RuPaul Announces First-Ever 'Drag Race' Las Vegas Residency

Sin City is about to get a lot more fierce. RuPaul announced Saturday at DragCon in New York that the first-ever RuPaul's Drag Race Live! Las Vegas residency at the Flamingo Hotel would start in January 2020.

"The RuPaul's Drag Race Live! Las Vegas residency show will immerse audiences in that experience in the most interactive way possible," said show co-producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey of World of Wonder in a statement announcing the residency. "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!"

RuPaul Announces Drag Race Vegas Residency
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Seven queens will be featured in each performance pulled from a rotating cast. The queens currently slated to take the stage include Season 10 winner Aquaria and Season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, in addition to Naomi Smalls (Season 8/All-Stars 4), Kim Chi (Season 8), Coco Montrese (Season 5/All-Stars 2), Asia O'Hara (Season 10), Eureka O'Hara (Season 9 and 10), Kameron Michaels (Season 10), Derrick Barry (Season 8), Kahanna Montrese (Season 11) and Shannel (Season 1/All-Stars 1).

RuPaul Announces Drag Race Vegas Residency
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The statement announcing the residency says performances will feature high fashion, comedy, dancing, twists and turns and will create an atmosphere which encourages audience participation.

The show will be directed by RuPaul and choreographer Jamal Sims (Broadway's Aladdin, Step Up, When The Beat Drops) and produced by World of Wonder and Voss Events. The production will feature music from the past 11 seasons of Drag Race in addition to original music by RuPaul, Drag Race composer Leland and Tom Campbell, Chief Creative Officer at World of Wonder.

Tickets start at $49. Presale tickets go on sale September 10 and then for the general public on Friday, September 13. Performances will run at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Las Vegas show adds yet another exciting event to the Drag Race brand. In addition to the Vegas show, there's the launch of RuPaul's Drag Race U.K. starting October 3, Season 5 of All-Stars coming later this year and Season 12 of Drag Race starting next year.

In addition to Drag Race, RuPaul's new comedy series AJ and the Queen, about an unlikely friendship between a down-on-her-luck drag queen and an 11-year-old stowaway, will premiere on Netflix later this year.

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