The Divine Miss M
is making her way to Sin City next February to replace
Las Vegas entertainment staple Celine Dion at the Caesars
Palace Colosseum. Bette Midler signed a two-year
contract to take over the spot as the resident
performer at the 4,100-seat theater, according to
"The stage is so
enormous, there's a terror that you might not be able
to fill it all by your lonesome; you know, a little person
in high heels," Midler said in a statement.
became a household name after the Broadway production of
Fiddler on the Roof, built a devoted gay
following early on in her career, performing at
Manhattan's Continental Baths.
She will be among
other big-name headliners who are entertaining crowds
along the strip, including Prince, Elton John, and Barry
The agreement has
Midler slated at five nights per week for 20 weeks over
the next two years, beginning February 20, 2008. Her shows
will run 90 minutes, with ticket prices ranging from
$95 to $250 per seat, according to the article.