THE FIRST NATIONAL TOUR OF THE BROADWAY SENSATION
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL
MAKES A STOP IN LAS VEGAS FOR AN 11-WEEK ENGAGEMENT
Tickets to the Smash-Hit Broadway Musical Go on Sale to the Public on April 10
Get ready to break out the feather boas for the most outrageous time of your life! The first national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical makes its way to the sparkling lights of Sin City for an 11-week engagement at The Venetian Las Vegas®, with performances beginning Tuesday, June 18.
Members of The Venetian’s Grazie Loyalty Program will have exclusive access to presale tickets beginning Monday, April 8, with ticket sales open to the general public on Wednesday, April 10. Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical presents the first show on June 18 and performs Wednesday – Monday at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices for Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical start at $59 plus all applicable taxes and handling fees. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at (866) 641-7469 or (702) 414-9000, or online at www.Venetian.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950 or Groups@BASEentertainment.com.
“BASE Entertainment is pleased to bring the national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert to the bustling city of Las Vegas,” says Scott Zeiger from BASE Entertainment. “Already an international hit, Priscilla is a feel-good show that embraces individuality; making it a perfect addition to Las Vegas.”
BASE Entertainment also produced a successful nine-month run of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical in São Paulo, Brazil in March 2012.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical stars Wade McCollum (“Tick/Mitzi”), Scott Willis (“Bernadette”) and Bryan West (“Adam/Felicia”) as the 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. Joe Hart stars as “Bob.”
With more than 500 dazzling 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical features a hit parade of more than 20 dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally,” “I Will Survive,” “Material Girl,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Like a Prayer,” and many others.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on March 20, 2011, at the Palace Theatre. The Hollywood Reporter called Priscilla, “Funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!” NY-1 News raved, “Beneath all that glitz beats a great big sequined heart!” WOR Radio sang, “All the songs you’ve loved for years will blow you out of your seat!”
Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical won a 2011 Tony Award® for Best Costume Design for Academy Award® winners Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner’s designs. The new hit musical received three Best Musical award nominations from the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award organizations. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner were also honored with 2011 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, the most successful Australian musical of all time, had its world premiere in Sydney in 2006. Adapted from the 1994 Academy Award® winning film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. Direction: Simon Phillips, choreography: Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements: Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy, set design: Brian Thomson, costume design: Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, lighting design: Nick Schlieper, sound design: Jonathan Deans & Peter Fitzgerald, make up design: Cassie Hanlon.
About The Venetian Las Vegas®
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie®, the premiere loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo® Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.
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ABOUT BASE ENTERTAINMENT
BASE develops, produces and manages intellectual properties generated for live entertainment stages in North America, Asia and Brazil. BASE’s current production activity in Las Vegas includes the following: Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s, Rock of Ages at The Venetian, Peepshow starting Coco of E!’s “Ice Loves Coco” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Jersey Boys at The Paris, Absinthe at Caesars Palace and Defending the Caveman at Harrah’s. In addition, BASE operates the Showroom and PH Live at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. At Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, BASE programs both the Grand Theater, previously home to both The Lion King and Wicked, and the Sands Theater. In Brazil, BASE, in partnership with Geo Eventos, opened Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Sao Paulo in March 2012. Recently opened at Discovery Times Square in New York City, Spy: The Secret World of Espionage represents the premiere museum quality exhibition developed and presented by BASE. In 2013, BASE will premiere Barry Levinson and Sheryl Crow’s new musical Diner on Broadway. BASE Entertainment’s headquarters are in New York, and its founders include industry veterans Brian Becker and Scott Zeiger. For more information please visit www.BASEentertainment.com.