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THE HOLIDAYS ARE A DRAG AT
THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE
Featuring the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, American Idol Diana DeGarmo, Jackie Beat, Shequida, Hells Kitchenettes & more!
Through December 30, 2018
Over the past decade The Laurie Beechman Theatre has become known as the premiere destination in New York City for fully staged drag cabaret, music and theater performances by some of the biggest names in the industry. This winter, the venue will present a wide variety of holidays shows for drag lovers featuring stars from RuPaul's Drag Race, America's Got Talent, American Idol and more, as well as the best emerging new talents nationally. Highlights include:
Tuesday, October 30:
THE WITCHES RUMBLE
Just in time for Halloween, THE WITCHES RUMBLE is a dynamic mix of rock, Broadway, drag, and burlesque. Hostess Boudoir LeFleur is a Siren full of surprises who is sure to leave the audience screaming for more! The spooky cast includes live singing diva beltress Diana DeGarmo (of American Idol fame); Bette Midler impersonator Jennica McCleary, who offers a haunting burlesque number that takes Hocus Pocus to an all new level; Honey Davenport as a voodoo goddess; and Kimmi Moore of the cut throat drag duo “The Assassins”. 10pm. $22/$35 VIP.
November 23 -25:
GINGER MINJ: THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS
What is the best part of Thanksgiving? The leftovers, of course! In the spirit of the season, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite GINGER MINJ has graciously offered to share her leftovers with us as we officially kick off the holidays. Join Ginger for a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole lot of music and fun. November 23 - 25 at 7pm. $22/$45 VIP.
Fridays, November 23 – December 7:
Step aside Radio City Rockettes, the nut-crackers of Twizted Sisterz (best known as the cast of the long-running cult hit Distorted Diznee) put their own bawdy spin on the most wonderful time of the year. Highlights of this demented annual holiday extravaganza include The 12 Drunks of Christmas and a twisted take on Let It Snow, plus much, much more. 10pm. $22.
November 30 & December 1:
THE HELL’S KITCHENETTETS CHRISTMAS
What is the best part of Thanksgiving? The leftovers, of course! In the spirit of the season, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite GINGER MINJ has graciously offered to share her leftovers with us as we officially kick off the holidays. Join Ginger for a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole lot of music and fun. November 23 - 25 at 7pm. Tickets are $22/$45 VIP.
Thursday, December 6:
SHEQUIDA: JESSYE NORMOUS HOLIDAY CONCERT
Just in time for the holidays, Jessye Normous, the world’s biggest opera diva (in her mind), returns for a night full of hilarious comedy, Christmas songs, eating and oh, some live opera as well. Juilliard-trained nightlife legend SHEQUIDA (America's Got Talent / One Life To Live) performs as her larger-than-life alter ego for one night only. 7pm. $22.
JACKIE BEAT: MENSTRUAL KRAMPUS
Legendary drag performer JACKIE BEAT serves up a heapin’ helpin’ of Christmas evil this holiday season. Yep, it’s hooters & horns, Santa & Satan, makeup & macabre merriment as Miss Beat embraces the dark side of the season to celebrate the Anti-Christmas like only she can! Classic carols will be corrupted and traditions will be twisted when one of drag’s most iconic and influential legends takes the stage for her 20th annual holiday show! 7pm. $25.
Friday, December 14:
TAMMIE BROWN'S HOLIDAY SPARKLE
For one night only, join the one and only TAMMIE BROWN as she presents her first holiday show in The Big Apple. The kooky and quirky RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite will perform her own unique renditions of favorite holiday songs and shares stories of Christmas past, present and future. Oh, holy...! 9:30pm. $23/$42 VIP.
December 12 - 14:
ALASKA & JEREMY: CHRISTMAS IN SPACE
This year, RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars winner ALASKA and her sidekick JEREMY are going to be spending the holidays in space! Join them as they take a musical journey through space and time. What perils await them beyond the galaxy we call home? Will they meet certain danger, or will they find a civilization even more beautiful and wondrous than our own? And what is the best way to hang tinsel in space? 7pm. $30 /$57 VIP.
Tuesday, December 18:
ANITA PROCEDURE: HO HO HO!
Live-singing Los Angeles drag sensation ANITA PROCEDURE -- best known for her acclaimed variety shows at Darren Criss’ Tramp Stamp Granny’s in Hollywood -- makes her NYC holiday cabaret debut. Don’t miss spending a magical evening with this powerhouse vocalist as she shares some of her favorite holiday songs and stories. 9:30pm. $22/$35 VIP.
December 19 & 20:
I DREAM OF JACKIE 3: JACKIE'S WINTER WISH
Follow JACKIE COX on a fantastical holiday-themed Magic Carpet ride from the wintry streets of Hell's Kitchen to the great snowy North. But when evil twin sister, Jacqueline, shows up to earn her spot on the naughty list, will Jackie have what it takes to make it to the North Pole? Luckily, this time she has the help of a new sidekick, her "Twink on the Brink" (Christopher Sanders) and an encounter with a larger than life, bold and brassy mermaid (Vicky Boofant). And don't worry, her hunky harem boys (Drew Bloom, Adam Sarette & Blake McIver) make special cameo appearances! 9:30pm. $22/$35 VIP.
December 28 - 30:
SHARON NEEDLES: THE NIGHTMARE AFTER CHRISTMAS
The holidays may be over, but there are still plenty of nightmares left! With the long-awaited World Premiere of THE NIGHTMARE AFTER CHRISTMAS (set to debut in a sold out run in 2018, but canceled due to illness), RuPaul's Drag Race favorite SHARON NEEDLES exorcises the post-holiday blues and helps bid a less-than-fond farewell to one of the scariest years in recent memory! 7pm. Tickets are $23/$45.
The Laurie Beechman Theater is located in West Bank Café at 407 West 42nd Street at Ninth Avenue -- accessible from all trains at 42nd Street. Please note that there is a $20 food/drink minimum at all performances at this venue; a full dinner menu with waiter service is available at all performances. Doors open 90 minutes before curtain time for all performances before 8pm and 30 minutes before all later performances. VIP tickets include reserved seating and a meet-and-greet with the artists. Tickets and information for all of the performances listed above are available at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com
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