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Nick Adams Joins the Cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical





Nick Adams will join Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon and Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson leading the cast of the pre-Broadway North American company of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and directed by Simon Phillips.

Adams will play the role of “Adam/Felicia,” and completes the 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.

Currently appearing in the Tony Award® winning revival of La Cage Aux Folles as one of the “Cagelles,” Adams has also appeared on Broadway in the recent productions of A Chorus Line, Chicago, Guys and Dolls and The Pirate Queen.

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

The spectacular new stage musical will begin performances at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto for a twelve-week only, pre-Broadway engagement beginning October 12, 2010 and officially opening on October 26.

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical will open on Broadway in Spring 2011 at a theater to be announced.

Earlier this year PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL won the Best Musical Award, voted for by Whatsonstage.com readers. 

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical will also feature C. David Johnson (“Bob”), James Brown III (“Jimmy”), Nathan Lee Graham (“Miss Understanding”), J. Elaine Marcos (“Cynthia”), Jessica Phillips (“Marion”), Steve Schepis (“Farrah”), Keala Settle (“Shirley”), “Divas” Jacqueline Arnold and Anastacia McCleskey, Thom Allison, Kyle Brown, Joshua Buscher, Susan Dunstan, David Lopez, Eric Sciotto, Bryan West, Wayne Wilcox and Tad Wilson.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award® winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce, is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott.  Direction is by Simon Phillips, choreography is by Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements are by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy and set design is by Brian ThomsonTim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner have re-created their Academy Award® winning costume designs, which were originally designed for the film.  Lighting is designed by Nick Schlieper and sound design is by Jonathan Deans. BAFTA Award winning make up design is recreated by Cassie Hanlon.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL had its world premiere in Sydney in October 2006 and has subsequently wowed audiences and critics alike in Melbourne and New Zealand, becoming the most successful Australian musical of all time.  Following a return Sydney season last year due to popular demand, the London production recently celebrated its first year in the West End at the Palace Theatre.  Along with Toronto and Broadway, further international dates are also in discussion for productions in Brazil, Scandinavia and Germany.

Along with winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Costume Design for Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, the musical was also nominated for Best New Musical and Tony Sheldon was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is produced by Liz Koops and Garry McQuinn for Back Row Productions, Michael Hamlyn for Specific Films, Allan Scott Productions, David Mirvish, Roy Furman, Terry Allen KramerNederlander OrganizationTerri and Timothy Childs / Ken Greiner / Chip Meyrelles, Bartner Group LLCChugg Entertainment, Bruce DavyMichael BuckleyStewart LaneThierry Suc and Volcano Project /TS3.

NICK ADAMS (Adam/Felicia) originated the role of Angelique in the Tony Award winning 2010 revival of La Cage Aux Folles. Nick has also been seen on Broadway in A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, Chicago and in the original cast of The Pirate Queen. TV and Film credits include Sex and the City 2, An Englishman in New York, “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “Rosie Live,” “The Kennedy Center Honors” and “The Tony Awards.” Concerts: Birdland, Erie Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops.  Training: BFA Boston Conservatory. Nick has been featured in several national media outlets including the covers of Dance Spirit and Instinct Magazinewww.nickadams.biz

For tickets, schedule and performance information on the West End and Toronto productions visit:


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