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Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January

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#1Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:08am

Starting 1/16/23 for 8 weeks only.

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#2Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:14am

Good for her!

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#3Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:15am

Amazing casting! She will be sensational


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#4Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:16am

HOLY CRAP. If this is successful then I want Ru Girls as Roxie and Velma, ASAP. 

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#5Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:17am

Welp I guess I’m finally gonna see Chicago now. 


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#6Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:21am

*deep exhale*

Off to Telecharge we go…!

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#7Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:40am

Part of me wishes she was playing Roxie, but I’ll take what I can get!

BETTY22
#8Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:43am

Do they have a big enough fan base for all these weeks. Or it it more about the amount of press that will be generated? 

Quinn Wilson
#9Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:48am

Yes they do

hayleyann
#10Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:49am

BETTY22 said: "Do they have a big enough fan base for all these weeks. Or it it more about the amount of press that will be generated?"

At 1.5 million Instagram followers, Jinkx probably has a bigger fan base than most Mama Mortons... why does that matter? 

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#11Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 10:56am

See, I love this. Although, I feel like she could pull off Roxie!


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#12Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 11:04am

I want Jinkx and DeLa as Roxie and Velma.  

JSquared2
#13Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 11:07am

hayleyann said: "BETTY22 said: "Do they have a big enough fan base for all these weeks. Or it it more about the amount of press that will be generated?"

At 1.5 million Instagram followers, Jinkx probably has a bigger fan base than most Mama Mortons... why does that matter?
"

 

False equivalency.  IG costs nothing.  A Broadway ticket costs a lot.  IG followers do not translate into ticket buyers.

 

 

 

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#14Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 11:34am

JSquared2 said: "hayleyann said: "BETTY22 said: "Do they have a big enough fan base for all these weeks. Or it it more about the amount of press that will be generated?"

At 1.5 million Instagram followers, Jinkx probably has a bigger fan base than most Mama Mortons... why does that matter?
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False equivalency. IG costs nothing. A Broadway ticket costs a lot. IG followers do not translate into ticket buyers.






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okay well, Jinkx is also a famous drag queen who sells out shows in cities all over the world. 

Her IG following isn’t because she’s some social media influencer… 

 

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#15Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 11:36am

I'd go and see her as Mama. I'd assume Lana will still be Velma. Just a matter of who her Roxie will be.


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#16Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 12:03pm

Jinkx was an award-winning musical theatre actor before she was a two-time Drag Race winner. This is straight-up good casting. She’s going to be sensational.

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#17Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 1:05pm

This coming on the heels of Shangela’s success on DWTS makes me happy for the good Ru girls


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#18Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 4:09pm

quizking101 said: "This coming on the heels of Shangela’s success on DWTS makes me happy for the good Ru girls"

How about Jinkx as Velma, Shangela as Roxie and Nina West as Mama?


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.

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#19Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 4:16pm

ACL2006 said: "quizking101 said: "This coming on the heels of Shangela’s success on DWTS makes me happy for the good Ru girls"

How about Jinkx as Velma, Shangela as Roxie and Nina West as Mama?
"

Switch Jinkx and Shangela and I will bankroll it myself


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#20Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 4:18pm

ACL2006 said: "I'd go and see her as Mama. I'd assume Lana will still be Velma. Just a matter of who her Roxie will be."

Either Charlotte or Bianca. They won't bring a new Roxie which would steal the spotlight from Monsoon.


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#21Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 4:25pm

blaxx said: "ACL2006 said: "I'd go and see her as Mama. I'd assume Lana will still be Velma. Just a matter of who her Roxie will be."

Either Charlotte or Bianca. They won't bring a new Roxie which would steal the spotlight from Monsoon.
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Apparently you’ve never seen CHICAGO.  Mama Morton is a supporting role and appears sporadically on stage and only has 2 songs/numbers in the entire musical - one in each Act.  Monsoon won’t be on stage long enough at any given time for anyone to steal the spotlight from her.  Roxie and Velma carry the show - even moreso than Billy Flynn.  


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#22Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 4:29pm

BrodyFosse123 said: "blaxx said: "ACL2006 said: "I'd go and see her as Mama. I'd assume Lana will still be Velma. Just a matter of who her Roxie will be."

Either Charlotte or Bianca. They won't bring a new Roxie which would steal the spotlight from Monsoon.
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Apparently you’ve never seen CHICAGO. Mama Morton is a supporting role and appears sporadically on stage and only has 2 songs/numbers in the entire musical - one in each Act. Monsoon won’t be on stage long enough at any given time for anyone to steal the spotlight from her. Roxie and Velma carry the show - even moreso than Billy Flynn.
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I've seen it enough to know they won't try a new lead during a stunt casting.

Have YOU seen it?  Either way, prove me wrong love.


Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE

OhHiii
#23Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 4:41pm

Don't feed the trolls, ya'll. 

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#24Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 5:03pm

Or they could bring Emma or Dylis back as Roxie

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#25Jinkx Monsoon to Play Mama in CHICAGO this January
Posted: 11/22/22 at 5:19pm

Let’s just say, I’m old enough to have seen Bob Fosse’s original 1975 Broadway production with both Gwen and Chita then Reinking and Nemetz, at least 10 times excluding the many times I second acted the show.  I’ve also seen every cast change for the 1996 Broadway revival up until 2005 and did my first revisit when Pamela Anderson did her short run several months ago.  I know the musical more than 98% of those posting on here.  cheeky



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