BWW TV: A Magical Invite for Bette Midler’s ‘Witches & Wizards’ Hulaween Bash
October 19, 2016
by BroadwayWorld TV
HELLO, DOLLY! leading lady Bette Midler‘s annual star-studded Hulaween Bash benefitting The New York Restoration Project is right around the corner. The event will take place on Friday, October 28th, at The Waldorf Astoria, and BroadwayWorld has a fun, digital invite for the celebration below!
This year’s theme is “Witches & Wizards” at the haunted hotel. Kathy Griffin will serve as host. Click through to see who will be performing and judging the costumes!
In a legendary career spanning five unbroken decades of matchless cultural relevance, Bette Midler is a performer who thrillingly continues to defy categorization. She is a recording artist who has sold more than 35 million albums and won four Grammy Awards. She is a Tony Award, three-time Emmy, three-time Golden Globe-winning and twice Academy Award-nominated actress who made her Broadway debut in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof in 1967, and went on to star in dozens of blockbuster films, creating some of the most iconic screen performances in cinematic history.
Throughout the 1970’s, she brought to Broadway three well-loved concert events: Bette Midler(in 1973, and for which she received a special Tony Award), Bette Midler‘s Clams on the Half Shell Revue (in 1975), and Bette! Divine Madness (in 1979). In 2013, Midler returned to the Broadway stage, after a nearly 40-year absence, to star in the one-woman play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers in which she played the legendary Hollywood agent, wowing critics and selling out performance after performance in a run that broke the house record at the Booth Theatre.
In addition to being one of the best-loved, most versatile, and instantly recognizable entertainers in the world, Midler is also a great and abiding New Yorker and one of its most generous and tireless citizens. In 1994, she started the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing abandoned and neglected parks, gardens and open spaces in all five boroughs back to abundant life.