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Cabaret & Concert News Peppermint and Theydy Bedbug to Host Musical Theater Factory Gala

The company's 10th anniversary celebration will take place May 20.

Peppermint and Theydy Bedbug

Musical Theater Factory has announced that drag performers Peppermint and Theydy Bedbug will host the company's 10th anniversary event The Factory Function: A Party for the Decade. The May 20 celebration will take place at THC NYC: The House of Cannabis.

MTF is a development hub for new musicals. Founded in 2014 by actor Shakina Nayfack, the factory has hosted workshops and readings of A Strange LoopBe More Chill, and the currently running The Lonely Few.

The 10th anniversary celebration will include performances from Princess Lockerooo + Harold O'Neal and the Waack dancers (Tytus Larue James Gibson-Jackson, Ernest Allen, and JADA - William Bailey), Simón Gómez Villegas, Zeniba Now, DeShawn Jenkins, as well as Nick Martinez + Yahir Montes performing a piece from John-Michael Lyles and David Gomez' new musical in development Shoot for the Moon.

Peppermint made history as the first transgender person to originate a role on Broadway in the 2018 musical Head Over Heels. They are also a runner-up on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Theydy Bedbug is the founder and director of the Drag Performance program at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. They are currently developing a solo show KeepSake as part of their Queer|Art Fellowship.

Tickets for The Factory Function: A Party for the Decade are available for purchase by clicking here.

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