Wednesday, July 8, 2015

THAT GIRL/THAT BOY

 
 
 When I think of great legendary drag queens and impersonators, Charles Busch is right up there with Jim Bailey, Charles Pierce, Lady Bunny, Danny LaRue and Craig Russell.  If your not familiar with this phenomenal performer, you must simply check him out, though his plays or movies. If your to be in the Philadelphia/New York City area in July his newest show catches up with the legendary star with his show That Girl/That Boy. Charles is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in QuestionRed Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won Charles the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He 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 Festival.
 
 Charles made his directorial debut with the film A Very Serious Person, which premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won an honorable mention. He is also the subject of the documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch. Due to his love and knowledge of film and theatre history, he has appeared in numerous documentaries for Turner Classic Movies and has lectured and conducted master classes at many colleges and universities including NYU, Harvard, UCLA and Amherst College.  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.  


As a cabaret artist, he is a two-time MAC award winner and has performed his cabaret act in many cities including San Francisco, Provincetown, New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia and in New York at the Ballroom, Birdland and 54 Below, where his current show can  be seen,  July 14, 16, 17, 23 at 7pm! That Girl/That Boy combines Charles' hilarious personal reminiscence, character sketches and superb storytelling with one glittering and glamorous evening in cabaret. Click here for tickets!
 
You can also check out his website here.

14 comments:

  1. WOW! if you didn't tell me, I would swear charles is really charlene! he looks better as a woman than I do! (and I am a 100% real live girl)

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    1. And may I say a memorable stage presence you'll always remember!

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  2. I would LOVE to see Charles Busch on stage..! Jx

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    1. And I couldn't think of a better person to see him with! With some gins of course.....

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  3. What happens when a straight man goes to bed with a tranny as gorgeous as her and finds out she has a dick? My guess is he says "what the hell" and turns gay for the night. Do you know any case histories that would shed light on this?

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    1. Well, I can remember being out years ago in drag after a show. A guy started buying me drinks and we talked for a while. With the music being loud, I didn't know how well he could hear me. He eventually asked me out on a date, and I asked if he knew I was a man. He was actually straight, and thought I was a woman. He said he didn't care if I showed up as a guy or a woman for dinner, as long as I showed. It was a great evening, and we did eventually hit the sheets for some pillow talk. In his mind he explained he didn't have sexual boundaries. Of course this is a rare case I believe. But, I do believe it's a little more common then one things.

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  4. I absolutely love Mr.Busch!!!!! And your right. He is definitely our modern day drag extraordinaire!

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  5. The local theatre has done many of Busch's plays. Hilarious!
    Jim Bailey? Jim Bailey?? Wow, talented man. I've seen him perform live several times and met him after one show in Hollywood. On a personal level he can be a total ass.

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    1. oh dear.......but boy could he do the impressions..

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  6. I always learn new stuff from you! :)

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    1. And I you! I have the feeling you would bring out a sense of adventure!!!

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  7. I have seen some of the movies he did...he is truly amazing and talented. Not to mention stunning.

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