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Photos: Jinkx Monsoon & James T. Lane Take Their First Bows in CHICAGO!

This marks Jinkx Monsoon's Broadway debut, and she also makes history as the first drag queen to play the role of 'Mama' on Broadway.

Two-time "RuPaul's Drag Race" winner Jinkx Monsoon and Broadway veteran James T. Lane, began performances in Chicago last night as Matron 'Mama' Morton and Billy Flynn, respectively.

BroadwayWorld was there to capture the moment as they took their first bows after the show. Check out photos below!

This marks Jinkx Monsoon's Broadway debut, and she also makes history as the first drag queen to play the role of 'Mama' on Broadway. She will play an 8-week limited engagement through March 12th. James T. Lane has starred on Broadway in Kiss Me, Kate, King Kong the Musical, The Scottsboro Boys, Chicago, and A Chorus Line.

CHICAGO is Broadway's longest running American musical, celebrating its 26th year on Broadway this past November.


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Photos: First Look at Jinkx Monsoon & James T. Lane in CHICAGO Photo
Get a first look at photos of Jinkx Monsoon as 'Matron 'Mama' Morton' and James T. Lane as 'Billy Flynn' in Chicago on Broadway!

VIDEO: Jinkx Monsoon on How CHICAGO Inspired Her to Start Doing Drag Photo
Jinkx Monsoon appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to discuss starring on Broadway in Chicago as Matron Mama Morton. Watch the interview video now, in which she discusses her family coming to see Chicago, the audience's energy on her opening night, and rehearsing the show in nine days.

Video: Drag Superstar Jinkx Monsoon Takes Her First Broadway Bows in CHICAGO Photo
Jinkx Monsoon took the stage for her first performance as 'Matron 'Mama' Morton' in Chicago last night, ahead of an 8-week limited engagement. She is the first drag queen to play the role on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the moment as she took her first bows after the show. Check out the video here!

Video: Drag Superstar Jinkx Monsoon Gets Ready for Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO Photo
'Everyone has been talking about Broadway basically since I was three years old. This is a manifestation moment,' said the drag legend and two time winner of RuPaul's Drag Race on her upcoming Broadway debut. Jinkx will play 'Matron 'Mama' Morton' beginning Monday, January 16  in an 8-week limited engagement, becoming the first drag queen to play the role on Broadway. In this video, Jinkx tells us more about her Broadway dreams coming true!

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