Priscilla Queen of the Desert



PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Number of Performances: 526
First Preview : February 28, 2011
Opening Night : March 20, 2011
Closing Night : June 24, 2012
Opening Night Cast
Nick Adams (Adam, Felicia)
C. David Johnson (Bob)
Tony Sheldon (Bernadette)
Will Swenson (Tick, Mitz))


OVERVIEW

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: Queen of the Desert promises the two happiest hours on Broadway! Plus, it’s got a great story about standing up for your friends and being true to yourself. So get a group together… glam it up… and ENJOY THE RIDE!

REVIEWS & AWARDS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

A GLITTERY,
JUST-WANNA-HAVE-FUN
SPECTACLE!

-Fox 5 News

PERFECTION! PRISCILLA IS SWEET, TENDER, TOUCHING AND EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED ON BROADWAY. HURRY! I PREDICT A BIG SMASH HIT.”
-Liz Smith

“A ROLLICKING CROWD-PLEASER IN SEQUINS! PRISCILLA PACKS ENOUGH HEART TO LEAVE AUDIENCES ENTHRALLED!”
-Variety

JOYOUS, CROWD-PLEASING ENTERTAINMENT WITH EYE-POPPING VISUALS AND UNEXPECTED HEART! FUNNY & FABULOUS!
-Hollywood Reporter

AWARDS

2011 Tony Award®

  • Best Costume Design
  • 2011 Drama Desk Award

  • Outstanding Costume Design
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by Stewart F. Lane, James M. Nederlander and James L. Nederlander

    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 F. 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; Produced in association with MGM On Stage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber; Associate Producer: Ken Sunshine

    Book by Stephan Elliot and Allan Scott; Based on the motion picture by Latent Image/Specific Films ; Film Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. ; Musical Director: Jeffrey Klitz; Music orchestrated by Stephen "Spud" Murphy and Charlie Hull; Music arranged by Stephen "Spud" Murphy

    Directed by Simon Phillips; Choreographed by Ross Coleman; Developed for the Stage by Simon Phillips; Associate Director: Dean Bryant; Associate Choreographer: Andrew Hallsworth

    Bus Concept and Production Design by Brian Thomson; Costume Design by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner; Lighting Design by Nick Schlieper; Sound Design by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald; Make-Up Design by Cassie Hanlon; Associate Scenic Design: Bryan Johnson; Associate Costume Design: Brian J. Bustos; Associate Lighting Design: Michael P. Jones; Associate Wig Design: Richard Mawbey; Moving Lights and Video Programmer: Chris Herman

    General Manager: B.J. Holt; Executive Producer: Alecia Parker; Company Manager: Thom Clay; Associate Gen. Mgr: Hilary Hamilton

    Technical Supervisor: David Benken; Production Supervisor: Jerry Mitchell; Production Stage Manager: David Hyslop; Stage Manager: Mahlon Kruse; Associate Tech. Suprvr: Rose Palombo

    Musical Supervisor: Stephen "Spud" Murphy; Conducted by Jeffrey Klitz; Associate Conductor: Jeff Marder; Woodwinds: David Mann; Guitar: Ed Hamilton; Trumpet: Barry Danielian; Trombone: Michael Davis; Bass: Luico Hopper; Drums: Warren Odze; Percussion: Roger Squitero; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Copying: Martine Monroe

    Flying by Foy

    Dance Captain: Eric Sciotto; Casting: Telsey + Company; Director of Marketing: Nick Pramik; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Website Design/Online Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Photographer: Joan Marcus

    Opening Night Cast
    Nick Adams (Adam, Felicia)
    C. David Johnson (Bob)
    Tony Sheldon (Bernadette)
    Will Swenson (Tick, Mitz))
    Jacqueline B. Arnold ()
    James Brown III (Jimmy, Ensemble)
    Nathan Lee Graham (Miss Understanding, Ensemble)
    J. Elaine Marcos (Cynthia, Ensemble)
    Antastacia McCleskey (Diva, Ensemble)
    Mike McGowan (Frank, Ensemble)
    Jessica Phillips (Marion, Ensemble)
    Steve Schepis (Farrah, Ensemble, Young Bernadette)
    Keala Settle (Shirley, Ensemble)
    Ashley Spencer (Diva, Ensemble)
    Thom Allison (Ensemble)
    Kyle Brown (Ensemble)
    Gavin Lodge (Ensemble)
    Luke Mannikus (Benji, Alternate)
    Jeff Metzler (Ensemble)
    Bryan West (Ensemble)
    Tad Wilson (Ensemble)
    Ashton Woerz (Benji, Alternate)

    Swings: Ellyn Marie Marsh, Eric Sciotto, Amaker Smith and Esther Stilwell

    Understudies: Thom Allison (Bernadette, Jimmy, Miss Understanding), James Brown III (Miss Understanding), Kyle Brown (Frank), Gavin Lodge (Bernadette, Frank, Tick (Mitzi)), Luke Mannikus (Benji), Ellyn Marie Marsh (Cynthia, Diva, Marion, Shirley), Mike McGowan (Bob), Jeff Metzler (Young Bernadette), Steve Schepis (Adam (Felicia)), Eric Sciotto (Tick (Mitzi)), Amaker Smith (Jimmy), Esther Stilwell (Cynthia, Diva, Marion, Shirley), Bryan West (Adam (Felicia)), Tad Wilson (Bob) and Ashton Woerz (Benji)

    BROADWAY REVIEWS

    Priscilla Queen of the Desert Critic ReviewsPriscilla Queen of the Desert Broadway Audience Reviews

    PHOTO GALLERY

    Priscilla Queen of the Desert Photos


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