Busch is back downtown

New play debuts at Theater for the New City

Writer-performer Charles Busch will be heading back to downtown Gotham’s Theater for the New City to preem his latest play, “Judith of Bethulia.”

Scribe’s most recent outing, “The Divine Sister,” also bowed at TNC in a 2010 run that yielded a commercial transfer to the Soho Playhouse, where the comedy carved out a 7 1/2-month run.

New show, a spoof of Hollywood biblical epics, is inspired by the 1914 silent pic of the same name about a Jewish widow who poses as a concubine to infiltrate an army of invading Assyrians. Busch, who played the mother superior in “Divine Sister,” will play the title role in “Judith.”

Frequent Busch collaborator Carl Andress, helmer of wimple comedy “Divine Sister,” directs. Along with topliner Busch, cast of “Judith” includes Mary Testa, Dave August, Larry Bullock, Kendal Sparks, Jennifer Van Dyck and Billy Wheelan.

Limited engagement of “Judith” runs March 30-April 28.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety

Loading