The Confession of Lily Dare

We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our 35th anniversary than by presenting the newest work from one of our most frequent collaborators, legendary master of theatrical parody Charles Busch (best known to Primary Stages audiences from our productions of The Tribute Artist, Olive and the Bitter Herbs, and You Should Be So Lucky). Busch's newest play, The Confession of Lily Dare, tells the story of one woman’s tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madame of a string of brothels—all while hiding her undying devotion to the child she was forced to abandon. Directed by Busch's long-time colleague Carl Andress (Who's Holiday, The Divine Sister), this comic melodrama celebrates the gauzy "confession film" tearjerkers of early 1930s pre-code cinema, such as The Sin of Madelon Claudet, Frisco Jenny, and Madame X.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
To kick off its 24th Anniversary Season, Dryden Ensemble presents "A Journey through Italy" its Autumn Benefit on Saturday, September 15. A celebration of ?All Things Italian,' this special event will be held at historic home of President Grover Cleveland, known as Westland Mansion. The evening will spotlight the musical and culinary arts of Italy, with an intimate house concert followed by sumptuous buffet dinner and silent audition. The music begins at 5:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018
To kick off its 24th Anniversary Season, Dryden Ensemble presents "A Journey through Italy" its Autumn Benefit today, September 15. A celebration of ?All Things Italian,' this special event will be held at historic home of President Grover Cleveland, known as Westland Mansion. The evening will spotlight the musical and culinary arts of Italy, with an intimate house concert followed by sumptuous buffet dinner and silent audition. The music begins at 5:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
Gingold Theatrical Group is proud to announce the final presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those who share his fierce 'art as activism' precepts, presented monthly at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). The acclaimed 2018 season will conclude on December 17th with Shaw contemporary Arthur Wing Pinero's The Enchanted Cottage.
by Gil Kaan - May 7, 2019
Multi-faceted, creative hyphenate Charles Busch will be appearing in his latest reincarnation of his 1999 classic cult-fav DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! for four performances May 17 through May 19, 2019 for L.A. Theatre Works. Dazzlingly filling out the crazy cast of characters of DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! - Mark Capri, Willie Garson, Ellis Greer, Jeffrey Self and Ruth Williamson. I had the wonderful chance to revisit Charles' gracious wit after almost two decades previous.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
Complete casting has been announced for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
The Dramatists Guild of America is pleased to announce more recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at their national conference on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at The Hilton Midtown in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
WriterActor Charles Busch and his muse, Actor Julie Halston are guests on June's episode of THEATER: All the Moving Parts, on the television station of the City University of New York (CUNY TV). The show is now streaming at: tv.cuny.edushowtheaterallthemovingpartsPR2008111
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Dining with Ploetz, an evening of one-acts, will play at Theater for the New City September 5 - 22. Opening night is slated for Friday, September 6 at 8:00 pm. Written by playwright and published author Richard Ploetz, the production features three dark comedies, Goldfish, Memory Like a Pale Green Clock and Bone Appetite.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. presents CHARLES BUSCH in Native New Yorker on January 25th at 8pm at the MAC, 40 Railroad Avenue South in downtown Milford CT.
by BWW - Jan 20, 2019
Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2019 for Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
PRIMARY STAGES announces its complete 2019/20 Season, celebrating its 35th anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018
Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare for a limited premiere showcase engagement. Directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), The Confession of Lily Dare will play a limited engagement of 24 performances from Wednesday, April 4 to Sunday, April 29 at Theater for the New City's Johnson Theater (155 First Avenue).
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 18, 2018
Gingold Theatrical Group presents the final presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those who share his fierce 'art as activism' precepts, presented monthly at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). The acclaimed 2018 season concluded on December 17th with Shaw contemporary Arthur Wing Pinero's The Enchanted Cottage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
Miami New Drama is proud to announce the world premiere of FAKE, a new play written by and starring Cuban-American, Carmen Pelaez. In a time in which we've come to experience the manipulation of facts to the point of extreme skepticism and distrust, this play encapsulates the themes of the moment.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
PRIMARY STAGES is proud to announce that tickets are now on sale for the first two productions of its 35th Anniversary season. The season will kick off in the fall with the world premiere of On That Day in Amsterdam, written by Clarence Coo (Beautiful Province (Belle Province)-a?'Yale Drama Prize) and directed by Kareem Fahmy (3/Fifths). Performances begin at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) on October 29, 2019, with opening night set for November 19, for a run through December 18, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2019 Spring Fling will benefit the Primary Stage Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018
Performances begin this Wednesday for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018
Check out the new photos below of Charles Busch's sold-out return to Theater for the New City in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress.