Charles Busch

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 learned from my radio show, "Sandyland," you have to come up with good titles and outdo yourself. Bernie is fading out
"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."
WH: What have been the favorite parts with audiences? WH: How did you assemble such spectacular cast?  Were any of the parts
So many questions about gender identity found a place in 2014's headlines that, as the world put last year to rest and got on with the business of 2015, I couldn't help but think back to a particular week last fall.
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.
"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.
If you need a good laugh (and these days, who doesn't?) you can always count on Charles Busch. In or out of drag, he's a movie-obsessed queen of comedy. His new romp, produced by New York's Primary Stages, is called The Tribute Artist. It's a hoot.
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
I often sit in the theater and think: "Who is the audience for this?" I think that whether the show is about Jews or not. I am actually not the ideal audience for Jewish-themed shows; my mother is.
In hopes of drawing a general from the specific, I thought I'd spotlight a sui generis case and -- lucky for us! -- there was a drag queen handy: Trixie Starr aka Rich Volo.
Expect Busch to don a number of colorful personas throughout his 54 Below show, which has been deemed a campy cavalcade of
Downtown theater legend Charles Busch is best known for his satiric gender-bender plays. So it's something of a revelation to see him adapting a best-selling children's book into "a rabbit tale of musical mystery."
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.