Varla Jean Merman and Charles Busch Set for New Orleans' Cafe Istanbul Tonight
Tonight, join Varla Jean Merman for a performance by star of stage and screen, Charles Busch -- plus a very special after-party!
Legendary playwright and actor Charles Busch (Psycho Beach Party, Die Mommie Die, The Divine Sister) will be appearing with Varla Jean Merman and oh-so-talented pianist Tom Judson tonight, December 3 at 8pm Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue. VIP tickets: $100, including post-show reception at a private home.
NOTE: Purchase tickets through Satyricon, and you'll be invited to a post-performance meet-and-greet with Charles Busch, Varla Jean Merman, and Tom Judson at a spectacular private home. This offer isn't available to any other ticket-buyers, and our seats are limited. Order today!
Join the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon for a special performance by Charles Busch, the author and/or drag star of countless Broadway and off-Broadway hit plays and feature films. He makes his highly anticipated New Orleans debut on Tuesday, December 3 at 8pm.
Busch's plays include popular spoofs of classic film genres, such as Psycho Beach Party, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest-running plays in off-Broadway history, among many others. His Broadway smash The Tale of the Allergist's Wife ran for 777 performances and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Busch's latest hit, The Divine Sister, played to sold-out houses off-Broadway for nine months, prompting Ben Brantley of the New York Times to call it "Mr. Busch's freshest, funniest work in years, perhaps decades."
In 2003, Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright. He also wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Institute. He also wrote, directed, and starred in the film A Very Serous Person, which won honorable mention at the Tribeca Film Festival. Other film appearances include Addams Family Values, It Could Happen to You, and Trouble on the Corner. His television roles include Peg Barlow on One Life to Live and cross-dressing inmate Nat Ginzburg in OZ. As though his career weren't storied enough, he also wrote the book to the Broadway musical Taboo with music by Boy George, he is the subject of the documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch, and his first novel, Whores of Lost Atlantis, was published by Hyperion Press and by Penguin.
Mr. Busch will appear with New Orleans' own Varla Jean Merman, with the extremely gifted Tom Judson on piano. The Mystic Krewe of Satyricon's 12th bal masque Friday, February 14, 2014 Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center. Save the date! Single tickets and full tables are now available.