The musical concerns a "trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who 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 The Musical features over 20 dance-floor favorites including “It's Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” The musical opened on Broadway March 20, 2011, and played its final performance June 24, 2012, after 23 previews and 526 performances.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. The Broadway production also featured direction by Simon Phillips, choreography by Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements by Stephen "Spud" Murphy, set design by Brian Thomson, lighting design by Nick Schlieper, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald and make-up design and Cassie Hanlon.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.