The zany trio of women known as Fascinating Aida, who have played to much acclaim at various London venues for more than a decade, have come to NY and set up shop at the intimate Firebird Cafe in the theatre district -- where they're in residence through April 11.
And what a diverse group they are, consisting of charter member Dillie Keane (who writes their material), transsexual Adele Anderson, and musical theatre's Issy van Randwyck -- who is reportedly a real-life baroness. Van Randwyck played the earthy maid Petra in the Royal National Theatre's A Little Music a few years back and was nominated for a 1998 Best Supporting Actress Olivier Award for her Bianca in Regent Park's Kiss Me, Kate.
Fascinating Aida's songs include "The Herpes Tango," "Much More Married" (about an affair with a married man) and "Let's Go to a Hotel" (about an office affair). In addition, the trio parodies Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Lenya, and makes fun of those 'slaves' of Vogue magazine who devote all their energies to following the latest fashion trends.
Performances are Tue.-Thu. at 9 PM and Fri. and Sat. at 9 and 11 PM. There is a $40 music charge and a two-drink minimum.
For reservations, call (212) 586-0244. -- By Rebecca Paller