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

June 24
4:45 PM 2012

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.


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


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


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


Choreography by Marilyn Klaus

Show @ 8:00PM

Seating @ 6:30PM

Tickets: $25

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

In the company’s signature program, Cocktail Hour, critically acclaimed dance-maker Marilyn Klaus’s extravagant ballet-vaudeville style shakes it up with Grammy-nominated Stephen Gaboury’s jazz and classical Hip Hop remixes, and ultra-chic costumes by Catherine Zehr.

This irreverent suite of dances brings iconic American drinks to life—saluting the elegance of cocktail culture as Martini, Mai Tai, Gimlet and more spring off the menu and onto the stage.

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Seth Rudetsky's Not Since High School!

A Benefit Performance for Chesapeake Bay Academy

Show @ 7:30PM

Seating @ 6:30PM

Tickets: $45 GA, $100.00 Premium Seating VIP

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

See your favorite Broadway stars singing songs from the roles they played when they were way too young: Norbert Leo Butz (two-time Tony Award winner) Melissa Errico (Amour, Passion) Mandy Gonzales (In The Heights, Wicked), Chris Jackson (Memphis, In The Heights), Josh Henry (Tony nominee Scottsboro Boys, Porgy and Bess) and the hilarious Lisa Lampanelli show us how they wowed 'em as Bloody Mary, Harold Hill, Evita and many more! And perhaps Seth will haul out a monologue from the play he did at age 15...the inappropriate Whose Life Is it, Anyway?

Monday, June 25th, 2012


(one night only)

Show @ 8:00PM

Seating @ 7:00PM

Tickets: $20

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

Just because the world is ending soon, doesn’t mean we can’t be positive. Miss Richfield 1981 proves this beyond a doubt in her new show, “2012: We’ll All Be Dead By Christmas.” This years’ show guarantees to carefully and accurately take the nightmarish horror of the end times and craft them into uplifting musings, musical production numbers and video extravaganzas, along with a healthy heap of audience interaction. You won’t want to miss this celebratory approach to the impending Armageddon! Miss Richfield 1981 has been featured in riotous appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, "Today" on NBC, "Cake Boss" on TLC, and "Weekends With Samantha Brown" on Travel Channel. Most recently, she starred in a national television commercial for Orbitz.

XL Cabaret was designed from the ground up to properly showcase the incredible talent found within New York’s rich theater, music and cabaret community. Located in the heart of New York’s Broadway Theater District, XL Cabaret features a professional stage custom built for live performance with state-of-the-art sound, fully customizable theatrical lighting and a multimedia system unmatched by any cabaret venue in New York.

The XL Cabaret features an eclectic variety of acts, shows and concerts by prominent artists each week. With seating capacity of up to 300 and standing room capacity of up to 650, the Cabaret can be configured to accommodate a variety of audience sizes making the venue suitable to virtually any type of production ranging from a table service cabaret to a standing room concert.

XL is located at 512 West 42nd Street just west of 10th Avenue. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the XL Box Office one hour prior to show time. Seating for all shows is first come, first seated. XL does not take advance table reservations – exceptions for pre-arranged bottle service. We cannot seat incomplete parties. Standing room for all shows is available at our bar. There is a 2 drink minimum per person, per table. For further show information, directions to the venue and for the latest updates go online at or call (212) 239-2999.

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