Chris Harder & Nasty Canasta star in a live theatrical parody of teen detective novels of a bygone era.
April 1 - May 27 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
After an acclaimed downtown premiere earlier this year, NASTY DREW AND THAT HARDER BOY: THE MYSTERY OF THE FAMILY JEWELS heads to Times Square for a limited run at The Laurie Beechman Theater beginning Friday, April 1. This live theatrical parody of teen detective novels of a bygone era co-stars two of burlesque's hottest performers, Chris Harder and Nasty Canasta, in an evening that blends comedy, mystery, drag, and stripping. The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street. Performances are Fridays April 1, 29 & May 13 & 27 at 10pm and Sundays May 1 & 15 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $22 plus a $20 food/drink minimum. A $35 VIP ticket that includes reserved seating, a gift bag and a meet-and-greet are also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.
NASTY DREW AND THAT HARDER BOY: THE MYSTERY OF THE FAMILY JEWELS begins when Lady Dubois' family jewels are mysteriously snatched. Teen detectives Nasty Drew and that Harder boy must team up to take down the brazen thief. Using a tangle of polyester weave as their first clue, Nasty and Harder peel their way through a long list of seedy suspects in this alternately erotic and comic thriller.
NASTY DREW AND THAT HARDER BOY: THE MYSTERY OF THE FAMILY JEWELS was written and is directed by Chris Harder. In addition to Nasty Canasta, it also stars a rotating roster of performers including Honey Davenport (Miss'd America 2014), Tigger! (the original King of Boylesque), Bastard Keith (burlesque emcee extraordinaire), Fancy Feast (Miss Coney Island 2016), Alexis Michelle (So You Think You Can Drag winner 2014), Ben Franklin (hula hoop hunk and acrobat), Pearls Daily ("Nude nobility" -- Time Out), FiFi Dubois (Miss's America 2015), Poison Eve, Mr. Gorgeous (Mr. Exotic World 2014) and newcomer Trixie Phillips. It is sponsored by Leathernecks Tattoo and the BGSQD book store.
The cast schedule is as follows:
- Friday. April 1 at 10pm
Chris Harder, Nasty Canasta, Tigger!, Fancy Feast, Alexis Michelle, Honey Davenport, Pearls Daily, Ben Franklin, Trixie Phillips
- Friday, April 29 at 10pm
Chris Harder, Nasty Canasta, Bastard Keith, Tigger!, Honey Davenport, Pearls Daily, Mr. Gorgeous, Alexis Michelle, Trixie Phillips
- Sunday, May 1 at 9:30pm
Chris Harder, Nasty Canasta, Bastard Keith, Tigger!, Pearls Daily, Poison Eve, Mr. Gorgeous, Alexis Michelle, Trixie Phillips
- Friday, May 13 at 10pm
Chris Harder, Nasty Canasta, Pearls Daily, Poison Eve, Fancy Feast, Bastard Keith, Ben Franklin, Fifi Dubois, Trixie Phillips
- Sunday, May 15 at 9:30pm
Chris Harder, Nasty Canasta, Pearls Daily, Honey Davenport, Fancy Feast, Bastard Keith, Ben Franklin, Fifi Dubois, Trixie Phillips
CHRIS HARDER (That Harder Boy) is a NYC based burlesque performer and producer. Known as "The Raunchy Romeo of Burlesque," Harder has stripped, shocked, and entertained in nightlife for the past 7 years and toured across the US and around the world with stops in L.A., San Francisco, New Orleans, Key West, London, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Brussels, Stockholm, and Amsterdam. Named "Best of the Naked City" by the Village Voice in 2011, Harder was awarded "Best International Male Performer" at the 2012 London World Burlesque Games and was also an American headliner for the 2015 Vienna Boylesque Festival. Find out more and #getHARDER at www.HARDERburlesque.com.
NASTY CANASTA (Nasty Drew) is frequently hailed as a genius of the neo-burlesque scene. A "burlesque queen" (The NY Times) and Runner Up at the 2010 Miss Exotic World Pageant, Nasty is host and producer of Naked Girls Reading NYC and an associate producer with Wasabassco. A full-time burlesque performer, producer and costumer for the past decade, Nasty draws on her years of experience in the theatre to create acts and shows that combine tease and titillation, humor, spectacle and theatricality. She teaches private and group burlesque classes, has performed across the US and in Canada and Europe, and worked as a snake charmer and contortionist with the world-famous Coney Island Circus Sideshow in Brooklyn, NY.