Bette Midler and Sharon Stone will co-star in the movie version of the. Broadway comedy, “The Allergist’s Wife.”
The source is Charles Busch’s odd-couple comedy which starred Linda Lavin and Michelle Lee on the Broadway stage.
Midler, Hawaii’s homegrown superstar, will portray Marjorie Tubb, an upper-middle-class wife living in New York’s Upper West Side, who is having a mid-life crisis.
Stone will play Taub’s mysterious childhood-era friend, Lee, who arrives in The Big Apple, who upsets the apple cart that is home for Taub and her husband, who is an allergist to the homeless.
The actor playing Dr. Ira Taub, the allergist, has not been named.
Andy Frickman will direct. …
A DeLima Christmas brunch
Comedian Frank DeLima will be featured in a Holiday Brunch show at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Blue Note Hawaii, at the Outrigger Waikiki resort.
Doors will open at 11 a.m. and seating will be first-come, first-served.
HisEaster Sunday brunch show earlier this year was a popular attraction and boasted a hearty brunch menu.
DeLima, of course, will do his anticipated comedy shticks, loaded with his brand of ethnic humor and some parodies, but will certainly include his holiday-appropriate “Filipino Christmas.” That means his lit-up, decorated Christmas tree costume will be shared.
Tickets: $35 and $45. There also will be a $10 minimum for food or beverage purchase…
And songstress Dionne Warwick returns to the Blue Note for four shows, at 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Blue Note. Doors open at 6 p.m., with beverage and dinner service.
Warwick is her era’s top musical diva, singing the melodies of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, which enabled her and her composers to land on the pop charts.
A multi-Grammy winner, Warwick is responsible for such lasting hits as “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” “Walk on By,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” and “Don’t Make Me Over.”
Ticket: $95 to $150, with a $10 minimum for drinks or food. Tickets at www.bluenotehawaii.com or (808) 777-4890. …
Keola Beamer opening Kahilu season
Maui resident Keola Beamer, the singer-guitarist-composer, and his wife, dancer Moanalani Beamer, will launch Kahilu Theatre’s 2022-23 season at 7 p.m. Aug. 27, in Waimea, Big Island.
The program is themed “Coming Home to Waimea.”
Beamer, a prolific composer as well as ki ho’alu (slack key) guitarist, is best known for his signature “Honolulu City Lights,” a repertoire favorite from his era performing with his brother, Kapono Beamer.
The bros are the sons of Aunty Nona Beamer, the legendary Hawaiiana authority and dancer and the matriarch of an iconic musical family, with roots on the Big Island.
Keola was among the instrumental players in the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance of the 1970s, an era that gave birth to a number of Hawaiian solo singers, guitarists, composers and chanters whose presence led to the keen new interest in Hawaiian music with an updated pop reincarnation, particularly in Waikiki, whose showrooms and lounges were filled with budding vocalists and musicians for a new generation of fans.
Tickets: (808) 885-6868 …
Broadway grosses, week ending Aug. 14
So no one exceeded the $3 million gross pinnacle last week, though the usual leaders were paying musical chairs.
No. 1, “The Music Man,” topping the field with its 76 trombones and $2.784 million gross.
No. 2, “Hamilton,” grossing $2.194 million, a bridesmaid in the room where it’s still happening.
No. 3, “The Lion King,” still roaring its circle of livelihood, at $2.052 million.
Data, courtesy The Broadway League. The tallies:
And that’s Show Biz. …