"The Ultimate Drag Off" to Feature Guest Co-Hosts Mary Testa, Christine Pedi, Jim Caruso and More

News   "The Ultimate Drag Off" to Feature Guest Co-Hosts Mary Testa, Christine Pedi, Jim Caruso and More The Ultimate Drag Off, billed as an "interactive musical game show comedy," will officially open Jan. 15, 2011, at the Times Square Arts Center, and run Saturdays at 10:30 PM with a half-hour pre-show event featuring music, drinks and giveaways.

The evening, which will feature male and female contestants duking it out for drag superstardom, will be hosted by Sweetie, the drag persona of actor Daniel Booth. A rotating group of special guest co-hosts is set to include Jim Caruso (Cast Party at Birdland), Christine Pedi (NEWSical, Forbidden Broadway), Mary Testa (Love, Loss and What I Wore; Xanadu), Mink Stole (of the John Waters films), Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz (of Bravo's "The A List") and more. Alex Perez created and directed the show. The audience will decide the outcome of "Drag Off," which is patterned after 1970s game shows including "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Gong Show," as well as the current hit reality series "America's Got Talent."

According to press notes, "The colorful ‘cast’ of contestants is an ever-changing weekly roster with some of your favorite and undiscovered talent from across the country in a wacky glamour-fest with brainy categories, comedic camp and live musical performances."

The Times Square Arts Center is located at 669 Eighth Avenue. For more information, visit timessquareartscenter.com.

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