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Charles Busch

CHARLES BUSCH  (1954 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Eighth Square Entertainment  represented by Jeffry Melnick

Born Charles Louis Busch, August 23, 1954, in New York, NY; son of Benjiman (a merchant) and Gertrude (a homemaker; maiden name, Young) Busch.

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        After You've Gone         Ankles Aweigh         Apres Moi, Le Deluge         Before Our Mother's Eyes         Charles Busch Revue, The         Charles Busch, Alone With A Cast Of Thousands         Chile Pepper         Die! Mommie! Die!         Divine Sister, The         Dream, The         Flipping My Wig         Gidget Goes Psychotic         Green Heart, The         Hollywood Confidential         House Of Flowers         Judith Of Bethulia         Lady In Question, The         Myrtle Pope, The Story Of A Woman Possessed         Old Coozies         Olive And the Bitter Herbs         Our Leading Lady         Out-Takes Of A B-Movie         Pardon My Inquisition; Or, Kiss the Blood Off My Castanets         Phantom Lovers         Psycho Beach Party         Queen Amarantha         Red Scare On Sunset         Reed         Return To Camp Kitchiwamee         Shanghai Moon         Sister Act         Sleeping Beauty Or Coma         Swingtime Canteen         Taboo         Tale Of the Allergist's Wife, The         theatrical Party, A         theodora, She-Bitch Of Byzantium         Third Story, The         Times Square Angel         Vagabond Vignettes         Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom         Welcome To Corona         You Should Be So Lucky



After You've Gone

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Ankles Aweigh

Ankles Aweigh
a Hollywood movie company are filming in Sicily. their star Wynne violates a clause in her contract and marries a sailor Bill. To escape the wrath of her employers Wynne disguises herself as a sailor and gets on board Bill's ship. It sails to Morocco where Bill is accused of being a spy

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Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Dan Shapiro; Book by Guy Bolton And Eddie Davis

1st Produced:
Mark Helliger Theater, New York    18 Apr 1955

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Original cast recording: Decca (DL-9025) 1955

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Apres Moi, Le Deluge

Apres Moi, Le Deluge
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written by Charles Busch And Kenneth elliot

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in Tough acts To Follow, alamo Square,    978-0962475160

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Before Our Mother's Eyes

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Twin brothers andreas and David are very, very close

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1st Produced:
Theater for the New City
155 First avenue, New York, NY 10009    1982

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Charles Busch Revue, The

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Ballroom Theatre, New York City    1993

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Charles Busch, Alone With A Cast Of Thousands

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includes Hollywood Confidential, 1978, A theatrical Party, 1980, After You've Gone, 1982, Phantom Lovers, 1983.

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U.S. Tours    1978

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Chile Pepper

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Die! Mommie! Die!

Die! Mommie! Die!
This comic meloDrama evokes the 1960's movie thrillers that featured such aging cinematic icons as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner and Susan Hayward. Faded pop singer, angela andrews, is trapped in a corrosive marriage to film producer, Sol Sussman. In her attempt to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV star, angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. In a plot that reflects both Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood folklore, angela's resentful daughter, edith, convinces angela's emotionally disturbed son, Lance, to avenge their father's death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of angela's crime, slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee, triggering a wild acid trip that exposes all of angela's dark secrets.

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music by Jeremy Grody

1st Produced:
Coast Playhouse, LA    Jul 1999

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1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc - New York >>>, 2000   978-0573623608

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Divine Sister, The

Divine Sister, The
the Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. evoking such films as the Song of Bernadette, the Bells of St. Mary's, the Singing Nun and agnes of God, the Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing visions, sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party

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Dream, The

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Flipping My Wig

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WPa theatre    1996

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Gidget Goes Psychotic

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1st Produced:
theatre-in-Limbo, Limbo Lounge, New York City    1986

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Samuel French, NY, 1986   -

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Green Heart, The

Synopsis:
This camp comedy thriller of greed and romance is about an Ivy League playboy who has squandered his fortune. assisted by his girlfriend, he schemes to restore his wealth by wedding a botany crazed spinster heiress. He discovers that her conniving lawyer and sinister housekeeper are already robbing her blind and know that he plans to bump her off to become a merry widower. Soon, murder is clumsily afoot, alliances are formed and reformed, and plans that do not come to fruition bare unexpected fruit.

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Music by Rusty Magee; lyrics by Rusty Magee; book by Charles Busch. Based on the short story by Jack Ritchie

1st Produced:
Manhattan Theatre Club
131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019    1997

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Hollywood Confidential

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One Sheridan Square Theatre, New York City    1978

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House Of Flowers

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libretto by Truman Capote

1st Produced:
New York    1991

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1991   -

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adaptation. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Judith Of Bethulia

Judith Of Bethulia
Imagine the outrageous Mae West in a Cecil B. DeMille biblical epic. Judith, a beautiful, wealthy young widow, is reviled by her own people as a gold digging adventuress. When her ancient city of Bethulia is facing brutal annihilation, Judith, wearing her most glittering finery, slips into the enemy camp, seduces and ultimately decapitates the ruthless General Holofernes. This wild homage to the Hollywood movie epic is the latest trip to the cinematic past by the author of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and the Divine Sister.

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Theater for the New City
155 First avenue, New York, NY 10009    30 Mar 2012

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Lady In Question, The

Lady In Question, The
This hilarious spoof of trashy damsel in distress vs. Nazis movies packed them in Off Broadway, where the irrepressible author starred as Gertrude Garnet, renowned pianist and world class hedonist. On tour in Bavaria, Gertrude finds her Nazi hosts charming until she joins Professor Maxwell in plotting to free his mother from the Fuhrer's minions. they fall in love and, of course, there is a desperate dash on skis to the Swiss border. This send up is so witty and well constructed that it is equally entertaining when Gertrude is played by a woman.

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1st Produced:
theatre-in-Limbo, WPATheatre, New York City    1988

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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Myrtle Pope, The Story Of A Woman Possessed

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Myrtle having killed her twin sister lives in exile but becomes a cabaret singer. She murders her agent and dies in the arms of her son - who does not know she is his mother

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1st Produced:
Chicago, IL    1977

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Old Coozies

Synopsis:
Two novelists remain friends through thirty years despite rivalry over their work and love lives

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1st Produced:
La Mere Vipere    1976

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Olive And the Bitter Herbs

Olive And the Bitter Herbs
Olive Fisher is an elderly character actress whose claim to fame were the iconic Gimme the Sausage commercials of the 1980's. She's a classic New York curmudgeon, at war with the world and in particular her next door neighbors. Her closed-off life is shaken by the appearance of a spectral male figure viewed through her living room mirror. a series of strange and outrageous coincidences reveals that the man in the mirror has intimate links to everyone in Olive's world and most revealingly to Olive, encouraging her that it's never too late to change one's life.

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1st Produced:
59e59 theaters
59 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022    16 Aug 2011

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Primary Stages

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Our Leading Lady

Our Leading Lady
Set in Washington, DC, in 1865, the play is about Laura Keene, the British-born stage actress whose company was performing Tom Taylor's Our American Cousinat Ford's theatre the night abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth. In classic Charles Busch fashion, Our Leading Lady is a backstage comedy in which a presidential assassination is not merely a national tragedy but also a vexing interruption in a powerful woman's quest for fame and glory. Imagine the collision of the Civil War era with Noises Off,

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Samuel French, Inc - New York >>>, 2008   978-0573650772

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Comedy. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Out-Takes Of A B-Movie

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Max runs a memorabilia shop in Greenwich Village which is a hang out for various misfits

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-    1975

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Pardon My Inquisition; Or, Kiss the Blood Off My Castanets

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Maria a prostitute is in love with Don arturo. He is having an affair with a married woman, the Marquesa Del Drago. the Marquesa looks just like Maria. To get Don arturo for herself Maria informs the Inquisition that the Marquesa is unfaithful.

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1st Produced:
theatre-in-Limbo, Limbo Lounge, New York City    1986

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in "Three Plays", Fireside theatre, New York, 1992   -

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One act. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Male:  9            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Phantom Lovers

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-    1984

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Psycho Beach Party

Psycho Beach Party
Imagine 'Gidget' crossed with 'the Three Faces of eve' and 'mommie Dearest'. Chicklet, a perky teenager in Malibu Beach circa 1962, wants to learn to surf and join a group of beach bums led by the great Kanaka. Unfortunately, she suffers from a multiple personality disorder. Seeing red causes her to transform into various other selves, including a sinister vamp out to conquer the world. Complications arise when a movie starlet flees the set of her latest rotten movie to hide among the surfers. the climax is a wild luau scene where hypnosis reveals the shocking root of Chicklet's psychosis.

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theatre-in-Limbo, Players Theatre,New York City    1987

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Comedy. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

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Male:  5            Female:  6            Other:  2 f. roles may be played by m

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Queen Amarantha

Queen Amarantha
cross dressing classic about sexual ambiguity with a lonely Garboesque queen who dresses as a man

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1st Produced:
WPA Theater, New York    1997

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1998   978-0573626425

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Genre:
Romantic adventure. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Red Scare On Sunset

Red Scare On Sunset
1950s Hollywood film star Mary Dale discovers that her husband has joined the Communist Party and that his group plan to scrap the star system

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1st Produced:
WPA Theater, New York    Mar 1991

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1991   978-0573692963

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Gay, theme/character, full length

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Reed

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1st Produced:
-    1983

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Return To Camp Kitchiwamee

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1st Produced:
-    1982

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Shanghai Moon

Shanghai Moon
a spoof of 1930's oriental movie meloDramas, this wild concoction by the author of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party and the Tale of the allergist's Wife, recounts the outrageous story of a notorious young beauty who visits Shanghai in 1931 with her elderly husband, a British diplomat. Soon Lady Sylvia (who can be played by a woman or a man as in the New York production) is involved in a steamy affair with a mysterious warlord. She incurs the wrath of his jealous mistress and his most trusted advisor while becoming ensnared in an exotic world of opium addiction, drug smuggling and white slavery where even branding her derriere with a red hot poker is not forbidden.

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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  9 m or f

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Sister Act

Synopsis:
Two showgirls are Siamese twins and they must now decide whether to have the operation to separate

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1st Produced:
-    1976

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Sleeping Beauty Or Coma

Synopsis:
Swinging London in the 1960s. Sebastian Lore discovers enid and plans to make her a superstar model. But she escapes his clutches and with two friends helping her she does in fact become a supermodel and the "face of the Sixties". In revenge Sebastian spikes her drink and she falls into a twenty year coma.

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1st Produced:
theatre-in-Limbo, Limbo Lounge, New York City    1984

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Four Plays", Fireside theatre, New York, 1990   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Farce One act. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Swingtime Canteen

Swingtime Canteen
This star spangled hit enjoyed long runs Off Broadway and in London. MGM is putting glamorous movie legend Marian Ames out to pasture, but this is 1944 and no time for self pity. Marian gathers her instrument playing gal pals from the Hollywood Canteen to entertain the troops in London. Her show is a rip roaring canteen extravaganza that features five archetypal film characters from the 1940s singing over 30 vintage classics. Laughs, emotional fireworks and air raids punctuate this hilarious and heart warming musical celebration.

Notes:
Book by Linda Thorsen Bond, William Repicci And Charles Busch

1st Produced:
Blu Angel Theatre, New York    1995

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian, musical

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Taboo

Synopsis:
Setting: an abandoned London warehouse, which formerly was the location of the hottest club of the '80s, Taboo, and a great variety of places in and about London.

Notes:
Music by Boy George; Lyrics by Boy George; Co-Composer: Kevan Frost; Music Co-Writer: John themis And Richie Stevens; Book by Charles Busch; Adapted from the original book by Mark Davies. Written with Mark Davies (Busch rewrote for An American Audience)

1st Produced:
Plymouth Theater, New York    2003

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original Broadway recording: DRG (94773) 2004

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Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Tale Of the Allergist's Wife, The

Tale Of the Allergist's Wife, The
an award winning hit at the Manhattan theatre Club and on Broadway, the Tale of the allergist's Wife is a radical departure for the well known author of extravagant spoofs like Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Psycho Beach Party. Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea like proportions. Her children are grown, her beloved therapist died recently and her mother, obesessed with bowel movements grates on her nerves. She tries to lose herself in a world of art galleries, foreign films and avant guard theatre, but finds she is barely able to rouse herself from her sofa. Her spirits suddenly soar when a fascinating and incredibly worldly friend from her childhood appears on her doorstep. Lee the savior that infuses Marjorie with life becomes Lee the unwelcome and sinister guest in short order.

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1st Produced:
Manhattan Theatre Club
131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019    02 Nov 2000

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Comedy. - - Lesbian, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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theatrical Party, A

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-    1980

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-   -

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theodora, She-Bitch Of Byzantium

Synopsis:
the empress theodora is in a loveless marriage with the emperor Justinian as he prefers boys. a friend gives her a love potion to give to her husband but the empress accidentally takes it herself and instantly falls in love with andreas a revolutionary intent of murdering the emperor

Notes:
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1st Produced:
theatre-in-Limbo, Limbo Lounge, New York City    1984

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Three Plays", Fireside theatre, New York, 1992   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act. - - Gay, theme/character one act

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Third Story, The

Third Story, The
a mother and son screenwriting team hunker down in Omaha after fleeing Commie-obsessed 1940s Hollywood. a romantically-inclined but socially-inept princess makes a deal with an ancient witch. and tommy guns meet test tubes as a way-too-well-dressed first lady of the mob forms a desperate alliance with a cloning scientist whose experiments have had, um, less-than-consistent results. Gangster flicks, fairy tales and B-movie sci-fi collide in this epic comic fable from the sick and silly imagination of Charles Busch.
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Company:
MCC Theater

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Music:
-

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Times Square Angel

Synopsis:
Irish O'Flanagan, hilariously played Off Broadway by the author, is quite a dame. a product of Depression era Hell's kitchen, she has spunk, talent and fabulous clothes. She lifts herself out of the slums and into a career as a nightclub singer, finally becoming so decadent that only a guardian angel can save her from herself.

Notes:
From An Idea by Charles Busch And Andy Halliday

1st Produced:
New York    1984

Company:
-

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Music:
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Farce. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Vagabond Vignettes

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-

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-

1st Produced:
-    1979

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-

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-   -

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-

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Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom

Synopsis:
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, written by Charles Busch, is a fantastic send-up of vampiric tales and actress's vanity. the story begins in Sodom, transports us to 1920s Hollywood, and drops us on a modern stage. the rivalry begins in Sodom where a guard is lamenting his social life and a succubus is awaiting a sacrificial virgin. the virgin is turned into a succubus and a 2,000-year battle of feminine wiles, toothy marks, and blackmail ensues. It is a hilarious love-hate relationship that sustains them both

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1st Produced:
theatre-in-Limbo, Limbo Lounge, New York City    1984

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-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Farce One act. - - Lesbian, full length

Parts:
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Welcome To Corona

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-

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-

1st Produced:
-    1981

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-

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-   -

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-

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You Should Be So Lucky

Synopsis:
Here is a screwball comedy by the author of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party, and Red Scare on Sunset, among others. a timid young electrologist's act of altruism leads to a ten million dollar inheritance, but only after he accidently shocks his benefactor, the elderly Mr. Rosenberg, causing a fatal heart attack. Rosenberg's fiercely materialistic daughter resents sharing her inheritance with Christopher and they do battle on the Oprah like Wanda Wang Show. the plot becomes even more outrageous when Christopher's flamboyant sister and Mr. Rosenberg's ghost appear.

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1st Produced:
Primary Stages, New York    1994

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-

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Screwball Comedy Comedy. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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