'RuPaul's Drag Race' Favorite Peppermint to Star in New Broadway Show

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Contestant Peppermint attends "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 9 Finale Taping at Alex Theatre on June 9, 2017 in Glendale, Calif.

One of the RuPaul’s Drag Race favorites is leaving her competition show days behind her and is soon taking the Broadway stage.

Peppermint, the runner-up on the ninth season of the hit reality show, is starring in Head Over Heels, which features music by The Go-Gos and is loosely based on Philip Sidney’s 16th-century “The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia.”

The singer-actress took to Twitter Tuesday (Jan. 30) to share the news.

While she isn't the first openly-transgender person to hit Broadway--in 2007, transgender performer Justin Vivian Bond appeared in Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway--Peppermint's role will be the first time a trans performer creates a new role in a Broadway musical.

The show is co-produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and stars performers Andrew Durand, Tom Alan Robbin and Rachel York. The show begins with a limited engagement at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre in April before opening at New York’s Hudson Theatre on July 26. 


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