Drag superstar and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars winner Alaska will take the stage as a special guest star in the U.S. tour of Freestyle Love Supreme July 23 at Pasadena Playhouse in California. The show has been playing the venue, the tour's final stop, since July 12 and is scheduled to continue through August 7.
The news was shared by the production on Instagram.
The performance will be the latest foray into theatre for Alaska, alternatively known as both Alaska Thunderfuck and Alaska 5000. The drag star led the cast of Pasadena Playhouse's Head Over Heels in 2019 and released a studio cast album of her in-development show Drag: The Musical earlier this year.
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Conceived by Anthony Veneziale, the show is created by Veneziale and In the Heights and Hamilton collaborators Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show is described as a blend of hip-hop, improv theatre, and singing, with no two performances being the same.
Freestyle Love Supreme concluded its second Broadway run January 2 at the Booth Theatre. It is also a recipient of a 2020 Special Tony Award and was featured in the Hulu documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme. The show is currently embarking on a national tour, set to hit 11 cities.
The tour company includes Andrew Bancroft a.k.a Jelly Donut; Richard Baskin, Jr. a.k.a Rich Midway; Jay C. Ellis a.k.a Jellis J; Aneesa Folds a.k.a Young Nees; Mark Martin a.k.a Mandible; Kaila Mullady a.k.a Kaiser Rözé; Morgan Reilly a.k.a Hummingbird; James Rushin a.k.a Not Draggin; Dizzy Senze a.k.a Dizzy; Chris Sullivan a.k.a Shockwave; and Anthony Veneziale a.k.a Two Touch.
The show is produced by Kail, Miranda, Jenny and Jon Steingart, and Jill Furman. It features set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Lisa Zinni, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.
For more information, visit FreestyleLoveSupreme.com.