Ace of Clubs

Todays Date: 11/26/22
Last Update: 01/12/08 11:09:17 AM
Address: 9 Great Jones Street (3rd Street)
New York, NY   

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Subway Info: Take teh 6 train to Astor Place

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Semi-permanent  | Open: 02/03/08 Close: 03/23/08
This behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of fashion and entertainment by Hollywood hairstylist Rick Gradone begins performances February 3 at Ace of Clubs. The production features a nightly drawing in which one audience member WINS A FREE POST-SHOW HAIRCUT, transforming the evening into an impromptu salon in which Gradone's artistry is put to the test... over cocktails.

In this hilarious and touching solo show, Rick Gradone, whose clients include everyone from Naomi Campbell to Eartha Kitt, explores the social implications of popular hairstyles, from the classic to the ridiculous. In the course of the evening, Gradone wittily attempts to elevate hairdressing to the level of high art. When he is inadvertently thrust into his own past, he is forced to explore the reasons he became a hairdresser and not the artist he had hoped to become. His struggle to redefine his life work leads to an epiphany that all work, even hairdressing, can be meaningful.

It's the Bush crew's last holiday season in the White House, and they're bringing an all new meaning to the phrase "Christmas loot." Come on down to Cheney's lavish bunker, and join the sparkling and irrepressible Billionaire Follies for one last year-end toast to plutocracy. Packed with Dick's favorite carols, this twisted holiday review features Toys for the World (Are Made by Kids), The Halliburton Chorus, and a visit to the island of misfit Republicans. Celebrate with the Billionaires at their fabulous holiday party, and you may even leave with a little White House loot of your own!

The creative team includes Billionaire Follies Artistic Director Melody Bates ("Ivy League-Legacy"), resident director Mahayana Landowne ("Bella de Ball"), and choreographer DJ McDonald ("Seamus Lee Rich"). The writing team is headed by Melody Bates and David Bennett.

The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode  | Open: 04/30/06 Close: 05/28/06
The lost episode in question is a two-part, Viewer-Discretion-Advised, musical entitled "The Best Little Whorehouse in Peekskill." Budget cuts are threatening to force Mrs. Garrett to leave Eastland. Blair, Tootie, Natalie and Jo will do anything to raise enough money so she can stay. Anything.

FACTS features parody lyrics by Brooks Braselman and Jamie Morris with musical arrangements by Hank Bones.

Harvey Finklestein's Sock Puppet Showgirls  | Open: 05/13/06 Close: 05/13/06
HARVEY FINKLESTEIN'S SOCK PUPPET SHOWGIRLS is a truly unique and wholly unauthorized parody of the Joe Eszterhas film Showgirls -- as performed by sock puppets. The play, like the beloved film, follow an ambitious young drifter as she navigates her way through that world of power, topless dancing, seduction, vulgarity, gambling and sex that we call Las Vegas. If you haven't seen sock puppets pole dance, you haven't experienced the true power of the theater.
Spring Bling!  | Open: 03/18/06 Close: 04/15/06
SPRING BLING! is a performance spectacular with ALL the excess and TWICE the greed that you've come to expect from the Billionaires. Thrill to the silver spoon tones of these super-rich singers while the glamorous gams of the Follies Heiresses dazzle you in the mesmerizing choreography of resident choreographer Seamus Lee Rich.

Each night boasts its own theme: "The Wearing of The Green" on March 18th is a chance for Billionaires to wear their cash on their sleeves (hearts not required); Saturday, March 25th is "Scandals Night"; followed by "Billionaire War Bacchanal" on April 8th; and "The Big Tax Day Blowout" on April 15th.

Come each week and play games like "Pin the Brain on the President" and "He Said What?" Watch as they kick off the 2006—Keep It Fixed! election season with their unique songs and sketches. You can even join in some much needed target practice with Dick Cheney! And when the Billionaires throw a party, you never know who will show up -- the guest list already includes Dick himself and The Donald Rumsfeld Old Tyme String Band. Nothing succeeds like excess!

I, Claudius Live  | Open: 01/23/06 Close: 02/27/06
Inspired by the similarly named 1976 BBC miniseries, I, Claudius Live relates the sexual intrigues and imperial ambitions of the Julio-Claudian family in first-century Rome. This epic underground theater event is presented as a serial with six different episodes that each can be viewed separately.
Let's Play Doctor  | Open: 01/13/06 Close: 02/17/06
After an attempted ban by the P.R.A. (Psychotherapy Regulatory Association) and self imposed exile in Vienna, Dr. Lisa Levy, S.P. (Self-Proclaimed) is ready to experiment on downtown audiences with some radical new techniques in public psychoanalysis. In Let's Play Doctor, the doc and her sassy sidekick Jim conduct shocking tests, deconstruct troubled celebrities and showcase very public displays of normally private patience
Grandmotherf***er & The Seducers  | Open: 08/13/05 Close: 08/28/05
four quirky comics set out to explain romance and reality within the confines of society and biology.
Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun  | Open: 08/14/05 Close: 08/27/05
Based on "Hollywood Ten" writer Dalton Trumbo's 1939 novel and adapted for the stage by Bradley Rand Smith, JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN tells the inspiring story of twenty-year-old Joe Bonham, a young soldier sent off to war only to return with life-altering injuries. Through this intimate production, Joe comes to terms with his new existence, the life he has lost and the human cost of war using his mind, imagination and memory.