Where was the wind beneath her wings this time?
Bette Midler took a fall off a piece of moving scenery during Act 1 of “Hello, Dolly!” Thursday night, a source told the Daily News.
The show paused for about 10 minutes before Midler returned to a standing ovation and finished the performance.
Karen Selick, who was sitting five rows from the stage, told The News that Midler didn’t miss a step after she returned.
“It’s emotional because she had fallen and then she came out and she was still as good as you can expect,” she said.
Her husband Barry said four men came out of the wings to help Midler up, but that most of the audience realized the tumble was an accident.
“You may hear I was in a little accident on stage tonight; two set pieces collided, I had to make a run for it, and I fell,” Midler tweeted after the show. “But I’m fine.”
Celebrities on Broadway
Donna Murphy, who filled in for Midler for two weeks in July, chimed in after the show.
“Love you @BetteMidler ! Totally DIVINE pro!” she tweeted.
The 71-year-old actress is winding down her time as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway production.
Bernadette Peters will take over the role on Jan. 20.
“I cannot imagine leaving Dolly Levi in better hands than those of Bernadette Peters. She has created more historic roles in more legendary musicals than any living Broadway star, and most of the dead ones, too. I cannot wait to see her in the show from my very expensive premium seat in Row G which I know I will have to pay for,” Midler, who won a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical, said in a statement.
“She is joining the greatest group of people I have ever worked with, and when my run in this amazing show — and in this amazing part — is over, I will miss all of them more than I can express. I know they will take care of her the way they have taken care of me — with the heart and generosity they have shown me since day one of rehearsal.”