‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ rolling onto Broadway

The latest movie to get the tuner treatment is “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.” The new musical just wrapped a well-recieved run in Toronto and is set to begin previews Feb. 28 with opening night set for March 30 at the Palace Theater. The 19994 film version won an Oscar for its elaborate costumes designed on a shoe-string budget by Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel.

The musical is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott with Simon Phillips directing and Ross Coleman doing the dances. Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon takes on the Terence Stamp role of the aging drag queen while Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (“Hair”) has the Hugh Weaving role and Nick Adams steps into Guy Pearce‘s pumps. 

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