From Carol to Bette... and Beyond
Bette Midler returned to Broadway in a revival of Jerry Herman’s beloved musical costarring two-time Tony winner David Hyde Pierce last year, officially opening on April 20th, 2017 . This critically acclaimed and crowd pleasing star turn of a revival went on to win four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. When I first considered writing a book celebrating the rich history of the players of this landmark musical, I made sure nobody had published anything like it.
Getting to know these co-stars, especially from Hello, Dolly! led me to the desire to archive their stories in this website, and eventual book. These experiences of the theater should be remembered by new generations, especially since the theater and how it is performed and perceived is constantly evolving. We will NEVER see that kind of theater and dedication to a particular role ever again. I want the legacy of ALL of the players both on and off-stage to be remembered. I feel on some cosmic level that My goal is to carry carry that mantle forward to future artists and theater-goers alike.