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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Original Cast Album Debuts #1 on Billboards

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD
TOP BROADWAY ALBUM CHART

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“The album doesn't only preserve the dynamic work of the show's Broadway cast, but also of Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy and Charlie Hull, who have created the orchestrations, which are a grand blend of pulsating pop beats and Broadway razzamatazz.” –Theatermania

“All the songs you’ve loved for years will blow you out of your seat!” – WOR Radio 

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the smash hit stage production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL has debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Broadway Album Chart.

Released on Rhino and produced by Priscilla  orchestrator, arranger and musical supervisor Stephen "Spud" Murphy and Frank Filipetti, the album is available in retail outlets nationwide now and also available on  www.rhino.com, www.bn.com and on iTunes.

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).

On Broadway, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The MusicaL stars Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson, Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams leading a company of 27.

Like the stage production, the Original Broadway Cast Recording is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous!

Featuring a classic collection of over 20 dance-floor hits spanning the past three decades, from anthems including “It’s Raining Men” and “I Will Survive” to beloved songs made famous by Elvis Presley, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benatar, the Priscilla score is a veritable history of dance music that tells the story of a 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. 

Critics around the world have praised Priscilla’s infectious musical heart beat:

“Raucously winning with an unending parade of hits, each one glitzier and more iridescent than the last.  Bring your dancing shoes!” - Bloomberg News (Broadway)

 

Priscilla pushes all the same buttons as the movie did, only with more great tunes!” - Daily Telegraph, (Australia)

“Plenty of classic pop and disco hits have been thrown into the heady mix of the familiar and the fantastic.”

Sunday Express (London)

“Some of the greatest disco anthems ever to fill a dance floor." - Daily Telegraph (London)

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. Crystals for costumes and set design provided by Swarovski.

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 third smash hit year in the West End at the Palace Theatre. 

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.

TICKET INFORMATION: Ticket prices range from $50.00 - $125.00 and are available online and in person at The Palace Theatre at 1564 Broadway (between 46th & 47th Streets).

For more information, visit: www.priscillaonbroadway.com 

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