Set in the Star Wars universe, The Empire Strips Back puts a sensual spin on everyone’s favorite characters from the galaxy far, far away. The show is now open, and you can see jaw-dropping Jedis and stunning Stormtroopers at the The Orpheum Theatre (126 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003). Tickets are still available but going fast, so get yours here!
Whether you’re a fan of burlesque or have never been to one before, we can guarantee you’ve never seen a live show quite like this. Throughout the show’s 2-hour runtime, you’ll see everything from Tusken Raiders twerking to droids revealing what’s underneath their plating.
We won’t spoil all the surprises, but rest assured that you don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to fall in love with this show. There’s plenty of delightful fan service, but anyone can enjoy the skilled dancers, funny skits, and every genre of music you can think of—from Guns N’ Roses to Nicki Minaj!
Originally from Australia, The Empire Strips Back has been touring the world since it first opened in 2011. At each stop along the way it’s gotten rave reviews, with Broadway World praising the show for “Skillfully melding elements of traditional striptease with a knowledge and deep affection of the Star Wars franchise.”
Ariana Bindman of SFGate described the San Francisco show as “One of the most memorable and impressive live performances [she’d] ever seen.” Comedian Gabriel Iglesias even enjoyed himself at one of the LA performances!
Needless to say, we can’t wait.
The Empire Strips Back is now playing at the The Orpheum Theatre (126 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003). The show will be gone faster than you can say “Han shot first,” so get your tickets soon to make sure you get you catch the sexiest show in the galaxy while it’s here.