Wig Out! Star Booth to Appear on "Project Runway" Drag Episode

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Actor-drag star Daniel T. Booth (aka Sweetie), who is set to star in Off-Broadway's upcoming Wig Out!, will appear on the Aug. 20 episode of Bravo's reality series "Project Runway."
Daniel T. Booth as Sweetie
Daniel T. Booth as Sweetie

The television show, which pits fashion designers against each other in weekly challenges, airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 PM (ET) and reruns throughout the week. The Aug. 20 episode, titled "Good Queen Fun," will focus on dressing some of New York City's most famous drag queens. RuPaul serves as guest judge. The Vineyard Theatre's production of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out! is scheduled to begin previews Sept. 10 prior to an official opening Sept. 30. Booth will play opposite Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO's "The Wire") and Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange) in the company's season opener. Tina Landau directs.

Wig Out! follows "the story of two competing 'houses' of drag queens, and the loyalties and dreams which pull their members together and apart," according to a previous release. "The play is a deeply human and moving story set in a world that is larger-than-life."

The cast also includes Nathan Lee Graham (The Wild Party) and Andre Holland (Blue Door) as well as Jas Anderson, Joshua Cruz, Sean Patrick Doyle, Angela Grovey and McKenzie Frye.

The design team features James Schuette (scenic), Toni-Leslie James (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting), Robert Kaplowitz (sound) and Wendy Parson (hair, wig and make-up).

McCraney earned the inaugural Paula Vogel Playwriting Award in 2007 from The Vineyard Theatre. His The Brothers Size was previously seen at The Public Theatre and his In The Red and Brown Water (also directed by Landau) played Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. Vineyard developed Wig Out! as part of its Lab Series.

Tickets to Wig Out! at Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, are available by calling (212) 353-0303 or visiting vineyardtheatre.org.

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