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Priscilla Queen of the Desert   
The Musical

Palace Theatre, (3/20/2011 - 6/24/2012)
First Preview: Feb 28, 2011 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Mar 20, 2011    
Closing Date: Jun 24, 2012 Total Performances: 526

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

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Theatre Owned / Operated by Stewart F. Lane, James M. Nederlander and James L. Nederlander
Produced by Bette Midler, James L. Nederlander, Garry McQuinn, Liz Koops, Michael Hamlyn, Allan Scott, Roy Furman/Richard Willis, Terry Allen Kramer, Terri and Timothy Childs, Ken Greiner, Ruth Hendel, Chugg Entertainment, Michael Buckley, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Bruce Davey, Thierry Suc/TS3, Bartner/Jenkins, Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg, M. Lerner/D. Bisno/K.Seidel/R. Gold, Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment/Spirtas-Mauro Productions/MAS Music Arts & Show and David Mirvish; Produced in association with MGM On Stage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber; Associate Producer: Ken Sunshine
Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott; Based on the motion picture by Latent Image/Specific Films ; Film Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. ; Musical Director: Jeffrey Klitz; Music orchestrated by Stephen "Spud" Murphy and Charlie Hull; Music arranged by Stephen "Spud" Murphy
Directed by Simon Phillips; Choreographed by Ross Coleman; Developed for the Stage by Simon Phillips; Associate Director: Dean Bryant; Associate Choreographer: Andrew Hallsworth
Bus Concept and Production Design by Brian Thomson; Costume Design by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner; Lighting Design by Nick Schlieper; Sound Design by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald; Make-Up Design by Cassie Hanlon; Associate Scenic Design: Bryan Johnson; Associate Costume Design: Brian J. Bustos; Associate Lighting Design: Michael P. Jones; Associate Wig Design: Richard Mawbey; Moving Lights and Video Programmer: Chris Herman
General Manager: B.J. Holt; Executive Producer: Alecia Parker; Company Manager: Thom Clay; Associate Gen. Mgr: Hilary Hamilton
Technical Supervisor: David Benken; Production Supervisor: Jerry Mitchell; Production Stage Manager: David Hyslop; Stage Manager: Mahlon Kruse; Associate Tech. Suprvr: Rose Palombo
Musical Supervisor: Stephen "Spud" Murphy; Conducted by Jeffrey Klitz; Associate Conductor: Jeff Marder; Woodwinds: David Mann; Guitar: Ed Hamilton; Trumpet: Barry Danielian; Trombone: Michael Davis; Bass: Luico Hopper; Drums: Warren Odze; Percussion: Roger Squitero; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Copying: Martine Monroe
Flying by Foy
Dance Captain: Eric Sciotto; Casting: Telsey + Company; Director of Marketing: Nick Pramik; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Website Design/Online Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Nick AdamsAdam (Felicia)
C. David Johnson
Broadway debut
Tony Sheldon
Broadway debut
Will SwensonTick (Mitzi)
Jacqueline B. ArnoldDiva
James Brown IIIJimmy
Nathan Lee GrahamMiss Understanding
J. Elaine MarcosCynthia
Anastacia McCleskeyDiva
Mike McGowanFrank
Jessica PhillipsMarion
Steve SchepisFarrah
Young Bernadette
Keala SettleShirley
Ashley SpencerDiva
Thom AllisonEnsemble
Kyle BrownEnsemble
Gavin LodgeEnsemble
Luke MannikusBenji
Jeff MetzlerEnsemble
Bryan WestEnsemble
Tad WilsonEnsemble
Ashton WoerzBenji
(Feb 28, 2011 - Sep 24, 2011)
Swings: Ellyn Marie Marsh, Eric Sciotto, Amaker Smith and Esther Stilwell
Understudies: Thom Allison (Bernadette, Jimmy, Miss Understanding), James Brown III (Miss Understanding), Kyle Brown (Frank), Gavin Lodge (Bernadette, Frank, Tick (Mitzi)), Luke Mannikus (Benji), Ellyn Marie Marsh (Cynthia, Diva, Marion, Shirley), Mike McGowan (Bob), Jeff Metzler (Young Bernadette), Steve Schepis (Adam (Felicia)), Eric Sciotto (Tick (Mitzi)), Amaker Smith (Jimmy), Esther Stilwell (Cynthia, Diva, Marion, Shirley), Bryan West (Adam (Felicia)), Tad Wilson (Bob) and Ashton Woerz (Benji)
Tony Award®
 2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 
  Tony Sheldon
winner 2011 Best Costume Design of a Musical [winner] 
 Costume Design by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner
Theatre World
winner 2011 Award [recipient] 
  Tony Sheldon
Drama Desk Award
 2011 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Bette Midler , James L. Nederlander , Garry McQuinn , Liz Koops , Michael Hamlyn , Allan Scott , Roy Furman/Richard Willis , Terry Allen Kramer , Terri and Timothy Childs , Ruth Hendel , Chugg Entertainment , Michael Buckley , Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley , Bruce Davey , Thierry Suc/TS3 , Bartner/Jenkins , Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg , M. Lerner/D. Bisno/K.Seidel/R. Gold , Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment/Spirtas-Mauro Productions/MAS Music Arts & Show and David Mirvish ;  Produced in association with MGM On Stage , Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber
 2011 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
 2011 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Tony Sheldon
winner 2011 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 
  Tim Chappel
winner 2011 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 
  Lizzy Gardiner

ACT 1 Sung By
It's Raining MenThe Divas, Tick and Company
What's Love Got to Do With It?Miss Understanding
I Say a Little PrayerTick
Don't Leave Me This WayBernadette, Tick and Company
Material GirlFelicia and the Boys
Go WestBernadette, Tick, Adam and Company
HolidayAdam, Tick and Bernadette
Like a VirginAdam, Tick and Bernadette
I Say a Little Prayer (Reprise) Tick and the Divas
I Love the NightlifeShirley, Bernadette, Mitzi, Felicia and Company
True ColorsBernadette, Mitzi and Felicia
Sempre LibreFelicia and the Divas
Color My WorldAdam, Tick, Bernadette and Company
I Will SurviveBernadette, Felicia, Mitzi, Jimmy and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Thank God I'm a Country BoyThe Company
A Fine RomanceYoung Bernadette and Les Girls
Thank God I'm a Country Boy (Reprise) The Company
Shake Your Groove ThingMitzi, Bernadette, Felicia and the Divas
Pop MuzikCynthia and Company
A Fine Romance (Reprise) Bob
Girls Just Wanna Have FunAdam and the Divas
Hot StuffFelicia, the Divas and Bernadette
MacArthur ParkBernadette, Tick, the Divas and Company
Boogie WonderlandThe Company
The Floor ShowMitzi, Bernadette, Felicia and Company
Always on My MindTick and Benji
Like a PrayerFelicia and Company
We BelongFelicia, Mitzi, Bernadette and Company
Finally MedleyThe Company