West Coasters, get ready for "Die, Mommie, Die!"
Charles Busch at Feinstein's / 54 Below Nightclub / Cabaret Singer/Songwriter Steve Tyrell is back with his resident holiday
The star will return to the cabaret stage on New Year's Eve.
"I've been absorbing the postures, the vocal inflections, the images, and the way these actresses turn their head toward the light. I try to visit their thought processes, and analyze why they are making that acting choice-- not just imitating that choice."
One of today's great comediennes is in fact a man. In the tradition of other celebrated gender benders, like Divine, Dame Edna and RuPaul, the man who transforms nightly into Varla Jean Merman has spent the better part of 20 years elevating "drag" to a peerless variety of this art form.
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"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer, Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby.
David Henry Hwang peers into the fleetingly short life of martial arts artist-turned-actor Bruce Lee in his rich new bio-play, Kung Fu.
His humor, which steals liberally from movie queens and classic cinema scenes, remains. But like all Busch parodies, there are issues to explore. A skilled actor, his faux Adriana navigates the blurry lines between illusion and reality and discovers the value of honest emotion.
"People have written plays about New York real estate before, but none of them have Charles's unique eye," Halston, a Drama
Bunnicula the novel led to a string of sequels and still sells well. If this harmless musical enjoys a long life, it will strictly be due to the warm feelings for Howe's original work.