Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York welcomes television personality and actress NeNe Leakes for an exclusive 10-show engagement in celebration of the show’s 10th anniversary year. Leakes’ guest appearance as the “Mistress of Sensuality” marks the first time Cirque du Soleil will integrate a celebrity into one of its shows in the company’s 30- year history. Her limited engagement will run from Friday, June 27, through Tuesday, July 1, with show times at 7:30 and 10 p.m.
“I am so excited to be starring in Zumanity,” says Leakes. “The show is absolutely fabulous and the cast members are so talented! I can’t wait to be in the sexiest show on The Strip and perform on a Cirque du Soleil stage!”
No stranger to drama, Leakes recently joined the cast of the Emmy nominated “Dancing with the Stars,” has been a starring cast member of Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” since 2008 and spin-off series “I Dream of NeNe” in 2013, which set the stage for her breakout roles on FOX’s “Glee” and NBC’s “The New Normal.” Zumanity will mark Leakes’ live theatrical debut.
”Zumanity has been a favorite of celebrity guests for 10 years,” said Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President of Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows. “Being able to take a fan like NeNe and make her a part of our show is an exciting creative opportunity for all of us.”
A provocative cabaret-style production, Zumanity is on the cutting edge of contemporary, adult-themed entertainment and blends playful innuendo with daring eroticism inside the intimate theater. Leakes will bring her bold and vivacious personality to the role of the show’s host and emcee, the “Mistress of Sensuality,” for her 10-show run. Accompanied by a seductive cast of multi-talented acrobats, contortionists, aerial artists and dancers, Leakes will be fully immersed in the Cirque du Soleil experience with extravagant, custom costume creations and dramatically designed makeup looks.