“Whether singing or dishing about his life or celebrities he has known, Charles Busch is always the epitome of entertainment and class,” Cabaret Scenes.
In a triumphant return to Los Angeles‘ Rockwell Table & Stage (March 12, 13), Tony nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner, the one and only Charles Busch employs all of his incomparable skills as performer and playwright in a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary entertainer. Weaving tales of his Manhattan childhood and adolescence raised by his indomitable Aunt Lillian through the lens of the tumultuous decade of the 1960’s, Busch sings a memorable songbook. Ranging from Broadway to Pop, the numbers include works of, among others, Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, the Beatles, Henry Mancini and – yes – even Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.
Appearing with his long-time musical director/arranger Tom Judson, Busch croons tunes such as Two for the Road, Anyone Who Had a Heart and the anthemic, The Times They Are A-Changing,’ in this unique evening of music and storytelling that runs the gamut from hilarious to poignant. The duo is also appearing in San Francisco at the Oasis (March 7, 8), and in Palm Springs at The Purple Room (March 9,10). In April, Busch will be starring in his new play in New York at Theatre for the New City called, The Confession of Lily Dare. (And for those who aren’t aware of Busch’s illustrious background, he is also the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, which ran for nearly two years on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for Best Play.)