EAGER TO LOSE Begins Previews Tonight at Ars Nova
Ars Nova presents the world premiere of the burlesque farce Eager to Lose in a limited Off-Broadway engagement, Wednesday, October 9 through Saturday, November 2 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street). Official Opening Night takes place Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM.
Welcome to the legendary Tim Tam Room, where the music sizzles, champagne flows, and dancing beauties tempt and tease. When Tansy, the club's crown jewel, announces her imminent departure, the club's MC is left holding his heart in his hands. Exuberant hijinks and salacious striptease collide as this night of classic burlesque unspools into a sequin-drenched, raucous farce.
Eager to Lose was developed through Ars Nova's ANT Fest and Project Residency programs.
Eager to Lose is co-created by writer Matthew-Lee Erlbach, co-directors Wes Grantom and Portia Krieger, and burlesque sensation Tansy, who appears in the production with John Behlmann (Journey's End), Richard Saudek, Emily Walton (The Shaggs, August: Osage County), and Stacey Yen (Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights at Arena Stage). Eager to Lose includes Choreography by Tansy, Music Direction by Cody Owen Stine, Scenic Design by Mark Erbaugh, Costume Design by Tilly Grimes, Lighting Design by Brian Tovar, and Sound Design by Josh Millican.
Photo by Ben Arons