Entertainment Tonight has released a preview of Valentina in the upcoming live production of Rent.
The fan-favourite queen – who starred on Drag Race’s ninth season – will be the first drag queen to star in a live television musical production.
She will step into the role of homeless, genderfluid street performer Angel Dumott Schunard, who forms a romantic connection with Tom Collins. Angel is HIV+ and attends the local Life Support group, and subsequently dies of AIDS.
Valentina and co-star Brandon Victor Dixon (who will play Collins) opened up to Entertainment Tonight during a photoshoot.
See them both in costume below.
Valentina and Dixon will star alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe, Kiersey Clemons, Jordan Fisher, Brennin Hunt and Mario.
Rent, which first premiered on Broadway in 1996, tells the story of struggling young artists in New York City in the days of Bohemian Alphabet City, during the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Upon release, Rent received universal acclaim and has made a profound impact on popular culture. It currently stands as the 11th longest running Broadway show, and has spawned national tours, foreign productions and a motion picture.
The highly-anticipated live production will air 27 January on Fox.
You can also catch Valentina in the upcoming fourth instalment of Drag Race All Stars, which will premiere 14 December on VH1.
Valentina will battle for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar alongside returning contestants: Manila Luzon, Latrice Royale, Gia Gunn, Jasmine Masters, Naomi Smalls, Trinity Taylor, Farrah Moan, Monique Heart and Monét X Change.
Watch the first gag-worthy trailer for All Stars 4 below.
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