Monday, March 21, 2011

"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" Opens

The Australian musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert has opened on Broadway.  The show has received mixed-to-poor reviews for its writing and construction, but strong reviews for its acting.  Tony Sheldon, friend to this blog whom I interviewed recently, has gotten extraordinarily high praise for his performance as Bernadette and it now seems likelier than ever that he could win a Tony for this role.  Audiences seem to be loving the cam and the music, but reviewers didn't seem to catch on to that -- the structural issues seemed to get in their way.

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