Get ready for the Tony Awards – the best awards show on TV with great production numbers from the nominated Broadway shows — airing this Sunday, June 11, by checking out the film versions of two Broadway musicals: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Broadway version of which was nominated in two categories in this year’s Tonys, and Hair, which is returning to Broadway in July for a 10-week run.
Both movies are making their Blu-ray debut today – just in time to get you in the musical mood for Broadway’s big night!
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on Blu-ray
They came. They conquered. They looked fabulous! With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick (Hugo Weaving), Adam (Guy Pearce) and Bernadette (Terence Stamp) each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered, pink tour bus “Priscilla,” this wickedly funny and high-drama trio heads for the outback…and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits. You go, girls!
This wonderfully inventive and incomparably funny Australian film about three drag performers braving the vast, rugged outback won the 1994 Academy Award® for Costume Design.
Hair on Blu-ray
Let the sunshine in with this memorable musical tribute to the far-out spirit of the ’60s — on Blu-ray for the first time! Fresh off the farm, Claude Bukowski (John Savage) arrives in New York City to join the army, but he’s quickly swept up in the counterculture when a group of hippies introduce him to their psychedelic world…and a beautiful rich girl named Sheila (Beverly D’Angelo). When the group’s leader (Treat Williams) tries to keep Claude out of Vietnam, the consequences are shocking for everyone involved.
Then tune in Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. on CBS to watch this year’s Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best.