The show show was inspired by my intense Shakespeare-nerdery. From the age of 10 to the age of 17 I went to Shakespeare camp every summer. I played Hamlet in high school. I took the Shakespeare and Company month long intensive when I graduated from college. I just fucking LOVE Shakespeare. I think it’s really emotionally rich and fun and visceral and sexy, much like burlesque. So, once I started doing burlesque, especially nerdy burlesque, it was only a matter of time before I put the two together. When I started getting glimpses of my fellow burlesquer’s acting chops and theatre backgrounds I decided it was time to showcase their more classical performing talents alongside their nightlife skills.
Fill Up on Arts At The Tank - February 2013
Jenn and Emma are here to tell you what’s coming up!
2/15 & 2/16 Epic Win Burlesque: The Musical !
2/28 Folklure, $8 at the door, $1 off drinks if you bring an instrument for the all-together-now jam!
More shows and info at http://thetanknyc.org
Are you ready for jazz hands and the most fabulous tassel twirls? Epic Win Burlesque is back for two nights only 2/15 & 2/16 at 9:30pm. Your hosts Schaffer the Dark Lord and Nelson Lugo present the triple threat talents of:
** BB Heart :: haunts the stage with Phantom of the Opera
** Mary Cyn :: gets real friendly with Pal Joey
** Hazel Honeysuckle :: makes the sugar go down with Mary Poppins
** Francine :: starts to feel really groovy with Hair
** Boo Bess & BB Heart (The Boobsie Twins) :: pack major heat for Chicago
** Nasty Canasta :: shows Southern hospitality from Glass Menagerie
We seriously can’t frakking wait for this! EPIC WIN BURLESQUE is back with SCI-FI TV. Get your nerd on with Dr. Who, Battlestar, Sea Quest and more at Tada! Youth Theater on 9/14 and 9/15.
Presenting…the line up for The Spoken Nerd - “EPIC FAIL” at the New York Storytelling Festival tonight. It be an exciting live talk show with stories, science and BURLESQUE! Our glasses are getting all steamy thinking about it. Get tickets here!
- Cyndi Freeman
- Mary Cyn
- Jeff Simmermon
- Nelson Lugo
Yowsa! Last month, Daniel Johnston shot these amazing photos at Epic Win Burlesque: Harry Potter and the Prisoners of ASS-KA-BOOM. Featuring: Fem Appeal, Nasty Canasta, Mary Cyn, Minnie D’ Moocha, BB Heart, Anja Kester &, Victoria Privates;Hosted by Nelson Lugo.
This is probably one of the greatest shows we will ever have the privilege of presenting.
Friday, June 15th AND Saturday, June 16th
TADA Theater, 15 W 28th St - 3rd floor - NYC
Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 at the door
http:// www.brownpapertickets.com/ e/250680
Doors open at 9:30PM Show starts promptly at 10:00pm
EPIC WIN! For Nerds! By Nerds! From NYC!
WATCH: (NSFW) Peg-ass-us Trailer
A hilariously penetrating look at queer sex for straight folks, complete with sing-a-longs, how-to’s, romance, puppets and soul-baring striptease. Created by John Leo and Sophie Nimmannit, this beginner’s guide - stuffed with toys and songs - goes off-script with a lover’s quarrel that tickles qualms, exposes scruples, liberates desire and comes to a climax where everyone gets off! Tickets on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets!