Carnival Ringleader Amanda Lepore Mourns Loss of “Big Top”

Bedazzled buxom blonde Amanda Lepore, the mind behind the saucy circus-themed show Big Top at Carnival, said she was stunned by its sudden cancellation.

"The party was going so well," she told Niteside last week when she first announced the salacious Coney-esque show was shuttering. "So strong! It was successful. Got them all kinds of press worldwide. It was always packed."

She added, "It was really unexpected. We had no preparation."

The transsexual nightlife fixture won the Best Gay Night award for the LGBT-geared show during the Paper Magazine 6th Annual Nightlife Awards at Good Units last Thursday.

"I was down so this cheered me up," she told us.

Big Top, above Bowlmor Lanes on University Place, had a short-lived run after it began in April. But Lepore is already plotting a return to the stage.

"We'll keep it together," she said. "We'll get it."

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