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'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' Closing: The Wild Bus Ride Comes To An End On Broadway

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NEW YORK -- The wild – and exuberant – ride of "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" is coming to an end on Broadway.

Producers said Wednesday that the musical, adapted from the 1994 film comedy, will close June 24 after 23 previews and 526 performances.

The show is about three drag performers who set off through the harsh Australian desert in a beat-up bus and who on the way encounter the harsh reality of intolerance and do a lot of lip-syncing.

It opened in March 2011 and won the Tony Award for costume design. One of the three leads, Tony Sheldon, also was nominated for leading actor in a musical.

Ticket sales have been weak for many months, with a half-full house last week earning $535,357 from a potential of $1,458,535.

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