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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL Has Best Week Gross on Broadway

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

LOVES THE BROADWAY NIGHTLIFE!

BEST GROSS EVER

$1,028,470.30 for Week Ending May 22, 2011

Get Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical Tickets

“A musical extravaganza. Delightfully eye-catching and colorfully hilarious!” – Entertainment Weekly

Broadway’s new hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT celebrated its best gross ever in the “Millionaire’s Club” - $1,028,470.30 for the week ending May 22, 2011 - topping the musical’s previous record of $1,003,206.million (week ending Sunday, April 17, 2011). 

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT has been awarded the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Costume Design. Original Australian star Tony Sheldon has received a Theater World Award for outstanding Broadway debut.

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 also 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 nominations. Academy Award winning design team Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner have also been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for their costume design for the stage production.

A new block of tickets are now on sale for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL. Tickets for Broadway’s new smash hit will now be available through January 29, 2012.

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

For Tickets, Schedule and more information, visit: www.priscillaonbroadway.com

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