Bette Midler Signs Two-Year Las Vegas Deal

News   Bette Midler Signs Two-Year Las Vegas Deal Star of stage, screen and song, Bette Midler, has signed a two-year deal as the new resident artist at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Bette Midler at the Las Vegas press announcement
Bette Midler at the Las Vegas press announcement Photo by Ethan Miller

Midler, who will succeed Grammy winner Celine Dion, will begin performances Feb. 20, 2008. Her new show — which promises "plenty of girls, gags and guffaws, her incomparable humor, the best song catalogue in American music and her fabulous 'Kiss My Brass' section" — will play five nights a week at 7:30 PM. Dark nights are Mondays and Thursdays. In a statement the award-winning Midler said, "Get ready Vegas 'cause here I come! Caesars Palace will never be the same and to all those critics who have accused me of being 'tacky,' 'too much' and 'over the top' I say, you ain't seen nuthin' yet!"

Caesars Palace president Gary Selesner added, "Caesars Palace has set the standard for entertainment in Las Vegas by continually booking the biggest and best acts the city has ever seen including Celine Dion and Elton John. Adding the inimitable Bette Midler to The Colosseum's family of entertainers adds yet another jewel to our crown."

Tickets, priced $95, $140, $175 and $250, are now on sale by calling 1-877-7BETTEM (723-8836) or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Bette Midler made her Broadway debut as Tzeitel in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. She returned to the Great White Way in several concerts: Bette Midler, Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue and Bette! Divine Madness. She was awarded a Special Tony Award in 1974 for "adding luster to the Broadway season." Midler's screen credits are extensive and include Oscar nominations for her performances in "For the Boys" and "The Rose." She is also the recipient of Grammy Awards for Record of the Year ("Wind Beneath My Wings, 1989), Best Pop Vocal Performance Female ("The Rose," 1980) and Best New Artist (1973).

For more information visit www.bette.aeglive.com.

Bette Midler with dancers at the Las Vegas press announcement
Bette Midler with dancers at the Las Vegas press announcement Photo by Ethan Miller