Cirque du Soleil star Edie returns from Las Vegas for the 1st time in 2 years!
December 3 & 4 at Engelman Recital Hall
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After running away to join the circus (Cirque du Soliel’s Zumanity in Las Vegas, actually) two years ago, drag star EDIE makes her long-awaited return to the New York stage in EDIE LIVE! AT THE ENGELMAN. She will appear for two nights only, Thursday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 4 at Engelman Recital Hall (at Baruch College -- 55 Lexington Avenue, enter on East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue). Showtime is 7:30pm, doors open 30 minutes before curtain time. Tickets are $20 each, available at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com.
EDIE LIVE! AT THE ENGELMAN is a fast-paced hour-and-then-some. The drag sensation Edie performs all your favorites with her signature 1960’s go-go flair. Of course, there is also high-kicking choreography, witty off-the-cuff banter, and plenty of scandalous stories from the leggy showgirl’s new life in Sin City!
EDIE’s last New York appearance was at The Zipper Theater shortly before she left for Las Vegas in December 2007. One month later, she assumed the role of Emcee - a role originated by Joey Arias - and became the new “Mistress of Sensuality” in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Edie just started her third contract and is scheduled to appear through August 2010. Since her debut in the show, Edie has performed for over a million people.
A native of Portland, Oregon, EDIE began her professional dance career at the age of 17 with Ballet Oregon. For the next eleven years she danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Chicago, and Pennsylvania Ballet before moving to New York to pursue musical theater. EDIE quickly became a fixture in New York City where she racked up a bevy of awards including Best Drag Queen (HX Award), Best Dance Artist and Entertainer of the Year (Glammy Award). She starred in her autobiographical, off-Broadway show Legs!, performed on the MTV Video Music Awards, appeared on “Sex and the City,” was featured at Wigstock and Broadway Bares. She made her Broadway debut alongside Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming in the Tony-nominated revival of The ThreePenny Opera at Studio 54. She has also toured the country as Jo in the sitcom parody The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode. For more information on EDIE visit www.SimplyEdie.com.