PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Cupcake Returns To Magnolia 6/6-12

By: Jun. 03, 2011
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Due to popular demand, New York City's legendary Magnolia Bakery has announced a return of the official cupcake of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL in celebration of the Tony Awards.

The "Priscilla Cupcake" that first debuted in March will be available beginning Monday, June 6 for a limited time only through the day of the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12.

Based on Academy Award® winning designers Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner's dancing cupcake costumes for the stage musical, the pistachio cupcake with fluffy pistachio meringue butter cream is topped with a meringue kiss, bright edible confetti and iridescent "disco dust!" The creation of the "Priscilla Cupcake" marked the first time in Magnolia's history that a Broadway musical inspired the creation of one of its world famous desserts.

SIna Clark, vice president of operations at Magnolia Bakery and chief baking officer and president Bobbie Lloyd created the recipe in collaboration with Magnolia owner and chief creative officer Tyra Abrams and creative director Linda Facci who conceived its design.

Priscilla's dancing cupcakes magically twirl on stage during the performance of the dance floor classic "MacArthur Park" as a reference to the famous lyric "Someone left the cake out in the rain...."

Watch video of the dancing cupcakes swirling around on television:

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).

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.

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 cast of 27, a score of over 20 dance-floor classics 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.

Magnolia Bakery first opened its doors in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1996. Since 2007, the Bakery has been owned and operated by veteran NYC restaurateur and consultant Steve Abrams and his wife, Tyra Abrams. From its inception, Magnolia Bakery has provided customers with freshly baked vintage American desserts in its nostalgic environment. Magnolia prides itself on tradition and strives to satisfy loyal patrons while maintaining the integrity of the brand. For more information, visit

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