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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical - 2011 - Broadway

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends 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. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and featuring a score of dance-floor classics, Priscilla is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Palace Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1564 Broadway Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical


Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Entertainment Weekly
The nylon-thin plot is mostly an excuse to set up the classic tunes on the soundtrack. As fans of Glee know by now, there's a certain pleasure in the truly unlikely segue. It's natural for Tick to begin 'Say a Little Prayer' seated at the mirror: 'The moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup...' But you can imagine the narrative lengths to which the creators must go to introduce Jimmy Webb's 'MacArthur Park,' which memorably begins: 'Someone left the cake out in the rain.' Needless to say, the show is campier than a tentful of Boy Scouts (working on their choreography merit badge). And there's a dance-party atmosphere that helps compensate for the show's plot implausibilities and clunkier moments. Among the three leads, Adams seems the most solid and comfortably over the top as a bratty young provocateur. Sheldon is not the strongest singer, but brings some touching pathos to his role as the aging diva. The weakest element is Swenson, who seems a bit ill at ease as Tick/Mitzi (and the actor's shaky accent often seems closer to Eton than Australia).

'Priscilla' a thrilla that makes it fun to be a drag - New York Post
So confident is “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” in its ability to ramp up the thrills that it doesn’t wait for the finale to drop the confetti — it falls a mere 30 minutes in shamelessly feel-good show won't do to entertain, from bringing theatergoers onstage to dance to lowering its singing divas from the rafters. It may look a bit ramshackle at times, but "Priscilla" has a big, joyous heart.


 

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2012
An afternoon of music director master classes are set for Chelsea Studios today, June 25 from 12 to 8 p.m., organized by TheatreMusicDirectors.org and moderated by David J. Hahn (Associate Conductor: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Priscilla Queen of the Desert).
by BWW Special Coverage - June 24, 2012
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert plays its final performance on Broadway today, June 24, 2012, after 23 previews and 526 performances. After a pre-Broadway try-out in Toronto, the show opened on March 20, 2011, at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway), starring Tony Award nominee Will Swenson, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams as a trio of friends on a road trip, 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.
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2012
This will be regular participants Priscilla, Queen of the Desert's Nick Adams, Ellyn Marsh and company's final SIP before the show closes on Broadway tomorrow, and the cast of Godspell prepares for its June 24 closing on the Great White Way as well. We wish them well! See below for June 23rd's matinee SIPs from Broadway's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Newsies, Mary Poppins, Evita, Rock of Ages, The Book of Mormon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Ghost (Broadway AND West End!), The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Once On This Island at Paper Mill, First You Dream at the Kennedy Center, La Cage aux Folles National Tour, Pittsburgh CLO's A Chorus Line, Gateway's My Fair Lady, Arizona Broadway Theatre's Grease and more!
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2012
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert star Nick Adams welcomed guest rocker Joan Jett backstage at the Palace Theatre last week on June 14. Adams invited Jett to see Priscilla before its 549-performance run ends this Sunday, June 24. Check out a photo of the pair below!
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2012
An afternoon of music director master classes are set for Chelsea Studios on June 25 from 12 to 8 p.m., organized by TheatreMusicDirectors.org and moderated by David J. Hahn (Associate Conductor: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Priscilla Queen of the Desert).
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012
The New York Times is reporting that PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT will play its final performance on Broadway on June 24, 2012 after 23 previews and 526 performances.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012
The New York Times is reporting that PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT will play its final performance on Broadway on June 24, 2012 after 23 previews and 526 performances.
by Jennifer Broski - May 2, 2012
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT's Tony Award nominated star and original Australian leading man Tony Sheldon unveiled his portrait at Sardi's Restaurant tonight, May 2. See photos of Sheldon with Nick Adams, Will Swenson, Audra McDonald, Roger Rees, Christine Andreas and Judy Kaye at Sardi's below!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012
WCBS Newsradio 880 reporter Jim Taylor caught up with the Tony Award-winning production of Bette Midler's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT and it's Tony Award-nominated leading man Tony Sheldon backstage at the Palace Theatre. Listen to the complete radio segment online here.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012
www.priscillaonbroadway.comPRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT's Tony Award nominated star and original Australian leading man Tony Sheldon will unveil his portrait Sardi's Restaurant tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2.
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2012
JULIE REIBER - the singer and actress currently playing Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway at the Palace Theater - will release her debut solo album today, April 24. Love Travels is a mix of her original tunes, musical theatre favorites by such composers as Jason Robert Brown ('Still Hurting'), Adam Guettel ('Through The Mountain') and Stephen Schwartz (the special bonus track 'Defying Gravity') - each with a special twist - and reinventions of Reiber's favorite artists including Stevie Wonder ('Knocks Me Off My Feet'), Chaka Khan ('Stay'), John Mayer ('Back To You') and Joni Mitchell ('Little Green'). She will celebrate this new recording with a concert at Rockwood Music Hall the following night, Wednesday April 25. The $20 ticket price includes a signed CD. Love Travels will also be available via iTunes, CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and JulieReiber.com
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2012
FM News 101.9 theater reporter Michelle Murillo caught up with the Tony Award-winning production of Bette Midler's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on the musical's one-year anniversary at the Palace Theatre, and sat down with Tony Award-nominated stars Will Swenson and Tony Sheldon to discuss their hit year driving the big pink bus on Broadway. Listen to the complete radio segment online here.
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2012
JULIE REIBER - the singer and actress currently playing Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway at the Palace Theater - will release her debut solo album on Tuesday, April 24. Love Travels is a mix of her original tunes, musical theatre favorites by such composers as Jason Robert Brown ('Still Hurting'), Adam Guettel ('Through The Mountain') and Stephen Schwartz (the special bonus track 'Defying Gravity') - each with a special twist - and reinventions of Reiber's favorite artists including Stevie Wonder ('Knocks Me Off My Feet'), Chaka Khan ('Stay'), John Mayer ('Back To You') and Joni Mitchell ('Little Green'). She will celebrate this new recording with a concert at Rockwood Music Hall the following night, Wednesday April 25. The $20 ticket price includes a signed CD. Love Travels will also be available via iTunes, CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and JulieReiber.com
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2012
Australia media giant Fremantle Media will be presenting a new reality show, 'I Will Survive', offering Broadway hopefuls the chance to train with the PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT company at the Palace Theatre. The reality series will be broadcast on Network Ten.
by Stage Tube - April 6, 2012
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT 'Divas' trio Jacqueline B. Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey and Lisa Howard sang the National Anthem for the New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic game at Madison Square Garden, March 28.