Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!

Whether he's playing a Westchester housewife who's preparing her cabaret tribute to Edith Piaf, Cinderella's much maligned stepmother in the style of MildrEd Pierce, or the tough but warm-hearted owner of a speakeasy, performance legend Charles Busch continues to delight and redefine his craft as a master humorist, illusionist, and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Red Scare on Sunset, Flipping My Wig, Times Square Angel, Our Leading Lady, The Third Story, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few), Busch makes his 54 Below debut for two very special year end performances, joined by Musical Director Tom Judson. Expect laughter, music, tears, and sequins. But no boas.

Busch will play 54 below March 7-14. Check out photos of Busch in rehearsal below!

Designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, lit by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and with sound by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, 54 BELOW features an in-your-living-room intimate relationship between its performers and audiences. Tony Award winner Scott Wittman serves as creative consultant and MAC Award Winner Phil Geoffrey Bond serves as director of programming. André J. Marrero is the Executive Chef of the new venue, which provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Bringing together his love of the arts with his passion for cooking and hospitality, Chef André has created a market driven contemporary bistro menu that includes ingredients sourced from all over the world.

54 BELOW is managed by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch. 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly and has audio and video recording capabilities. The cover charge ranges from $5-$85. 54 BELOW is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
Charles Busch rehearsing for his show at 54 Below in New York City on 3/7/2013

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
Charles Busch rehearsing for his show at 54 Below in New York City on 3/7/2013

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
Charles Busch rehearsing for his show at 54 Below in New York City on 3/7/2013

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
Charles Busch rehearsing for his show at 54 Below in New York City on 3/7/2013

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
Charles Busch rehearsing for his show at 54 Below in New York City on 3/7/2013

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
Charles Busch rehearsing for his show at 54 Below in New York City on 3/7/2013

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
Charles Busch rehearsing for his show at 54 Below in New York City on 3/7/2013

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!
Charles Busch rehearsing for his show at 54 Below in New York City on 3/7/2013

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch in Rehearsal for 54 Below Shows!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.