Spiegelworld will be collapsing its tents and shuffling off from downtown New York soon. The Economist talks to some of the characters behind the cabaret extravaganza
Many complain that the Disneyification of Broadway has made it impossible to find sexy entertainment in New York. But for a few more days, a bit of titillating fun can be found on Pier 17 in downtown Manhattan, where Spiegelworld has set up shop for a third year. In a beautiful old circus pavilion from the 1920s, something called a spiegeltent, performances of spicy cabaret, burlesque and blue comedy are staged nightly. (The Economist reviewed the shows last summer: "A circus for grown-ups") For its last weekend in New York, Spiegelworld is hosting a big Halloween party tonight, with performances and dancing until late.