RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Alumni Jujubee, Willam, and Shuga Cain Will Star in DEATH DROP This Summer
Following rave reviews, three sold-out runs in London’s West End and a smash hit UK tour, Death Drop, the fabulous killer comedy starring some of the drag world’s biggest stars, is ready for the ultimate runway ... New York City!
Death Drop, written by drag artist and comedian Holly Stars, based on an original idea by Christopher D. Clegg and directed by Jesse Jones, will play at New World Stages starting June 30, 2023, with an opening night on Thursday, July 13, 2023.
The US premiere of Death Drop will star RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty Jujubee as Summer Raines and Willam as Shazza, Shuga Cain as Lady Rosebud von Fistenberg, Peachez Iman Cummings as Morgan Pierce, Wang Newton as Phil Maker and Holly Stars as the Bottomly Sisters. Kiki Ball-Change will serve as understudy. Additional casting will be announced soon.
“You’ve been expecting me?” asks Jujubee. “It’s truly a dream come true to get to perform this show in New York, and with so many queens I know and love.”
“I have gone legit at last!” said Willam. “I had an absolute blast performing in Death Drop in London, so I’m truly excited to get the chance to create this role in the New York premiere.”
“To bring Death Drop, our much loved, hilarious, stupid, all-drag comedy, to New York is truly an honor,” commented creator and producer Chris Clegg of TuckShop. “Death Drop was the first play to re-open the West End after the shutdown, followed by two more London runs, a UK tour, and even a sequel. As a producer, you long to create work that resonates with people, and this show does that while showcasing the incredible art form of drag in a way not often seen on the stage. At a time in the US when drag is being used as a political tool and a distraction technique, we must work even harder to keep shining bright. We cannot wait to make our home at New World Stages and show that drag is not going anywhere.”
It’s 1991 and a gaggle of guests gather on Tuck Island for a soirée like no other. The tension rises as the outrageous guests reveal their suspicious and sordid pasts, and one by one they sashay away, until at the last, nerve-shredding, side-splitting moment the surviving guests find out who-dunnit!
Scenic designer is Justin Williams. Costume designer is Isobel Pellow. Lighting designer is Jack Weir. Sound designer is Beth Duke. Wig designer is Florencia Melone. Alex Wyse and Wesley Taylor will serve as Dramaturgs. Composers are Nicola Dempsey and Rosie Dempsey. Vocal Supervisor is Jacob Yates.
For more information, visit deathdropplay.com.