YAS! Peppermint has become the first trans woman to create a principal role on Broadway

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Peppermint will make her Broadway debut in Head Over Heels, a musical comedy featuring the music of The Go-Go’s.

RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist – and Gay Times cover star – Peppermint has become the first trans woman to create a principal role on Broadway.

She is set to star in Head Over Heels, a new comedy/musical featuring songs from the iconic, all-female American rock band The Go-Go’s, known for their hits Vacation, We Got the Beat, Our Lips Are Sealed and Cool Jerk.

The play – inspired by Philip Sidney’s 16th-century drama Arcadia – will also include hits such as Mad About You and Heaven Is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle.

Michael Mayer’s production will first show at San Francisco’s Curran on 10 April until 6 May, and will then make its Broadway debut at the Hudson Theatre on 23 June, before it’s opening night on 26 July.

Joining Peppermint will be Jeremy Kushnier (Paramour), Rachel York (Disaster!), Alexandra Socha (Spring Awakening), Andrew Durand (Spring Awakening), Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots), Tom Alan Robbins (The Lion King) and Taylor Iman Jones (Groundhog Day).

Academy Award-winner Gwyneth Paltrow is set to produce, alongside Donovan Leitch, Rick Ferrari, Christine Russell, Louise Gund, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy.

For our February issue, Peppermint became the first trans woman ever to appear on the cover of Gay Times.

In an exclusive interview, she opened up about being the first trans Drag Race contestant to be vocal about her status. She said: “It was a lot of personal pressure but I knew that there was an opportunity for people to connect with my story.

I was cautious because I didn’t know if they’d accept an out trans queen and was worried I’d be rejected before I had the opportunity to speak about my experience on such a huge platform.”

You can pre-order Peppermint’s cover for our February issue here

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