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VIDEO: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Featured on CURTAIN UP!

Broadway's Tony Award® winning hit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL kicked off PIX-11's "Curtain Up!" Broadway week series with an exclusive behind the scenes television segment this morning. PIX11 host Tamsen Fadal went backstage at the Palace Theatre to visit Tony Award® nominee Tony Sheldon, took a tour of Priscilla's Tony Award® winning costumes, spoke with star Will Swenson in the middle of Times Square and went behind the hit music of the show with 'Divas' Anastacia McCleskey and Ashley Spencer. Click below to check it out!

Bette Midler proudly presents the most outrageously fun musical on Broadway, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT! This spectacular show tells the story of three best friends on the wildest road trip ever. With over 500 dazzling costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including "It's Raining Men" and "I Will Survive," PRISCILLA promises the two happiest hours on Broadway!

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT was awarded a 2011 Tony Award® for Best Costume Design for Academy Award® winners Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner's designs. The new hit musical was also honored with three Best Musical award nominations from the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award organizations. Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in addition to Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations, and was awarded the Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner were also honored with 2011 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design this season.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT stars Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson, Olivier Award and Tony 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.

Following hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT opened to critical acclaim on March 20 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway).

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 and costumes by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner. Production supervised by Jerry Mitchell. 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 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 more information, visit: www.priscillaonbroadway.com

 

 

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