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Primary Stages' First-Ever Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award Goes to PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PRIMARY STAGES has announced the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Julie Halston, Jessica Hendy and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES tonight, September 10th, 2016 at 11:30pm (more...)

J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB Makes World Premiere at The Kraine Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Hard Sparks will present the World Premiere of J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB, directed by David Drake, tonight, September 1, through September 17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Today through Saturday at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose Playhouse does a Fine Job with POZ, a Complex Play
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 6, 2016

Desert Rose Playhouse's production of POZ, by Michael Aman, is superbly acted and directed. The play is more o a sweet comic drama than the comedy, as which it was originally billed. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Get Your Halloween Fix at the Theater This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 27, 2016

Have you decided on your Halloween costume yet? You better get to work since it's only four days until the big night is upon us and you won't want to caught with your pants down, so to speak. May we respectfully suggest a trip to your local, neighborhood theater? Not only will you be entertained, transformed and transported - we're willing to be on this happening - but you'll also probably get some great costume ideas in the process! And there is the added bonus that the theater company might be in the business of renting out costumes which would make your efforts even easier than you first thought… (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL's Rayvon Owen Signs on for Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The entertainment line-up for PFP's Simply Sensational Benefit gets more and more sensational each day, with American Idol's Rayvon Owen joining in. (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

BWW Review: Stageworks Theatre Presents Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
by Peter Nason - Oct 17, 2016

Zachary Hines, Matthew McGee & Ricky Cona are the Holy Trinity of Camp in this fun-fun-fun production. (more...)

Transgender Actress to Star as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Complete casting and creative team have been announced for Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, which will open in January as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

Charles Busch to Perform at Pride Arts Center this January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Pride Arts Center presents Charles Busch; That Girl, That Boy in The Broadway in the Pride Arts Center for two nights only on January 29 and 30, 2017. This is the first time this theatrical legend will play his solo show in Chicago. And this is the first of what will be quarterly Pride Arts Center Presents events featuring prominent performers from the world of theater, music, film and more in the newly opened Pride Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES Generates Laughs at Desert Rose
by Audrey Liebross - Nov 22, 2016

THE SANTALAND DIARIES, Joe Mantello's stage adaptation of David Sedaris's memoir of his experience working as Crumpet the Elf, is playing in Rancho Mirage, at the Desert Rose Playhouse. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/08/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/08/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTER to Run 6/4-7/10 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of THE DIVINE SISTER, the hilarious comic homage to nearly every Hollywood nun film ever made, by the divine high priestess of camp Charles Busch and directed by Shade Murray. THE DIVINE SISTER will play June 4 - July 10, 2016 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (yes, an actual church!), 1650 W. Foster Ave. in Handbag's home base, Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets for THE DIVINE SISTER and Handbag 2016 Season subscriptions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Friday, June 10 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Fantastic Z's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Provides Hot Kitschy Hilarity
by Jay Irwin - May 27, 2016

I'll admit I'm quite picky and protective about the works of Charles Busch. He's one of my favorite authors with his brilliant ability to tell a well thought out story through the kitschy lens of 40's, 50's and 60's pop culture. I've been fortunate enough to see the master himself perform his own works three times. I've only ever seen a local production attempt one of his works once before (a dreadful bastardization of “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” that need never be mentioned again). So when I heard that Fantastic Z was performing his most well known work, “Psycho Beach Party” AND it was opening on my birthday I thought this could either be a wonderful thing or the universe playing a cruel joke. Well lucky for me (and for all of you) the folks at Fantastic Z and director Kyle Baiz must have as much love and respect for the piece as I do as they managed a fun and frothy, pitch perfect production. (more...)

Celebration Theatre's THE DIVINE SISTER Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Celebration Theatre will present the Houston premiere of Charles Busch's raucous and bitingly funny comedy, THE DIVINE SISTER. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Tony Nominee Charles Busch Coming to Lannie's This June
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Tony nominee Charles Busch will appear at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret for one night only on Saturday, June 4th for two shows at 6:30 and 9pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/15/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Charles Busch Returning to Feinsteins/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The inimitable Charles Busch, two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and drag legend, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, at 7pm with an anniversary celebration of both his four year collaboration with his dashing musical director, Tom Judson, and their Feinstein's/54 Below debut. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of THE DIVINE SISTER, the hilarious comic homage to nearly every Hollywood nun film ever made, by the divine high priestess of camp Charles Busch and directed by Shade Murray. (more...)

VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM Set for Rock 'N Roll Gay Bar This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, a play by Charles Busch, will be directed by Ernie Gonzalez Jr. at Rock 'N Roll Gay Bar this spring. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Charles Busch is THE LADY AT THE MIC; Watch American Songbook Concert Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2016

A two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and recipient of a Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award, Charles Busch just visited the exquisite Appel Room for an intimate evening of song and stories. The actor, playwright (Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), novelist, screenwriter, director, and drag legend has happily added 'vaudevillian' to the list over the past years. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charles Busch Recaptures 'That Raffish, Anything Goes Feeling' With CLEOPATRA
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2016

The great playwright and drag artist recalls his early days at Alphabet City's Limbo Lounge. (more...)

Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), begins performances tonight, March 25, 2016 at Theater for the New City. (more...)

Schedule, Directors Announced for Gay Play Weekend at Center on Halsted
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

A slate of 4 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and 1 musical have emerged as finalists in Pride Films and Plays' 2016 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. They come from writers across the United States, and were selected by a reading team from across the country doing blind readings of the manuscripts. Those five scripts will be performed as Enhanced Staged Readings at the Center On Halsted's Hoover-Leppen, 3540 N Halsted, during Gay Play and Musical Weekend which is April 22 to 24, 2016. Tickets for the event are pay-what-you-can (suggested $10). Find more information at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or 1 800 737 0984. (more...)

Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA Sets New Ticket Policies for Sold-Out Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

All available tickets to Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City in his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister) are sold out prior to the show's first performance on Friday, March 25. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Stages Chicago Premiere of THE DIVINE SISTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions presents the Chicago premiere of THE DIVINE SISTER, the hilarious comic homage to nearly every Hollywood nun film ever made, by the divine high priestess of camp Charles Busch and directed by Shade Murray. THE DIVINE SISTER will play through July 10, 2016 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (yes, an actual church!), 1650 W. Foster Ave. in Handbag's home base, Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets for THE DIVINE SISTER and Handbag 2016 Season subscriptions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Friday, June 10 at 8 pm. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's 2016 Season Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce its 2016 Season, and this year no holy cow is too sacred. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTER Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of THE DIVINE SISTER, the hilarious comic homage to nearly every Hollywood nun film ever made, by the divine high priestess of camp Charles Busch and directed by Shade Murray. (more...)

Tony Nominee Charles Busch Coming to Lannie's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Tony nominee Charles Busch will appear at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret for one night only Today, June 4th for two shows at 6:30 and 9pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DIVINE SISTER Offers Nun Control at Celebration Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Jun 21, 2016

Right now the world needs a good chuckle at the pious and prissy, and this production answers that divine calling with ease. If you're a devout Catholic or easily offended, maybe this one isn't for you. But if you can appreciate gender bending joined with slapstick camp you've found your salvation. (more...)

Photo Flash: TIME STANDS STILL at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jobsite closes their 2015-16 season with a timely drama from a modern master of the American theater: Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still plays July 8-31, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Richard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. (more...)

J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB to Make World Premiere at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Hard Sparks will present the World Premiere of J.Stephen Brantley's THE JAMB, directed by David Drake, September 1-17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. (more...)

Pride Films & Plays to Present 'JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will enliven the New Year by bringing back two leading actresses from its recent acclaimed production of the musical The Boy From Oz in a new show entitled Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli - Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert - a Tribute, featuring Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli), with music direction and orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (co-producer).  This loving musical tribute recalls the historic concert by these two famous performers at the London Palladium, just as Liza's singing career was beginning to take off. The Boy from Oz veterans Cameron Turner (choreography) and John Nasca (costume design) will round out the creative team for this dynamic new show. (more...)

CHARLES BUSCH'S CLEOPATRA Will Play Theater for the New City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring with his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA for a limited premiere showcase engagement at Theater for the New City'sCommunity Theater (155 First Avenue). The premiere production, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister) will play a limited engagement of 22 performances fromFriday, March 25 through April 17, 2016. (more...)

Charles Busch Continues Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Returning for its 17th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to broaden its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting as interpreted by top performers and rising stars, with events at three Lincoln Center venues. The Appel Room series continues with gender illusionist Charles Busch tonight, February 26, 2016. (more...)

Tony Sheldon, Jennifer Cody & More Will Join Charles Busch in CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Complete casting is announced for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Short North Stage's DIE, MOMMIE, DIE
by Jerri Shafer - Feb 19, 2016

Drag artist Charles Busch's outrageously funny melodrama about an aging Hollywood star and her twisted family relationships will bring howls of laughter to the dead of winter. This off-Broadway hit by the author of Psycho Beach Party, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and last year's smash hit The Divine Sister stars Doug Joseph as the irresistibly evil has-been heroine Angela. Cast also includes the struggling director Sol Sussman (Ralph E. Scott), his daughter (Erin Mellon), her brither Lance (Johnny Robison), former actor/country club tennis pro/humidor repairman/gigolo Tony Parker (Nick Lingofski), and keeping the house in order is Bootsie Carp (Josie Merkle) (more...)

THE DIVINE SISTER and More Slated for Hell in a Handbag's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce its 2016 Season, and this year no holy cow is too sacred. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg/Tampa Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg/Tampa Awards Update - Matthew McGee, Eric Davis Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Charles Busch to Return to Provincetown Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret with legendary performer Charles Busch returning to Provincetown for one performance only, Monday, September 5 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Preview: Desert Rose Playhouse, with Ten Desert Star Nominations, Discusses its Upcoming Season
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 26, 2016

Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley's 501(c)(3) LGBT-oriented theatre, has received ten nominations for the Desert Theatre League's 2016 Desert Star awards, for three different shows: the drama, ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE, and the comedies, COCK and LOOT. This season, Desert Rose plans to present a largely light-hearted lineup. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Julie Halston, Jessica Hendy and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on April 23rd, 2016 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charles Busch's Sold-Out 'CLEOPATRA' Arrives in Style Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), is currently playing Theater for the New City, which marks the third consecutive sold-out run for Busch at Theater for the New City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage THE DIVINE SISTER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Celebration Theatre will present the Houston premiere of Charles Busch's raucous and bitingly funny comedy, THE DIVINE SISTER. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM Set for Rock 'N Roll Gay Bar This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, a play by Charles Busch, will be directed by Ernie Gonzalez Jr. at Rock 'N Roll Gay Bar this spring. (more...)

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