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It's too darn hot!

Help support the ongoing awesomeness of WOW

- and the installation of a second air conditioner.

We have acquired an air conditioner, which helps control the excessive summer temperatures. However, we could use another one or two for true climate control!

Please click here for video, a photo archive, and more on our capital campaign!

A Variety Zaftig Revue
Thurs September 3, 2015
Doors open at 8pm
Show begins at 9pm sharp!

tickets $20
or $60 for a group of four

The bodacious bodies of burlesque are back with the back to school edition of THICK. See drag, music, dance and striptease when The Incredible, Edible, Akynos brings a monstrous cast of buxom beauties showing you that heavenly bodies come in all shapes and sizes.

The September cast features drag queen Jasmin Van Wales, Varla Velour, Bunny Buxom, Delvonte Heart, spoken word from Lean Deleon, and stage kitten Falana Fox.

Hosted by Shelly Watson!

This explosive array of thick voluptuously toned and earthen hued bodies is ready to bare their souls on stage. This is artistry in motion, celebrating the full figured body thatís transformative and daring. Thick misses no meals and is proud of it, with its speakeasy feel and live music that just feeds the soul!

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An Intimate Evening with Patti LaBelle
Fri September 4, 2015
`Cocktail Hour' @ 7 - 9pm
Showtime @ 9pm Sharp!
tickets $15 (pay-at-the-door)

Starring: 2015 Ms. Northeast Royale Plus Winner

Lady Jasmin
Patti Labelle

Also featuring: Zarria Van Wales, Jennifer Love Williams, Jyquan Van Wales & Tyrone Van Wales.

*If you're a die-hard Patti fan this show is not to be missed! It's also Cece Suazo-Augustus Birthday Celebration after the performance!

Produced by: Jasmin Van Wales Productions, Cece Suazo-Augustus in conjunction with Wow Cafe Theater.

Ghosts Appearing Through the Sound
Thurs - Sat, Sept 10 - 12, 2015
doors open at 7pm
$20 at door
$15 in advance

Ghosts Appearing Through the Sound

Kosi's Tribute to Abbey Lincoln

- words - music - poetry -

Brendon Biagi, Aron Marchak, John Lander, Christopher Hall, Isaiah Pierce

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Shades of Burlesque
Fri & Sat, September 25 & 26th, 2015
9:00pm doors, 9:30 shows
earlybird discount available through 9/1:
$15 General Admission tickets
$25 VIP tickets (Guarantees Front Row Seating + 1 Free Drink) From 9/2 on: $20 General, $30 VIP

Join Sweet Lorraine and a bevy of Sun Kissed Beauties for two steamy nights of Titillating Burlesque!

FRIDAY NIGHT (9/25) Performances by Clementine Dandy, Genie Adagio, Joyce LeeAnn, Mandarine Moon-Fly, Ooh LaLoba, Sassa Brass: The Poom Poom Priestess, Brown Cocaine Love, & Sweet Lorraine! Hosted by the Sultry DT UndaCova!

SATURDAY NIGHT (9/26) Featuring Black & Latina Burlesque Performers! Performances by Corvette LeFace, Genie Adagio, Kita St Cyr, & Sweet Lorraine! Hosted by the Gorgeous Songstress Storm Marrero!

w/ Oh So Lovely Stage Kittens Catastrophina & Hoodoo Hussy!

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The Capital Campaign

In 2000, WOW launched its first large-scale fundraising effort, a capital campaign to help us buy and renovate our theater. The City of New York has sold the tenants of 59-61 East 4th Street the building for $1!

The caveat: That we raise the funds to renovate the building, and bring it up to code. WOW’s share of renovation costs is about $300,000. As we have survived solely on box-office sales for 25 years, this is more money than we’ve ever had or needed in the past.

When we do succeed in securing these funds, WOW will own its own permanent theater space in a completely renovated building.

One of the most exciting aspects, which we have achieved, is the addition of a functional 24/7 self-service elevator! Yet to come is an ADA approved accessible bathroom, and dare we say air-conditioning?!
We are not there yet! In order to make this possible, we need your financial help! No donation is too small or too large, and any amount will help us ensure that theatre by women and/or by transgender people continues to thrive and be ever-increasingly accessible.

Help WOW continue as an invaluable resource

Please click here for video, a photo archive, and more on our capital campaign!


WOW Cafe Theater is located at 59-61 East 4th Street
on the Fourth Floor.
between Bowery and 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, NY, 10003, USA.

We now have a 24/7 available elevator for our building!

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