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RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! commemorates 500th show at Flamingo Las Vegas

RuPaul celebrates milestone performance with cast members Coco Montrese, Daya Betty, Derrick Barry, Kennedy Davenport, Lawrence Chaney and Nicky Doll. See the pics!

Daya Betty (C) performs during the 500th show of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! at Flamingo Las Vegas on July 08, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!)

On Saturday, July 8, RuPaul and the sensational cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! celebrated the 500th performance of the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory. The momentous occasion at Flamingo Las Vegas was marked by a special appearance by RuPaul, who greeted the sold-out crowd and made a special cameo appearance during the show’s infamous slap game.

Kennedy Davenport (C) performs during the 500th show of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! at Flamingo Las Vegas on July 08, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!)

Taking the stage Saturday night were two of the show’s newest cast members and first international queens – Lawrence Chaney, the winner of Drag Race UK Season 2, who also served as the evening’s host, and Nicky Doll from Season 12 and host of Drag Race France. Joining them were Coco Montrese from Season 5 and All Stars Season 2; Daya Betty from Season 14; Derrick Barry from Season 8 and All Stars Season 5; and Kennedy Davenport from Season 7 and All Stars Season 3.

Derrick Barry (C) performs during the 500th show of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! at Flamingo Las Vegas on July 08, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!)

From the creative team behind the Emmy® Award-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race, the critically acclaimed Las Vegas revue is everything you love about the TV show and then some. With over-the-top costumes, visually stunning sets and jaw-dropping performances, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! serves the audience a drag experience like they’ve never seen before. With a cast that rotates in and out throughout the year, audiences are guaranteed a different experience each night, with a fabulous show featuring six of your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race stars.

(L-R) Kennedy Davenport, Daya Betty, Coco Montrese, Derrick Barry and Nicky Doll perform during the 500th show of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! at Flamingo Las Vegas on July 08, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!)

Directed by RuPaul and award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Jamal Sims, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! is produced by World of Wonder, the creative team behind RuPaul’s Drag Race, with Voss Events. Original music for RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! is written by RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race composer Leland and Tom Campbell, Chief Creative Officer at World of Wonder. The score includes RuPaul’s hit songs from the past 15 seasons of Drag Race, plus original show-stopping numbers created especially for this residency. 

(L-R) Daya Betty, Derrick Barry, Kennedy Davenport, Coco Montrese and Nicky Doll perform during the 500th show of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! at Flamingo Las Vegas on July 08, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!)

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! performs Thursday through Monday at 9:30 p.m. with an additional 7 p.m. show on Friday. Tickets start at $49, plus applicable tax and fees, and are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com/dragracevegas

About World of Wonder

World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 28 Emmys, inspiring two Oscars, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories, and bringing drag culture to the world stage via RuPaul’s Drag Race and DragCon. WOW’s pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like Million Dollar Listing. Their film division WOW Docs produces groundbreaking documentaries including Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Party Monster, and The Eyes of Tammy Faye. WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events. Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. In 2022, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. 

About Live Nation Las Vegas

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Garth Brooks and Rod Stewart at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Maroon 5, Usher, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars at Dolby Live at Park MGM; The B-52s, ZZ TOP, Earth, Wind & Fire, FOREIGNER, STYX and Chicago at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; and Erika Jayne and Santana at House of Blues. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Michelob ULTRA Arena, the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and more.

For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com. Follow Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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