DRAG: THE MUSICAL to Have New York Premiere

June 24, 2024

DRAG The Musical Tickets Off BroadwayHOLD ONTO YOUR WIGS!









New York, NY – After slaying Hollywood audiences, DRAG: The Musical is Off-Broadway-bound, beginning performances on Monday, September 30, 2024, at New World Stages (340 W 50th St, New York, NY) and opening on Monday, October 21. Drag: The Musical is produced by Tomas Costanza, Scott Prisand, Matthew Weaver, Hillary Weaver, Janet Billig Rich, Concord Theatricals, Paolo & Jodie Coppola, Aron & Gabe Alves-Tomko, David Charpentier, Jacob Slane, Producer Entertainment Group, MJ Humenuik, Sarina Neer.

Written by drag superstar Alaska Thunderf*ck, alongside her longtime musical collaborators, multi-platinum songwriter, Tomas Costanza and chart-topping songstress Ashley Gordon and directed and choreographed by Spencer LiffDRAG: The Musical garnered rave reviews during its West Coast runs, taking home the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Award for “Best New Play or Musical” and the Queerties Award for “Live Theater.”

In DRAG: The Musical, two Drag Houses, both alike in indignity, vie for supremacy in a wig-snatching journey of fashion, family, and forgiveness. After a bitter split, two estranged queens bring their already simmering tensions to a boiling point when they open competing clubs. In this queen-eat-queen tale of spite and survival, there’s only one rule: No Lip Synching Allowed. Entertainment Weekly calls it, “drag at its best” and BroadwayWorld raves, “They hit the ball out of the park. Rowdy fun with the glamor of a Broadway musical.”

The “epic cast of drag, theater, and LGBTQ+ icons” (Entertainment Tonight) features Alaska Thunderf*ck (through 1/11/25), Jujubee, Jan Sport, Lagoona Bloo, J. Elaine Marcos and features New Kids on the Block’s, Joey McIntyre (through 11/24/24). Additional cast members will be announced shortly.

In a statement, Alaska Thunderf*ck said: "When I first moved to Los Angeles, I dreamt of being an actor. Then I realized being an actor is hard, so I became a Drag Queen. Now, after almost 20 years of drag, I've written myself into a musical. I think New York audiences are going to love this sweet and simple tale of Drag Queens being cunty to one another. What I’m trying to say is: dreams really do come true."

The design team includes Jason Sherwood (Scenic Design) Marco Marco (Costume Design), Adam Honore (Lighting Design), Drew Levy (Sound Design), and Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design).

General Management is by KGM Theatrical. Production management is by Aurora Productions. Casting by RBT CASTING, Ryan Bernard Tymensky, CSA.

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C A S T  B I O G R A P H I E S

ALASKA THUNDERF*CK 5000. A bizarre cosmic collision propelled Alaska to Earth…and onto the fifth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” where she finished in the final 3 before returning and taking the crown as winner of season two of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” She has released four chart-topping studio albums, “Anus,” “Poundcake,” “Vagina” and “Red 4 Filth” with Rolling Stone magazine spotlighting two of her songs, “ Hieeee” & “Read You Wrote You”  in their 2024 “20 Best Songs By Drag Queens” profile. Alaska was nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for her feature role as Queen Gynecia in the Go Go’s scored musical comedy Head Over Heels, been a cast member of VH1’s hit reality series “Scared Famous,” starred as Hattie in the short horror film The Quiet Room directed by Sam Wineman, starred in God Save The Queens which was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, guested in the ever-popular science fiction action comedy horror disaster film Sharknado as well as Hulu’s hit series “Drag Me To Dinner.” In addition, Alaska has released a young adult novel titled Alaska Thunderfun and the Inner Space Odyssey, released her memoir "My Name's Yours, What's Alaska?: A Memoir" and has toured the globe spreading her otherworldly message of love, kindness and gender non-conformity. Alaska also co-hosts the wildly popular “Race Chaser” podcast with Willam and her YouTube videos boast over 60 million views with 15 million views alone (and counting) for 2017's "The T." She has over 1.8 million Instagram followers and over 1.3 million Twitter & Facebook followers. You can watch her first-ever stand-up comedy special "The Alaska Thunderf**k Extra Special Comedy Special" on the OUTtv USA Apple TV Channel. In addition, Alaska co-founded the LGBTQ+ Moguls of Media (MOM) podcast channel on the Forever Dog Network, co-created the Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Award Contest Competition and is the face of one of six featured flavors with SERV Vodka. Her latest foray finds her in the world of smells with her “Red For Filth” fragrance which was a decade in the making.  And, in her spare time she stars in Divatronic icon tribute shows (Gaga, Britney, Taylor, Miley) that she founded and created with director Nick Laughlin. Her message to humankind?  "Anus-thing is possible." 

JUJUBEE. Jujubee is thrilled to join this incredible cast in Drag: The Musical. Best known for their appearances “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Jujubee rediscovered their love of live theatre with their critically acclaimed performance of Summer Raines in Death Drop in London’s West End, Sister Maria Julie Andrews in the UK Tour of Death Drop: Back in the Habit, starred as Madame in Cinderella at North Shore Music Theatre and released “Queen of Hearts”, a podcast whereas Host she helps heart-torn strangers find love! Jujubee is ready to serve PURRRS as THE TIGRESS!

JAN SPORT. Jan Sport is the girl next door plus so much more! Known for her clever mixes, sickening beauty, and exceptional voice, Jan is a one stop shop for entertainment in drag. Jan’s big rise to stardom happened as a contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Season 6, after her appearance on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 12! However, Jan is no stranger to television. She has been seen on NBC’s “The Voice” as featured talent alongside Jessie J, “America’s Got Talent”. Aside from her TV appearances, Jan has collaborated with her name sake “JanSport” on a mini backpack and fanny pack, as well as singing the National Anthem for NYCFC at Yankee Stadium and for the New York Mets at Citi Field! Catch her on the road this summer for “Jackie and Jan’s Gaycation!” Follow her journey on Instagram at @janjanjan and Tik Tok @jansportnyc12

LAGOONA BLOO. Lagoona Bloo is one of the most iconic pop acts to emerge from New York City this decade. With essential ear-candy hooks and a soaring three octave range, her blissed-out synth anthems are redefining the intersection between pop and drag. In 2021, Lagoona dropped her debut EP, “AQUA.” She has since developed an impressive body of work, including hit single “Sticky Sweet” (with “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum, Lemon) and a cover of the iconic Vengaboys song "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" featuring “RuPaul’s Drag Race” legend Alaska. In 2024, she dropped her first studio album, “Underwater Bubble Pop.” Her music has been streamed over 2 million times on Spotify and placed multiple times on Spotify's editorial playlists “OBSESSED” and “Fresh Finds Pop”. She has also been featured in publications such as People and Rolling Stone. Lagoona opened for the iconic europop band Aqua in NYC to kick off their 2023 world tour. In spring 2022, she opened for Vincint at Irving Plaza, and later that year, opened for “Drag Race” legend Alaska on her 34-city North American “Red 4 Filth” tour. Lagoona has also performed on NBC's “The Voice” (alongside Jessie J) and competed on “America's Got Talent.” Lagoona originated the role of Tuna Turner in the workshop of Drag: The Musical and went on to reprise her role in the world premiere at the Bourbon Room in the fall of 2022 and again in spring 2024. Lagoona also appears as Tuna on the studio cast recording.

J. ELAINE MARCOS. Broadway: Lily St. Regis in Annie, Val in A Chorus Line, Cynthia in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Miss Saigon, The Wedding Singer, Flower Drum Song, Gettin' the Band Back Together, Wonderful Town, Sweet Charity. Theatre: Reefer Madness, Drag: the Musical in LA and in Maltby/Shire’s new musical Waterfall in Bangkok, Thailand.Film/TV: Rent:Live, Morning GloryGrace & Frankie, 2 Broke Girls, Law & Order, HelpstersEvery Little Step. J. Elaine also travels extensively teaching abroad and performing her solo show What I Did for...a Job and also co-founded www.5678andtravel.com cuz why not be a travel advisor at the same time. @jelainemarcos

JOEY MCINTYRE. Joey McIntyre is best known as a member of New Kids on the Block, who have sold over 80 million records and continues to sell out arenas today. His TV/Film credits include Matt in “The Fantasticks”, David E. Kelly’s “Boston Public”, “The McCarthy’s” on CBS, and Paul Feig’s “The Heat”, co-creator/writer “Return of the Mac” on POP TV. Theatre: On Broadway in Wicked opposite Idina Menzel, and Waitress. Original off-Broadway production of Tick, Tick, Boom. And most recently originating the role of Johnny in the The Wanderer at Paper Mill Playhouse. Joey has weaved his solo music in and out of his acting career, producing 5 albums of his own including the self-penned Billboard Top Ten hit “Stay the Same”. He’s excited to be back on the New York stage in DRAG: The Musical!

C R E A T I V E  T E A M  B I O G R A P H I E S

TOMAS COSTANZA. Tomas Costanza is a certified-platinum record producer/songwriter and owner of the Killingsworth Recording Company. Costanza has co-written and produced twelve Billboard #1 albums, composed music for multiple TV shows and licensed over 1000 song placements. Synch credits include brands such as Apple, Galaxy, Ford, Google, Amazon, Target, TJ Maxx, Zillow and Tropicana as well as promos for NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, AGT, Marvel, WWE and Call of Duty. Scoring credits include networks such as CBS, Comedy Central, Disney, Viceland, and Discovery as well as TV shows such as “Ocean Mysteries” with Jeff Corwin, “Huangʼs World,” “Hood Adjacent with James Davis,” “The Henry Ford Innovation Nation, Lucky Dog and Hidden Heroes.”

ASHLEY GORDON. Ashley Gordon is a Los Angeles-based songwriter/artist/producer. She was raised by her loving grandparents in Long Island, New York. Published by PULSE Recordings since 2016, Ashley created a name for herself by writing and producing songs for indie artists. She has landed over twelve #1 albums on the iTunes charts with “RuPaul’s Drag Race” royalty Alaska Thunderf*ck, Trixie Mattel, and KATYA to name a few. Ashley takes every opportunity to use her superpowers for good. In protest of the 2023 Tennessee drag ban, she wrote a theme song entitled “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” for Producer Entertainment Group and Queer Town Hall’s telethon, “Drag Isn’t Dangerous: A Digital Fundraiser.” The event raised over half a million for LGBTQ+ organizations that support drag and trans performers. As a champion of women in music, Ashley was invited as an expert correspondent in production and songwriting on CBS’ all-female leadership in STEM television series, “Mission Unstoppable.” Produced by Geena Davis in partnership with Litton Entertainment, the show encourages young women ages 7-14 to explore STEM-centric careers.

SPENCER LIFF. Spencer Liff is an award-winning Director and Choreographer with work frequently seen on both the stage and screen. He has earned two Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Choreography for his work on the hit FOX TV series “So You Think You Can Dance”, where he has been a resident choreographer for the past 10 seasons. His other TV credits include, “Dancing with the Stars”, “B Positive”, “One Day At A Time”, “Parks and Recreation”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Mike and Molly”, “2 Broke Girls”, “Alexa & Katie”, “NBC’s Best Time Ever” with Neil Patrick Harris (Choreographer & Co-Producer), “The Latin Grammy Awards”, “The Emmy Awards”, “The Oscars”, “Steppin’ Into The Holiday” starring Mario Lopez, and the upcoming Legendary Pictures Feature Film The Toxic Avenger. Past Broadway choreography credits include Head Over Heels, with music by the Go-Go’s, The Lincoln Center revival of the groundbreaking musical Falsettos, Tony Award-Winning revival of Hedwig And The Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris, and the critically acclaimed and Tony Nominated revival of Spring Awakening.

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