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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret May 23-27
Posted May 6, 2018
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus returns to New York City with an exciting all-new production for a limited engagement.

Join the Bindlestiffs for a celebration of that dangerous space between failure and glory. In this year’s inspired commingling of circus arts and intimate cabaret, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret presents an elegant night of unabashed spectacle, melding together irreverent comedy, daring feats, fits of beauty, and live original music. Featuring a cast of circus and variety luminaries led by Bindlestiff co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson, this year’s show flirts with the delicate balance between stunning success and exquisite failure. The cast will take audiences on a journey fraught with peril, witnessing a walk atop champagne bottles and the swallowing of a three-foot butterfly knife. With effervescent aerial displays and captivating presentations of legerdemain, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret promises a delightful escape from the everyday, and so much more than the usual song and dance.

For over 20 years, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has been reimagining classic American circus tradition with its uniquely contemporary approach, winning over audiences and critics alike. It's brought its hybrid of vaudeville, circus, comedy, burlesque, live original music, and sideshow to rapt audiences across the United States and around the world. “It's fantastic. There are certain things that make New York City so incredibly special. And this is one of them.” —The New York Times.

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret features cast members Keith Nelson (vaudevillian juggler and sideshow marvel), Stephanie Monseu (emcee and instigator), The Great Kaplan (eccentric man of magic and purveyor of deadpan nonsense), Evan Ruggiero (triple threat singer, actor, and one-legged tap dancer), Chloe Somers Wall (delightfully daring aerial acrobat), and Mr. and Mrs. G. (death-defying crossbow stunts). The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus band features Robert Cowie on keyboards and Eric Biondo on trumpet and beats. The show is directed by Michelle Matlock, originator of The Ladybug role in Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo.

Don’t miss out. Come one, come all and get your tickets now for the Cirkus!
When:
Wednesday, May 23, 9:30pm (adults only)
Thursday, May 24, 8:30pm (adults only)
Friday, May 25, 9:30 pm (adults only)
Saturday, May 26, 2pm (all ages welcome)
Sunday, May 27, 2pm (all ages welcome)
Where:
The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street
New York, NY
Get Tickets:
tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com
How Much:
$25 in advance, $35 at the door
$25 at the door for those attending in clown makeup or circus costume
Discounts for youth and families available for Saturday and Sunday matinees
Contact:
Laura Siegel
laura@bindlestiff.org
Note from the CircusNYC Editors: Posted as received.