The hit competition reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is headed to Vegas!
The TV personality made the big announcement at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC on Saturday where he announced the launch of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! as a residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas. RuPaul teamed up with Jamal Sims to direct what “will be the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory”, according to the press release.
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”, the press release adds.
A rotating group of drag queens will fill the seven spots for the five weekly performances that take place on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Featured performers include some “Drag Race” fan favorites like 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’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,” RuPaul said.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race has become an international phenomenon, as have the fan viewing parties that take place all over the world,” 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!”
Presale for the live show starts on Tuesday, Sept. 10, but fans can sign up now to get on the list. General sale will begin Friday, Sept. 13.