Bette Midler 'The Showgirl Must Go On' Now Playing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

The Divine Miss M. Unveils the Most Imaginative Show of Her Iconic Career

Feb 21, 2008, 00:00 ET from AEG Live

    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
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     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
     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
     About AEG Live
     AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles based AEG is
 dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring
 for a variety of programming and multi-media production. One of the largest
 concert promotion and touring companies in the world, AEG Live is comprised
 of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, and operates and owns
 numerous state of the art venues nationwide. Recent AEG Live tours and
 productions include Celine Dion A New Day ... , which just ended a landmark
 five year run at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and "Tutankhamun and the
 Golden Age of the Pharaohs," an international tour of the artifacts of King
 Tut. Recent and current promoted concert tours include Justin Timberlake,
 Christina Aguilera, Prince, Bon Jovi, Usher, Nickelback, Kenny Chesney, Rod
 Stewart, and Paul McCartney. AEG Live also co-produces the New Orleans Jazz
 & Heritage Festival. Goldenvoice, the company's southern California-based
 regional promotion division, created and operates the award winning annual
 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
     About Caesars Palace
     Caesars Palace is the world's best known resort-casino, celebrating the
 glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome, in an 85-acre
 destination location that sets the standard for entertainment, dining and
 luxury. Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace ranks
 among the world's top luxury resorts known for their originality and beauty
 and features 3,348 hotel guest rooms and suites, 25 unique restaurants and
 cafes, 4.5-acre Garden of the Gods pools and gardens, 50,000 square foot
 Qua Baths & Spa and 240,000 square feet of premium meeting and convention
 space. The 4,100-seat Colosseum sits just steps from celebrity chef
 restaurants and the acclaimed Forum Shops at Caesars and spotlights world
 class entertainers such as Bette Midler, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld and
 starting in May 2008, Cher. Journalists can access media materials and
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