Tag Archives: Charles Busch

Charles Busch – Those Were The Days

A new show opens next week: “Sidesplitting!” –The New York Times. The acclaimed actor/Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend returns to 54 Below with a show chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters, original characters and classic songs; all performed with his own unique form of glamour. Charles Busch continues to delight and re-define his craft as a master humorist, ...

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12 Drama Desk Noms For Book Of Mormon

The Book Of Mormon led this morning’s Drama Desk nominations with a dozen nods, including for Outstanding Musical. The show also received nominations for music, lyrics, choreography, and for the show’s lead, Andrew Rannels. The revival of Anything Goes followed with ten nominations. Legendary playwright, actor, and drag performer Charles Busch received the Best Actor nomination for his performance in ...

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Ben Brantley On The Future Of Drag

“How much longer can they continue without a fresh batch of bona fide female stars to draw inspiration from? Since the 1960s, such role models have been scarce. Sure, there have been beautiful-freak performers like Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli, with their surreally emotive song stylings (descended from the patron saint of musical drag queens, Minnelli’s mother, Judy Garland). “But ...

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Broadway Friday

– Legendary playwright and Tony nominee Charles Busch (left) has opened Off Broadway with his latest, The Divine Sister, in which he plays Mother Superior of St. Veronica’s, where “dark secrets are rampant.” Early reviews are boffo. – Nicole Kidman returns to Broadway next fall in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird Of Youth. The original 1959 production starred ...

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Broadway Friday

-Next Fall, playwright Geoffery Nauffts’ “exploration of faith in a modern gay relationship” moves to Broadway in the spring. Previews begin at the Helen Hayes in mid-February. The show got rave reviews in its Off Broadway run earlier this year, where it was extended three times. You probably recognize Nauffts from his numerous Law & Order bad guy appearances. -Costumes ...

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Die Mommy Die!

Last night Aaron, Father Tony, Little David and I saw Charles Busch’s Die Mommy Die! at the New World Stages. I haven’t seen Busch since I saw my very first play in NYC, Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom, sometime in the 80’s. I’d already seen the movie, but I still had a great time, even if I’m not sure that the ...

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