Photo Coverage: 'Die Mommie Die!' Opening Night

Charles Busch's acclaimed comedy Die Mommie Die! opened Off-Broadway premiere last night, October 21 at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). Produced by Daryl Roth and Bob Boyett, and directed by Carl Andress, Die Mommie Die! runs a limited Off-Broadway engagement through Sunday, February 17, 2008.

"A riotous comedy noir steeped in the glamour of 1960s Hollywood, Die Mommie Die! stars playwright Charles Busch as Angela Arden, a fallen pop diva trapped in a hateful marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. Desperate to find happiness with her younger lover, out-of-work TV actor Tony Parker, Angela gruesomely murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository," state press materials. "In a plot that reflects Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood kitsch, Angela's manipulative daughter, Edith, convinces her 'emotionally disturbed' brother, Lance, that together they must avenge their father's death . by killing their mother!"

In addition to Busch, Die Mommie Die! stars Bob Ari, Chris Hoch, Ashley Morris, Kristine Nielsen and Van Hansis.

Performance Schedule: Tuesday - Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 7pm & 10pm; Sunday at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets are available at (212) 239-6200 or Telecharge.com 

Photos by Linda Lenzi


Chris Hoch (Tony Parker), Bob Ari (Sol Sussman) and Kristine Nielsen (Bootsie Carp)


Ashley Morris (Edith Sussman), Van Hansis (Lance Sussman) and Chris Hoch


Van Hansis, Charles Busch (Playwright/Angela Arden) and Chris Hoch


Chris Hoch, Charles Busch, Bob Ari and Kristine Nielsen


Chris Hoch, Charles Busch, Bob Ari and Kristine Nielsen


Chris Hoch, Charles Busch, Bob Ari


Chris Hoch, Charles Busch, Bob Ari and Kristine Nielsen


Chris Hoch, Charles Busch, Bob Ari and Kristine Nielsen

Photo Coverage: 'Die Mommie Die!' Opening Night
Charles Busch


Karen Ziemba


Joan Rivers


Carl Andress (Director)


Douglas Carter Beane


Anna Deveare Smith


Marian Seldes


Edward Hibbert and Jim Dale


Kate Mulgrew


Kate Mulgrew and David Pittu


Van Hansis, Charles Busch and Ashley Morris


Kristine Nielsen and Charles Busch


Van Hansis, Kristine Nielsen, Charles Busch, Chris Hoch and Ashley Morris


Bob Ari, Van Hansis, Kristine Nielsen, Charles Busch, Chris Hoch and Ashley Morris


Bob Ari, Van Hansis, Kristine Nielsen, Charles Busch, Chris Hoch and Ashley Morris


Daryl Roth (Producer), Bob Ari, Ashley Morris, Charles Busch,
Van Hansis, Chris Hoch, Carl Andress and Kristine Nielsen


Daryl Roth, Bob Ari, Ashley Morris, Charles Busch,
Van Hansis, Chris Hoch, Carl Andress and Kristine Nielsen


Daryl Roth and Steven Roth


Daryl Roth, Charles Busch and Elyse Pasquale (Associate Producer)


CBS's "As The World Turns" cast members congratulate fellow cast member Van Hansis...
Jake Silberman, Elana Goode, Alexandra Chando and Marnie Schulenberg


Jake Silberman, Elana Goode, Van Hansis, Alexandra Chando and Marnie Schulenberg


Alexandra Chando, Jake Silberman and Elana Goode


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