CHARLES BUSCH: NATIVE NEW YORKER - A very special fundraiser for Bridge Street Theatre
Charles Busch: Native New Yorker
Charles Busch has found the perfect venue to try out his new material, and that place is Bridge Street Theatre. After his spectacular tryout in our Speakeasy of "Lady at the Mic" before it's Lincoln Center debut in 2016, you can again catch a marvelous new show for the first time ever at our theatre, before he takes it to Feinstein's 54 Below in February.
Please join us for this special fundraising event at the theatre. It's one performance only, a Sunday Matinee at 2pm, followed by a reception with Charles and Tom featuring, what else, Manhattans.
About Native New Yorker
Actor/playwright/cabaret entertainer, Tony nominee and two-time MAC Award winner Charles Busch appears in a musical entertainment that gets to the essence of this legendary theatrical figure. Through an eclectic songbook from the seventies and early eighties, Busch unfolds an outrageously comic yet also poignant tale of his early years striving to find a place for himself in show business. Songs include the work of Michel Legrand, Rupert Holmes, Stephen Sondheim, Jim Croce among the best of Broadway, film and pop. He will be joined by his longtime musical director Tom Judson.
CHARLES BUSCH is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, The Tribute Artist and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom; one of the longest running plays in the history of Off-Broadway. His play The Tale of the Allergists Wife ran for777 performances on Broadway, won the Outer Circle Critics John L. Gassner Award for playwrighting, received a Tony nomination for Best Play and is the longest running Broadway comedy of the past twenty-five years. 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. For two seasons, he appeared as Nat Ginzburg on the HBO series OZ and is the author of the auto-biographical novel Whores of Lost Atlantis. He has directed two films; the Showtime short subject, Personal Assistant, and a feature, A Very Serious Person, which won an honorable mention at the Tribeca Film Festival. Due to his love and knowledge of film and theatre history, he has appeared as a guest programmer and 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 given a star on the Playwrights Walk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. He is also the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch.
He is a two-time MAC award winner and has performed his cabaret act in many cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, London, Paris, Barcelona and in New York at Feinsteins 54 Below. In winter of 2016, his show The Lady at the Mic premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Centers American Songbook series (but you saw it first here at Bridge Street Theatre). His first CD, Charles Busch Live at Feinsteins 54 Below, has just been released by Broadwayrecords.
TOM JUDSON has appeared on Broadway in the Roundabout Theater production of Cabaret at Studio 54. He toured the country in that show and in 42nd Street. He composed the score to Whit Stillmans indie film classic Metropolitan and has written songs for Sesame Street, Ann Magnuson, Lisa Kron and many others. Tom is also an author (Laid Bare), magazine columnist and Huffington Post contributor
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44 W. Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414
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