Charles Busch to Offer Times Square Angel Holiday Reading | Playbill

News Charles Busch to Offer Times Square Angel Holiday Reading
Tony Award nominated playwright Charles Busch will star in a 12th anniversary staged reading of his holiday comedy Times Square Angel Dec. 13 at the Theater for the New City.

Busch, who is currently starring Off-Broadway in his latest play The Divine Sister, will again star as nightclub singer Irish O'Flanagan. Busch's frequent collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, Die Mommie Die) will direct the 8 PM concert. Inspired by the films "A Christmas Carol," "It's a Wonderful Life" and "The Bishop’s Wife," Times Square Angel centers on the toughened nightclub singer O'Flanagan (a saucy, redheaded tribute to Scrooge), who encounters an angel disguised as a vaudeville magician.

Charles Busch is both a celebrated playwright and performer. His play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, which began life at the Manhattan Theatre Club, later transferred to Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. He wrote the book for the Broadway mounting of Taboo, and he also penned the screenplays for and starred in the films "Die, Mommie, Die" and "Psycho Beach Party." His noted plays include The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and the long-running Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Busch's recent Off-Broadway appearances also include The Third Story and Die, Mommie, Die. He made his directorial film debut with "A Very Serious Person."

For tickets, priced $25, phone (212) 352-3101 or visit Ovationtix. Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue in Manhattan.

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