PLAYBILL PICKS: Readers Share Their Wish List for Bette Midler's Next Broadway Show
02 Jun 2013
Betty Buckley as Norma Desmond
Jon Rybka-Wachhaus Oh wow. Where to start. What about Mame? Or Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.
There are only a handful of divas who missed out on the chance to play Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's Sunset Boulevard - and Midler might be at the top of that list. Like original Broadway star Glenn Close, Midler has the Hollywood cache to add an extra level to the role.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.