Alaska 5000, Lea DeLaria Cast as Royal Leads in Pasadena Production of Go-Go’s Musical ‘Head Over Heels’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Initial casting is being revealed for the Pasadena Playhouse’s production of the Go-Go’s-scored musical comedy “Head Over Heels,” opening in a reconfigured, immersive setting within the storied theater Nov. 19. And for a show that already won some plaudits in its 2018 Broadway run for going head over heels to be LGBTQ-friendly in its themes and casting, the Pasadena version hardly looks to be losing any of that in the rethinking.

The show’s two more mature roles in a Elizabethan-era comedy of manners, Queen Gynecia and King Basilius, will be played by, respectively, Alaska 5000 and Lea DeLaria. Alaska 5000 comes to the stage from renown partly based on

→ Continue reading at Variety

Similar Articles

Advertisment

Most Popular

Ralph Carmichael, Composer for ‘The Blob,’ ‘My Mother the Car,’ Dies at 94

Ralph Carmichael, composer and Emmy Award-winning arranger-conductor for Nat King Cole, Jack Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and Roger Williams, died Oct. 18 in Camarillo, Calif....

Facebook claims hate speech visibility dropped 50 percent in nine months

Facebook is responding to whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony and a recent Wall Street Journal leak by attempting to shift the narrative on hate speech....

EPA announces plans to regulate cancer-causing 'forever chemicals'

Showing up in everything from cosmetics and dental floss to product packaging and cleaning supplies. polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are ubiquitous to...