PHOTO CALL: "Weather Girl" Martha Wash Visits Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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13 Jul 2011

Martha Wash, an original member of The Weather Girls, visited Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert on July 12.

The Weather Girls are best known for the hit song "It's Raining Men," which is featured in the disco-infused musical. Wash visited with cast members after the show.

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Gavin Lodge, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Tony Sheldon, Martha Wash, Nick Adams, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey and C. David Johnson
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Priscilla Queen of the Desert is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and directed by Simon Phillips. The score features existing dance-floor favorites.

Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon (as Bernadette), Hair Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (as Tick/Mitzi) and La Cage aux Folles actor Nick Adams (as Adam/Felicia) star as "the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting adventure. [They] 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."

The Broadway company also features C. David Johnson (Bob), James Brown III (Jimmy), Nathan Lee Graham (Miss Understanding), Mike McGowan (Frank), J. Elaine Marcos (Cynthia), Jessica Phillips (Marion), Steve Schepis (Farrah), Keala Settle (Shirley), Luke Mannikus (Benji), plus "Divas" Jacqueline Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey and Ashley Spencer, with Thom Allison, Kyle Brown, Bryan West, Tad Wilson, Joshua Buscher, Gavin Lodge, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Jeff Metzler, Eric Sciotto, Amaker Smith, Esther Stilwell and Ashton Woerz.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert received Tony nominations for Costume Design and Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Sheldon).

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