RuPaul's DRAG RACE Winner Bebe Zahara Benet and More Set for XL Cabaret, May-June 2012

XL Cabaret has announced its upcoming shows for May and June 2012, featuring RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Bebe Zarah Benet, a work by Seth Rudetsky and more. See the full schedule below.

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT:

Bunny & Bianca in HOT MESS

Lady Bunny and Bianca Del Rio joined by Milan from Rupaul’s Drag Race, Epiphany, Sugga Pie Koko and Skyla Versai

Show at 9:00pm / Starting June 13th, this show will be moved to 9:30PM

Seating at 8:00pm

Tickets $10.00

21 + / Limited seating available / First Come, first seated

Introducing Bunny and Bianca's HOT MESS: The outrageous new Wednesday night drag revue.

Lady Bunny has handpicked some of the city's most talented drag divas for a weekly Wednesday night extravaganza. The ladies include Bianca Del Rio (widely regarded as the quickest wit on the NYC drag scene), Milan (Rupaul Drag Race 4 favorite), Skyla Versai (the talented newcomer from Lips), Sugga Pie Koko (the comedian of the group), the live vocal styling of Epiphany and special guests each week! The 9PM show time is perfect as either a starting point or for those who prefer to make an earlier night of it mid-week. With both solo and production numbers complete with matching costumes, HOT MESS ups the ante for weekly drag reviews. Naughty comedienne Lady Bunny is moonlighting from her critically acclaimed cabaret show That Ain't No Lady! which the NY Times rave review claimed made "Book Of Mormon look like Bambi." She also appears as the Dean of Drag on RuPaul's Drag U.

Thursday, May 17th, 24th & 31st, 2012

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE Season One Winner Bebe Zahara Benet in CREATURE

(three nights only)

Show @ 8:00PM

Seating @ 7:00PM

Tickets: $20.00

21+ / Limited seating available / First Come, first seated

Creature is an interactive drag extravaganza—with stunning visual transformations and exciting musical numbers—that celebrates diversity, individuality, and fantasy. Featuring original songs and classic covers written and performed by Bebe Zahara Benet, and showcasing a talented troupe of powerful vocalists with wild and sexy dancers, Creature takes its audience on a fantastical journey through dark jungles, magical underwater lands, and even outer-space. BeBe, in this fast-paced, high-energy cabaret revue, combines the witty and colorful persona fans have come to adore with the many other alter-egos that swim in her imagination and now want a piece of the spotlight. Directed by Andrew Neisler, Creature is a one of a kind revue- featuring elaborate costumes, and visual and audio effects that that will leave audiences mesmerized and inspired.

Friday & Saturday, May 25th & 26th AND June 1st & 2nd, 2012

PAM ANN

Show @ 8:00PM

Seating @ 6:00PM

Tickets: $30 GA, $25 XL Members

21+ / Limited seating available / First come, first seated

Pam Ann is the comic creation of Australian comedian Caroline Reid. An emerging icon in gay culture, she portrays the air-hostess Pam Ann, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour, and a pun on the legendary airline Pan Am. Performances tend to emphasis the vagaries of air travel, including the identifying quirks of various airlines around the world, mixed with a generous dose of ribald humor and double entendre.

Wednesday, June 13th, 20th & 27th, 2012

THE QUEEN OF GREEN & Hedda Lettuce, THE CARPETS MATCH THE DRAPES

Show @ 7:30PM

Seating @ 6:30PM

Tickets: $20

21+ / Limited seating available / First come, first seated

Hedda Lettuce premiers her new show – THE CARPETS MATCH THE DRAPES - at NYC premiere night club -XL! New songs, new monologues and a full band accompany the Queen Of Green. Find out why all the other girls are jealous of Hedda Lettuce.

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

BALLET WITH A TWIST PRESENTS AN INTOXICATING EVENING OF BALLET COCKTAIL HOUR

Choreography by Marilyn Klaus




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