Playwright & Actor Charles Busch, With Varla Jean Merman & Tom Judson
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CST)
New Orleans, LA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
PRESALES FOR THIS EVENT HAVE ENDED. However, there will be a few tickets available at the door. We suggest arriving no later than 7:30pm for the best chance of securing one of those seats.
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NOTE: Purchase tickets through Satyricon, and you'll be invited to a post-performance meet-and-greet with Charles Busch, Varla Jean Merman, and Tom Judson at a spectacular private home. This offer isn't available to any other ticket-buyers, and our seats are limited. Order today!
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On the heels of its successful first season in 2012/13, the Broadway @ NOCCA concert series returns to New Orleans with some of New York theater’s leading ladies (one of whom is famously a man in disguise)!
That mysterious man is Charles Busch, the author and/or drag star of many Broadway and off-Broadway hit plays and feature films. He makes a highly anticipated New Orleans debut on Tuesday, December 3 at 8pm. Busch's plays include popular spoofs of classic film genres, such as Psycho Beach Party, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest-running plays in off-Broadway history, among many others. His Broadway smash The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Busch's latest hit, The Divine Sister, played to sold-out houses off-Broadway for nine months, prompting Ben Brantley of the New York Times to call it “Mr. Busch’s freshest, funniest work in years, perhaps decades.”
In 2003, Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright. He also wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Institute. He also wrote, directed, and starred in the film A Very Serous Person, which won honorable mention at the Tribeca Film Festival. Other film appearances include Addams Family Values, It Could Happen to You, and Trouble on the Corner. His television roles include Peg Barlow on One Life to Live and cross-dressing inmate Nat Ginzburg in OZ. As though his career weren't storied enough, he also wrote the book to the Broadway musical Taboo with music by Boy George, he is the subject of the documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch, and his first novel Whores of Lost Atlantis was published by Hyperion Press and by Penguin.
Mr. Busch will appear with New Orleans' own Varla Jean Merman, with the extremely gifted Tom Judson on piano.
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