The Lower East Side is about to get a flashback to it's days when The Slipper Room dominated 167 Orchard Street. The top palace of variety and commander of the burlesque movement in NYC has re-launched with a renovated space to feature a wide range of vaudville-esque acts including music, magic, comedy, and more.
"Since we originally opened, The Slipper Room was not just a center for burlesque but for the entire arts community in NYC," co-owner James Habacker said. "The theater became a home-away-from-home for so many unique artists in the city and across the world, and we can't wait to finally welcome them back when we re-open."
A hotspot once frequented by everyone from Drew Barrymore and John Cusack to James Murphy and Keanu Reeves, The Slipper Room will feature a wildly diverse range of weekly and monthly acts, including four weekly variety shows produced by co-owner James Habacker with top performers from around the world, accompanied by a live band each night. The line-up will be bolstered by the expanded role of co-owner and music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Wetlands, Capitol Theater), who will curate an exciting lineup of musical artists, from rockabilly to heavy metal.
The Slipper Room originally opened in 1999 and quickly became a well recognized venue and a buzzworthy topic throughout variety performing arts circles worldwide. After closing for renovations in 2010, the theater underwent a major re-design period and now includes a state-of-the-art light and sound system and new fly rigs for acrobats. For more information on The Slipper Room, visit http://www.slipperroom.com/ or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Slipper-Room.