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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Begins Performances in Toronto – 10/12

The journey to the heart of fabulous begins!

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

BEGINS PERFORMANCES IN TORONTO TODAY

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical makes its pre-Broadway, North American debut when it begins performances at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto today, October 12 toward an official opening on October 26. The twelve-week only limited engagement will play through January 2, 2011.

The spectacular new stage musical written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and directed by Simon Phillips, will open on Broadway this spring on March 20, 2011 at the Palace Theatre following previews beginning on February 28.

Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon (“Bernadette”), Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson (“Tick”/ “Mitzi”) and Nick Adams (“Adam”/“Felicia”) star as 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.

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Meet Priscilla Queen of the Desert – the Bus!

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO CONTENT ON BROADWAY WORLD

INTRODUCING BROADWAY’S NEWEST, BIGGEST DIVA

CLICK HERE TO MEET PRISCILLA THE BUS

In Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, three friends set out on a fabulous journey through the Australian outback courtesy of the show’s title “character” Priscilla the bus. Clocking in at just over 28 feet long and weighing five tons, Priscilla sits on a rotating mechanism that tracks up and down stage and moves laterally, giving her the ability to turn corners onstage. Priscilla contains a retractable side panel and three internal lifts; her wheels move, she bounces over roadkill, and she changes her costume (and color) thanks to 30,000 LED lights on all sides that display images all over her.

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“Broadway on Broadway” Celebrates New Season this Sun Sep 12 in Times Square; Kelsey Grammer hosts

“BROADWAY ON BROADWAY” CELEBRATES THE NEW SEASON

THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12 IN TIMES SQUARE

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES’ KELSEY GRAMMER TO HOST

Join tens of thousands of your closest friends this Sunday September 12 in Times Square when Kelsey Grammer, the Tony Award-nominated star of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES hosts “Broadway on Broadway” at 11:30 AM in the heart of Times Square.  “Broadway on Broadway” is the annual concert that celebrates the new season. Performances that day include the following:

  • ANYTHING GOES star Sutton Foster will talk about the upcoming new musicals of the season.
  • The Cagelles from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, perform “We Are What We Are.”

  • LOMBARDI stars Dan Lauria and Judith Light will tell the crowd about the season’s new plays.

  • MAMMA MIA! will perform the ABBA anthem “Dancing Queen.”

  • MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET:  The Tony nominated Best Musical will kick off the concert with a medley of “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Who Do You Love,” “Long Tall Sally” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

  • PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL star and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson and the “Divas” will perform “Say a Little Prayer.” Following engagements in Australia and London’s West End, the North American premiere of the smash hit musical rolls into Toronto this fall before arriving on Broadway this spring.
  • STOMP, the off-Broadway sensation and fixture on New York’s theatrical landscape, will get the crowd going during the pre-show with a high energy performance.

“Priscilla” Star Tony Sheldon Toronto Star feature – Rehearsal Begins Tomorrow

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL STAR

TONY SHELDON

FEATURED IN THE TORONTO STAR

Click to read:

http://tinyurl.com/372bwye

NEW YORK REHEARSALS BEGIN WEDNESDAY

Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon, who will star as “Bernadette” in the upcoming pre-Broadway North American production of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, is featured in The Toronto Star with an exclusive profile by Richard Ouzounian in advance of New York rehearsals beginning tomorrow.

THE TORONTO STAR – August 23, 2010

Back to Priscilla Queen of the killer corset – Priscilla Queen of the killer corset

By Richard Ouzounian

NEW YORK- It’s no wonder that Tony Sheldon should have no trouble singing “I Am Woman.” After all, his aunt, Helen Reddy is the star who first made the number a hit.

That’s just one of the theatrical tidbits that Sheldon gleefully dispenses in an exclusive interview, while munching on a BLT sandwich in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood just before he starts rehearsing the leading role of Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, Wednesday.

The show has already been a giant hit in Australia and London, with Sheldon earning kudos for his performance on both continents.

Now the rag-tag bunch of drag queens who first conquered the hearts of the world in the 1994 cult film about outcasts in the outback have set their sights on greener pastures.

After rehearsing in Manhattan, they’ll hit Toronto on Oct. 12 for the North American premiere of the show, finally winding up on Broadway in March 2011.

The dapper 55-year-old Sheldon is charm itself as he talks about his long and winding road to disco-ing his way across the desert in the multicoloured bus that gives the show its title.

Read the rest of the feature:

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/theatre/article/851045–the-ties-that-bindthe-killer-corset-toughest-part-of-playing-drag-queen-onstage

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical Announces Complete Cast

The journey to the heart of fabulous is about to begin!!

COMPLETE CASTING ANNOUNCED

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE TORONTO FALL 2010

BROADWAY SPRING 2011

Complete casting has been announced for 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.

Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon (“Bernadette”), Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson (“Tick”/ “Mitzi”) and Nick Adams (“Adam”/“Felicia”) star as 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.

Ashley Spencer (“Diva”), Mike McGowan (“Frank”), Christopher Gurr, Ellyn Marie Marsh and Jeff Metzler complete the cast of the spectacular new stage musical that 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 October 26.

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

NICK ADAMS

JOINS THE CAST OF


NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE TORONTO FALL 2010

BROADWAY SPRING 2011

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.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Sheldon, Swenson Star in Pre-Broadway Toronto Engagement

“FOUR STARS!” – Daily Telegraph, The Times, Evening Standard, London Lite, London Paper

“Takes you out of yourself and into daring places your wildest fantasies might never have dreamed of visiting.”-The Evening Standard

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE IN TORONTO FALL 2010

BROADWAY SPRING 2011

Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon and Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson (Hair) will lead 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.

The spectacular new stage musical will begin performances at The Prince of Wales Theatre in Toronto for a twelve-week only, pre-Broadway engagement beginning October 12, 2010 and officially opening on  October 26. Tickets are now on sale.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical will open on Broadway in Spring 2011 at a theater to be announced.
Tony Sheldon is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

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