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LAS VEGAS (June 11, 2021) – RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!, the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory, is returning to the stage at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. Tickets for performances through Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, are on sale now.
From the creative team behind the Emmy® Award-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race, the critically acclaimed Las Vegas revue is everything you love about the TV show and then some. With over-the-top costumes, visually stunning sets and jaw-dropping performances, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! serves the audience a drag experience like they’ve never seen before. Each show features six queens, including Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa “Vanjie” Matteo and Yvie Oddly.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! will perform Thursday through Monday at 9:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $49, plus applicable tax and fees, are available for purchase now at ticketmaster.com/dragracevegas.
To coincide with the reopening of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!, RuPaul’s Werk Room, the immersive, multi-sensory store experience at Flamingo Las Vegas, will also reopen this August. A reflection of the bold, interactive style of the live show, RuPaul’s Werk Room is located next to the Spa at Flamingo Las Vegas near the conference center and will be open daily at 4 p.m.
Directed by RuPaul and award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Jamal Sims, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! is produced by World of Wonder, the creative team behind RuPaul’s Drag Race, with Voss Events. Original music for RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! is written by RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race composer Leland and Tom Campbell, Chief Creative Officer at World of Wonder. The score includes RuPaul’s hit songs from the past 13 seasons of Drag Race, plus original show-stopping numbers created especially for this residency.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER:
For nearly three decades, award-winning media company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. A pioneer in both scripted and documentary formats across television, film and digital platforms, WOW’s prolific portfolio includes the global phenomenon, Emmy® Award-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise (VH1/Logo/WOW Presents Plus), “Million Dollar Listing” LA & NY (Bravo), and “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse.) WOW’s rich documentary filmmaking pedigree includes premiering seven projects at Sundance Film festival and numerous productions for networks including HBO, E!, BBC, and theatrical release through WOW Docs. Notable film projects include “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its owned-and-operated streaming service WOW Presents Plus and YouTube channel WOWPresents. The extended World of Wonder-verse includes music label World of Wonder Records, WOW Podcast Network, and the world’s largest drag culture convention RuPaul’s DragCon. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey have been named to Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report, honored with the IDA Pioneer Award, named to Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and selected for the OUT100 list for their trailblazing work. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.
ABOUT LIVE NATION LAS VEGAS:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Usher, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Earth, Wind & Fire, Styx, Chicago, ZZ TOP and Adam Lambert at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Scorpions at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; and Santana at House of Blues. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Michelob ULTRA Arena, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and more. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
ABOUT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Flamingo Las Vegas is a true desert oasis. The center-Strip resort features more than 3,500 guest rooms and suites, including the recently renovated Flamingo Rooms and Suites, as well as new Bunk Bed Rooms and Suites. The historic hotel-casino is home to a sprawling 15-acre pool and wildlife habitat complete with waterfalls, mature island vegetation and tropical wildlife, distinctive pools including the adult GO Pool, and several outdoor wedding gardens. Flamingo Las Vegas offers a variety of dining options with eateries such as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Mexican hot spot Carlos ’n Charlie’s and the latest addition, vintage-inspired Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse. The resort also hosts an all-star line-up of entertainers including Piff The Magic Dragon, the late-night adult revue X Burlesque and RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE! Las Vegas. Flamingo Las Vegas is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit flamingolasvegas.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Flamingo Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT VOSS EVENTS:
Voss Events is a creative agency specializing in event design and production, promotions, tour and talent management, influencer relations and content creation. Founded by Brandon Voss, an event producer best known for his elaborate events throughout New York City, as well as hot ticket parties that have featured Lady Gaga, Cher, and Caitlyn Jenner, among others. The company produces "Voss Events Drag Brunch" in New York, Las Vegas, Miami and Toronto and the wildly popular global tour, RuPaul’s Drag Race “Werq the World,” starring Michelle Visage and the leading talent from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
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