If you’re a fan of big names on Broadway, this is quite the season for you, what with your Gyllenhaals, Blanchetts, and Fieldses making appearances on stages across the Great White Way. Tomorrow, that list increases by one Divine Miss M more as Bette Midler (not Bett Midler, ahem) begins previews of Hello, Dolly! And while the show officially opens April 20, Midler couldn’t wait to share a photo of herself in her starring role via Twitter today. Midler is — remarkably — making her debut as a lead actress in a Broadway musical with this role, first made famous by Carol Channing. And just how does Midler look, dressed as the indomitable Dolly herself? Divine, of course. Almost as divine as when she dressed like her Hocus Pocus character for Halloween.
Bette Midler. Photo: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images