PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Mother's Two-Show Day With Priscilla Queen of the Desert's Ellyn Marie Marsh

By Matthew Blank
May 8, 2012

In honor of Mother's Day (May 13), Playbill.com offers a two-show day with one of the hard-working mommys currently performing on Broadway. Spend a day at work and play with Priscilla Queen of the Desert's Ellyn Marie Marsh, who balances the rigorous show schedule with her duties as mother to 3-year-old Lola.



Marsh offers readers an extensive glimpse at her day, beginning promptly at 7:30 AM in order to maximize mother-daughter time before heading off to the Palace Theatre for a two-performance Sunday.

See how the family fits playtime, breakfast, band practice and a trip to the street fair into just a few short hours... then accompany Marsh to work and meet the guys and gals (and other) who inhabit the world of Priscilla.



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Then I think of my baby girl at home, without meeeeeee. Really I'm just crying about what she did to my HIPS!
Photo by Ellyn Marie Marsh



Bette Midler proudly presents "the most outrageously fun musical on Broadway, the Tony Award-winning production of Priscilla, now celebrating its one-year anniversary on Broadway, over 500 performances and over half a million fans dancing in the aisles," according to production notes. "This spectacular show tells the story of three best friends on the wildest road trip ever. With over 500 dazzling costumes and a hit parade of songs including 'It's Raining Men' and 'I Will Survive,' Priscilla promises the two happiest hours on Broadway!"

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."

Priscilla Queen of the Desert won a Tony Award for Costume Design. Tony Sheldon was nominated for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

For tickets, schedule and performance information, visit priscillaonbroadway.com.