Red Scare on Sunset

Category:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
UP THE RABBIT HOLE, a new play by Andy Halliday and directed by G.R. Johnson, presented by Theater for the New City, began September 21st at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue at 10th Street). The play opens tonight, September 26th, and run through Sunday, October 15th.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016
Continuing its series of intimate conversations with playwrights and performers, The Drama Book Shop will welcome Tony Award nominee Charles Busch on Friday, October 14th at 5:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
UP THE RABBIT HOLE, a new play by Andy Halliday and directed by G.R. Johnson, presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) begins performances tomorrow, Thursday, September 21st, at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue at 10th Street). The play will open Tuesday, September 26th and run through Sunday, October 15th.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
Cal State Fullerton's 2017-2018 season opens with Frankenstein based on the novel by Mary Shelley, adapted by Bruce Goodrich and directed by CSUF Professor Maria Cominis, which runs September 29-October 15, 2017 in the Young Theatre on campus. An electrifying new version of Frankenstein will keep audiences mesmerized by the sheer power of Mary Shelley's 19th century classic.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016
Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland, Sunday, October 16, at 6 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season continues with THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE by Charles Busch. Directed by Larry Coen, the production will run November 21 - December 20, 2014. Press opening: November 23, 3pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013
Casting was recently announced for the first public reading of NOTHING BUT TRASH, a satire of 1950's teen-angst films and gay pulp fiction, produced by Theater For The New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director), written by and starring Andy Halliday(of Charles Busch's Theatre-In-Limbo), with direction by G.R. Johnson (Bounce and Thunder, Seven11.2005). The reading, which is free and open to the public, takes place today, October 28th at 7:30pm in midtown Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 17, 2016
Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland, Sunday, October 16, at 6 p.m.
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. His most recent plays are Judith of Bethulia, produced at Theater for the New City in 2012 and The Tribute Artist, which reunited him with Julie Halston, produced by Primary Stages Theatre Company in 2014. In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright and was honored with a star on the Playwrights Walk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. I had the chance to catch up with Mr. Busch as he was preparing fort his cabaret performances this week in San Diego and Palm Springs. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation:
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. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016
Continuing its series of intimate conversations with playwrights and performers, The Drama Book Shop will welcome Tony Award nominee Charles Busch tonight, October 14th at 5:00pm.
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.
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. 
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 8, 2013
The acclaimed actor/ Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend returns to 54 Below with a brand new show, chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters and classic songs; all perfumed with his own unique form of glamour. Charles Busch continues to delight and re-define his craft as a master humorist, illusionist and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergists Wife, Red Scare on Sunset, Flipping My Wig, Times Square Angel, Our Leading Lady, The Third Story, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister & Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few), Busch returns to 54 Below, joined by Musical Director Tom Judson. Check out photos of Busch in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:
by Louisa Brady - Nov 28, 2014
Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: Julie & Julie: Than & Now, James Snyder: A First New York Holiday Road with Friends, Annaleigh Ashford: Lost in the Stars, 54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn, and Matt Doyle & the Whiskey 5.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013
Next Tuesday, join Varla Jean Merman for a performance by star of stage and screen, Charles Busch -- plus a very special after-party!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season continues with THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE by Charles Busch. Directed by Larry Coen, the production will run tonight, November 21 - December 20, 2014. Press opening: November 23, 3pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013
Actor's Express announces an exciting late addition to the Winter Dark Nights Series: "CHARLES BUSCH featuring Tom Judson on the Piano", for ONE NIGHT ONLY, on December 6 at 8pm. Actor, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, drag legend. Broadway and off-Broadway star, Charles Busch will grace the stage at Actor's Express for this special engagement!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016
Lincoln Center Theater presents Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). The production, directed by Terry Kinney, features Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser, and Frank Wood, and begins performances tonight, November 10. Opening night is Monday, December 5.
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. 
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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017
Charles Busch and Penny Fuller, who appeared together as bosom buddies Mame and Vera in Auntie Mame at the Bay Street Theatre, will lend their voices to Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: Live From Hell. Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) will voice the manager of the dingy cabaret venue in Hell, where Desmond Channing (played by Monahan) is doomed to perform his torturous act for eternity. Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, The Elephant Man), who was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Eve Harrington in the musical Applause, will voice the grandmother of Desmond Channing (loosely inspired by the character of Eve Harrington's nemesis, Margo Channing).
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.
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2016
The great playwright and drag artist recalls his early days at Alphabet City's Limbo Lounge.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017
Celebration Theatre and John Michael Beck are dying to tell you that their smash-hit, Ovation!-recommended, critically-acclaimed second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann is extending through Sunday, April 9 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016
Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome acclaimed actor, Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend, Charles Busch, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Thursday, September 25 (8 p.m.) and Friday, September 26 (8 p.m.). Chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters, and classic songs - all perfumed with his own unique form of glamour - Busch will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with a brand-new cabaret act. Joined by his longtime musical director Tom Judson, audiences can expect laughter, music, tears and sequins! Tickets for Charles Busch range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014
Theater For The New City has announced the complete cast for the upcoming world premiere of Andy Halliday's NOTHING BUT TRASH, a satire of 1950's teen-angst films and gay pulp fiction. G.R. Johnson (Bounce and Thunder, Seven11.2005) will direct.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017
Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck present the second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann.  DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! will begin previews on Friday, February 10 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 17 at 8pm and perform throughSunday, March 26 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016
Kevin Chamberlin, and Brad Oscar will be joining host Julie Halston on their night off from DISASTER! and SOMETHING ROTTEN! when Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents COMEDY TONIGHT: BROADWAY'S FUNNIEST CLOWNS!
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.
by Don Grigware - Feb 27, 2017
Actor, singer, playwright and film historian Charles Busch is a multi-talented artist who has won many awards over the course of  his varied career. Remembered for his plays Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party and Die! Mommie Die!, the latter two having been translated to film, Busch never ceases to amaze with his unique style of creativity. On March 13 and 14 he is bringing his act That Girl/That Boy to Rockwell Table and Stage. In our chat, he talks about this cabaret evening along with delightful observations of the theatre and movie world. In a nutshell, tell our readers about what you are doing in That Girl/That Boy at Rockwell on March 13/14. How is the show unlike any show you have ever done?
by Louisa Brady - Feb 14, 2016
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: The Nutty Professor Reunion Concert; Comedy Tonight: Broadway's Funniest Clowns; 54 Sings ABBA; Claybourne Elder at 54 Below; Hold On The Musical in Concert.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013
Actor's Express announces an exciting late addition to the Winter Dark Nights Series: "CHARLES BUSCH featuring Tom Judson on the Piano", for ONE NIGHT ONLY, on December 6 at 8pm. Actor, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, drag legend. Broadway and off-Broadway star, Charles Busch will grace the stage at Actor's Express for this special engagement!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013
Tonight, join Varla Jean Merman for a performance by star of stage and screen, Charles Busch -- plus a very special after-party!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017
Uptown Players closes its 2016-2017 season with the regional premiere of the new comedy by Charles Busch, The Tribute Artist, running August 25 through September 10, 2017, at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
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
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014
New Conservatory Theatre Center welcomes back the Hollywood glamour and camp hilarity of Charles Busch with the Bay Area Premiere of Die! Mommie, Die!.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
Theater for the New City presents UP THE RABBIT HOLE, a new play by Andy Halliday and directed by G.R. Johnson, opening Tuesday, September 26th at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue at 10th Street). Previews begin Thursday, September 21st with performances through Sunday, October 15th.
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).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017
KILLER NEWS!  Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck are thrilled to announce the final extension of their smash-hit, Ovation! Recommended, critically acclaimed second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann is EXTENDING ONE LAST TIME through SATURDAY, APRIL 22 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.
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.