BenDeLaCreme (Photo: Eric Paguio)
Drag icon and RuPaul’s Drag Race star BenDeLaCreme will embark on her biggest solo tour yet as star and lead producer with the return of her narrative-cabaret, BenDeLaCreme is…READY TO BE COMMITTED (April 13 – July 10). This one-queen extravaganza is a hilarious and heartfelt spectacular that blends burlesque, comedy, and original music with her signature Terminally Delightful charm.
After years of people asking the aggressively effervescent queen if she can “please, settle down,” BenDeLaCreme is finally ready to tie the knot in something besides her corset. Now, all she needs is a potential spouse. And a dress. And a cake. And the ability to consider others.
It’s a relay race to the altar as DeLa dodges pervy Grindr suitors, bitchy wedding-cake-toppers, and the errant arrows of Cupid himself! Join the blushing bride as she tackles the pitfalls of love, marriage, and romance in a limited engagement about the limitations of engagements.
After the original iteration of the “Ready to Be Committed” tour was postponed in 2020, the 2022 tour has increased in size. Despite having to close early due to COVID-19, BenDeLaCreme’s 2021 holiday tour, The Return of the Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! with co-star Jinkx Monsoon, marked the queen’s highest-grossing tour under BenDeLaCreme Presents, further showcasing DeLa’s growing impact within the drag and theater industry as a producing powerhouse.
She also became the first drag queen to produce a feature film (under pandemic restrictions) with “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special” (2020), landing BenDeLaCreme Presents an exclusive licensing deal with streaming giant Hulu. The film won “Lockdown LOL” at the 2021 Queerties.
BenDeLaCreme says, “After two long years of postponements, I’m OVER-FREAKING-JOYED to be bringing my new solo show back on the road! And I gotta tell you all: this one’s a doozy! ‘Ready to Be Committed’ is the story of one queen who searches for love and finds a whole lot she never bargained for—Bitchy brides, pervy Grindr guys, corpse-eating cats, song, dance, and more puppets than you ever thought you’d see at a wedding. I can’t wait to share DeLa’s special day with all of you! Save the date!”