He’s Come a Long Way, Baby

Charles Busch‘s current production of Die Mommy Die! was reviewed in The New York Times today:

Directed by Carl Andress, “Die Mommie Die!,” which runs a peppy 90 minutes, is infused with the good-natured comic brio that has made Mr. Busch a drag artist whom middle America can embrace. Even theatergoers who don’t catch the copious old-movie quotations, verbal and physical, should enjoy Mr. Busch’s hair-trigger comic timing and rubbery mugging, which brings to mind vintage Lucille Ball. (The association is underscored by Mr. Busch’s choice of red wigs, designed by Katherine Carr.)

I’ve seen a bunch of Charles Busch’s shows over the years – including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Lady in Question, Shanghai Moon and Times Square Angel – and always find them smart and fun. I even met Joan Jett in the bathroom at one production! So do go if you get a chance, or rather: make the chance.

Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.

One Comment

  1. I was going to see this tomorrow with some friends, but then they scored some free tickets to Legally Blonde. So this will have to wait.

    I did see a staged reading of DMD last year. I blogged about it: http://capriceglob.blogspot.co.....e-die.html It was a lot of fun, but I think Busch needed a bit of directing. Hopefully he’s gotten it here.

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