RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon and Season 8 finalist Ginger Minj are set to appear in the upcoming Xanadu tour this fall.
Fans of the hit show will be able to see the stars with charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent in Cincinnati, Syracuse, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, Buffalo, Cleveland, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Charlotte, and San Francisco, with additional cities to be announced.
Xanadu follows the Greek muse Kira, as she travels from Mount Olympus to Venice Beach in th 1980s to help start a roller disco. Ginger Minj and Jinkx Monsoon will play Kira’s kooky and wily sisters, played on Broadway by Mary Testa and Jackie Hoffman. Alan Souza is set to direct the touring production.
The Tony Award–nominated musical debuted on Broadway in 2005 with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and an original score by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Dates and additional casting for the tour will be revealed a later date.
“In determining the production for our first national tour, we felt the country could use a dose of humor. Xanadu invites audiences to laugh and have a good time,” said RWS Entertainment Group CEO, Ryan Stana. “We also wanted to pick a show that allowed us to play with non-traditional casting and we are elated to showcase the amazing talents of Ginger Minj and Jinkx Monsoon.”