It’s not easy to fill Joey Arias’s shoes, but local drag queen Edie wasn’t afraid to try—she took over his role as Mistress of Sensuality in Cirque du Soleil’s Vegas show Zumanity. And she has found apparent success: She’s beginning her third year in the coveted role of the boozy, gender-bending dom, but not before returning to NYC for a two-night engagement, Edie Live! At the Engelman. This high-kickin’ queen (she started her career as a professional ballet dancer) offers her usual ’60s go-go-girl charms while sharing backstage Cirque stories. What do you think happens when those flexible people wind up in a dressing room together?
Thu., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2009