The Tribute Artist

Archived Show


Produced by:
Primary Stages
January 21 - March 30, 2014
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Showing in Theater

Show Info

By: Charles Busch 
Directed by: Carl Andress
With: Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Mary Bacon, Cynthia Harris, Keira Keely and Jonathan Walker

Primary Stages welcomes back their favorite farceur Charles Busch, the author of You Should Be So Lucky and Olive and the Bitter Herbs, and Broadway's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. This new comedy features Mr. Busch himself as an out-of-work female impersonator who, when his elderly landlady dies in her sleep, takes on her identity in order to hang on to her valuable Greenwich Village townhouse. This 'perfect' scheme goes awry and leads to a wild path of twists and reversals plotted by an eccentric rogues gallery of outrageous schemers. Expect Busch's signature blend of quick-witted banter and gender-bending hijinks in this new play the master of Off-Broadway farce. 

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Producing Company

Primary Stages

Primary Stages is dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. We operate on the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the support they need to fully realize their vision. Since our founding in 1984, we have produced more than 135 new plays. Whether you've been with us from the beginning or are just joining us on our journey, ours is a passionate community of artists, students, and patrons.

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"Entertaining! Two top comic artists in perfect harmonic disharmony!" - Ben Brantley, The New York Times