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Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!

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Following smash hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL began previews on Broadway on February 28 and opened on Sunday night, March 20, 2011. BroadwayWorld.com was there to party with the cast!

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 MitchellTim 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 MidlerJames L. NederlanderGarry McQuinnLiz KoopsMichael HamlynAllan ScottRoy FurmanRichard Willis;Terry Allen Kramer; Terri and Timothy ChildsKen GreinerRuth HendelChugg Entertainment;Michael BuckleyStewart LaneBonnie ComleyBruce DaveyThierry Suc/TS3; Bartner/ Jenkins;Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg; M. Lerner/ D. Bisno/ K. Seidel/ R. Gold; Paul Boskindand Martian Entertainment / Spirtas-Mauro Productions / MAS Music Arts & Show; and David Mirvish.

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams & Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams & Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams & Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Will Swenson & Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
James Brown III

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Anastacia McCleskey

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Anastacia McCleskey, Jacqueline B. Arnold & Ashley Spencer

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Jacqueline B. Arnold

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Steve Schepis

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Tad Wilson & family

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Nathan Lee Graham

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Tad Wilson & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Kyle Brown & Leslie McDonel

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Ashley Spencer

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Aston Woerz

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
J. Elaine Marcos & C. David Johnson

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
J. Elaine Marcos

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Saundra Santiago

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Joan Rivers

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Gary McQuinn

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Jeff Metzler, Thom Allison, Gavin Lodge & Mike McGowan

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Guy Pearce & Nick Adams

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Tony Sheldon & Nick Adams

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Luke Mannikus

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
J. Elaine Marcos & Nick Adams

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Nick Adams

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Ellyn Marie Marsh & Esther Stilwell

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Tony Sheldon

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!
Tony Sheldon

Photo Coverage: Party with the Cast of PRISCILLA on Opening Night!

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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.


 
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