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BWW Review: PRISCILLA is a Campy Disco Delight With Heart
by Frank Benge - Oct 2, 2016

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL is a jukebox musical adapted from Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott's 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Adapted by Elliott and Allan Scott, the musical uses well-known pop and disco songs as the score. It tells the story of two drag queens and a transgender woman who make a trip from Sydney across the desert in a bus they name Priscilla to do a drag show in the resort town of Alice Springs in the Australian desert. Along the way, they encounter a slew of odd characters, homophobia and love in the most unexpected of places. The original production debuted in Australia at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney in October 2006. The Australian success of the show lead to a two-year West End production and finally the Bette Midler produced Broadway debut in 2011. The production now on stage at Zach Theatre is one of the first regional productions of the show.

BWW Review: All Hail PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 1, 2016

Fiddlehead Theatre Company's Boston premiere production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT dazzles, and it's not just because of the millions of sequins used by Director/Costume Designer Stacey Stephens for the ab-fab fashions of the glamorous drag performers and their entourage. With over 300 costumes, eleven 3-foot wide head-dresses, more than two dozen musical numbers, and a life-size bus named Priscilla, the show offers a visual and aural smorgasbord to rival a midnight snack on a cruise ship.

IN THE HEIGHTS, 'LADY DAY' and More Set for ZACH Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley recently announced the 2016-17 ZACH Theatre Season at an event for ZACH's Trustees, annual donors, and Season Sponsors. ZACH is thrilled to produce Hamilton composer/playwright Lin Manuel Miranda's extraordinary, Tony award winning, Broadway musical In The Heights.

'ARTURO UI', HIR, 'PRISCILLA' and More Highlight BLUEBARN Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

BLUEBARN Theatre introduces Season 28: identity.

BWW Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Rolls Through Ogunquit
by Steve Feeney - Aug 15, 2016

You're either on the bus or you're not on the bus, so the old saying goes. Currently, audiences at the Ogunquit Playhouse are willingly climbing onboard for a wild ride.

'ARTURO UI', HIR, 'PRISCILLA' and More Highlight BLUEBARN Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

BLUEBARN Theatre introduces Season 28: identity.

HAND TO GOD, ECLIPSED & More Set for Unicorn Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 12, 2016

Unicorn Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin, announces the 43rd season of thought-provoking new plays. The new season will open September 7, 2016 and include eight regular season shows. Subscriptions for the new season are on sale now. In addition to a full line up of new productions to Kansas City, the Unicorn will also continue the In-Progress New Play Reading Series, bringing scripts in development and under consideration for production in upcoming seasons before the public. More details on the season will follow this summer.

IN THE HEIGHTS, 'LADY DAY' and More Set for ZACH Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley recently announced the 2016-17 ZACH Theatre Season at an event for ZACH's Trustees, annual donors, and Season Sponsors. ZACH is thrilled to produce Hamilton composer/playwright Lin Manuel Miranda's extraordinary, Tony award winning, Broadway musical In The Heights.

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/19-3/20/2016
by - Mar 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Sunday, March 20, 2016.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/20/16- PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2016

Today in 2011, Priscilla Queen of the Desert opened at the Palace Theatre, wehre it is still running (currently 415 performances). Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a musical with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical tells the story of two drag queens and a transsexual, who contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. The original Broadway cast includes Will Swenson as Tick (Mitzi), Tony Sheldon, again, reprising his role of Bernadette, and Nick Adams as Adam (Felicia).

GANADORES DEL SORTEO - BroadwayWorld te invita a ver PRISCILLA REINA DEL DESIERTO EL MUSICAL
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 14, 2016

Para celebrar el 6¬ļ aniversario de BroadwayWorld Spain queremos comenzar el a√Īo sorteando una invitacion doble para PRISCILLA REINA DEL DESIERTO en el Nuevo Teatro Alcala entre los lectores de la web. ¬°Entra y participa!

Gavin Mitchell & Karen Dunbar to Join PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT for Edinburgh Playhouse Engagement
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 18, 2015

David Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group have announced that Scotland's very own Gavin Mitchell will play 'Bob' and Karen Dunbar will play 'Shirley' in the smash hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT when it plays at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 15 December 2015 to Saturday 2 January 2016. They join Jason Donovan as 'Tick', Simon Green as 'Bernadette' and Adam Bailey as 'Felicia'.

BWW Reviews: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, Regent Theatre Stoke, September 21 2015
by Jenny Ell - Sep 22, 2015

Priscilla Queen of the Desert has had massive success all over the world since it opened in Sydney, Australia in 2006 - no more so than in this country where the show enjoyed a two-year run in London and is currently on its second UK tour. From place to place and on each outing, there always seems to be something slightly different (a change to a set piece or a new song) so the show is constantly in development, keeping it fresh. Just like the 1994 film, the musical production is feel-good throughout but does address serious issues along the way. Ultimately though, Priscilla has great morals filtering through a superbly written book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott.

Simon Green & Adam Bailey Round Out PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT UK Tour Cast
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 7, 2015

David Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group have announced the full cast for the UK tour of the international smash hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT opening on Thursday 20 August 2015 at the Manchester Opera House. www.priscillathemusical.com.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/20/15- PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2015

Today in 2011, Priscilla Queen of the Desert opened at the Palace Theatre, wehre it is still running (currently 415 performances). Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a musical with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical tells the story of two drag queens and a transsexual, who contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. The original Broadway cast includes Will Swenson as Tick (Mitzi), Tony Sheldon, again, reprising his role of Bernadette, and Nick Adams as Adam (Felicia).

BWW Interviews: 'Priscilla, Reina del Desierto'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 26, 2014

Nuestro presentador Jer√≥nimo Carmona entrevist√≥ a los tres protagonistas de Priscilla, Reina del Desierto: Mariano Pe√Īa (Bernadette), Christian Escuredo (Adam/Felicia) y Jaime Zarata√≠n (Tick/Mitzi). El musical se estrenar√° el pr√≥ximo 2 de octubre en el Nuevo Teatro Alcal√°.

PHOTO FLASH: Presentación de 'Priscilla, Reina del Desierto' en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 25, 2014

El autob√ļs de Priscilla, Reina del Desierto ya est√° calentando motores para el esperado estreno del musical el pr√≥ximo 2 de octubre en el Nuevo Teatro Alcal√° de Madrid. En este art√≠culo os ofrecemos algunas im√°genes de la presentaci√≥n realizada ante los medios.

Mariano Pe√Īa encabezar√° el reparto de 'Priscilla, Reina del Desierto'
by Roberto Rodríguez - Sep 3, 2014

El popular actor Mariano Pe√Īa, conocido por haber dado vida a Mauricio en la serie de televisi√≥n 'Aida', interpretar√° al transexual Bernadette, papel que alternar√° con Jos√© Luis Mosquera. Junto a ellos estar√°n Jaime Zatarain (Tick/Mitzi), Christian Escuredo (Adam/Felicia), David Muro (Bob), Susan Martin (Marion), Cristina Rueda (Shirley) y Etheria Chan (Cynthia).

Comienzan los ensayos de 'Priscilla, Reina del Desierto'
by Roberto Rodríguez - Aug 26, 2014

Con 23 cambios escenogr√°ficos, 40 artistas, 500 trajes, 200 pelucas, unas coreograf√≠as irresistibles y un autob√ļs de 10 metros de longitud y 6 toneladas de peso totalmente robotizado, este musical promete ser uno de los grandes espect√°culos de la pr√≥xima temporada. Se estrenar√° el pr√≥ximo 2 de octubre en el Nuevo Teatro Alcal√° de Madrid.

Audiciones infantiles para 'Priscilla, Reina del Desierto'
by Roberto Rodríguez - Jul 31, 2014

Se busca a un ni√Īo de entre 6 y 9 a√Īos, con buenas aptitudes vocales y actorales, para interpretar el personaje de Benji.

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