I had the time of my life on Saturday, February 9, 2013 when I attended The Robin Byrd Show Live at NYC's historic Cutting Room. For more than 30 years, Robin has been stimulating viewers with her cable television show The Robin Byrd Show. Now she has brought her TV show to the stage in a very fun way. Serving as host of the evening, Robin used her humor to tickle the audience and introduce her guests.
What made The Robin Byrd Show Live so great was that there was something for everyone. From burlesque and boylesque dancers to strippers, comedians, and theatre artists, Robin had a full range of entertainment. Whether you like boys, girls, or something else, Robin had a guest for you. While I may not be attracted to girls, I was still very intrigued by the burlesque dancers/strippers Robin had perform. My favorite female dancer was Lily Faye. With a throwback to 40s/50s burlesque, Lily brought a sense of class and elegance to her routine in the way she moved and in the way she removed her clothes. I also enjoyed Minnie Tonka''s "futureistic" dances. From her costumes to her movements, I appreciated her theatrical approach to stripping. Sweet Lorraine added still another dimension to her acts...one of a more innoncent female to a woman in charge. The one act that really got my rocket soaring was boylesque dancer GoGo Harder. From his mechanic's strip to a 70s' roller-skater, GoGo, knew how to get the crowd excited!
What made this evening extra special for me was getting to see two of my fellow "Call Me Adam" participants, D'yan Forest and Ben Rimalower, up on stage with Robin. D'yan, who was promoting her new show "My Pussy is Purrin' Again," (which is playing at Under St. Marks Theater from Feb. 21-March 3) is a bi-sexual comedian and chanteuse who had the audience in stitches with humor and songs about enjoying the company of both men and women. Ben Rimalower was there to promote his triumphant, four-time extended, one-man show "Patti Issues," currently playing at The Duplex in NYC. I only wish that Ben got to perform part of the show for the audience. He's so talented, it would have been nice to have him wow the audience with a bit of the show.
In between performers, Robin played with her assistants Jake Lemmenes and Amanda Whip, which was fun. She was definitely more flirty with Amanda than Jake, but both of them were so great! Amanda actually opened up the night with a great stripese. Rumor has it that Jake might be taking it off for Robin's very special "Man 4 Man" evening on March 16 at midnight...here's hoping the skinny is revealed!
New York has a variety of culture and whatever you desire, this city can satisfy you. The one unique talent New York has that no other city has is Robin Byrd. A night at The Robin Byrd Show Live will arouse you in many ways. So come on down to The Cutting Room in NYC (44 East 32nd Street, between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue). Click here for tickets!