Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical is set to take on New York.
Based on the 1994 Australian film of the same name, Priscilla is ready to move into Broadway’s Palace Theatre, after producers of the 2009/10 Broadway revival of West Side Story announced the show will close there on 2 January 2011.
Known for its catchy 80s pop classics and outlandish costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert was a huge success throughout Australia in 2006, later moving to London in 2009.
Priscilla will have a 12-week Broadway trial run in Toronto first, starting on 12 October. The show is set to open on Broadway for previews on 28 February, with the official season starting on 20 March 2011.
Edit: Canadian and American readers of The Drama Teacher – this is one fabulous musical! Fantastic show to go to with a group of friends. You’ll be singing the songs all the way home from the theatre….a great night out. You’ve never, and I mean never, seen costumes like this in a stage musical before! Check them out.