Jinkx Monsoon extends run in 'Chicago' on Broadway

The two-time RuPaul's Drag Race winner will now play Matron "Mama" Morton for an additional two weeks in the long-running musical at the Ambassador Theatre.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

When you're good to Mama, Mama's good to you! Jinkx Monsoon, who currently stars as Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago on Broadway, has extended her run on the show. She will now play her final performance on March 26, two weeks after her originally scheduled departure on March 12.

Monsoon will not perform March 13 or 14.

"“The kids are saying ‘she ate,’ so I figured, I might as well have seconds," Monsoon said. "In all seriousness, playing for standing room only crowds throughout my run as Mama has got my mind blown and my heart full."

Read our interview with Jinkx Monsoon about playing Mama in Chicago and her perspective on the role.

The current cast of Chicago also features Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, James T. Lane as Billy Flynn, Evan Harrington as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Beginning March 13, Bianca Marroquín will take over the role of Velma.

Chicago follows murderesses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly as they fight to get acquitted, which means securing the smoothest-talking laywer and winning over the sensational press to become overnight celebrities. The Kander and Ebb musical is the second longest-running show in Broadway history.

Who is Jinkx Monsoon?

Jinkx Monsoon is best known for winning season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race and season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars, earning her the title "Queen of All Queens." She makes her Broadway debut in Chicago and is the first drag queen to play Mama.

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Photo credit: Jinkx Monsoon in Chicago. (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

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