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PHOTO FLASH: Magnolia Bakery Unveils Special Cupcake for Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical

Thom Allison
(© Tristan Fuge)
On Tuesday, March 8, Priscilla Queen of the Desert cast member Thom Allison donned his best cupcake couture to unveil the show's official cupcake at New York City's Magnolia Bakery at Rockefeller Center.

"The Priscilla Cupcake" marks the first time in Magnolia's history that a Broadway musical has inspired the creation of one of its world famous desserts. Sina Clark, vice president of operations at Magnolia Bakery and chief baking officer and president Bobbie Lloyd created the recipe in collaboration with Magnolia owner and chief creative officer Tyra Abrams and creative director Linda Facci who conceived its design.

Based on Academy Award-winning designers Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner's dancing cupcake costumes for the stage musical, the pistachio cupcake with fluffy pistachio meringue butter cream is topped with a meringue kiss, bright edible confetti and iridescent "disco dust!"

The show's dancing cupcakes magically twirl on stage during the performance of the dance floor classic "MacArthur Park" as a reference to the famous lyric "Someone left the cake out in the rain…."

Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott have adapted the show from the Academy Award-winning film about three friends searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback. The production is directed by Simon Phillips.

The show stars Will Swenson (Tick/Mitzi), Tony Sheldon (Bernadettte), and Nick Adams (Adam/Felicia), and features Mike McGowan (Frank), C. David Johnson (Bob), James Brown III (Jimmy), Nathan Lee Graham (Miss Understanding), J. Elaine Marcos (Cynthia), Jessica Phillips (Marion), Steve Schepis (Farrah), and Keala Settle (Shirley). The cast also includes Ashley Spencer, Jacqueline Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey, Thom Allison, Kyle Brown, Bryan West, Tad Wilson, Joshua Buscher, Gavin Lodge, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Jeff Metzler and Eric Sciotto.

For more information and tickets, click here.

"The Priscilla Cupcake"
(© Tristan Fuge)

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