Bette Midler, ‘Hocus Pocus’ cast wear costumes in reunion photo
October 19, 2020
(CNN) This might be the best thing that’s happened to Halloween.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy have reprised their roles as the Sanderson sisters from the hit 1993 movie, “Hocus Pocus.”
Midler on Sunday shared a behind-the-scenes photo of herself alongside Parker and Najimy in character on her Instagram, and social media erupted into a frenzy.
Midler put it best in her caption, “‘In Search of the Sanderson Sisters’ is the best thing to happen to #Halloween since Hocus Pocus + Reeses Pieces!”
We couldn’t agree more.
The film has become a cult classic, and fans have been begging for a sequel for years. There’s reportedly one in the works over at Disney+.
But the latest reunion wasn’t for a new movie; it’s for Midler’s annual fundraiser known as Hulaween, benefiting her nonprofit, the New York Restoration Project, which works to restore gardens and parks in New York’s five boroughs.
This year’s event, “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” is virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will be scripted by Eric Kornfeld and Bonnie McFarlane, with a cast of characters consisting hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and featuring: Glenn Close, Billy Crystal, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Debney, Samantha Diaz, Harry Guinness, Todrick Hall, Jennifer Hudson, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Michael Kors, Adam Lambert, George Lopez, Alex Moffat, Vanessa Shaw, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, John Stamos, Meryl Streep, Kenan Thompson, Sophie von Haselberg, and other surprise guests.
Reserve your spot today for our one-hour virtual evening event on Friday, October 30! Your personalized access link will be emailed to you in advance of the event, and we will keep you informed of all the Hocus Pocus fun we have in store leading up to the big night.
The broadcast will include closed captions in English and can be streamed worldwide.
Buy tickets here: https://nyrpshop.org/