Nick Adams on PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT's Superstar Cast
Nick Adams recently chatted with Broadway Beat at PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT's press day. In the interview, Adams talked about what it's like working with his fabulous castmates, Will Swenson and Tony Sheldon.
Adams revealed, "Tony Sheldon and Will Swenson are superstars. They are the most gracious, encouraging men, and two of my closest friends. The dynamic that we have is true to life, I mean we really do love eachother like family. They took me under their wing day-one of rehearsal and have created these wonderful relationships together."
"I can't imagine doing it with anybody else. They are so beautiful in their roles. I learn so much from watching them and working with them every day. I feel like it's the perfect team. They're terrific."
On his role, Adams said, "I play Adam/Felicia. Felicia is when Adam is in his drag persona. I'm best friends with Will Swenson's character 'Tick' and Tony Sheldon's character 'Bernadette,' and the three of us take this journey across Australia in the desert in my bus that I christened 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert.'"
As for the themes of the show, he added "It's beautiful. It's about friendship, acceptance, love, tolerance. There are beautiful messages in the show that I think are important, especially right now."
To watch the full Broadway Beat coverage of PRISCILLA's press day, click here.
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. Yesterday morning, the show met the press in New York for the first time, we were there to capture all the fun.
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL stars Tony Award nominee Will Swenson, Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon 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 Thomson. Tim 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 Midler; James L. Nederlander; Garry McQuinn, Liz Koops; Michael Hamlyn; Allan Scott; Roy Furman/ Richard Willis; Terry Allen Kramer; Terri and Timothy Childs, Ken Greiner, Ruth Hendel; Chugg Entertainment; Michael Buckley; Stewart Lane/ Bonnie Comley; Bruce Davey; Thierry Suc/TS3; Bartner/ Jenkins; Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg; M. Lerner/ D. Bisno/ K. Seidel/ R. Gold; Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment / Spirtas-Mauro Productions / MAS Music Arts & Show; and David Mirvish
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