Category is: ancient Egyptian fantasy.
As we previously reported, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 contestant Dusty Ray Bottoms stars as the Mistress of Ceremonies in Cleopatra, a new immersive musical that invites audiences to attend a lavish soirée hosted by the legendary Queen of the Nile.
Cleopatra is “a high-octane fusion of music, dance, fashion, theater, and nightlife that welcomes audiences into a wholly interactive experience,” according to an official description.
“Set to an original pop and EDM score spun by a live DJ, this exhilarating immersive musical traces history’s most seductive and powerful ruler, mixing historical drama with an enveloping spectacle that will have guests partying until the Empire falls.”
Directed and choreographed by JT Horenstein, Cleopatra features a score by Jeff Daye and Laura Kleinbaum. Nya (Motown: The Musical) and Christian Brailsford (The Lion King) lead the cast as ill-fated lovers Cleopatra and Marc Antony.
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Dusty, who moved to New York from Kentucky, opened up about her passion for musical theater on Whatcha Packin’ with Michelle Visage: “As soon as I popped out of my mom, I was doing musicals on stage.”
A Broadway Plus VIP package for Cleopatra includes a meet-and-greet with Dusty and an autographed gift.
Drag Race season 9 runner-up Peppermint made herstory earlier this year in Head Over Heels as the first openly trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway and only the second Drag Race contestant to appear on Broadway (after Dwayne Cooper, aka Milan).
Cleopatra began performances October 23 and officially opens November 7 at the Chelsea Music Hall in New York.
Watch a new Cleopatra video teaser below.