Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Musical - Original

Palace Theatre

  • First Preview: February 28, 2011
  • Opening Date: March 20, 2011
  • Closing Date: June 24, 2012
  • Previews: 23
  • Performances: 526

Book: Allan Scott, Stephen Elliott

Synopsis

Based on the Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the musical follows the adventures of a trio of drag queens who journey across the Australian Outback.

 

Opening Night Cast

Will Swenson in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Will Swenson Tick (Mitzi)
Tony Sheldon in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tony Sheldon Bernadette
Nick Adams in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Nick Adams Adam (Felicia)
C. David Johnson in Priscilla Queen of the Desert C. David Johnson Bob
Ashley Spencer in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Ashley Spencer Diva 1
Anastacia McCleskey  in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Anastacia McCleskey Diva 2
Jacqueline B. Arnold in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Jacqueline B. Arnold Diva 3
James Brown III in Priscilla Queen of the Desert James Brown III Jimmy
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Stephan Elliott Book
  Allan Scott Book
Simon Phillips Simon Phillips Director
Ross Coleman Ross Coleman Choreographer
Jerry Mitchell Jerry Mitchell Production Supervisor
  Brian Thomson Bus Concept & Production Design
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Videos (8)

 

Awards


Astaire Awards

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show J. Elaine Marcos Nominee
2011 Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show Nick Adams Nominee

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Tony Sheldon Nominee
2011 Outstanding Book of a Musical Stephan Elliott
Allan Scott
Nominee
2011 Outstanding Costume Design Tim Chappel
Lizzy Gardiner
Winner
2011 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Tony Sheldon Nominee
2011 Outstanding Choreographer Ross Coleman Nominee
2011 Outstanding Costume Design Tim Chappel
Lizzy Gardiner
Winner
2011 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Theatre World Award Tony Sheldon Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Actor in a Musical Tony Sheldon Nominee
2011 Costume Design of a Musical Tim Chappel
Lizzy Gardiner
Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 24, 2012 4 $727,110
$1,458,535
$225,097 $78.17
$200.00
9302
1689
8
0
68.84% 17.56%
Jun. 17, 2012 3 $502,013
$1,458,535
$14,090 $72.45
$200.00
6929
1689
8
0
51.28% 3.32%
Jun. 10, 2012 2 $487,923
$1,458,535
-$32,627 $75.30
$200.00
6480
1689
8
0
47.96% -3.56%
Jun. 3, 2012 1 $520,550
$1,458,535
- $74.77
$200.00
6962
1689
8
0
51.52% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,237,596
$5,834,140
  $75.17 29673
54048
32
0
54.90 %  
Cumulative
  $48,763,901
$100,247,415
  $79.01
$200.00
616609
927274
526
23
66.50 %  
 
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