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Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert to Close June 24 logo
Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, and Nick Adams
in Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical
(© Joan Marcus)
The Broadway production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert will play its final performance at the Palace Theatre on Sunday evening, June 24. As of that date, it will have played 23 previews and 526 regular performances.

The musical is based on the Oscar-winning film and written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. It has been directed by Simon Phillips and has choreography by Ross Coleman. The production stars Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams as a trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting road trip of a lifetime in the middle of the Australian outback.

Featuring the most awarded costumes in Broadway history, Priscilla won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Academy Award winners Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner's designs, which were also honored with 2011 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards.

The musical was also honored with three Best Musical award nominations from the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award organizations. Sheldon received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in addition to Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations, and was awarded the Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut.


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