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Bette Midler premieres at Caesars

21 February 2008

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Bette Midler "The Showgirl Must Go On," created in partnership with AEG Live exclusively for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, premiered tonight to a sold-out crowd of VIPs and celebrities.

Flaunting plenty of girls and gags, "The Showgirl Must Go On" features an enchanting repertoire complete with some of Midler's favorite characters, from Delores Delago -- the wheelchair-bound mermaid -- to Soph, the oldest living showgirl in Las Vegas. Amongst the backdrop of a glittering Broadway-style theatre, Midler and her entourage of talented performers light up the stage in an energetic, comical, and visually stunning spectacle.

"I've been hoarding feathers and fans and sequins and rhinestones for the last 50 years and, hey, I'm throwing 'em all on stage," said The Divine Miss M.

"All of us at AEG Live are ecstatic about the debut of Bette's show," said John Meglen, Co-CEO and President of AEG Live/Concerts West. "The production showcases Bette at her absolute best and her fans are going to be blown away!"

Each witty number in "The Showgirl Must Go On" is peppered with Midler's incomparable wit and brash sense of style. The Divine Miss M. is joined on stage by the Harlettes (Jordan Ballard, Kyra Dacosta and Kamilah Martin), a 13-piece band -- which includes a six-piece horn section from the Las Vegas band "The Fat City Horns" -- and 20 female dancers, who tackle the lively and energetic choreography created by the legendary Toni Basil (of "Mickey" fame).

"Caesars audiences from all over the world will love this engaging new spectacle, which uniquely showcases Bette's inimitable talents on a grand scale," said Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace. "It takes a Colosseum to showcase Bette Midler's colossal talents."

Tickets for "The Showgirl Must Go On" are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-877-7BETTEM (723-8836) or logging on to, keyword "Bette Midler". Tickets may also be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket prices are $95, $140, $175, and $250.

Bette Midler performs approximately 100 shows a year at the 4,300-seat theatre. "The Showgirl Must Go On" hits the stage five nights per week at 7:30 p.m.; the show is dark on Mondays and Thursdays.

Visit for more information on Bette Midler "The Showgirl Must Go On" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. For additional information on The Divine Miss M., please visit her website

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