Ajsha Reid

Stage 72

158 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Renovated to seal in that burlesque/cabaret flavor, Stage 72's performance space hosts an eclectic schedule of productions, from the aforementioned song-and-dance revues to comedians, musicians, and theatrical works.

The Slipper Room

167 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 253-7246

Since 1999, the Slipper Room has been instrumental in reviving—perhaps even creating—the burlesque community in New York City, for the first eleven years as the cozy, intimate cocktail lounge it once was, and now as the two-level burlesque theater and bar and it's become. James Habacker, the producer and host behind the Slipper Room's early years, designed the space himself when the original building was demolished, making the Slipper Room not just perfect but designed to meet the needs of neo-burlesque performers, with sightlines and lighting well in mind. The main room is a stunning paean to Jazz Age with a stage that vaults the full two stories up, where balcony visitors get a bird's eye view of the action.


Duane Park

308 Bowery
New York, NY 10013
(212) 732-5555

Duane Park Cafe used to be tucked away in a quite corner of Tribeca. Now it finds itself hidden in plain site squarely in the center of the Bouley dining mecca. While not as brash as Bouley, the focus here on fresh market cuisine and a serene atmosphere, has made Duane Park a quiet hit in the neighborhood.