Category Archives: Queen of The Desert

Prerecorded Production’s Profits Plunge

The controversial Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which has drawn fire for using a recorded string section in the place of live music, continues to see its grosses fall.  Last month saw the biggest drop in Priscilla’s average weekly take … Continue reading

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Prerecorded Priscilla’s Persistent Plummet

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the musical which has sparked controversy over its producers’ decision to use recorded strings instead of giving the audience the full live musical experience you expect on Broadway, has continued to see their weekly box … Continue reading

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Priscilla Producer Changing Tune?

Now this is rich!  The Nederlander Organization both produced Priscilla Queen of The Desert and owns the theater where it plays.  Now the Nederlander Organization’s Broadway Direct newsletter and website features a glowing piece on their latest production, a revival … Continue reading

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“But Is It Live?”

The current controversy over the decision by producers of Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert to use recordings in place of string musicians is not the first such situation to create a stir.  Last year, after playing over 500 shows, … Continue reading

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Prerecorded Priscilla’s Box Office Woes Continue

As we’ve previously noted, the grosses for Priscilla Queen of the Desert have tumbled downwards in recent months.  This marks the third consecutive month of falling revenue for the first Broadway show to replace live music with recordings.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Priscilla’s Downward Spiral

Broadway audiences are rejecting recorded music.  As seen above, Priscilla Queen of The Desert, the first musical in the history of Broadway to use recordings in the place of live music, has been experiencing falling revenues.  The average weekly gross … Continue reading

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Save Live Music on Broadway Ad Campaign Goes Web-Wide!

We just concluded a highly successful run of ads on several major news websites, resulting in a huge increase in support for the campaign to keep Broadway live!  Below are two of the ads, feel free to post them on … Continue reading

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Broadway Lyricist Michael Korie on “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”

I saw “Priscilla” a few months ago and at the time didn’t realize that the orchestra was partially taped — but I did notice how tacky it sounded, and how the sound was disconcertingly canned.  All coming through those banks of speakers, … Continue reading

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A Musical Protest Against Priscilla

Here is some footage of last Thursday’s protest!  Thanks to everyone who came out in support of keeping Broadway live.

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A Musical Protest to Keep Broadway Live!

Where? In front of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at the Palace Theater.  1564 Broadway (between 46th and 47th streets), New York, New York When? 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 26, 2011 Top Broadway musicians will be gathering in front of “Priscilla, … Continue reading

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