THE SOPHISTICATES Strip As It Was Meant to Be Teased
2 Beverage Minimum
INTRODUCING LATE-NIGHT FRIDAY STRIPTEASE!
NEW YORK'S MOST TALKED-ABOUT BURLESQUE REVUES!
“THE SOPHISTICATES” PLAYS EVERY 2ND AND 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Beginning Friday August 10 the Metropolitan Room adds a daring ingredient to its programming mix when it introduces one of Gotham’s most talked-about burlesque revues, the sly and spry “The Sophisticates.” Starring master of ceremonies BASTARD KEITH and burlesque headliner MADAME ROSEBUD, and featuring a rotating constellation of guest stars, the 11:30pm late shows play the second and fourth Friday of the month.
“The Sophisticates” has the distinction of being the only show to have been evicted from the Plaza Hotel. Specializing in classic burlesque, “The Sophisticates,” is a retroglam ride into a thrilling nightclub reality that nods to the past while winking to the present.
Each night features a new line-up of four highly distinguished striptease artists performing two numbers each throughout the evening. (That’s more strips in one show than can be counted on one hand.) Keeping the festivities inching along at an appropriately brisk pace is BASTARD KEITH, a showman with a soft spot for tradition combined with a yen for brainy post modern conceptual humor. Called “a variety favorite” by Time Out NY he’s MC’d for Revealed Burlesque (entire run), Floating Kabarette, Rhinestone Follies, Pink Room Burlesque, D20 Burlesque, the Slipper Room, Wasabassco, Burlesque Nouveau, and Le Scandal Cabaret.
MADAME ROSEBUD has performed coast to coast and overseas with stops at the London Burlesque Festival, the New York Burlesque Festival, and competing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.