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Why You Should See Priscilla Queen of the Desert Despite The Harsh Broadway Critics

Did you hear Broadway managed to open another giant gay spectacle to outdo Xanadu in overt homoerotics? Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which required trips through Australia and London and Canada before finally arriving on Broadway, tells the tale of a bunch of drag queens making their way through the Aussie outback with a soundtrack that includes Madonna and The Weather Girls. The New York Times called it “monotonous and mechanical.” The New York Post says the cast trio’s chemistry is “lopsided.” But as Tony Sheldon (who originated the show), Tony Sheldon, and busty Nick Adams demonstrated on Friday’s Today show, the reason you’re going to buy orchestra tickets is to sing along to drag queen numbers somewhere other than a dive bar.