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Bette Midler Might Not Perform at Tony Awards for 'Hello, Dolly'

There’s a good chance that we won’t be seeing a performance from nominee Bette Midler at the 2017 Tony Awards next weekend.

The legendary entertainer is nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in Hello, Dolly, which is nominated for ten awards. While it was expected that Bette would perform the famous title number, it seems like it’s no longer likely.

The producers of the musical reportedly want Bette and the cast to perform live from the Shubert Theatre, where the show is performed seven times a week, rather than at Radio City Music Hall, according to the New York Times.

“We don’t discuss specifics about the musical performances in advance of the telecast. The show is still in the planning stage and subject to change,” a spokeswoman for the Tony Awards told the paper.

The awards show has reportedly declined a remote performance and it’s likely that leading man David Hyde Pierce will perform a solo number instead. Bette will present an award if she does not perform.

Meet Broadway's Tony-Nominated Musical Actresses of 2017!

There is so much talent on Broadway this season and the Tony-nominated actresses from musicals stepped out at the Meet the Nominees Press Junket this week in New York City!

Miss Saigon‘s Eva Noblezada, War Paint‘s Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, and The Great Comet‘s Denee Benton are all nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Also nominated but not in attendance at the event was Hello Dolly‘s Bette Midler.

This race is very exciting as it’s pitting three theater legends – Lupone, Ebersole, and Midler – against two newcomers – Noblezada and Benton.

Eva was selected for the lead role in Miss Saigon after being discovered at the National Musical Theatre Awards a few years ago. At the age of 18, she starred in the London production of the musical and now she’s starring in the show on Broadway!

You may recognize Denee from her work on the Lifetime series UnREAL. Make sure to go see her in her Broadway debut opposite Josh Groban.

The nominees in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical category were also at the event – Hello Dolly‘s Kate Baldwin, FalsettosStephanie J. Block, Come from Away‘s Jenn Colella, Dear Evan Hansen‘s Rachel Bay Jones, and Anastasia‘s Mary Beth Peil.

Get your tickets now to see a show on Broadway. You won’t regret it!

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Sara Bareilles & Bette Midler Are Breaking Broadway Records!

It looks like women are ruling Broadway right now and Sara Bareilles and Bette Midler have broken records during the first days of their runs on the Great White Way!

Sara joined the cast of the musical Waitress, the show she wrote the music for, on Friday (March 31) and played four shows this weekend. All four shows were sold out and Saturday night’s performance brought in $180,000, the most amount of money that has ever been grossed for a single performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, according to Deadline.

Bette just started previews in the revival of the classic musical Hello, Dolly! and she played seven performances this past week, bringing in a gross of $1.96 million. This is the highest grossing week ever for the Shubert Theatre, and the show reached this milestone with only seven performances. Matilda, which held the previous Shubert record of $1.9 million, achieved the feat with nine performances. The standard Broadway week includes eight shows.

Make sure to get your tickets now to see Waitress and Hello, Dolly! before they’re not available any longer!

Bette Midler Shares First Photo from 'Hello Dolly' on Broadway!

Bette Midler is about to make her big return to Broadway in the revival of the musical Hello, Dolly! and the first photo has been revealed!

The Grammy-winning entertainer is appearing in a Broadway musical for the first time since the 1960s when she appeared in the original production of Fiddler on the Roof.

“Here I am for the first time as Dolly! Performances begin tomorrow #HelloDolly!” Bette tweeted before the final dress rehearsal.

Tickets have been selling out fast for the show, so get yours now before you can’t anymore!

Bette Midler Dresses Up as Her 'Hocus Pocus' Character For Halloween!

Bette Midler provided the ultimate Halloween throwback and dressed up like her Hocus Pocus character for her annual Hulaween Party on Friday (October 28) at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

The 70-year-old actress pulled out all the stops to recreate her character Winifred from the 1993 flick!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Bette Midler

Bette recently opened up about her surprise that there hasn’t been a sequel to hugely popular flick.

“For the life of me, I can’t understand why there’s not a sequel,” she told Billboard.

Bette added, “You don’t get to see women doing slapstick too much, and in the movie you can see that we’re having a blast…All the shackles were off…and we were allowed to be as wild as we wanted to be. It was a perfect storm of fun.”

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