PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Priscilla's J. Elaine Marcos Takes Us (and Castmates) on a Tour of Toronto

News   PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Priscilla's J. Elaine Marcos Takes Us (and Castmates) on a Tour of Toronto
The new Broadway-bound musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is currently enjoying its North American premiere at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre.

J. Elaine Marcos — whose Broadway credits include The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Flower Drum Song, Miss Saigon and A Chorus Line — plays the role of Cynthia in the show based on the Academy Award-winning film.

A native of Toronto, Marcos generously offered to play tour guide and show and fellow cast members some of her favorite sights and haunts around the city.


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 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." The North American 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), plus "Divas" Jacqueline Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey and Ashley Spencer, with Thom Allison, Kyle Brown, Bryan West, Tad Wilson, Joshua Buscher, Susan Dunstan, Gavin Lodge, David Lopez, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Jeff Metzler and Eric Sciotto.

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. The musical will arrive at the Palace Theatre on Broadway Feb. 28, 2011, with an official opening scheduled for March 20.

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