A RuPaul musical is “in talks” according to Drag Race judge Michelle Visage

Michelle Visage has revealed that a musical based on RuPaul’s life has been discussed.

The American performer – who’s judged alongside her bff on RuPaul’s Drag Race since 2011 – exclusively told Gay Times“Believe it or not, that’s been in talks for a good six or seven years.

“World of Wonder are great at putting everything on the table, but it’s not always up to us to make it happen.”

Michelle added: “I’d say you’d just never know, because they’ve got a TV show about his life coming up, and all these things coming up, so you never know.”

Tomorrow (18 October), Michelle will make her West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as the titular character’s less-than-understanding school teacher, Miss Hedge. You can book tickets here

When we asked Michelle if Mama Ru would be taking a flight over to see her slay the London stage, she told us: “I don’t know! Ru’s got her drama that she’s filming for Netflix, so I think she’s going to be really preoccupied.”

Related: Will Jinkx Monsoon return for All Stars? Here’s what the Drag Race winner told us. 

Earlier this year, it was reported that a 10-episode comedy series called AJ and the Queen, fronted and co-created by RuPaul alongside Michael Patrick King (Sex & The City), had been ordered by Netflix.

The new series will star the Emmy Award winning host as Ruby Red, a “bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen” who travels across America in a rundown RV from the 90s, accompanied by a wise-cracking 11-year-old orphan called AJ.

Oh, and every episode, Ru will visit a drag club and perform a “killer musical number”. As if our excitement levels weren’t through the mother-tucking roof already?!

You can catch both RuPaul and Michelle in the highly-anticipated fourth season of Drag Race All Stars, which is expected to arrive early next year.

Earlier this month, we scoured the internet for every possible queen who could appear on All Stars 4.

Check out our list here, and let us know what you think. Will this cast slay?

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