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‘Mommie’ opens New World Stages

Busch comedy premiered in L.A. in 1999

Charles Busch will star in his play “Die Mommie Die!” at Off Broadway’s New World Stages in October.

Comedy, about a daughter who schemes to kill her murderous diva of a mother in 1960s Hollywood, preemed in L.A. in 1999 and spawned a 2003 movie incarnation. Busch will reprise his role as the mother in the show, which has not before gotten a fully produced stint in Gotham.

Frequent Busch collaborator Carl Andress (“Shanghai Moon”) directs, while Daryl Roth (“Proof,” “Wit”) and Bob Boyett (“The History Boys”) produce.

“Die Mommie Die!” begins previews Oct. 10 for an Oct. 21 opening. Limited run is skedded to end Feb. 17, 2008.

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