Hello hello hello! The March 17 episode of RuPaul's Drag Race will see the premiere of the newest Rusical, with the remaining Season 15 queens starring in an "all-dancing, all-prancing" show based on a Broadway favorite. Find out which title is getting the Drag Race treatment in a special preview of the episode above.
Rusicals have become a perennial favorite performance challenge for the competition reality show. Season 14 featured a Moulin Rouge!-inspired Rusical, Moulin Ru. Get it? They put the "Ru" from RuPaul in there.
Aside from the musical theatre-infused challenges, Drag Race seems to have a lot of crossover with theatre fans. Two-time season winner Jinkx Monsoon is currently appearing on the Main Stem as Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago, and season 9 queen Peppermint made history as the first openly Trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway in 2018's Head Over Heels.
This season's Rusical takes place in the small town of West Bumtuck, where drag has been outlawed. Sadly timely in light of recent bigoted legislation targeted at drag performances, the Drag Race episode will feature the competing queens discussing the impact of anti-drag legislation on their community.
Drag Race production company World of Wonder has created a Drag Defense Fund, which supports the ACLU's work to defend and protect LGBTQIA+ rights.
This latest episode of RuPaul's Drag Race will premiere beginning at 8 PM ET on MTV (check local listings).