PHOTO CALL: A Sneak Peek at Risque Variety Show La Soirée
31 Oct 2013
La Soirée, featuring an international line-up of cabaret stars, returned to New York Oct. 29 for a limited engagement at the Union Square Theatre. The cast offered a sneak peek the afternoon of Oct. 30.
The show "features the crème de la crème of singular entertainers, including stars of the Olivier-Award winning La Clique. La Soirée has seduced audiences around the world, seducing Paris, Sydney, Stockholm and London with their astonishingly sexy, funny and downright dangerous take on cabaret and variety."
La Soirée "reinvents the glamour and glitz of the velvet-draped salons for the 21st century. The setting includes ringside seating and bar service; audiences will be treated to a cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, sideshow and contemporary variety performed to a music track ranging from Freddie Mercury to Henry Mancini, Puccini and Sinatra’s 'My Way.'"
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.