Broadway Just Got A Little Less Gay: 'Priscilla Queen Of The Desert' Announces End Of Run
Written by Instinct Staff |
Friday, 18 May 2012
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Guess we'll have to get our glitter, feathered boas and anal-sex pun fixes elsewhere along the Great White Way as Priscilla Queen of the Desert announced it will end its Broadway run.
The Tony Award-winning production of Bette Midler's Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which celebrated its one-year anniversary on Broadway March 20, will play its final performance at the Palace Theatre June 24.
When it closes, the musical will have played 23 previews and 526 performances.
Priscilla was awarded a 2011 Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Academy Award winners Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner’s designs. The new musical was also honored with three Best Musical award nominations from the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award organizations. Olivier Award nominee Tony 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. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner were also honored with 2011 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design.
One year and 526 performances? That's not even enough for Prisilla to recoup its production costs! Perhaps Bette Midler should've paraded past Instinct cover hottie Nick Adams's nipples around stage a bit more blatantly.
It's not all sad news for Priscilla, however; the exuberant jukebox musical will start a national tour in Minneapolis in early 2013.
(Source and image: Playbill)