Saturday, April 13, 2024

Bette Midler Caves, Does Interview with “GMA” Because There Are Lots of Expensive Seats Available for “Hello, Dolly!”


Bette Midler and “Hello, Dolly!” were very arrogant when the Divine Miss M opened in “Hello, Dolly!” She did no interviews, nothing, and her opening night was closed to press.

But now, with two weeks left in the summer, there are dozens of pricey seats available to all performances. Granted, they’re like $600 a pop. But Bette doesn’t want to see chunks of empty seats when she’s twirling around the runway.

So she finally caved in and did an interview with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America.” Will it help? I think anyone with that kind of dough in on vacay in Capri.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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