Dubbed the “Saturday Spectacular,” the mega burlesque show on September 27, 2014 at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill (237 West 42nd Street), was a highlight of the 12th annual New York Burlesque Festival, which wraps up on Sunday with the annual Golden Pastie Awards. The festival attracts female and male burlesque performers from around the globe. Saturday’s show featured performers from such far-flung locales as Australia, Italy, Finland and even Texas. Twenty-four acts were listed on the bill for the massive show, which was hosted Murray Hill with DJ Momotaro providing the music. The featured performers were Angie Pontani (NYC), Imogen Kelly (Australia), Michelle L’Amour (Chicago), Kitten N’ Lou (Seattle), Tigger! (NYC), Albadoro Gala (Italy), The Devilettes (San Francisco), Mr. Gorgeous (NYC), Kelly Ann Doll (Australia), The Maine Attraction (NYC), Jo “Boobs” Weldon (NYC), Miss Orchid Mei (Colorado), Dr. Lucky (NYC), Gal Friday (NYC), Sina King (Australia), Kitten La Rue (Seattle), Missy Lisa (Texas), Pepper Sparkles (Helsinki), The Schlep Sisters (NYC), Helen Pontani (NYC), Miss Saturn (NYC), Broadway Brassy (NYC), and Brewster (NYC).
Photos by Nathalie Zaro for the Village Voice.