Tyler Perry Revives His Drag Act

tyler-perry-madeaNot content with all his movie and TV success, actor/producer/impresario Tyler Perry (pictured) is returning to his roots: the live stage. His new play “Madea’s Big Happy Familykicks off a tour in El Paso on January 4. Here’s what both impressive and scary: the play is playing arenas and 3,000+-seat theatres. I’ve never seen a non-musical do venues this large. And you know what? I’ll bet Madea (who is, of course, Perry’s drag persona; no comment) sells out all of them — something an actor playing Medea never could do.

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