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Charles Busch in Catskill & Hudson Before Opening in “Cleopatra” in NYC [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, February 19th, 2016

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By Larry Murray

Following in the footsteps of Sarah Bernhardt, Tallulah Bankhead, Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Busch will soon give the world his own original, outrageous and majestic take on the fabled Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. History will never be the same. In his newest show, directed by longtime collaborator Carl Andress, the performer will take to the stage at the Theater for a New City in NYC with his unique interpretation of the fabled Egyptian queen in “Charles Busch’s Cleopatra,” running from March 25-April 17.

Prior to that, the tireless Busch will return to Greater Nippertown for performances at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill at 6pm on Saturday (February 20) and at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 7pm on Sunday (February 21). For this visit, Busch will present a special sneak preview of another new show, The Lady at the Mic, which will have its official world premiere in late February as part of the acclaimed Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series. In this show, Busch – a two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee and recipient of a Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award – pays tribute in song and word to four cabaret legends (Julie Wilson, Mary Cleere Haran, Elaine Stritch and Polly Bergen) plus Joan Rivers, all of whom were close friends. For this special event Busch will be backed by a trio of musicians led by long-time musical director Tom Judson.

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Charles Busch Brings “That Boy/That Girl” to Club Helsinki [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, September 4th, 2015
Charles Busch on stage. (photo: Stephen Sorokoff)

Charles Busch on stage. (photo: Stephen Sorokoff)

After three sold-out engagements, Tony Award nominee Charles Busch – the author of the hit Broadway play, “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” and legendary drag star of such films as “Die, Mommie, Die!” and “Psycho Beach Party” – returns for his annual Labor Day weekend engagement at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Sunday (September 6) as part of the Helsinki on Broadway cabaret series presented in association with Showstoppers New York.

Be sure to also read this article that Busch wrote for Berkshire on Stage on how he devised the perfect costume for his appearance.

His all new show “That Girl/That Boy” features Tom Judson on the piano and promises to be an evening of glamour, music, gossip, comedy and general mayhem…

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Charles Busch Returns to Club Helsinki, Aug. 31 for “Pretty in Pink” [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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After two sold out engagements at Club Helsinki in Hudson, Charles Busch, Tony Award nominee for his hit Broadway play, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and legendary drag star of such films as Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party, returns for a third engagement to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday (August 31) at 8PM as part of the Helsinki on Broadway cabaret series presented in association with Showstoppers New York.

Back with brand new stories, brand new songs and brand new gowns, the fabulous, flamboyant and forever fascinating Charles Busch is not to be missed in a rare appearance in these parts. His all new show Pretty in Pink features Tom Judson on the piano and promises to be an evening of glamour, music, gossip, comedy and general mayhem! As an author his plays include The Lady in Question, Red Scare at Sunset and the long running Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.

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Gender Illusionist Charles Busch Destined to Play Club Helsinki Nov. 11 [Berkshire on Stage]

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

You can call him a drag queen, but he prefers to be called a “gender illusionist”. Playwright, actor, stand-up comedian and devotee of old movies and their memorable women leads, Charles Busch leaves the safety of sophisticated Manhattan for the warm and certain welcome of Club Helsinki in Hudson, New York. One can only wish that someone in the Berkshires had the same adventurous imagination to welcome this brilliant and erudite comedian. This past summer his play, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife was a summer long offering at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox with the brilliant Anette Miller playing Busch’s role of Marjorie to hilariously happy audiences.

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