The Best Burlesque Show NYC Has to Offer (And The Second Best)

Best Of New York. Aug 9th 22

Burlesque is a real treat for your senses. If you have never seen a burlesque show before, you are really missing a trick. For a great show and an even better evening, this is something everyone should try at least once.

Especially so in New York. The New York burlesque scene is one of the best in the world, with an eclectic mix of shows to make the most of. Whether it's neo burlesque, cabaret, or variety show style performances you are after, good ol' NY will have the acts you are looking for any night of the week.

To help you find this excellent source of entertainment for yourself, in this blog we are going to tell you about the best burlesque show New York City has to offer right now. And the second best too, just for good measure.

So, buckle up and prepare for the show!

The Seven Sins

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The Seven Sins is a burlesque show from Company XIV, the most infamous group of burlesque performers in the country. The Brooklyn-based group is lavish and extravagant in everything they do. This new show is no different.

The story is one we have all heard before. It centers around the story of Adam and Eve and mankind's "original sin". The Biblical theme translates into a sexy and sinful burlesque show packed to the brim with sultry dance and movement.

With the diverse troupe of dancers, we see sexy in all of its forms. This is a modern show inclusive of every body type and every identity. We see drag and fun in abundance. There is no religious silencing here. As the seven sins are acted out, we see everything from a rendition of Cardi B's "money" to a giant serpent taking over the theater stage. There is certainly no shortage of excitement or entertainment throughout the entirety of the show.As we know, burlesque shows aren't simple or humble events. At this show, you watch the amazing burlesque dancers as you sip sin-themed cocktails and even have a luxurious dinner theater experience with some chilled lobster too.

Everything you want out of burlesque shows is available with the Seven Sins.

Catch it in NY while you can!

Nutcracker Rouge

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We thought it couldn't hurt to give you another option of incredible burlesque while we are it. And another choice for the infamous Company XIV could never be a bad thing either.

For the second-best burlesque show in NYC right now (in our humble opinion), you simply have to check out Nutcracker Rouge.This show, a sensual twist on the classic Nutcracker story, has been performed by Company XIV for nearly ten years, and it shows no sign of drying up anytime soon.

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The Christmas show tells the story of Clara and her journey in the Land of Sweets. It is crazy, sexy, and colorful all at once. If you want to see burlesque storytelling at its finest, this is absolutely the show for you.

Nutcracker Rouge has become an infamous part of New York's burlesque history and if you ever get a chance to see it for yourself, you will see exactly why this is the case. There is something so special and unique about this show, it is no surprise that spectators have flocked to see it for so long.

Where to Find Burlesque in New York

Outside of these shows, you might want to find further options for burlesque in the city. Great idea!

The best way to find burlesque is to find great burlesque clubs. Two amazing options you have are:

  • Theatre XIV (the aforementioned company's home ground)
  • The Slipper Room, Orchard Street New York

If you are at a loss on a Friday or Saturday night, check out these clubs and what they have to offer. You might end up having the best night of your life!

To Sum Up...

If you want to see amazing burlesque, New York is a wonderful place to do so. New York City is home to art, culture, and show business. If you want to be immersed in this culture, you know exactly where to head.

And, now, you know exactly what shows to look for too! The Seven Sins and Nutcracker Rouge are two absolutely incredible shows that you definitely shouldn't miss out on.

Whatever one you do see, we hope you have a fabulous evening of burlesque that you never forget! 

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