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Boylesque

Photo: Barry Gordin


Boylesque
  is a deliciously campy parody on the recently released film “Burlesque” starring Cher and Christiana Aguilera about an Iowa hic who discovers a Los Angeles nightclub where the dancers lip-sync provocatively to well known songs. The drag stars impersonating the two stars from the film are simply wonderful, especially Cher and she sings fabulously too. The evening is a gas; the perfect way to put you in an upbeat mood after a hectic work week.

Photo: Barry Gordin


Boylesque
  is a deliciously campy parody on the recently released film “Burlesque” starring Cher and Christiana Aguilera about an Iowa hic who discovers a Los Angeles nightclub where the dancers lip-sync provocatively to well known songs. The drag stars impersonating the two stars from the film are simply wonderful, especially Cher and she sings fabulously too. The evening is a gas; the perfect way to put you in an upbeat mood after a hectic work week.

BOYLESQUE follows the tale of Chris, a gay boy from a small town in rural Ohio, who takes off for the big city of Akron to fine fame and fortune. He discovers The Boylesque Lounge, a seedy gay club run by the world’s worst Cher impersonator, where Chris’ life takes a dramatic turn.  Seduced by this world of bitchy drag queens, hot bartenders and sleazy go-go boys, he realizes his owns passion to become a performer. When the future of Boylesque is threatened by a wealthy businessman’s desire to buy the club and turn it into condos because of the breathtaking view,  Chris finds away to help Cher turn back time and save Boylesque?

Moving the action to a gay club may seem a bit redundant, but it frees the creators to tell the story of small-town boy in search of fame, while paying homage to campy films classics like, Flashdance, Showgirls, Glitter, and Valley of the Dolls.”

Written and directed by Zack Carey the production stars Mimi Imfurst (The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, Facts of Life: The Lost Episode), Kitty Hiccups, Blackie O., Jake Lemmenes (Twist, Thank You For Being A Friend), Matthew Brown (3boys at FringeNYC), Alex Engquist (3boys at FringeNYC), and a special guest
star nightly.
By… Patrick Christiano

BOYLESQUE runs November 19 – December 17, Fridays at 10pm at the
Laurie Beechman Theatre (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street
— at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at
42nd Street). Tickets are $18 in advance / $20 at the door with a $15
food/drink minimum per person, available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com or by
calling 212-352-3101.