VIDEO PROFILE: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' John 'Lypsinka' Epperson's Three Decades of Mouthing Off
by Michael Dale - Oct 27, 2015

The actor's glamorous alter-ego is an expression of individuality he was told to keep hidden while growing up. (more...)

Charles Busch to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THAT GIRL/THAT BOY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

After a sold-out engagement last September, the inimitable Charles Busch returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only with his all-new show, CHARLES BUSCH, THAT GIRL/THAT BOY. (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs This Weekend
by David Green - Oct 16, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH, author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Shanghai Moon and The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.   Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.  After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.  (more...)

Tony Nominee Charles Busch Comes to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Busch, Tony-nominee, two-time MAC Award winner, and gender illusionist brings an an all-new show to MA4 featuring an eclectic program of contemporary and classic songs. Accompanied by his dashing longtime-musical director, Tom Judson, Charles combines hilarious personal reminiscence, character sketches and superb storytelling through song into one glittering and glamorous evening in cabaret. Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth in Hillcrest are co-producing this event which features only two performances. Tickets for tonight and tomorrow, October 13 and 14, at 8:00 PM are available at www.ma4sd.com. (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs, 10/16-17
by David Green - Oct 12, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH, author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Shanghai Moon and The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.   Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.  After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.  (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Tampa/St. Petersburg Awards Update 11/27 - Matthew McGee, Katherine Michelle Tanner Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. 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...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU's Julie Halston and SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar Win 2015 Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You) and Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!) are the recipients of the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation to veteran female and male character actors for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.  (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 5/24/2015
by BWW - May 24, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/24/2015 for Miami (more...)

BWW Reviews: Incredible Paul Potenza & Angela Bond in Jobsite's ANNAPURNA
by Peter Nason - May 19, 2015

Only four chances left to see this Jobsite winner which showcases the finest local performances of the year thus far. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Bill Connington and Cadden Jones Lead PYGMALION in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Award­-winning actors Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and Cadden Jones (WEST SIDE STORY) appeared in the sparkling George Bernard Shaw comedy PYGMALION at a private club on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Scroll down to see photos from the performance! (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...)

VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM to Play The Onyx After Hours, 6/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Onyx After Hours presents Charles Busch's cult comedy Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. The limited run begins Friday, June 12, at The Onyx in Commercial Center and plays through June 27. The show is directed by Stephen R. Sisson and features local favorites Kellie Wright and Glenn Heath as the dueling divas…with bite! (more...)

VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM Plays The Onyx After Hours, Now thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Onyx After Hours presents Charles Busch's cult comedy Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. The limited run begins tonight, June 12, at The Onyx in Commercial Center and plays through June 27. The show is directed by Stephen R. Sisson and features local favorites Kellie Wright and Glenn Heath as the dueling divas…with bite! (more...)

Charles Busch to Bring THAT GIRL/THAT BOY to 54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Charles Busch in That Girl / That Boy plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on July 14, 16, 17, 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  There is a cover charge of $35 - $45, premiums $75 - $80 and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Charles 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...)

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 to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

Charles Busch Makes 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS! This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' this weekend, February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (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...)

Bill Connington & Cadden Jones to Lead PYGMALION Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Award­-winning actors Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and Cadden Jones (WEST SIDE STORY) appear today in the sparkling George Bernard Shaw comedy PYGMALION at a private club on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Bill Connington won several awards for acting in the play and short film versions of ZOMBIE, based on the novella by literary giant Joyce Carol Oates. Cadden Jones has been seen as the lead in WEST SIDE STORY and THE MUSIC MAN, as well as in LAW & ORDER SVU and BLUE BLOODS. Connington and Jones were trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, respectively. (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 Update - Matthew McGee, Christie Prades in the Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. 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...)

What's Happening New Year's Eve Around the Broadway World? Celebrations on Stage, on Screen & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2014

With New Year's Eve festivities kicking off shortly from coast-to-cast, BWW brings you a look at what's happening around the Broadway World tonight, from what's on stage, what's on television, and what's playing throughout New York City's most beloved cabaret venues. (more...)

What's Happening New Year's Eve Around the Broadway World? Celebrations on Stage, on Screen & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 29, 2014

With New Year's Eve festivities kicking off shortly from coast-to-cast, BWW brings you a look at what's happening around the Broadway World tonight, from what's on stage, what's on television, and what's playing throughout New York City's most beloved cabaret venues. (more...)

Laura Benanti, 54 SINGS JAMES TAYLOR & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Coming up this week, 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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Razors Edge Presents PYGMALION at Colonial Dames Museum House
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Award­-winning actors Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and Cadden Jones (WEST SIDE STORY) appeared in the sparkling George Bernard Shaw comedy PYGMALION at the Colonial Dames Museum House at 215 East 71st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). The evening was produced by Razors Edge Productions and benefited historic Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cordtlandt Park. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

FANCY! HOE FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Play Three Clubs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Your favorite po' country girl turned high-falutin' prostitute with a heart of gold is back in the brand new holiday show, Fancy! Hoe for the Holidays. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg/Tampa Awards Update - Matthew McGee Strong Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. 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...)

Tony Nominee Charles Busch Coming to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 10/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Busch, Tony-nominee, two-time MAC Award winner, and gender illusionist brings an an all-new show to MA4 featuring an eclectic program of contemporary and classic songs. Accompanied by his dashing longtime-musical director, Tom Judson, Charles combines hilarious personal reminiscence, character sketches and superb storytelling through song into one glittering and glamorous evening in cabaret. Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth in Hillcrest are co-producing this event which features only two performances. Tickets for October 13 and 14 at 8:00 PM are available at www.ma4sd.com (more...)

Charles Busch to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THAT GIRL/THAT BOY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

After a sold-out engagement last September, the inimitable Charles Busch returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only with his all-new show, CHARLES BUSCH, THAT GIRL/THAT BOY. (more...)

Don't Look Away Theatre and Blancmange Productions to Present A PROPERTY OF THE CLAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Don't Look Away Theatre and Blancmange Productions will present the production, A Property of the Clan, from 29 September to 17 October 2015. The production will be the first in the newly created Kings Cross theatre space, Blood Moon Theatre located within The World Bar. (more...)

The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The RRazz Room at The Prince is an intimate venue programmed by the entrepreneurs who created the infamous and iconic RRazz Room in San Francisco. The RRazz Room brand has become synonymous with quality entertainment presented at its purest and most intimate form. The unique space allows patrons to experience all their favorite entertainers up close and personal. The RRazz Room venues (also located in Coral Springs, FL, South Miami-Dade, FL, and New Hope, PA) present performances by local and national artists from a wide variety of musical and theatrical genres including Broadway, pop, opera, gospel, drag, comedy, rhythm & blues, and jazz. The RRazz Room at the Prince is located within the historic Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 (near the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets on the Avenue of the Arts). (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...)

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