Bette Midler joins 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'

NEW YORK - October 13, 2010

The musical is adapted from the zany 1994 movie about a trio of drag queens traveling across the Australian outback in a bus.

Producer James L. Nederlander says of Midler: "We are thrilled that she wants to join us on the bus for this magnificent adventure."/p>

Midler made her Broadway debut in "Fiddler on the Roof" and has returned several times in concerts and revues./p>

"Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical" is currently in Toronto. It had its world premiere in Australia in 2006 and later was a hit in London. Previews in New York begin Feb. 28./p>

It is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and directed by Simon Phillips./p>

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