Fri, April 13th

Burlesque-A-Pades After Dark


Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:30pm
Advance Price $20 VIP Seated & $10 GA Standing
Door Price $25 VIP Seated & $15 GA Standing

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door



Burlesque royalty ANGIE PONTANI and trumpet rocker BRIAN NEWMAN team up to bring you,

Burlesque is booming in the big apple and on Friday, April 13th BURLESUE-A-PADES, AFTER DARK will play DROM with an all new revue featuring the best in burlesque backed by all live jazz!  Let the live music make you move your feet as you feast your eyes on our cavalcade of rhinestone studded stars.  Multi award winning burlesque super star ANGIE PONTANI and the jazz cool style maverick and band leader BRIAN NEWMAN have teamed up, joining their super hero like showbiz forces to bring us a stage show featuring A-list burlesque stars who will tantalize and tease you as they bump and grind to the swingin’ sounds of the Brian Newman Quintet.  It’s the 21st century Cotton Club come to life, with performances from Brooklyn’s glamour goddess,  Angie Pontani, the Josephine Baker-esque MAINE ATTRACTION, THE WORLD FAMOUS PONTANI SISTERS and the tap dancing tornado, HELEN PONTANI.  Plus joining the show will be vocalist KIKI BOOM BOOM, she has sung with LUTHER VANDROSS, P. DIDDY, LENNY KRAVITZ and more, and now she will make her burlesque show debut with BURLESQUE-A-PADES, AFTER DARK.
Presented in a supper club setting, full dinner service and cocktails will be available during the show.  Sit back and enjoy this bawdy burlesque revue that brings together chorine cuties, sizzling strip tease, syncopated kick lines, sultry singers and swingin’ jazz plus special appearances from downtown glitterati who will take the stage to make this sensational show swing even harder!



Burlesque extraordinaire, Angie Pontani, “The Italian Stallionette,” is one of few involved in the ecdysiast arts who shimmys and shakes on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres. A key player in establishing the new burlesque scene, this bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe for over a decade. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” Her signature acts and productions all set standards of style and class. This international superstar’s ability to mix glamour of yester-years with contemporary sensibility has earned her burlesque’s most prestigious award: “Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2008.” Angie has toured multiple runs in the United States, Italy, Australia and Spain. She was recently featured at Dragon-I in Hong Kong and was named “Best International Touring Artist of 2009,” by The Naked City/Alternative Media Group of Australia. 

Referred to as “Gypsy Rose Lee incarnate” (NYC Edge), Angie is co-founder and co-producer of the longest running annual burlesque festival, New York Burlesque Festival; she was co-creator of the off-Broadway hit, This is Burlesque. Angie’s repertoire is frequently sought by discriminating clients including Campari, Esquire Magazine, Dos Equis, The Fox 5 Superbowl Party and the Guggenheim. She has wowed celebrity fans the likes of Sting, Anthony Kiedas, Hillary Duff, The Strokes, Adrianna Lima, and Hugh Hefner


As “New York’s Burlesque Queen” ( Angie was featured in Michael Imerioli’s film, The Hungry Ghost, and The Poor Man’s Follies, an Italian film created for MTV. Aside from having been photographed by renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth for L’uomo Vogue, she has graced the covers and pages of many magazines including Pin Curl, Page Six, Glamour, Spanish GQ, ALLURE and countless others.



Brian Newman has earned his stripes as a man about town. Having honed his craft at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, this Cleveland native has routinely performed standards from the American songbook as a bandleader with some of the most talented performers in New York City at institutions such as The Oak Room, Duane Park, Rose Bar and Feinstein’s.

Having become one of the most reputable singers and dynamic trumpeters in the business, Brian has become Lady Gaga’s go-to trumpet player and performed with her as a guest soloist at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, in addition to being named official trumpet player of The Greg James Show on the BBC. Mr. Newman and his band has also been featured on the recent HBO Boardwalk Empire documentary “The Money Decade” and most recently also “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” with numerous performances with Lady Gaga as well as a tune with Mr. Tony Bennett

Described as "brilliant" by Stephen Holden of the New York Times, and called a “Crooner” by Rolling Stone, Brian’s unique mix of new-world punk and old world tastefulness allows him to gracefully toe the line between nouveau chic and classic elegance and add his personal and stylistic touch to every single note.  Brian also pens the popular men’s lifestyle/fashion blog,  His unique and classic style has landed him features in  Esquire and Style Like You.Com.



As a singer, Khadijah Mohammed has worked with the music industries finest, both in the US and internationally. After several years spent touring the world as an in-demand back up vocalist for major artists including Lenny Kravitz, P Diddy, R&B singer Sunshine Anderson and the legendary Luther Vandross, Mohammed – where Khadijah’s sultry vocals were featured on Dance With My Father, Vandross’ last album. Both a singer and song writer, New Jersey-born Khadijah is fast becoming one of the stars of the next generation of hit songwriters. Along with her five-strong songwriting team The F.L.O.W. She is currently working with top-class producers including the Rockwilder, Neyo and The Matrix. You’ll soon be nodding your head to The F.L.O.W’s songs on the radio where ‘Can’t Stop me’, Jadakiss’ latest single from his top 5 album currently features one of Khadijah’s own hooks.




After making her way to the Big Apple to fulfill her dreams of studying at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance and performing in modern dance companies, Helen decided it was time for false eyelashes and rhinestones. Helen has dazzled audiences from the gritty big top of Coney Island to the glittering lights of Hollywood, known as “the tapping tornado”, she was featured in the two year run of the sizzling SoHo show, This is Burlesque.  She has appeared in dozens of national and international tours with THE WORLD FAMOUS PONTANI SISTERS, BURLESQUE-A-PADES and LOS STRAITJACKETS, as well as having made frequent appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Gossip Girl, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, MTV, and VH1. Helen  has become a tap dance sensation in the world of burlesque. With her flirtatious tapping, fabulous show girl costumes dripping in rhinestones and feathers. She is sure to bedazzle you!

Maine captivates audiences and bystanders every time she hits the stage.  Energetic, sensual and wildly creative, this bronze beauty has been performing this the day she was born.  Her sense of rhythm blends ballet, modern, jazz, African, belly dance, samba, contortion and more into a unique high energy style she coined, “burlesque fusion”.  Labelled the Nubian Lucille Ball with a Josephine Baker twist, Maine get’s the audience on their feet every time!  Locally and internationally, Maine has been featured at countless events, clubs, cabarets and theaters.  From MGM Grands’s Studio 54 in Las Vegas, to Buddah Bar in Beirut.  She has worked along side such artists as Pharell Williams, Jessica Simpson, James Brown, Patricia Fields and Mark Jacobs.  Maine has also been featured and several films and television programs, including the Latin Grammy Awards and the cult classic, Nefertitty.



The World Famous Pontani Sisters are a trio of choreographed cuties circling the globe on a quest to bring glamour back to entertainment! These siblings jump started their performance career early, performing for family and friends by dancing on picnic tables! With a Frank Sinatra 8-track as accompaniment, and spaghetti as their pay, the Sisters developed a love for performance! Now, years later, they tour the world as one of the pioneering forces of the new Burlesque, spreading their glamour gospel and bringing classic Burlesque sass back to the best venues on earth! The Sisters have garnered rave reviews in countless leading national and international publications. Their high-kicks, syncopated taps and sizzling shimmies have dazzled discerning audiences everywhere, from their beloved Coney Island to the glittering lights of Hollywood! Their stage show has been featured on television programs around the country, including repeat appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, Good Morning America and much more.


"The grand dames of the burlesque movement." The Boston Phoenix


"Cornerstones of the burlesque revolution, a must see!" The Chicago Sun.