Charles Busch News

Date of Birth: September 23, 1954 (60)
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Gender: Male
Peggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastPeggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the ninth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with James Gavin, author of the acclaimed biography 'Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee' and previous books on Lena Horne, Chet Baker and New York nightlife. The show is available on iTunes here. Previous episodes- featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

Audrey Heffernan Meyer to Star in ROMANCE LANGUAGE at Theater 511 at Ars Nova This FallAudrey Heffernan Meyer to Star in ROMANCE LANGUAGE at Theater 511 at Ars Nova This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The new play ROMANCE LANGAUGE will receive its New York City premiere this fall at Theater 511 at Ars Nova (511 W 54th St, New York). Written by Joe Godfrey (A Queer Carol) and directed by Carl Andress (Charles Busch's The Tribute Artist and The Divine Sister), ROMANCE LANGUAGE will star Jessie Austrian (Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods), Audrey Heffernan Meyer ("Royal Pains"), and Jared Zirilli (Pretty Filthy). ROMANCE LANGUAGE begins previews on October 13, 2015, and will officially open Thursday, October 22, 2015, playing a strictly limited engagement through November 8, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at www.RomanceLanguagePlay.com or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Linda Eder Added to 2015 Crown & Anchor Broadway Series in ProvincetownLinda Eder Added to 2015 Crown & Anchor Broadway Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Producer Rick Murray will continue the 2015 Broadway Series in Provincetown, Massachusetts into the fall at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre with two Columbus Day Weekend performances by Broadway powerhouse Linda Eder.  Tickets are now on sale for the October 10 & 11 8:00 p.m. concerts, as well as for the remaining acts in the summer Series, including Charles Busch, Kathy Griffin, Shirley Jones, Linda Lavin, and Billy Porter. (more...)

BWW Reviews: See, Reader, See DIE, MOMMIE, DIE at 2nd StoryBWW Reviews: See, Reader, See DIE, MOMMIE, DIE at 2nd Story
by Larry O'Brien - Jul 21, 2015

According to Artistic Director Ed Shea, the two most frequently produced playwrights at 2nd Story Theatre are Moliere and Charles Busch: apparently these people like to laugh. The current offering from Busch is the outrageous DIE, MOMMIE, DIE, which is running in rep with I HATE HAMLET thru August 28. Charles Busch is shameless enough to write plays in which he can play the leading lady. He does not hold back-this is campy, frankly sexual, insightful, absurd and hilarious. (more...)

Charles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCharles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH, BAD JEWS and More Set for Minnesota Jewish Theatre's 21st SeasonBECOMING DR. RUTH, BAD JEWS and More Set for Minnesota Jewish Theatre's 21st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce its 21st season of staging stories about Jewish history and culture with themes universal to people of all backgrounds. MJTC is led by producing artistic director Barbara Brooks. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Cancels Provincetown Concerts Due to SUPERGIRL FilmingJeremy Jordan Cancels Provincetown Concerts Due to SUPERGIRL Filming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Jeremy Jordan has unfortunately had to cancel his upcoming concerts -- July 27 & 28 -- at the Crown & Anchor's Paramount Cabaret. His commitments to the new CBS television series SUPERGIRL prevent him from travelling to Provincetown this summer. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/14/2015 - NPH Judges AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/14/2015 - NPH Judges AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 14, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Neil Patrick Harris guest judges on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT tonight! (more...)

Charles Busch Brings THAT GIRL/THAT BOY to 54 Below TonightCharles Busch Brings THAT GIRL/THAT BOY to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Charles Busch in That Girl / That Boy tonight, July 14, and July 16, 17, 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The inimitable Charles Busch returns with an all new show. (more...)

BROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY, Charles Busch & More Set for 54 Below This WeekBROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY, Charles Busch & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFallBWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Jul 13, 2015

You will never in your life see a MAME like this one. It's a banquet of bliss. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/11-7/12/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/11-7/12/2015
by - Jul 12, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 12, 2015 - Sunday, July 12, 2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 12, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Aaron Lazar in 'Look For Me In the Songs;' Broadway Loves Katy Perry; Charles Busch: That Girl/That Boy; Dan'yelle Williamson in 'All of Me;' and 54 Sings Starmites. (more...)

SHE-RANTULAS FROM OUTER SPACE to Play New York Fringe FestivalSHE-RANTULAS FROM OUTER SPACE to Play New York Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

She-Rantulas Theatre Company is proud to announce the New York premiere of She-Rantulas From Outer Space - in 3D!, a gender-bending comedy of horrors by Ruff Yeager and Phil Johnson, that The San Diego Union-Tribune calls "a smart, wonderfully detailed and very funny mash up of '50s B horror movies, McCarthy-era hysteria and Charles Busch drag comedies," as part of this summer's New York International Fringe Festival. Performances begin on Friday, August 14 (through August 23) at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre @ Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street @ Lafayette Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Tony Yazbeck, Micky Dolenz, Charles Busch & More Preview Upcoming Shows at 54 Below!BWW TV: Tony Yazbeck, Micky Dolenz, Charles Busch & More Preview Upcoming Shows at 54 Below!
by Randy Rainbow - Jul 4, 2015

Just last week, Tony nominee Charles Busch (July 14-17 & 23); Micky Dolenz (July 7, 10 & 11); Michael McCormick and Lucia Spina for 54 Sings 1776 (July 4-5); Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck for 54 Sings Irving Berlin (July 8) gathered to preview their upcoming appearances at 54 Below. Below, go inside the special event! (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastJustin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the eighth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Justin Vivian Bond. The show is available on iTunes here. (more...)

LYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This MonthLYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

A glamorous dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will once again be doled out this summer when the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement.  LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET will be performed Wednesday, July 22nd through Saturday, September 12th at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B) in Manhattan's East Village. The Opening is Saturday, July 25th at 8 PM.  Tickets ($35 - $65) will go on sale on Monday, April 27th at 10 am online at www.lypsinka.com and www.tweedtheater.org/lypsinka, or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 20-26THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 20-26
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2015

Still reeling from the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announcement? Getting ready for Broadway in Bryant Park? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Busch, Yazbeck, Dolenz, McCormick, and Spina Preview 54 Below Shows!Photo Coverage: Busch, Yazbeck, Dolenz, McCormick, and Spina Preview 54 Below Shows!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Tony nominee Charles Busch (July 14-17 & 23); Micky Dolenz (July 7, 10 & 11); Michael McCormick and Lucia Spina for 54 Sings 1776 (July 4-5); Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck for 54 Sings Irving Berlin (July 8) gathered to preview their upcoming appearances at 54 Below.  Below, check out photos from inside the special event! (more...)

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