21st Century Burlesque Magazine

Quoted in major international newspapers and held in high esteem and affection by the international burlesque community, 21st Century Burlesque Magazine has documented the contemporary burlesque scene since 2007. Founded and edited by Holli-Mae Johnson.

Review: Best Debut (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

Rubyyy Jones, awarded Most Innovative at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque MagazineRead more

Tas Deville reports on the Best Debut category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017 Tournament of Tease. Each year, the Best Debut competition provides a glimpse into the up-and-coming heavy-hitters of the burlesque world, and this year’s competition was no different. In a dizzying array of styles, songs, and sequins, the ten debut […]

Review: Le Bouge Neon (Underbelly Festival 2017)

Le Bouge Neon at Underbelly Festival 2017, by Jen Pearce.Read more

Le Bouge Neon, a “disco drama” created by Moulin Rouge dancer Fallon Dee and comedian Chris Fitchew which claims to “celebrate women, art and tease”, is one of a pleasing number of burlesque and cabaret shows included at the Underbelly Festival this year, all taking place in the twinkling Spiegeltent. The success of the production’s […]

Sublime Boudoir: Burlesque Brilliance at Alder Manor

The Roustabouts in Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor. ©Sublime BoudoirRead more

Burlesque star Betsy Rose reports on Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor, which ran for two spectacular nights in New York in May 2017.  To experience and be a part of Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor was a treat beyond my wildest dreams. As I completed my journey from foggy London Town to Yonkers, New York, […]

PHOTOS: Dita and Cast Define The Art of the Teese

Dita Von Teese in The Art of the Teese tour. ©Frank RodrickRead more

Dita Von Teese and her all star cast of burlesque greats are on the road again this summer with The Art of the Teese. In an interview with 21st Century Burlesque at the end of 2016, Dita called it “a glamorous but riotous two hours of show … with the biggest and most lavish production […]

PHOTOS: Icons and All Stars Showcase (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

Ophelia Flame in the Icons and All Stars Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque MagazineRead more

The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017 continued last night with the 60th Annual Titans of Tease Showcase at the Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. Hosted by BenDeLaCreme, the showcase included appearances from Sassy Lassy Award winner Ophelia Flame, Dirty Martini (Miss Exotic World 2004), Jo Weldon (Author of The Burlesque Handbook), Foxy Tann and Wham Bam Nation (Best Troupe 2006), Frenchie […]

PHOTOS: Winning Performances at Tournament of Tease (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

Musette the Mistress of Mischief, awarded Best Debut at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque MagazineRead more

The RESULTS are in! The winners have been crowned! Now get a glimpse of the performances awarded Best Debut, Best Boylesque, Best Small Group, Best Large Group, Most Comedic, Most Classic and Most Innovative. Click here for performance photos of Miss Exotic World 2017 (and Most Dazzling Dancer) Medianoche, Sweetpea and Sydni Deveraux. Winner photos provided […]