56TH ANNUAL BURLESQUE
HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION SHOWCASES
LEGENDS, PIONEERS AND
neo-burlesque performers from around the world to strut their stuff
in celebration of the
art, heart and history of the bump & grind
March 25, 2013 -
Las Vegas, NV - The Burlesque Hall of Fame's 56th annual all-star
Burlesque Showcase will take place Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 2 at
the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
A unique entertainment and competition event, Burlesque
Hall of Fame (BHoF) Weekend brings together the theatricality of
neo-burlesque performance and the charm of classic striptease. Nightly showcases
feature today's top burlesque performers-female and male-from around the world,
as well as "vintage vixens"-stars of the burlesque stage at the height of the
art's mid-20th century heyday.
"The Tournament of Tease is the Academy Awards of burlesque," says
2012's reigning Queen of Burlesque, Imogen
Kelly (Sydney, Australia). "And the reunion showcase doesn't just talk about burlesque's history-it puts
the people who made that history back
on stage. The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is the pre-eminent event
celebrating this modern art form."
With classes, discussion panels and vending
during the day and showcases each night, the BHoF Weekender appeals to fans and
- Thursday's Movers, Shakers and Innovators
show features international performances from burlesque's cutting-edge
- Friday's 56th Annual "Titans of Tease" Reunion
brings together classic stars from burlesque's heyday, showcasing
- Saturday's 23rd Annual Tournament of Tease
puts the world's top neo-burlesque entertainers in competition for best
debut, duo, group and boylesque categories, and for the coveted title, "Reigning
Queen of Burlesque"
- Sunday's All Stars & Icons
gala rounds out the weekend with a spectacular line-up of inspirational
icons and BHoF titleholders past and present
Tickets are available starting
April 5 via http://bhofweekend.com/ticketsales and at The Orleans Showroom Box Office
the week of the show. Schedule details
can be found on www.BHoFWeekend.com
About the Burlesque Hall
The Burlesque Hall of
Fame is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and
educate the public about the unique history and heritage of vintage American Burlesque.
Note: Members of the
press with valid credentials can secure no-cost admission; requests must be submitted in writing to BHoF no later than May 10th.
Please see Press Requests on www.BHoFWeekend.com
for more information.