Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams, and the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert is taking it to the streets to celebrate this year’s New York Pride.
The stars of the musical (about three fabulously attired drag queens driving and dancing across the Australian outback) kicked things off by headlining last Saturday’s Pride Rally. What’s next for the troupe? The parade, of course! The stars of the show, including Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, and Nick Adams, will hop aboard the famed bus of the title and drive right down 5th avenue in full, show-stopping, Tony-winning-costume style. And with all those sequins and wigs, something tells me you won’t be able to miss it.
All silliness aside, Priscilla‘s story of acceptance and friendship is a perfect fit for this weekend’s festivities. Check out the cast’s “It Gets Better” ad and be inspired, after the jump…
Some news briefs from the week in theater; click the links for more info:
- The Wednesday night performance of How to Succeed was cancelled following the death of a crew member just before curtain. The cause of death is officially still under investigation. Our thoughts go out to the family of the stagehand and to the entire staff and cast of the show as they face the difficult task of moving forward without one of their own.
A number of shows announced big moves this week: LCT3′s well-reviewed 4000 Miles is getting an Off-Broadway run, the next Frank Wildhorn musical Bonnie & Clyde heads for Broadway this fall and, according to Playbill, the Transport Group hit Lysistrata Jones is rumored to be on the same road to the Great White Way.
- The amazing Angela Bassett is coming to Broadway opposite Samuel L. Jackson in a play about Martin Luther King, Jr.