THE MUSICAL at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood

Following the thunderous arrival of a chart-topping soundtrack, select concerts and an appearance at LA PRIDE earlier this year, DRAG: The Musical will finally come to life in September and October through a full production taking place at The Bourbon Lounge in Hollywood.

Written by drag superstar Alaska Thunderf*ck with his longtime musical collaborators, platinum-certified songwriter/producer Tomas Costanza and famed song stylist Ashley Gordon, DRAG: The Musical tells the story of two rival drag clubs who must overcome their differences to be able to survive. The show will have previews on September 23 and 24 with the official opening weekend on September 30 and October 1, followed by two additional weekend shows on October 7 and 8, and October 14 and 15. October. All show dates will have two showings, 7 pm and 10 pm Tickets are $59.99 for GA and $99.99 for VIP, which includes admission, plus exclusive VIP seating and a complimentary signature cocktail.

The cast will feature a roster of drag icons Alaska, Jujubee, Jackie Cox, Jan Sport, Lagoona Bloo and Aria B. Cassadine, pop music legend Joey McIntrye, and Broadway veterans Nick Adams and Alysha Deslorieux. Upcoming performances of DRAG: The Musical will be directed and choreographed by Emmy-nominated Spencer Liff, with costume design courtesy of Emmy-winning avant-garde superstar designer Marco Marco.

Along with Tomas Costanza, Drag: The Musical is also produced by the producers of Rock of Ages, the five-time Tony-nominated sensation (one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history), and the owners of The Bourbon Room, Matthew and Hillary Weaver, Scott Prisand and Janet Billig Rich. Additional co-production was provided by Concord Theatricals, Paolo and Jodie Coppola, Aron and Gabe Alves-Tomko, Timothy Boynton and Alvin Providence along with the general management team Kevin Bailey and Matthew Herrmann. Additional executive producers include David Charpentier, Jacob Slane and Ryan Aceto.

“This musical that we’ve been writing for the last six years is finally coming to life. It’s amazing to see the seeds we planted beginning to blossom, and I’m so blown away by the level of artistry that the entire cast and crew have.” led to this,” said Alaska. “This musical talks about a lot of issues that are really important today: gender identity; family, whether genetic or chosen, gentrification and a screwed up economy, and most importantly… Drag. I am so excited to bring this story to life. and share it with the world.

“This is a once-in-a-career opportunity,” said co-producer Matt Weaver. “We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking musical and debut it at The Bourbon Room!”

“I am so excited to jump into this fantastic new musical and into the world of Drag,” said Joey McIntyre. “In my experience, it’s a place to learn, accept and love one another and have fun while doing it, and I’m here for that! See you in the Bourbon Room baby!”

DRAG: The Musical is sure to become a modern queer cult classic that tells the story of two rival drag bars going head-to-head for survival amidst financial trouble. (Additional synopsis details HERE).

Although years in the making, Drag: The Musical first saw the light of day when the album ‘DRAG: The Musical (The Studio Recording)’ was released last May. PEG Records and Killingsworth Recording Company partnered with Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals to release ‘DRAG: The Musical (The Studio Recording)’, which cracked the top ten on the iTunes soundtrack chart and debuted at #12 on Billboard’s cast album charts, as well as gaining coverage through Billboard, Entertainment Tonight, Entertainment Weekly, Playbill and more. The album was followed by several select concerts in June 2022 and includes the number 1 song “ella She ella’s All That”, which topped the Pandora musical theater charts for four weeks.

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Tickets are available in both standard general admission ($59.99) and VIP ($99.99), with the latter including exclusive top-tier seating and a complimentary signature cocktail. Attendees are encouraged to partake in the full Bourbon Room experience and enjoy dinner before, during or after the show. Chef Frankie Guerrero’s dinner menu features upscale comfort food with a sophisticated take on American classics like Snake River Farms’ Wagyu Bourbon Burger and Frankie’s famous fried chicken sandwich.

ABOUT TOMAS COSTANZA

Tomas Costanza is a platinum certified record producer/songwriter and owner of Killingsworth Recording Company. Costanza has co-written and produced twelve Billboard #1 albums, composed music for multiple television shows, and licensed over 1,000 song placements. Synchronization credits include brands such as Apple, Galaxy, Ford, Google, Amazon, Target, TJ Maxx, Zillow and Tropicana, as well as promotions for NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, AGT, Marvel, WWE and Call of Duty. Duty. . Scoring credits include networks like CBS, Comedy Central, Disney, Viceland, and Discovery, as well as TV shows like Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Huangʼs World, Hood Adjacent with James Davis, The Henry Ford Innovation Nation, Lucky Dog, and Hidden Heroes. . .

ABOUT ASHLEY GORDON

Ashley Gordon is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, vocal producer, and ramen connoisseur. She was raised by her loving grandparents on Long Island, New York. The sounds of Ray Charles, Elvis and Billy Joel filled the halls of her childhood home. Ashley has been published by PULSE Recordings since 2016, focusing her creative energy towards developing synchronized artists. Notable song placements include Burt’s Bee’s, Doritos, Revlon, Clorox, Freeform, ABC, NBC, CBS, Starz, Hulu, Netflix, and many more. Beyond sync, Ashley has scored over twelve #1 albums on the iTunes charts with RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty, Alaska Thunderfxck, Trixie Mattel and KATYA, to name a few. She also co-wrote a song titled “Holy Ground”, produced by Justin Tranter for The Voice contestant DeSz. It served as her final song and debut single for her (Republic). Ashley was invited to speak as a vocal production and songwriting expert on CBS’s female leadership show in STEM, Mission Unstoppable. Produced by Geena Davis in association with Litton Entertainment, the show encourages young women ages 7-14 to explore STEM-focused careers.

ABOUT CONCORD

Concord is the world’s independent leader in the development, management and acquisition of sound recording, music publishing, theatrical performance rights and narrative content. Headquartered in Nashville with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin and Miami, Concord also has staff in Toronto, Tokyo and Melbourne. The company’s catalog consists of nearly 900,000 songs, composed works, plays, musicals and active recordings that are licensed in virtually every country and territory in the world.

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ABOUT CONCORD THEATER

Concord Theatricals is the world’s leading theater company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, plus dozens of new signings each year. Our unparalleled list includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Kitt & Yorkey, Ken Ludwig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson. We are the only company that provides truly comprehensive services to creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording, and world-class production. https://www.concordtheatricals.com/

Craft Recordings houses one of the world’s largest and most storied collections of master recordings and compositions. Our repertoire includes iconic artists such as Joan Baez, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, Nine Inch Nails, Thelonious Monk, Otis Redding, REM and the Traveling Wilburys, to name a few. Being guardians of the heritage of countless historical recordings is a responsibility we do not take lightly. Big-name labels with catalogs published under the Craft brand include Concord Theatricals, Concord, Fantasy, Milestone, Nitro, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Sugar Hill, Vanguard, and Vee-Jay Records, among many others.

ABOUT PEG

Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) is a full-service artist management firm, record label, and production company that proudly represents many of the world’s best drag queens and LGBTQ+ talent. They oversee all aspects of their clients’ careers, including development, recording, filming, retail, and world tours. PEG is also a major stakeholder in OUTtvUSA, a premium streaming service. PEG artists frequently appear in all areas of mainstream entertainment, including television, film, commercials, music, publishing, and more. PEG Records is a member label of Warner Music Group’s Alternative Distribution Alliance.

ABOUT THE BOURBON ROOM

Located in the vinyl district on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Bourbon Room brings the best of live music, nightlife, comedy, theater and food to Hollywood with the same edgy, rock-and-roll attitude. and roll that built The Sunset Strip. If Joe’s Pub and The Troubadour had a baby, it would be The Bourbon Room. The menu is curated by chef Frankie Guerrero and features American comfort food, craft cocktails and fine wines. The Bourbon Room is also the gateway to a 200-seat custom theater, featuring state-of-the-art production capabilities and a full-service bar, perfect for any event. Started by global sensation Rock of Ages, The Bourbon Room was home to For The Record’s Tarantino Live comedy series and “Netflix is ​​a Joke.” The venue hosts live performances of all genres in the main theater and offers an intimate speakeasy cocktail lounge and restaurant for cocktails or a bite before or after a show. The Bourbon Room Hollywood is located at 6356 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. www.bourbonroomhollywood.com

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