Drag Race’s Jinkx Monsoon makes Broadway debut in Chicago and the verdict is in: ‘Absolute queen s**t’

A promo photo of drag queen Jinkx Monsoon wearing a dark and light blue dress holding a poster for the Broadway production of Chicago

Jinkx Monsoon has made her dream come true as the first drag artist to take on the role of Matron ‘Mama’ Morton in Chicago – and she is well and truly getting her flowers.

The queen, who snatched the crown on series five of Drag Race and the all-winners edition of All Stars, joined the cast of Chicago as it extends its run as the longest-running revival in Broadway history.

After her big opening on Monday (16 January), Jinkx has already received rave reviews for her portrayal of Mama Morton, a prison matron who is particularly susceptible to bribes.

According to one Twitter user, by the end of the first act, “Jinkx Monsoon already had two standing ovations. Absolute queen s**t”.

Videos taken during Chicago‘s curtain call show see Jinkx showered with applause – and literally showered with flowers.

Fellow Ru girls, including Divina De Campo (Drag Race UK), Bombae (Canada’s Drag Race) and season 15 queen Marcia Marcia Marcia, have also tweeted their support, with the latter writing that the drag superstar’s role is a “huge win for non-binary representation!”

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Fans have been quick to tweet their support for RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s only double-crowned queen.

“Literally SO happy for her. Everything she deserves… what a STAR!” one wrote.

Another added of her Chicago role: “Jinkx Monsoon deserves the world, and im so happy for her, working on Broadway must be an amazing feeling. She is mothering.”

“You were born to do this. You are aligned the with universe by sharing your gifts. So happy to watch you live your dreams. Congrats times a million,” a third tweeted.

Further videos show Jinkx being applauded at the stage door of the Ambassador Theatre in New York.

When the role was announced, Jinkx Monsoon wrote on Twitter: “I cannot stress enough that this has been a lifelong dream of mine. 

“I’m making my Broadway debut… We did it kids!”

Tickets for the show are still available – though as one can imagine, are very close to selling out.

Jinkx Monsoon is currently starring in Chicago until 12 March, 2023, though there is always a possibility that their run gets extended.

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