This is a paid announcement from My US Concert, which is presenting Burlesque at Brighton’s historic Millennium Theater on May 18 and 19. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased here.
Audiences will experience the art of the tease as critically acclaimed Quinn Lemley stars in her new hit touring production, Burlesque to Broadway.
Along with her sexy sidekicks – and a smoking 10-piece big band – Lemley takes audiences on a journey from the early days of underground burlesque clubs to mainstream acceptance by the Broadway establishment and beyond.
This unique theatrical concert honors rule-breaking icons, such as Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee and Mae West, and celebrates their ascent as they danced on the edge of the law, laid bare the double standards of the era, and fueled a movement that would influence divas for the next century.
“When people think of burlesque they often think of striptease,” said Lemley. “And while that’s certainly part of the fun, the burlesque movement of the 20s and 30s had much broader cultural influence.” The women of burlesque drove trends in fashion and comedy, and even served as the launch pad for the television variety show. “From Cher to Lady Gaga, we continue to see the influence of the burlesque movement in everything from music to fashion to dance.”
Despite its cultural relevance, this show is no history lesson. Song-and-dance fun will fill the theater as the as the cast belts out unforgettable classics such as ‘Hey Big Spender,’ ”Let Me Entertain You,’ and “She’s A Lady” while they dance to Merete Muenter’s provocative bump-and-grind choreography.
The highly anticipated limited-run will be presented two nights only, on May 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m. at Brooklyn’s historic Millennium Theater.
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