The charming cherubs that decorate the wallpaper inside New York City’s Corio are silent witnesses each evening as patrons pile in for “This Is Burlesque,” a titillating, tongue-in-cheek tribute to strip tease. According to the New York Daily News, on April 4, 2008 actress/singer Hilary Duff and a posse of pals were among the crowd who clapped for the provocative performance of Angie Pontini. Having strutted on stage for such A-listers as supermodel Adriana Lima and members of The Strokes, the burlesque beauty is a star in her own right, and a familiar face to TV viewers who tuned in to see her appearance on the CW hit Gossip Girl.
A mesmerizing mix of nostalgia and naughtiness, Corio restaurant and performance space serves up Mediterranean-style dishes along with flirtatious fan dances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. By popular demand, a second 11 p.m. show has been added to the schedule each Friday night.