UP ON THE MARQUEE: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Complete!
The spectacular new stage musical just finished its pre-Broadway engagement at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Canada on January 2, 2011 prior to beginning performances at Broadway's Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway) on February 28, and opening on March 20. A couple of weeks ago, BroadwayWorld brought you the first shots of the marquee going up. Below, we bring you a look at the finished product!
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The MusicaL stars Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon ("Bernadette"), Tony Award nominee Will Swenson ("Tick"/ "Mitzi") and Nick Adams("Adam"/"Felicia") 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.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical will also feature C. David Johnson ("Bob"), James BrownIII ("Jimmy"), Nathan Lee Graham ("Miss Understanding"), Mike McGowan ("Frank"), J. Elaine Marcos ("Cynthia"), Jessica Phillips ("Marion"), Steve Schepis ("Farrah"), Keala Settle ("Shirley"), "Divas" Jacqueline Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey and Ashley Spencer and Thom Allison, Kyle Brown, BRyan West, Tad Wilson, Joshua Buscher, Susan Dunstan, Gavin Lodge, David Lopez, EllynMarie Marsh, Jeff Metzler and Eric Sciotto.
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award(r) winning film "The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert," starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce, is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. Direction is by Simon Phillips, choreography is by Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements are by STEPHEN 'SPUD' MURPHY and set design is by BrIan Thomson. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner have re-created their Academy Award(r) winning costume designs, which were 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 had its world premiere in Sydney in 2006 and has subsequently wowed audiences and critics alike in Melbourne and New Zealand, becoming the most successful Australian musical of all time. The London production is now in its second smash hit year in the West End at the Palace Theatre. Beyond Toronto and Broadway, further international dates are also in discussion for productions in Brazil, Scandinavia and Germany.