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'Drag Race' Alum Team Up With Broadway Stars for Diva Variety Show

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The divas are coming.

With the upcoming election, we truly need everyone out, casting their votes. So, to drum up excitement, a few of RuPaul's Drag Race alum, and some of Broadways' biggest stars are putting on a one-night-only diva variety show — and a show it shall be.

Organized by Drag Out the Vote, a national nonpartisan, voter engagement nonprifit, Divas for Democracy: United We Slay is set to be hosted by Drag Race's Nina West and Entertainment Tonight's Keltie Knight. Viewers will get to watch queens like Alaska Thunderfuck, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Valentina, Peppermint, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Shuga Cain, Honey Davenport, Brita Filter, as well as Marti Goudl cummings and Pixie Aventura, lip sync to Broadway Divas like Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show), Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon), Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), and Annaleigh Ashford (You Can't Take It With You, Kinky Boots), along with Broadway favorites Shoshana Bean (Waitress), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Tony nominee Jenn Collela (Come From Away), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman, Waitress), Tamika Lawrence (Come From Away, If/Then), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), Lady J, and the legendary three-time Tony recipient Chita Rivera.

“One in five LGBTQIA+ people is not registered to vote, and 100 million people did not vote in the 2016 election," Jackie Huba, Founder and Executive Director of Drag Out The Vote, said in a statement. "We must fix this. We are excited to bring together the worlds of Broadway and drag to inspire voters to sashay their way to the polls or their mailboxes."

Throughout the night, expect appearances by Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper, Michelle Visage, Bianca Del Rio, Shangela, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, Allison Janney, Mila Jam and more. Queer elected officials like Georgia State House of Representative Samp Park and New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres will also pop into the event.

The special will air October 18 at 8 p.m. EST exclusively on StageIt. Tickets require a minimum $5 donation and all proceeds benefit the organization's get-out-the-vote efforts. Tickets are on sale now. 

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