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    newyorker

    The drag king Murray Hill, who has an acid tongue and a plumber’s build, hosts “This Is Burlesque,” a sardonic revue of neo-burlesque, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in the velvety upstairs room of this boudoir-like Mediteranean restaurant and club.
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    newyorkpost

    Burlesque is booming in New York, and Angie Pontani is its reigning star. you know a trend has reached critical mass when it finds its way into a plotline on Gossip Girl. The teen grama recently featured a fictional burlesque club and a performance by 30-year-old real-life dancer Angie Pontani.
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    newyorkobserver

    BURLESQUE WILL NOT DIE- and by the way, are other parts of the country so enamored with uninhibited, tattooed women shaking their cellulite? Tonight, Murray Hill- the comedian, not the Manhattan neighborhood populated by UPenn grads- joins burlesque stars the Pontani Sisters for “This Is Burlesque.” Mr. Hill was quick to inform us that this is “a classy burlesque show. This is not performance-arty. It’s an Atlantic City, Vegas-style lounge show. It’s above the boards, so to speak.”
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    guardian

    It’s bawdy, irreverent and is even drawing celebs to its tassel-twirling shows. Dea Birkett lifts the curtain on New York’s growing neo-burlesque scene.
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    backstage

    In terms of audience, there’s some overlap between New York City’s legit theatre and nightclub scenes but not much. With the possible exception, that is, of Gotham’s flourishing burlesque scene, which ties together everything from stage work and performance art to specialty acts, comedy, music, and dance.
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