Drag Takes Over Broadway!


The Great White Way has become the the Great White Gay, with heels on!

Next month, the great Harvey Fierstein will take over the role of Albin in La Cage aux Folles (the show he wrote the book for), and Wilson Jermaine Heredia, who once donned drag for Rent, will play the cross-dressing maid.

Opening this week, The Importance of Being Earnest stars the wonderful Brian Bedford as Lady Bracknell, a role usually not played with real balls.

And in March, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will park its bus on Broadway, with three drag queens lipsynching to disco songs down under.

Isn’t it great that for $150, tourists can finally see what we’ve basically watched every night for the cost of a Miller Lite?

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 11, 2011

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