PLAYBILL PICKS: Readers Share Their Wish List for Bette Midler's Next Broadway Show

By Playbill Staff
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.