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Charles Busch Discusses THE TRIBUTE ARTIST Inspiration & Idea

Charles Busch Discusses THE TRIBUTE ARTIST Inspiration & IdeaAcclaimed actor, writer and director Charles Busch discusses the finer points of his new play THE TRIBUTE ARTIST as part of a new interview.

Busch first reveals that THE TRIBUTE ARTIST involves many points of inspiration, some quite well-known.

"It's a cross between Some Like It Hot and Arsenic and Old Lace... which won't mean anything to anyone under 60. Maybe a touch of Weekend at Bernie's, but that's only good for somebody under 50," Busch comically relates.

Additionally, Busch says of how the new play is unique, "It's always about a heterosexual guy and what a struggle it is for him to pose as a woman and pull it off. There's always an element of homosexual panic - what if the straight guy's attracted to him as a woman? But the twist for me is that I play a professional female impersonator - I do it well from the start and could convince people."

Busch also provocatively poses, "And with the character being gay, what if he was really attracted to the straight guy? What complications could ensue from that? The result is a very sexy play that becomes a bit of an erotic rondelay."

THE TRIBUTE ARTIST plays now through March 16 at Primary Stages. More information is available at the official site here.

Check out the original article on the matter here.

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro is BroadwayWorld's Chief Interviewer and Senior Editor, contributing exclusive columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Flash Fridays as well as additional special features and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more.