Thursday, October 04, 2007

Priscilla Vies To Be Queen Of The West End

Priscilla Vies To Be Queen Of The West End

Regular readers will recall what a guilty pleasure it was for me to see the outrageously over-the-top stage adaptation of Aussie fave Priscilla Queen Of The Desert while in Sydney last December.

Even as the Australian production is just now preparing to open at Melbourne's Regent Theatre (which, next July, will become the home in Oz to Wicked), now comes the news that Priscilla will ditch the bus (figuratively speaking) and fly to London's West End. Despite Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group serving as co-producer, the production that will land in the United Kingdom late next year promises to be "true to its Australian" roots.

Additionally, there are talks of bringing a touring production to the United States sometime in 2009. What would be really useful to know is whether American audiences are really ready.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for Melbourne ticket information.
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Tick, Tick, Bernadette (And Mitzi, Too) (July 25, 2007)
SOB's Best Of 2006-07: Best New Musicals (May 22, 2007)
The Hits From Coast To Coast (March 8, 2007)
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert - The Musical (The SOB Review) (December 30, 2006)
Priscilla Opens Down Under (October 14, 2006)
Finally! Stage Musical Version of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert to Roll into Sydney (July 5, 2006)

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At 05 October, 2007, Blogger Esther said...

I don't know, I think "Priscilla" still has somewhat of a cult following in the United States. And it really is a great story - with some funny and poignant moments. I'd go see it, especially if they bring the bus!

At 07 October, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Esther, I agree about the cult following, but will that be enough to sustain it with a broader audience? I'm not so sure - and remember, I had a ball when I saw the show Down Under!


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