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Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!

Following hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL opened to critical acclaim on March 20 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway). The show will give its 100th performance on Broadway, tonight, Friday, May 27th, and the cast recently celebrated the milestone with a Cupcake Toast. BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage of the event below!

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT has been honored with three Best Musical award nominations from the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award organizations. Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon has received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in addition to Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Best Actor nominations. Mr. Sheldon won a 2011 Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut in Priscilla. Academy Award winning design team Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner have also been nominated for a Tony Award for their costume design for the stage production, in addition to winning the 2011 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design.

A new block of tickets are now on sale for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL. Tickets for Broadway's new smash hit will now be available through January 29, 2012.

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 road trip of a lifetime 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, a company of 27, and with a dazzling array of more than 500 outrageous costumes, the spectacular new stage 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. Production supervised by Jerry Mitchell. 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, sound design is by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald and make up design is 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.

For Tickets, Schedule and more information, visit: www.priscillaonbroadway.com

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon & Nick Adams attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
The Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
The Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon & Nick Adams attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon & Nick Adams attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon & Nick Adams attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Tony Sheldon attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Tony Sheldon attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Tony Sheldon attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
The Company attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
J. Elaine Marcos & C. David Johnson attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
J. Elaine Marcos & C. David Johnson attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson with Ashton Woerz & Luke Mannikus attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson with Ashton Woerz & Luke Mannikus attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson with Ashton Woerz & Luke Mannikus attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson with Ashton Woerz & Luke Mannikus attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson with Ashton Woerz & Luke Mannikus attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson with Ashton Woerz & Luke Mannikus attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson with Ashton Woerz & Luke Mannikus attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Ashton Woerz & Luke Mannikus attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!
Will Swenson with Ashton Woerz & Luke Mannikus attending the Cupcake Toast celebrating 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and their 100th Performance on Broadway in New York City.

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates 100th Performance!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.