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Today, it was announced that hearthrob and pop music legend Joey McInytre will return to the cast of DRAG: The Musical this March at the Bourbon Room in Hollywood, reviving the role of Tom Hutchinson he originated in the stage version of the show that debuted back in 2022. Also added to the cast is international drag icon Manila Luzon who will be taking on the role of Popcorn Scampi.
Back by popular demand, DRAG: The Musical will have a limited revival run in LA March 15-30, in advance of its upcoming NYC debut this fall (more details to come):
DRAG: The Musical Showdates and Times at The Bourbon Room (6356 Hollywood Blvd)
PREVIEWS: March 15 & 16 (7PM & 10PM)
OPENING: March 22 & 23 (7PM & 10PM)
FINAL PERFORMANCES: March 29 & 30 (7PM & 10PM)
**tickets from $69.00 - $125.00**
and Manila Luzon will join an already superstar cast including Alaska Thunderfuck, Nick Adams, Jujubee, Jan Sport, Lagoona Bloo, Nick Laughlin, Jamie Torcellini, J. Elaine Marcos and Kayden Koshelev.
Of returning to DRAG: The Musical, Joey McIntyre
said "I think I might be this show's biggest fan and I'm psyched to do it again with this amazing cast at my favorite new venue, The Bourbon Room. Let's go!!"
"Theatre is the perfect place for a drag queen and I'm so excited to grace DRAG: The Musical with my beauty, wit, and humor," said Manila Luzon. "My castmates have already made the show a success, so I'm excited to play with them. Did I mention how excited I am to grace the show with my beauty? LOL!"
Tomas Costanza added "Joey McIntire stepping back into the spotlight as Tom Hutchinson is pure rock 'n' roll resurrection. I'll tell you this, once that curtain goes up it will be like he never left the stage, bringing that same energy and passion that makes us believe in the magic of DRAG: The Musical all over again! And let's talk about Manila Luzon joining the cast as Popcorn Scampi. She's not just a queen; she's a force of nature, bringing a tsunami of charisma, uniqueness, sass, and talent. Get ready for a performance that'll rock your world and redefine the crown in the kingdom of DRAG!"
DRAG: The Musical, written by drag superstar Alaska Thunderfuck with her longtime musical collaborators, certified platinum songwriter/producer Tomas Costanza and celebrity song stylist Ashley Gordon, won Best New Play Or Musical at the 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards and the 2023 Queerties Award for Live Theater and tells the story of two rival drag bars that go head-to-head for survival amidst financial troubles. (Additional synopsis details HERE).
DRAG: The Musical will be directed and choreographed by Emmy-nominated Spencer Liff, with lighting design by Jared A. Sayeg, costume design by Marco
Marco, scenic design by Stephen Gifford, and projection design by Aaron
Along with Tomas Costanza, DRAG: The Musical is also produced by the producers of five-time, Tony-nominated sensation Rock of Ages (one of the longest running shows in Broadway history), and the owners of The Bourbon Room, Matthew and Hillary Weaver, Scott Prisand, and Janet
Billig Rich. Additional co-production provided by Concord Theatricals, Paolo
and Jodie Coppola, Aron and Gabe Alves-Tomko, Timothy Boynton, and Alvin Providence along with General Management team Kevin
Bailey and Matthew Herrmann. Additional executive producers include David
Charpentier, Jacob Slane and Ryan Aceto on behalf of Producer Entertainment Group.
Check out highlights from the 2022 run of DRAG: The Musical at the Bourbon Room: https://youtu.be/LphAF9n_lLs
PEG Records and Killingsworth Recording Company partnered with Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals Recordings to release 'DRAG: The Musical (The Studio Recording).'
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, on Broadway in WICKED opposite Idina Menzel, and WAITRESS, in the original off-Broadway production of TICK, TICK, BOOM, and most recently originating the role of "Johnny
" in the Broadway bound "The Wanderer". 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 with DRAG: The Musical!
Filipino American drag queen, Manila Luzon, stands out among the hundreds of contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race. With a music career spanning over a decade, she is currently signed to Republic Records Philippines. Luzon is executive producer, host and head judge of Prime Video's hit drag reality competition "Drag Den with Manila Luzon". She was recently awarded Best Entertainment Host at both the Asian Television Awards and the Asian Academy Creative Awards. Known for her campy twist on fashion, she's modeled on covers of many fashion magazines, most recently featured in Vogue. If all her success isn't enough, Manila Luzon is also currently aging backwards.