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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

First Look at the North American Premiere of PRISCILLA!

By Kelly Cameron -

Priscilla Queen of the Desert began previews on October 12th in Toronto, and officially opens on the 26th.  BWW has been on hand to bring you photos, videos and interviews with the cast and crew as they prepare to launch the North American Premiere of this world-wide smash.  We are now thrilled to bring you the first official production photographs of the Broadway-bound show.
Priscilla is already a world-renowned hit with successful productions in Australia and London. It is scheduled to begin performances on Broadway at the Palace Theatre February 28th with official opening night being March 20th, 2011.

Following its critically acclaimed North American debut engagement in Toronto, the spectacular new stage musical arrives on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway) when previews begin Monday, February 28 toward an official opening on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Here's a look at a montage of splashy footage from the production in Toronto. Next stop, Broadway!

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL stars Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon, Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson and Nick Adams as the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting adventure who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

Featuring a score of over 20 dance-floor classics and with a dazzling array of more than 500 outrageous costumes, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous.

Adapted from the Academy Award® winning film "The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert," PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. Direction is by Simon Phillips, choreography by Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements by Stephen ‘Spud' Murphy and set design by Brian ThomsonTim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner have re-created their Academy Award® winning costume designs originally designed for the film. Lighting is designed by Nick Schlieper and sound design is by Jonathan Deans. BAFTA Award winning make up design is recreated by Cassie Hanlon.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is produced by Bette MidlerJames L. NederlanderGarry McQuinnLiz KoopsMichael HamlynAllan Scott Productions; Roy Furman/Richard WillisTerry Allen Kramer; Terri and Timothy ChildsKen GreinerRuth Hendel; Bartner/Jenkins; Chugg EntertainmentMichael BuckleyStewart F. Lane / Bonnie ComleyBruce DaveyThierry Suc/TS3; The Volcano Project; Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment / Spirtas-Mauro Productions / MAS Music Arts & Show; and David Mirvish.


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