Expect the unexpected cabaret set – ranging from Cole Porter and The Sex Pistols to Grace originals – at this show where whimsy and sophistication collide and elegance mingles with naughty. Starring (and produced by) your host for the evening, burlesque artist and chanteuse Grace Gotham, this monthly show at Sid Gold’s Request Room brings back the banter to burlesque a la Gypsy Rose Lee, Sophie Tucker, and Fannie Brice — with a little Lucille Ball and Grace Kelly mixed in. Always the gracious host, Grace emcees the evening accompanied by pianist Chris Johnson and treats you to two top-drawer burlesque guest stars each month. And – golly gee – it’s only 10 Clams ($10) at the door for a pearl of a show!
After the show, hang out with the performers, sip expertly-made cocktails, and indulge in the fabulous live piano karaoke where any and all are welcome to take a turn or two at the mic.
Grace Gotham is an Upper East Sider and NYC-based burlesque performer, producer, and chanteuse who is currently featued in the new Dove beauty campaign, “My Beauty My Say.” She has performed internationally and stars in her own monthly cabaret and burlesque show, “Peel Me a Glove,” at Sid Gold’s Request Room in Manhattan. Grace has appeared in the pages of Marie Claire and The Wall Street Journal, as well as on Vogue.com, Cosmo TV, The Sartorialist for AOL series, and as a guest on Oprah radio. In addition to turning up the heat on stage, Grace also does so in the kitchen as an avid cook. Her popular food blog, “Tassel to Table,” features “sexy and simple meals from a burlesque showgirl to your table.” Learn more about Grace at www.GraceGotham.com
Chris Johnson is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist and arranger specializing in Harlem stride and New Orleans piano styles. He is a member of Brooklyn’s premier hot jazz band Red Hook Ramblers and educational rock band The Deedle Deedle Dees. Over the years, he has performed in clubs, concert halls, theaters, synagogues, churches and dives and has played with musical luminaries such as Roy Nathanson and Patti Smith.
Grace Gotham, Burlesque Artist, Chanteuse & Producer, featured in the new Dove campaign #MyBeautyMySay; and has appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan.com, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News Latino, The Sartorialist for AOL, Time Out New York, The Dallas Morning News, and on Oprah Radio. For upcoming shows visit www.gracegotham.com.
And for Grace’s buzzed about cooking blog, check out www.tasseltotable.com