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“An eye-popping, ear pleasing, toe-tapping honey of a show!” – Toronto Star

“Priscilla is an explosion of fun, color, and great music!” – CTV Breakfast Television

“An amazing spectacle that has big songs and a huge heart.” - Chum FM

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the global hit stage production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will be recorded next week in New York City and will be produced by Stephen "Spud" Murphy and Frank Filipetti. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL: ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING will be available on April 5 at all retail outlets, including, for a suggested list price of $18.98 (CD) and $11.99 (digital).

Following its critically acclaimed North American debut engagement in Toronto, the spectacular new stage musical arrives on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway) when previews begin February 28 toward an official opening on March 20, 2011.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL had its world premiere in Sydney in 2006 and has subsequently wowed audiences and critics alike in Melbourne and New Zealand, becoming the most successful Australian musical of all time. The London production is now in its third smash hit year in the West End at the Palace Theatre. Earlier this year, the production won the Best Musical Award in London, voted for by readers.

Like the stage production, the Original Broadway Cast Recording will be a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous!

Featuring a classic collection of dance-floor hits spanning the past three decades, from anthems “It’s Raining Men” and “I Will Survive” to beloved songs associated with Elvis Presley, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Tina Turner, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL: ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING is a veritable history of dance music that tells the story of a trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting adventure who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

Critics around the world have praised Priscilla’s infectious musical heart beat:

“Priscilla pushes all the same buttons as the movie did, only with more great tunes!” - Daily Telegraph, Australia

“Plenty of classic pop and disco hits have been thrown into the heady mix of the familiar and the fantastic.”
– Sunday Express (London)

“Some of the greatest disco anthems ever to fill a dance floor." - Daily Telegraph (London)

A complete list of the songs from the show which will be recorded for the Broadway cast album follows at the end of this press release.

Adapted from the Academy Award® winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. Direction is by Simon Phillips, choreography is by Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements are by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy and set design is by Brian Thomson. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner have re-created their Academy Award® winning costume designs, which were originally designed for the film. Lighting is designed by Nick Schlieper and sound design is by Jonathan Deans. BAFTA Award winning make up design is recreated by Cassie Hanlon.

On Broadway, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL stars Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon, Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson and Nick Adams leading a company of 27.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is produced by Bette Midler; James L. Nederlander; Garry McQuinn, Liz Koops; Michael Hamlyn; Allan Scott Productions; Roy Furman/Richard Willis; Terry Allen Kramer; Terri and Timothy Childs, Ken Greiner, Ruth Hendel; Bartner/Jenkins; Chugg Entertainment; Michael Buckley; Stewart F. Lane / Bonnie Comley; Bruce Davey; Thierry Suc/TS3; The Volcano Project; Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment / Spirtas-Mauro Productions / MAS Music Arts & Show; and David Mirvish.

Tickets for the Broadway production are available by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745- 3000 or online at


1. Overture
2. It’s Raining Men
3. Don’t Leave Me This Way
4. Material Girl
5. Go West
6. I Say A Little Prayer
7. I Love The Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)
8. True Colors
9. Follie! Delirio vano È questo!
10. Color My World
11. I Will Survive
12. A Fine Romance
13. Shake Your Groove Thing
14. Pop Muzik
15. A Fine Romance (Reprise)
16. Girls Just Want To Have Fun
17. Hot Stuff
18. MacArthur Park
19. Always On My Mind/I Say A Little Prayer
20. Like A Prayer
21. We Belong
22. Finale

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