love Bette Midler no matter what she does with her tresses, but we must say that her choice to ditch the gray hair in favor of a soft blonde w...

So many shows -- so many stars! Your Guide to NYC Theater 2016/2017

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By ZEALnyc's Theater Editor Jil Picariello, and Contributing Writers, Christopher Caggiano, Megan Wrappe, Justin Sharon, Bob Rizzo, and Dan Bacalzo, S...

Dear Bette Midler: I Can't Take My Transness Off And Neither Can Caitlyn Jenner

Alexandra Billings | Posted 08.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Billings

I cannot take my transness off, Ms. Midler, and it has taken me 54 years of survival through centuries of violence and suicides, to finally make friends with my past. And I will not be the butt of your jokes simply because you cannot take the time to write from a place of truth, instead of a place of fear.

Yes, Bette Midler Really Named Her Chickens After The Kardashians

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment

Thanks to Bette Midler, there's a new krew of Kardashians in the world. While speaking to People at New York Restoration Project's Spring Picnic on W...

Aloha State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

After my recent visit to the Saint Marianne Cope Shrine and Museum in Syracuse, New York, I began to wonder about women with ties to Hawaii. Saint Cope's ties to that State were very significant.

From Sexting to Social Good: Pro-LGBT Snapchat Campaign Fights Transphobic HB2 in North Carolina

Stuart Symington | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.

Beyonce Was Basically The Mayor Of The Met Gala

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment

On Monday night, Beyoncé blessed the Metropolitan Museum steps with her presence at this year's Met Gala, where she slayed the red carpet in a latex ...

Bette Midler Couldn't Help But Joke About Justin Bieber's Latest Nude Pic

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment

In an unexpected twist, 50-something years into her career, it appears Bette Midler has become the foremost authority on celebrity nude photos. The 7...

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

Bette Midler Sends Racy Underwear Tweet To Kim K For Charity

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment

Bette Midler just can't leave Kim Kardashian alone. The 70-year-old continued to tweet at the reality star, this time asking Kardashian to essentiall...

Kim K Fires Back At Haters Bette Midler And Chloë Grace Moretz

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.08.2016 | Entertainment

It's particularly trendy these days for celebrities to preach about feminism and women's empowerment -- that is until they inevitably prove how little...

Real Vinyl: In The Studio With Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra and More

Glenn Berger, PhD | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment
Glenn Berger, PhD

The new HBO series, Vinyl, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, brings back to life the legendary New York music scene of the 1970s. I was luc...

What Other Actresses Auditioned for the Hello Dolly! Revival? Christine Pedi Knows

Victor Legrá | Posted 01.23.2017 | Entertainment
Victor Legrá

With news of a fresh revival of Hello Dolly! starring the one and only Bette Midler coming to Broadway spring 2017, video footage surfaced featuring o...

Aisle View: Hello, Bette!

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Hello, Dolly!--which turned fifty in 2014--is coming back to the lights of 44th Street (or thereabouts) in the spring of 2017, with the outsized title role essayed by the outsized Bette Midler.

Justin Bieber Doesn't Know Who Bette Midler Is

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

Let's travel back to the frenzy surrounding the nude photos of Justin Bieber on vacation. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. One of...

'Hocus Pocus' Cast Reunites In Nostalgia-Filled Instagram Pic

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment

Remember those three kids who (spoiler alert) vanquished the Sanderson sisters at the end of "Hocus Pocus?" Well, they grew up, spent Halloween togeth...

Uh Oh! SJP Says 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel Might Not Be A Reality

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment

All the "Hocus Pocus" sequel talk might've put a spell on us a little too soon. Fans have been buzzing about the possibility for a long time, and star...

Bette Midler Jokes 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel Is Delayed Due To 'Trouble Finding A Virgin'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment

If for some reason you're not following Bette Midler on social media (why not?), now is the time to start. Midler, who starred in the now classic sup...

Here's The 'Hocus Pocus' Remake You Never Knew You Wanted

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.12.2015 | Entertainment

Something "ratchet" this way comes. Todrick Hall, the former "American Idol" contestant and famed Beyoncé medley master, has taken aim at the belove...

Watch Amy Poehler Belt Out Bette Midler's 'The Rose,' Further Proving She Is Superwoman

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

What can't Amy Poehler do at this point? Nothing, apparently. Poehler joined Jack Black on Saturday for a cover of the classic Bette Midler ballad "Th...

The Rock Totally Shuts Down A Mean Tweet, Live

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.24.2015 | Comedy

Can you smell what The Rock is tweeting? Dwayne Johnson joined Bette Midler and Liam Neeson on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to read "Mean Tweets" on the spot ...