Theatre Queens

Interview: Drag Race Star Mrs. Kasha Davis is Breaking Down Her Theatre Roots
by Nicole Rosky - July 28, 2023

Mrs. Kasha Davis checks in with BroadwayWorld to chat about the message of her new song 'Breakdown', her hopes for the future of Imagination Station, and her rich relationship with theatre.

Interview: Alexis Michelle Might Just Be the Ultimate Theatre Queen of RuPaul's Drag Race
by Nicole Rosky - July 28, 2023

RuPaul's Drag Race star Alexis Michelle checked in with BroadwayWorld to chat more about her background in theatre, current Broadway inspirations, and more!

Jinkx Monsoon & BenDeLaCreme to Embark on Holiday Tour
by Michael Major - July 17, 2023

Monsoon, who broke box office records starring in Chicago on Broadway earlier this year, and BenDeLaCreme will embark on a 30-city international tour, marking the duo’s biggest tour yet, featuring more cities, more shows, and even bigger theaters (including the iconic Dolby Theatre).

Video: DRAG RACE Parodies FOOTLOOSE With Season 15 Rusical WIGLOOSE
by Michael Major - March 20, 2023

The remaining contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race season 15 parodied Footloose in the season 15 Rusical, Wigloose, during the most recent episode of the hit MTV series. Watch a video of Anetra, Loosey LaDuca, Luxx Noir London, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, Salina EsTitties, and Sasha Colby taking on the Rusical now!

Video: First Look at DRAG RACE Taking on WIGLOOSE! as Season 15 Rusical
by Michael Major - March 17, 2023

The remaining contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race season 15 are competing in the annual Rusical! This season, the Rusical is titled 'Wigloose,' a takeoff on the classic musical Footloose. Watch a sneak peek video of Anetra, Loosey LaDuca, Luxx Noir London, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, Salina EsTitties, and Sasha Colby preparing for the challenge!

Interview: From Broadway to Runway- How Marcia Marcia Marcia Brought Her Theatrical Talents to RuPaul's Drag Race
by Nicole Rosky - March 17, 2023

Many queens wrap up their experience on RuPaul's Drag Race with big dreams of what comes next. For some, that dream is Broadway (see Jinkx Monsoon slaying as Mama Morton in Chicago). Marcia Marcia Marcia has already been there done that... but really. As the resident Broadway baby of Season 15, Marcia let their theatrical talents shine throughout their time on the show, which sadly concluded last week.

Interview: Blair St. Clair Is Going Back to Their Musical Theatre Roots with LEGALLY BLAIR
by Nicole Rosky - January 20, 2023

On February 2 and 3, The Green Room 42 will present the nightclub debut of Blair St. Clair, the drag star, recording artists and vocalist, in 'Legally Blair,' a new show about their life, liberty, and the pursuit of dreaming wide awake. Blair recently checked in with BroadwayWorld to chat all about the new show!

Ruview Roundup: The Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race Reflect on Their Lives in the Theatre and Broadway Dreams
by Nicole Rosky - January 6, 2023

Which RuPaul's Drag Race stars have been on Broadway? Which drag queens have dreams of making in big in musical theatre? BroadwayWorld chatted with many of them about their big Broadway dreams!

BWW Interview: Drag Icons Take Center Stage with DRAG: THE MUSICAL
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2022

The worlds of drag and Broadway are about to collide in a major way with Drag: The Musical- a full-length, herstory-making show from the minds of songwriters Tomas Costanza, Ashley Gordon, and drag superstar Alaska Thunderfuck. Today, the studio cast recording was released in advance of several forthcoming live event workshops this June at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles.

BWW Interview: How Drag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & BenDeLaCreme Brought Holiday Magic from Stage to Screen
by Nicole Rosky - June 25, 2021

Last summer, when live entertainment everywhere came to a screeching halt, two of the world's most beloved drag queens were looking ahead... to the holidays.

BWW Interview: Olivia Lux Shines a Spotlight on Her Theatre Roots
by Nicole Rosky - March 5, 2021

The queens of Season 13 of RuPaul's DragRace have got star quality, but perhaps none are shining as brightly as the luminous Olivia Lux. Before hitting the workroom, this New York City queen worked it out on the stage, and now she's drawing on her musical theatre roots to shantay her way to the crown.

BWW Interview: Queen of New York Tina Burner Opens Up About Her Theatrical Past
by Nicole Rosky - March 5, 2021

Tina Burner has already taken New York and now the fire is spreading. The self-proclaimed 'Manhattan monster with a heart of gold' is burning up the competition on Season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race, constantly drawing on her rich background in performing and calling on inspiration from the city she calls home.

BWW Interview: How Rosé Sashayed from Musical Theatre to RuPaul's Drag Race
by Nicole Rosky - March 5, 2021

Cancel your plans to troll on her crusade. Rosé has arrived on RuPaul's Drag Race and nobody's gonna rain on this theatre queen's parade! The New York City-based drag star has already proven herself the triple-threat of Season 13, showing off her vocal prowess, quick wit, and command of the stage week after week. Will she snatch the crown and the title of 'America's Next Drag Superstar'?

BWW Interview: Drag Superstar Nina West Releases a Musical Short to Be Thankful For!
by Nicole Rosky - November 24, 2020

As the pandemic continues to sweep the world, bringing a second wave of lockdowns, Drag icon Nina West and Walt Disney Studios animator Dan Lund ( Frozen, Frozen 2) have teamed up to ask people to 'Mask up, Stay home, and Watch a Musical' with the release of their new, made-at-home musical short, Quarantine Dream.

BWW Interview: Kameron Michaels Ruveals What's In Store for RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE: VEGAS REVUE
by Nicole Rosky - August 21, 2020

It's like they always say: What happens in Vegas... ends up on TV? Tonight, August 21 (8pm ET/PT), VH1 will expand the Emmy Award-winning 'Drag Race' franchise with a six episode new docu-series, RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue.

BWW Interview: How Brita Werked Her Way from Regional Theatre to Drag Queen of the World
by Nicole Rosky - April 17, 2020

She may not be America's Next Drag Superstar in title, but the Queen of New York is ready to expand her queendom and take on the world. Already an icon in the NYC drag community before entering the workroom, Brita Filter (known to RuPaul's Drag Race viewers as simply Brita), has long-used her theatrical roots and Broadway-ready lipsync style to outshine her competition.

BWW Interview: Jan Sport Opens Up About Her Path from Musical Theatre to Musical Queen
by Nicole Rosky - April 3, 2020

Rupaul's Drag Race is feeling the Jantasy this season, as the show welcomed one of its most musical queens in its herstory. Jan Sport (known to viewers as just Jan) joined the competition for its 12th season when it premiered just weeks ago on VH1.

BWW Interview: Jackie Cox Reveals How Her Theatre Past Led to Her Drag Present
by Nicole Rosky - April 3, 2020

When theatre and drag worlds collide, the resulting lovechild is Jackie Cox- a queen who has jokingly described her own drag style as 'fourth ensemble from the left in Promises, Promises.' Jackie is currently turkey-lurkeying for her life as a contestant on the 12th season of Rupaul's Drag Race, on which she is pulling from her theatrical bag of tricks to slay the competition. 



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