Burlesque Nightlife
In Revel’s Lineup

February 20, 2012 -

Revel, which promises a new level of casino-resort experience for Atlantic City, will be breaking new ground for nightlife with Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub.

The mix of sexy theatricality and a dance club is already
a familiar nightlife approach in Las Vegas — Kane’s own Forty Deuce at Mandalay Bay was certainly an example — but this will be new for an Atlantic City casino.

What audiences can expect at Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub are choreographed burlesque performances from more than a dozen dancers while a live band provides the soundtrack. Kane’s Royal Jelly will be one of two distinctly different nightlife experiences available at the resort opening this spring.

At Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, a three-piece jazz combo and a live band back a troupe of five to 15 dancers. Dancing begins at 10 p.m. with burlesque shows throughout the night. At 2 a.m. the intensity rises as the tempo shifts to after-hours rock ‘n’ roll burlesque.

A native New Yorker, Ivan Kane has been an actor, singer and dancer. He has appeared in Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” as well as “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Bound” and numerous television shows. The professional and personal lives of Kane, his wife and their dancers have also been the focus of “Forty Deuce,” a four-part docuseries produced by Kane for Bravo in 2005.

Revel, the 6.3-million-square-foot beachfront resort with 1,800 rooms, opens on April 2 with many of its amenities in place, including several restaurants. A roll-out of additional resort elements will continue until Memorial Day weekend. Reservations will open for both the smoke-free resort’s preview and premiere on March 5 at www.revelresorts.com.

Photo: Forty Deuce entertainers, Ivan Kane Facebook

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