Rick's Cabaret Gentlemen's Club Chain Joins Off-Broadway Comedy "Burleigh Grime$" In Marketing Partnership



NEW YORK CITY-(May 18, 2006)- Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ:RICK], the premier publicly traded chain of gentlemen's clubs, has formed a marketing partnership with "Burleigh Grime$," a new Off-Broadway comedy about a young Wall Street broker whose adventures include – among other things – a visit to a local New York gentleman's club.

The relationship between the real gentleman's club and the fictional one began May 15 when members of the cast of Roger Kirby's stage comedy appeared as guests of honor at the "Due Diligence Ball," a party thrown at the midtown Rick's Cabaret-NYC for stockbrokers, analysts and other financial industry professionals.

Cast members of "Burleigh Grime$" attending the Due Diligence Ball included Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me"), Mark Moses ("Desperate Housewives"), James Badge Dale ("24") and Nancy Anderson ("Kiss Me, Kate"). They were introduced on the cabaret stage as the club DJ played "Pinnochio’s Nose," an original rock 'n roll song from the show composed by Tony and Grammy Award nominee David Yazbek ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "The Full Monty").

Throughout the run of "Burleigh Grime$" – which also includes a cameo video appearance by Jim Cramer of CNBC's "Mad Money" -- information about Rick's NASDAQ-traded stock will appear as part of the onstage action. Patrons of "Burleigh Grime$" will be offered free admission materials and The Girls of Rick's will also hand out co-branded flyers across the street from the club at Madison Square Garden and Penn Station to help promote "Burleigh Grime$." Music from the show will also be played by the club's DJs as the regular entertainers do their cabaret acts.

About Burleigh Grime$

Beginning Tuesday, May 23, "Burleigh Grime$" plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., at New World Stages Box Office (340 W. 50th St.). Tickets for "Burleigh Grime$" are $70 each and are now available through Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200, or in-person at New World Stages Box Office (340 W. 50th St.). Box Office hours are Monday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. "Mad Money with Jim Cramer" is seen weeknights on CNBC at 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and Midnight ET. Visit "Burleigh Grime$" on the web at www.BurleighGrimes.com.

About Rick's Cabaret

Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK, www.ricks.com) operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant and bar operations. The company owns, operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, New Orleans, Houston, Minneapolis, Charlotte and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," "Club Onyx" and "Hummers." No sexual contact is permitted at any of these locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns the adult Internet membership Web site, www.couplestouch.com, and a network of nine online auction sites for adult products under the flagship URL www.naughtybids.com. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ SmallCap market under the symbol RICK. For further information contact ir@ricks.com.

Contacts:
For Rick's Cabaret:
Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, ir@ricks.com
For Burleigh Grime$: Jeremy Shaffer, 646-733-5300 or 646-206-0699, jeremy@shaffer-coyle.com