Broadway in Chicago Concert: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

August 6, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Hosted by ABC 7's Janet Davies, the Broadway in Chicago concert will feature performances by the iconic rock legend CYNDI LAUPER with members of the cast from her new musical KINKY BOOTS, Joey from WAR HORSE and Cathy Rigby as PETER PAN. Also performing are cast members from CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, LES MISERABLES, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, SISTER ACT, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the American Music Theatre Project's THE VERONA PROJECT and Emerald City Theatre's CINDERELLA.

Tonight, August 6th, 6:15PM
Pritzker Pavilion

(RELEASE) Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce two Chicago premieres in their 2013 Spring season: Tony Award-winning PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT and CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will play the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 East Congress Parkway) for two weeks only, March 19 -- 31, 2013. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph Street) for a two-week engagement April 2 – 14, 2013.


This spectacular show tells the uplifting story of a 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. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "Finally" and "I Will Survive." The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT "funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!" The New York Post declares "Queen of Broadway! A feel-good show with a big, joyous heart! PRISCILLA ramps up the thrills!" The New York Times raves "Performed with gleaming verve! Every conceivable surface has been decked with sequins, spattered with colored lights, or trimmed in feathers and fringe."


Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected. This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Award®-winning "dream team," with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), a swinging score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). Tickets are available now for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will part of the 2013 Spring Season, which will go on sale

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