RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon is storming into the New York theater scene. The Season 5 champion will make her off-Broadway debut in The Vaudevillians, a new musical comedy co-starring composer Richard Andriessen which will run at the Laurie Beechman Theater from July 9 through 26.
The Vaudevillians tells the story of 1920s burlesque performers Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy, who toured speakeasies throughout the country until a tragic avalanche in Antarctica froze them alive. After being thawed by global warming, the two vow to reclaim their music after they discover that pop artists of various decades have stolen their songs and passed them off as their own.
Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, a theater performer who made his debut as the lead dancer in the world’s largest drag queen chorus line. His theater credits around the country include Spring Awakening, Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.