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Watch: Preview of Broadway's 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'


The show begins previews February 28. You know, I'm just not sure it's gay enough.


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  1. the sets! the costumes! the Nick Adams!!!

    Posted by: mikey | Feb 16, 2011 11:10:31 AM

  2. They took out the Kylie songs for!

    Posted by: Daleed77 | Feb 16, 2011 11:19:40 AM

  3. Saw this in London in the West End...sooooo good! Total crowd pleaser...wonder what they substituted for the Kylie songs...

    Posted by: Farrell | Feb 16, 2011 11:28:08 AM

  4. I saw this show in London last summer and it was one of the best times I've had at the theater. Of course, London Sunday matinee crowds can be a little rowdy, which certainly didn't hurt the atmosphere.

    I certainly plan on seeing the NY version the next time I'm up.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 16, 2011 11:28:15 AM

  5. Take that stinky La Cage.

    Posted by: ggreen | Feb 16, 2011 11:28:49 AM

  6. I saw it in Toronto and it was wonderful. Go see it!

    Posted by: Banditt | Feb 16, 2011 11:28:49 AM

  7. loved the west end production! can't wait to see it in NYC...

    Posted by: rod n OH | Feb 16, 2011 11:29:50 AM

  8. I have tickets for me, my nephew and his bf for May ... looking forward to seeing it ...

    Posted by: Lou ... | Feb 16, 2011 11:31:07 AM

  9. I saw it in Sydney and loved it - it looks like they tone down the hot sexuality of the Venus number though. I wondered if that would stay in the show it wasn't just gay it was sexy. It's the second song in this Australian preview.
    It's still a great show.

    Posted by: David | Feb 16, 2011 11:34:10 AM

  10. I was at opening night in Australia 5 years ago. Loved it, and so glad to see Tony Sheldon playing Bernadette on Broadway too, as he was magnificent in the role from the beginning. I remember him investing the same combination of humour and dignity in the role of Arnold in Torch Song Trilogy 25 years ago.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 16, 2011 11:36:57 AM

  11. Saw it in Toronto - it's a real crowd pleaser.

    On the plus side, it's a lot lighter than the movie source material - this Bernadette is entirely believable as a one-time drag goddess (and by that, unlike in the movie, she looks like it's not her first time in heels).

    On the downside, it's a lot lighter than the movie source.

    Almost completely different music than the movie - I guess Abba already has Mamma Mia on the go.

    I think the NYC version is considerably more PG14 than the Sydney one.

    Posted by: MammaBear | Feb 16, 2011 11:40:29 AM

  12. Could we get ONE show with drag queens who don't look like Abercrombie models? I love a great pair of biceps but these guys are a little overworked.

    Posted by: Frank | Feb 16, 2011 11:46:10 AM

  13. @Frank: It does seem more Chorusliney than the Sydney version, which had real drag performers in the cast.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 16, 2011 11:57:26 AM

  14. I saw it in London a long time ago and it was pleasing but I have heard those songs so many times I really am tired of them. However, they replaced ABBA songs with Kylie (probably because ABBA refused permission because of their own MAMMA MIA). That was a drawback.

    Posted by: Brent | Feb 16, 2011 12:10:31 PM

  15. Saw it in Toronto. OMFG, it was so much FUN!! Took my parents, too. My husband asked me, "Are they enjoying it," to which I replied, "I think so, but I'm afraid to look over at them to be sure!" Dad (75 yo) was a little stressed about Felicia's banter, until I likened it to locker-room talk between straight guys, after which he totally got it!

    Posted by: Chris Waddling | Feb 16, 2011 12:41:01 PM

  16. Save 45% - go to, find Priscilla and enter code JDMP. Seats are $60-70 for the previews Feb 28-March 19 and $60-80 until April 18

    Posted by: tony | Feb 16, 2011 1:04:25 PM

  17. Hard to see anyone else but Terrance Stamp in that role, but I'm sure it's gonna be great.

    Posted by: Tre | Feb 16, 2011 1:18:02 PM

  18. So it's all just covers? Lame.

    Posted by: boo | Feb 16, 2011 1:26:24 PM

  19. Saw the London production. It sucked. Boring songs, boring choreography, adds nothing to the experience of the film. Save your money. Listen to Boo -- it's LAME.

    Posted by: Reginald Perrin | Feb 16, 2011 2:41:05 PM

  20. BOO: Have you actually seen the show? If no, then you should STFU because you don't know what you're talking about.

    REGINALD PERRIN: I'm just going to give you a hug because you sound as if you need one. *HUGS*

    Posted by: RAPHINOU | Feb 16, 2011 3:07:26 PM

  21. Saw it in Toronto where they were testing it out pre-Broadway - it's a great show!

    Posted by: David | Feb 16, 2011 4:11:32 PM

  22. It looks fabulous! But couldn't they find some talented composer to write an original score?!

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 16, 2011 5:56:42 PM

  23. Tony Sheldon is going to be in the Broadway production? The New York is lucky. He's a 100% shining star who brings real heart and soul to any show he's in.

    Posted by: JAMES | Feb 16, 2011 6:52:14 PM

  24. I saw this in London in 2009 -- and laughed my ass off. Great show! Lots of fun and energy. Definitely want to see it again.

    Posted by: Scottie | Feb 16, 2011 7:09:39 PM

  25. Saw it in Toronto - maybe my expectations were too high. I was entertained for the $45 I paid. Had I paid $150, I'd have been disappointed.

    Posted by: Bianca Withrow | Feb 16, 2011 7:44:07 PM

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