Broadway and Drag Worlds Join Forces for Democracy in this Fierce, One-Night-Only Divas Variety Show
Hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Keltie Knight and RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Nina West, Divas For Democracy: United We Slay is a variety show where the divas of Broadway join forces with the divas of the drag world to encourage participation in our democracy.
Broadway divas will sing some of the most iconic musical theatre songs while their drag counterparts match their vocal prowess with lip sync passion and style. Special segments will feature LGBTQIA+ activists in a nonpartisan fashion to promote the importance of the LGBTQIA+ community engagement and voter participation.
Drag Divas include stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race; Alaska (All Stars Season 2 winner), Jinkx Monsoon (Season 5 winner), Jujubee (All Stars 5 finalist), Valentina, Peppermint, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Shuga Cain, Honey Davenport, Drag Out The Vote National Co-chairs Brita Filter and Marti Gould Cummings, and Pixie Aventura.
Broadway Divas include Tony Award winners Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show), Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon), Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) , Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) , and Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You, Kinky Boots), along with Broadway favorites Shoshana Bean (Waitress) , Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Tony nominee Jenn Collela (ComeFromAway),ChilinaKennedy (Beautiful: The CaroleKing Musical), KealaSettle (The Greatest Showman, Waitress) , Tamika Lawrence (Come From Away, If/Then) , L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), Lady J, and the legendary three-time Tony recipient Chita Rivera.
Celebrities slated to appear include Grammy and Tony Award winner Cyndi Lauper, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Michelle Visage, multiple Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray) , Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton), Bianca Del Rio (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 winner), Shangela (HBO’s We’re Here), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, All Shook Up), Mila Jam, and Academy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Allison Janney (9 to 5, Six Degrees of Separation) .
Divas for Democracy s treams exclusively on StageIt, October 18th, 2020 at 8 PM EST. Tickets are “donate what you can” with a minimum $5 donation, with optional “tipping” for additional donations.
Jackie Huba, Founder and Executive Director of Drag Out The Vote says,
“One in five LGBTQIA+ people is not registered to vote, and 100 million people did not vote in the 2016 election.
We must fix this. We are excited to bring together the worlds of Broadway and Drag to inspire voters to sashay their way to the polls or their mailboxes.“