Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race will have a chance to see the extravaganza up close and personal in the show’s new Las Vegas residency. The live version of the show will be hitting the strip this month.
RuPaul is one of the world’s most famous drag queens with one of the most infectious personalities. No only is he the host on his own reality competition show, he also plays judge and mentor as well. The show aims to crown America’s next “Drag Queen Superstar” with the support of RuPaul himself. His hard work and persistence has set a precedent for his show, paired with the show’s unique concept, as well as the overarching theme of acceptance. As he result, he’s taken home quite a few Emmys. The hit drag competition show ,that is now in its twelfth season, has earned RuPaul three consecutive Emmys. Meanwhile, the show itself won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2018 and the Outstanding Reality Program award at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.
According to ET, the TV personality and drag icon RuPaul was in New York City for his annual DragCon on Saturday when he made the big announcement. A press release followed that announced the launch of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!, a residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas. The singer/songwriter has teamed up with director Jamal Sims to direct what “will be the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory,” according to the press release. It continues, “The show is set to launch in January 2020 and will encourage audience participation, packed with outrageous comedy, eye-popping fashions, over-the-top singing and dancing, heartwarming moments, plus twists and turns that will leave the audience gagging for more.”
Fans of the show will get to see some of their favorite Drag Race alums who will rotate seven spots for each of the five weekly performances that take place on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The live show’s featured performers include Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Coco Montrese, Derrick Barry, Eureka O’Hara, India Ferrah, Kahanna Montrese, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Shannel and Yvie Oddly. RuPaul speaks of the live Vegas shows, saying, “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! is an immersive, interactive thrill-ride for everyone who loves to laugh, dance, and sing-along when a fabulous drag queen shakes her padded a** on stage.” Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, the show’s co-producers, said:
“The RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Las Vegas residency show will immerse audiences in that experience in the most interactive way possible. With original music, world-class performances by America’s favorite queens, and all of the self-awareness and attitude of the television show, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! will leave audiences wanting more!”
Eager fans excited to see the live residency in Vegas can grab the presale tickets when they go on sale Tuesday, September 10th. There is also a signup list for those who want to secure their spot. The general ticket sales begin Friday, September 13th.