Upon its July debut, a big portion of Head Over Heels’ press protection centered on the truth that RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Peppermint could be the primary trans lady to originate a principal function on Broadway. She was additionally the face of the present’s promoting and out of doors marketing campaign when the present launched.
However, when the quilt of the unique solid recording was launched this previous Friday (Oct. 12), followers instantly seen that Peppermint is absent from the art work. The cowl (beneath) options six of the present’s eight ideas, with Peppermint and Tom Alan Robbins lacking.
The oversight sparked a tweet from Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese, who wrote, “Why is @Peppermint247 (the first transgender star of a broadway musical!!) in @HOHmusical deleted from all of the bus ads, soundtrack cowl and disk?! She’s the ONLY principal not featured. This is SHADY.”
Franzese's tweet caught the eye of Drag Race alum Willam and Vivacious, in addition to trans singer Mila Jam. Franzese added, “I need to be clear I don’t assume it’s trans dismissive in any respect. The present celebrates all love. I do assume because the FIRST transgender actress on Broadway to originate a personality she needs to be on the album cowl. Period[.]”
While Peppermint was prominently featured within the present’s unique promoting marketing campaign, this new art work focuses on the musical’s narrative of the three relationships throughout the present’s royal household. The actress has been featured in iterations of this art work, comparable to a double-truck fall preview advert in The New York Times, however was not included on the unique solid recording cowl. She is, nonetheless, included contained in the album's booklet.
A consultant for Head Over Heels declined to remark.
Check out the solid recording's cowl beneath.