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Sasha Velour Hosts “NightGowns Forever” Event Virtually

On Sunday August 9 global drag superstar and RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sasha Velour hosted her first virtual drag event “NightGowns FOREVER”, a free admission event featuring archival footage of performances from her critically-acclaimed Brooklyn drag show, NightGowns, in honor of its 5th Anniversary. 

Los Angeles LGBTQ+ individuals who are fans of Sasha Velour who have never got to see the Brooklyn based drag queen perform, can also view NightGowns which is now a series adapted on Quibi.

NightGowns FOREVER: a 3-hour virtual show of unreleased archival footage featuring 30 show stopping performances from NightGowns past. This show is in celebration of NightGowns’ 5th anniversary and encouraged donations to benefit the Trans Justice Funding Project, For the GWORLS, G.L.I.T.S. Inc. (NYC), Brave Space Alliance (Chicago), and The Okra Project. Produced by House of Velour, NightGowns FOREVER featured performances by the queen herself and the NightGowns core cast members, as well as Shea Coulee, Bob the Drag Queen, Amanda Lepore, Peppermint, Lypsinka, Biqtch Pudding, Zenobia, West Dakota, and more. 

Hailed as the “drag artist’s drag show,” NightGowns is and always has been an inclusive drag revue that provides drag queens, drag kings, trans and gender nonconforming drag performers a stage to create the show of their dreams, giving audiences a fresh, personal, and truly queer night of theater. 

The legendary drag revue was founded in Brooklyn at a small bar by Velour in 2015, and adapted into a docu-series for Quibi in April 2020 to critical-acclaim. NightGowns on Quibi was hailed by The New York Times as “among the most life-affirming shows you could find on any platform”, and “a type of queer media never before seen on TV” (Screenrant). 

The live show has played to sold-out shows in New York City (including the iconic Terminal 5 with special audience guest, Janet Jackson) and has toured to Los Angeles and London.

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