A sexy “Star Wars”-themed show called “The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody” is set to debut on May 10 at the Orpheum Theater in the East Village.
The show is based on characters from the popular movie franchise and features “Sultry Stormtroopers, a dangerously enticing Boba Fett, and a lady-like Skywalker,” according to publicist Victoria Westbrook.
The production is the brainchild of Russall S. Beattie, who first launched the show in his native Australia in 2011.
It made its way to the United States as a one-night-only performance in California in 2018 and later played at the PlayStation Theater on Broadway in 2019.
“We have scantily clad droids. We have a female feminine Darth Vader,” Westbrook told The Post.
“It’s a night of pure fun … This is a show that’s really for all ‘Star Wars’ lovers. We call it the gathering of the clan, a place for nerds to come and have the best night ever.”
Producer David Foster explained that the costumes and set pieces are highly detailed, making clear references to the work they are parodying, which will be appreciated by the most nerdy “Star Wars” fans.
Tickets for the show go on sale on March 21, and the run will be open-ended, with the length of the show’s run being left to the fans to decide.
Foster stated that they will begin with a three-month run and see where it goes.