Charles Busch’s The Tribute Artist Begins Virtual Run September 30 | Playbill

Streaming Charles Busch’s The Tribute Artist Begins Virtual Run September 30 The production stars Busch, Julie Halston, and more performers from the 2014 Off-Broadway staging.
Charles Busch and Julie Halston

Several cast members from the Off-Broadway staging of Charles Busch’s The Tribute Artist reunite for a virtual run of the work beginning September 30.

The digital reading stars Busch, Julie Halston, Mary Bacon, Keira Keeley, and Jonathan Walker reprising their roles, with Carole Monferdini joining the cast (as assembled by casting director Stephanie Klapper). Carl Andress directs and narrates the presentation.

Julie Halston and Charles Busch in The Tribute Artist

The comedy follows 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.

Written for Primary Stages, the play premiered at 59E59 Street Theatre in January 2014; the two companies now co-present this digital production. Performances are scheduled through October 4. For tickets, visit

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