Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 13
Posted by Wanna Be A Foster 2008-01-13 00:51:48.0

Another star descends a staircase into the arms of the awaiting police when the Off-Broadway engagement of Charles Busch's DIE MOMMIE DIE! plays its final performance at New World Stages Jan. 13.

Performances of the Busch play began Oct. 10 and officially opened at New World Stages Oct. 21. Upon its Jan. 13 closing, DIE MOMMIE DIE! will have played 12 previews and 97 regular performances.

The limited engagement was previously scheduled to continue through Feb. 17; however, producers of the critically well-received work announced the production would shutter one month early.

Busch's "grande-dame Guignol," DIE MOMMIE DIE!, was first presented in Los Angeles. The playwright and star also headlined the film version of DIE MOMMIE DIE!, which was part of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

The 1960s-set DIE MOMMIE DIE! stars Busch as "Angela Arden, a fallen pop diva trapped in a hateful marriage to film producer Sol Sussman," production notes state. "Desperate to find happiness with her younger lover, Angela gruesomely murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository, leaving her two children to avenge their father's death."

Busch is joined onstage by Bob Ari (The Constant Wife) as Sol Sussman, Chris Hoch (Spamalot) as Tony Parker, newcomer Ashley Morris as Edith, Kristine Nielsen (Our Leading Lady) as the Sussman's live-in domestic, Bootsie Carp, and "As the World Turns" Emmy nominee Van Hansis as Lance.

Busch's Die Mommie Die! Concludes Off-Broadway Run Jan. 13


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by LadyRosecoe 2008-01-13 03:47:58.0

It's a shame to see him gone again from the boards, but hopefully he will return soon.

Admittedly, I actually preferred the film to the play.


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by neddyfrank2 2008-01-13 03:55:55.0

Next up for him - The Third Story, a new show that he wrote and he will also star in!


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by LadyRosecoe 2008-01-13 04:25:41.0

Oh excellent! That should be promising, it seems he is on a roll with keeping himself going on consecutive productions.


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by tourboi 2008-01-13 04:33:42.0

I loved the production. Glad I caught it. I wish they could continue the run.


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by WickedBoy2 2008-01-13 04:42:29.0

Hope this gets to play London as is planned at the end of 2008.


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by bschneid76 2008-01-13 07:44:25.0

What a fun show. I was glad to have seen it, twice. Busch was remarkable! I look forward to his next venture. Would love to seem him do "The Lady in Question" that is my favorite Busch play. Best of luck Charles and the rest of the cast!


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by Yankeefan007 2008-01-13 07:45:57.0

Busch is a member of a dying breed. Best wishes to him. DMD was fun.


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by jaystarr 2008-01-13 10:06:50.0

YAY ! I will see it today ! I WILL try to stage dooor bec. its the last performance..depends on how I feel.. if I feel better with my cold... definitely do that... if not....

I hope I catch the show today...

J*


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Posted by Wanna Be A Foster 2008-01-13 10:11:55.0

I'm so glad you're going to see it, Jay!


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by Corine2 2008-01-13 10:25:36.0

What a shame! I went twice. Charles is fantastic. It is very sad that it could not stay open.
I loved it!
Why is he a dying breed? He is talented!!!! I wish more playwrights were as talented as Charles Busch. He is a class act.


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by Jane2 2008-01-13 11:03:20.0

"I WILL try to stage dooor bec. its the last performance..depends on how I feel.. "

If it helps you any, Jay, the stage dooring for DMD is indoors! I hope you go and have fun!


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by beyonddizzy31 2008-01-13 15:29:49.0

I'm so glad I saw this show before it closed (I was there on Friday). I hadn't laughed that hard in ages. I went mainly to see Van Hansis ("Nuke" fans, anyone?) but in the process I've fallen madly in love with Charles Busch He's BRILLIANT.


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by VanHanFan 2008-02-11 04:05:12.0

I saw the final performance! Brilliant is an understatement!! LOVE Charles Busch, and Van, of course. This was the best performance I've seen in... ever! I laughed until I cried, and kept laughing.

Van and Charles were so generous with their time after the show, talking to all the fans and taking pic and signing playbills. I can't wait to see Charles again, soon. And, to all you NUKE fans, see you in April!


re: Bye MOMMIE Bye! - Revival Of Classic Charles Busch Play Ends Run Jan. 1
Posted by once a month 2008-02-11 09:58:07.0

I adored this production. I went to the first preview, and also the final performance, sitting front row center in both. I've become an avid fan only recently, and am happy I caught his brilliance. Wonderful actor, wonderful man....and a fascinating history...just read his novel, Whores of Lost Atlantis. reading that and watching his documentary is a fantastic backdrop in learning more about this multi-talented man.

THANK YOU CHARLES BUSCH!!!