Brooklyn Ed’s New York Burlesque Calendar
A brief listing of regular burlesque shows and somewhat related cabaret, circus, variety and vaudeville events in the New York area of which I am aware (locations in Manhattan unless otherwise noted). Click on a day of the week to bring up a listing of upcoming events for that day.
Special Events of note ...
· Speakeasy Dollhouse offers an immersive experience at Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic at a hidden theatre in Time Square Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 through August.
· Coney Island Sideshow is now open daily through September 7th from 1:00 to 8:00 at Coney Island USA (1208 Surf Ave, Coney Island) and Burlesque at the Beach plays Friday & Saturday nights at 10 through September.
· Where All the Rivers Go to Sleep, a new musical offering from Gelber & Manning is part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival at the PTC Perfromance Space (555 W 42nd St) on July 18 at 8 and July 19 at noon.
REMEMBER: This list is far from complete and is subject to change as schedules and venues may suddenly change. Check any links beforehand for last minute schedule changes and ticket/cover charges. (Note that many of these events are also listed on FaceBook.) I try to update this listing at the start of the week so let me know via e-mail of other shows or updates at least a week in advance.
There are a large number of annual burlesque related events in New York worth noting: Burlesque at the Beach; the Coney Island Mermaid Parade (June); Coney Island Rockabilly Festival; and, of course, the New York Burlesque Festival. Aside from the big national events such as the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas and Tease-O-Rama, there are a growing number of regional multiday festivals in the US and Canada. For a partial listing, click here for Brooklyn Ed’s Burlesque Festival Calendar. You can also check out the Festivals listings from Maxwell Wood and RiRI SynCyr.
Interested in learning the art of Burlesque in New York? Professor Jo "Boobs" Weldon operates the New York School of Burlesque - check the website for details of the various classes offered. Or drop by your favorite bookstore and pick up a copy of The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon. In addition, Brown Girls Burlesque also offers workshops.
Need more info?
Want more? Sign up to the burlesquerevue group on Yahoo and don’t forget to check out websites of performers and troupes for their current schedules. On FaceBook? – check out the new page created by JZ Bich – NYC Burlesque Shows and related arts – for the latest show notices by NYC area performers. Traveling out of NYC? Check out BurlesqueBeat and Lilli Von Schtupp’s Burlesque411 for info on shows in various cities. There are also some city-specific listings such as Maxwell Wood’s blog which covers San Francisco area shows.
Created January 2005; Updated 30 June 2015