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Bette: Bathhouse to Broadway!

18 January @ 20:00 - 22:00


Back by popular demand, Jonathan Booth returns to Sonata after a sell-out performance stepping into the heels of legendary diva, Bette Midler, as she explores the key moments in her life and career.

From her early performances at New York City’s Continental Baths (a gay bathhouse located in the basement of a hotel) right through to her record-breaking, Tony-winning turn as Dolly Levi in Broadway’s ‘Hello Dolly!’; ‘Bette: Bathhouse To Broadway’ explores Midler’s music, movies, and iconic concert performances.

Incorporating songs, stories, and comedy, Bette is joined by her longtime Fr-enemy and accompanist, Barry Maniblow, on the piano, to help bring her story to life. All songs are sung live and will include some of Midler’s biggest hits and standards, including ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, ‘Friends’, ‘The Rose’, and of course, ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’.

WINNER Best LGBTQ+ Show, Greater Manchester Fringe 2019
“Flawless comedic timing, nuances and mannerisms are spot on” Manchester’s Finest
”Highly entertaining!” Canal St Online
★★★★ North West End


18 January
20:00 - 22:00
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Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge
3 St Ann's Alley
Manchester, M2 6AJ United Kingdom
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