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Priscilla Star Nick Adams' Muscular Mutt Is Quite the Lady

Priscilla Star Nick Adams' Muscular Mutt Is Quite the Lady

After a two-show day, Broadway’s pet-owning performers love nothing more than coming home to their number one fan: a loyal four-legged friend. In honor of the annual Broadway Barks dog and cat adoption event, coming up on July 9 in Shubert Alley, we asked stage stars to show their puppy—and kitty!—love by telling us all about their furry pals ...

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Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: Celebrating a Birthday, Gay Pride and the Tonys!

Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: Celebrating a Birthday, Gay Pride and the Tonys!

Happy birthday, Nick Adams! It's an exciting birthday month for Priscilla Queen of the Desert star Nick Adams (who turned 28 earlier this June.) In his latest video blog Adams brings his trusty camera along to film the Priscilla crew as they get glammed up to perform at this year's Tony Awards and a Gay Pride Month rally in Central ...

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The Cast of Priscilla Goes Grilling at Mayor Bloomberg's Pride Month BBQ

The Cast of Priscilla Goes Grilling at Mayor Bloomberg's Pride Month BBQ
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When Mayor Bloomberg decided to throw a BBQ in honor of Gay Pride Month, he knew exactly who to call to help get the party started: the cast of Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert. On June 22, show stars Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams headed to Gracie Mansion, the mayor's official residence, to perform the musical's rousing ...

Video Flashback! Bob Fosse's Big Deal Floors Priscilla Star Tony Sheldon at the 1986 Tonys

Video Flashback! Bob Fosse's Big Deal Floors Priscilla Star Tony Sheldon at the 1986 Tonys

In the final days leading up to the 2011 Tony telecast, Broadway.com is posting videos of favorite Tony memories of this year’s nominees, with their own commentary. Best Actor nominee Tony Sheldon of Priscilla Queen of the Desert got his yearly Broadway fix via the Tony telecast in his home country of Australia. His personal highlight? A number from ...

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Hallelujah! Late Show Bandleader Paul Shaffer Checks Out Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Hallelujah! Late Show Bandleader Paul Shaffer Checks Out Priscilla Queen of the Desert
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Paul Shaffer took a break from his busy duties as bandleader at The Late Show With David Letterman on June 8 and headed over to the Palace Theatre to check out Broadway's most fabulous new musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Shaffer was in familar territory when the cast began belting out the show's opening number, "It's Raining Men": He ...

C. David Johnson on Getting Hooked on Broadway and Romancing Tony Sheldon in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

C. David Johnson on Getting Hooked on Broadway and Romancing Tony Sheldon in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Age & Hometown: 55; Montreal, Canada

Current Role: Making his Broadway debut as Bob, the rugged Australian mechanic who falls for aging transsexual Bernadette (Tony nominee Tony Sheldon) in the flashy musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Laying Down the Law: While Johnson is one of the few Priscilla actors not dressed in drag, his first stage experience was in ...

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Boogie with the Priscilla Divas and Their Disco Mega-Mix

Boogie with the Priscilla Divas and Their Disco Mega-Mix

Audiences are dancing the night away at Broadway's Palace Theatre, where the disco-filled road trip musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert reigns supreme. Many of the show's classic disco hits are belted by Priscilla's fabulous Divas (Ashley Spencer, Anastacia McCleskey and Jacqueline B. Arnold.) In this fun new clip, the lovely ladies offer a sneak peek at the ...

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Tony Nominee Chat: Priscilla's Tony Sheldon on the Significance of a Nomination for an Aussie Actor

Tony Nominee Chat: Priscilla's  Tony Sheldon on the Significance of a Nomination for an Aussie Actor

It’s a time-honored Broadway tradition: the day after the Tony nominations are announced, the lucky nominees get gussied up to meet the press. Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek caught up with Priscilla Queen of the Desert's Best Actor in a Musical nominee Tony Sheldon to talk about the big night. As a native Australian, the Tonys have always had ...

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Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: Meet the Prom King and Queen of Broadway

Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: Meet the Prom King and Queen of Broadway

He's back! Priscilla Queen of the Desert's Nick Adams has had quite the busy schedule lately and is eager to tell his fans all about it in his latest video blog. The actor recently raised more than $20,000 for the New York AIDS Walk and thanks two of his supporters by giving them a backstage tour. He also ...

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Long Live the Queen! Priscilla Celebrates 100 Broadway Performances

Long Live the Queen! Priscilla Celebrates 100 Broadway Performances
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Time flies when you're having fun! On May 27 the entertaining new musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert completed its 100th performance since opening at Broadway's Palace Theatre earlier this spring. To celebrate the milestone, the cast partied backstage after the show with some festive and fabulous desserts. Click below to join in on the fun alongside show stars Tony ...

Priscilla's Divas Dig into New Diva-Licious Dessert at Serendipity

Priscilla's Divas Dig into New Diva-Licious Dessert at Serendipity
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The honorary sweets just keep on coming for Priscilla Queen of the Desert. After receiving some fantastic cupcakes in the show's name, the flashy disco musical has now inspired an elaborate sundae courtesy of iconic Serendipity ice-cream parlor. On May 25, Priscilla Divas Ashley Spencer, Jacqueline B. Arnold and Anastacia McCleskey headed to the sweet shop to witness the unveiling ...

Unleash the Beiste! Glee Coach Dot Marie Jones Checks Out Priscilla

Unleash the Beiste! Glee Coach Dot Marie Jones Checks Out Priscilla

Glamorous Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is all about acceptance and the importance of self-love, so the show's cast was thrilled to welcome Dot Marie Jones, who plays Glee's oft-taunted football coach Shannon Beiste, to a March 15 performance at the Palace Theatre. Take a look as Jones joins Tony-nominated star Tony Sheldon, Will Swenson and understudy ...

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Fans Crown Priscilla's Bernadette and Bob Prom Queen and King of Broadway

Fans Crown Priscilla's Bernadette and Bob Prom Queen and King of Broadway

It's prom season, and Broadway.com asked fans to choose an unofficial Prom King and Queen from stars of the season's hottest shows. The votes are in, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert's Bernadette (Tony Sheldon) and Bob (C. David Johnson) have taken the titles with 27% of votes. The fabulous transgendered entertainer and the rugged Outback citizen ...

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Priscilla’s Nick Adams Has a ‘Holy Sh*t!’ Moment After His Double Audience Choice Award Wins

Priscilla’s Nick Adams Has a ‘Holy Sh*t!’ Moment After His Double Audience Choice Award Wins

“Holy sh*t!” Priscilla Queen of the Desert star and Broadway.com video blogger Nick Adams joyously exclaimed as he headed backstage at the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Adams picked up two trophies during the evening for Favorite Diva Performance and Favorite Breakthrough Performance.

“I’m, like, shaking,” he said. “I know [this ceremony] is really fun and ...

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Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: Fan Presents and an Autograph From Britney Spears!

Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: Fan Presents and an Autograph From Britney Spears!

Nick Adams' fans have been incredibly generous to the talented Priscilla Queen of the Desert star lately. In his newest entry to his Muscles and Mascara video blog series, Adams shows off some of the fantastic gifts his fans have sent him including one of Nick's favorite snacks (that's not available in the US) and an autographed Britney Spears album ...

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Diva Overload! Joan and Jackie Collins Hitch a Ride With Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Diva Overload! Joan and Jackie Collins Hitch a Ride With Priscilla Queen of the Desert
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With countless amounts of faux lashes, body glitter and extravagant costumes, the new Broadway hit Priscilla Queen of the Musical already boasts a pretty high camp level, but the backstage atmosphere got even more wild when the cast welcomed two special guests on May 9. Dynasty diva Joan Collins (a Broadway veteran herself thanks to a 1992 revival of Private ...

Priscilla Tony Hopeful Tony Sheldon on His Showbiz Childhood and the ‘Lovely Woman’ He Plays at the Palace

Priscilla Tony Hopeful Tony Sheldon on His Showbiz Childhood and the ‘Lovely Woman’ He Plays at the Palace

The word "Tony" is a constant in the life of Australian Broadway star Tony Sheldon. Of course, it was his birth name, but it's also the name of his famous mother, Toni Lamond, and longtime partner Tony Taylor. How fitting, then, that Sheldon woke up on Tuesday to learn that he'd been nominated for a Tony Award, no? The charming ...

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Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Talks Scoring a Tony Nomination on Good Day

Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Talks Scoring a Tony Nomination on Good Day

It's been quite the week for Priscilla star Tony Sheldon, as the Australian actor earned a Best Actor Tony nomination for his debut Broadway role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. On May 5, Sheldon headed to Fox's Good Day New York to chat about the honor and the general "Ziegfeld Follies"-like atmosphere over at the Palace Theatre. Click ...

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Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Shares Tony Happiness with His Mom in Australia

Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Shares Tony Happiness with His Mom in Australia

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start ringing off the hook for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2011 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Tony Sheldon
Nominated for Best Actor in a Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert


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Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: A Visit to The View and Easter Bonnet Fun

Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: A Visit to The View and Easter Bonnet Fun

Nick Adams is keeping pretty busy aside from his eight shows a week over at Priscilla Queen of the Desert. In the latest installment of his video blog, Adams brings along his camera as the Priscilla crew makes a guest appearance on The View to perform "I Will Survive." Right after the show, Adams headed over to the annual ...

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What a View! The Cast of Priscilla Delivers an Eye-Popping Performance for Whoopi and Co.

What a View! The Cast of Priscilla Delivers an Eye-Popping Performance for Whoopi and Co.

Morning chat show The View certainly lived up to its name on April 26 when the cast of Broadway's colorful new musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert stopped by. Dressed in the show's magnificent "Gumby" costumes, show stars Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams provided the audience with quite a spectacle! The trio, joined by the musical's lovely Divas ...

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Muscles & Mascara: Watch What Happens This Week in the Life of Priscilla’s Nick Adams

Muscles & Mascara: Watch What Happens This Week in the Life of Priscilla’s Nick Adams

Ah, the busy life of a Broadway drag diva! This week on Muscles & Mascara, Nick Adams fights for marriage equality, takes Twitter fan requests, does press at Bravo and Sirius XM and even offers a peek at his backstage life at Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Oh, and he also ponders a blue flower arrangement that has arrived from ...

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Hot Stuff! Models Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova Boogie Down at Priscilla

Hot Stuff! Models Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova Boogie Down at Priscilla
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As if Priscilla Queen of the Desert weren't already fabulous enough thanks to the musical's classic disco tunes and wildly fashionable costumes, the show received an extra dose of fierceness thanks to supermodel visitors Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova. The lovely ladies recently headed to the Palace Theatre to check out the hit new musical. After the performance, they ventured ...

Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: Autograph Time and a Special Boys' Night Out

Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: Autograph Time and a Special Boys' Night Out

As the Broadway cast recording of Priscilla Queen of the Desert hit stores, Nick Adams and his fellow cast members showed some love for their fans by heading to Barnes & Noble to sing and sign autographs. Our video blogger brought his trusty camera along to the appearance to catch his co-stars as they performed and greeted their devoted supporters ...

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The Cast of Priscilla Welcomes 'It Gets Better' Pioneer Dan Savage

The Cast of Priscilla Welcomes 'It Gets Better' Pioneer Dan Savage
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The cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been active in the fight for equal rights by recently joining with the It Gets Better Project for a special campaign. On April 12, show stars Tony Sheldon, Will Swenson and Nick Adams got to meet the man who started the It Gets Better phenomenon, sex columnist Dan Savage. Savage, whose ...

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