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Broadway stars and drag queens get together for a voter show

ByReiss Bowler

Oct 1, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) – Broadway and the world of drag will converge later this month for a streaming thedailynewsbox show to promote voter participation that promises lots of show tunes and lots of bright lipstick.

“Divas For Democracy: United We Slay” will feature Broadway stars like Chita Rivera and Stephanie J. Block singing theater songs, while their drag counterparts from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” “match their vocal prowess with lip-syncing passion and style. Organizers said.

The show will stream on StageIt on October 18. There is a minimum donation of $ 5 and all proceeds will benefit Drag Out the Vote, a national nonprofit voter engagement organization.

Celebrities to appear include Allison Janney, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, James Monroe Iglehart, Bianca Del Rio, Cheyenne Jackson and Mila Jam.

In addition to Rivera and Block, Broadway contestants include Tony Award winners Lea Salonga, Nikki M. James, Beth Leavel and Annaleigh Ashford, along with Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa, Tony nominee Jenn Collela, Chilina Kennedy, Keala Settle, Tamika Lawrence, L. Morgan Lee and Our Lady J.

Contributing divas include stars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” such as Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Valentina, Peppermint, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Shuga Cain, Honey Davenport, Brita Filter, Marti Gould Cummings and Pixie Aventura.

“This show is a passionate reminder to the LGBTQIA + community and our theater-loving allies that voting is important. Our goal is to entertain and laugh at audiences straight to the polls,” the organizers said in a statement.

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