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Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Alison Fraser and More to Ham it Up in L.A. Theatre Works’ The Divine Sister

Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Alison Fraser and More to Ham it Up in L.A. Theatre Works’ The Divine Sister

Members of the original off-Broadway cast of Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister will reunite for a new production at L.A. Theatre Works set for July 11 through 14. Original director Carl Andress will return to helm Busch, Alison Fraser and Julie Halston in the roles they created off-Broadway in 2010.

Busch will reprise his role as Mother Superior, with ...

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Sherie Rene Scott, Julie Halston & Dee Hoty Launch Tim Federle’s Broadway Novel Better Nate Than Ever

Sherie Rene Scott, Julie Halston & Dee Hoty Launch Tim Federle’s Broadway Novel Better Nate Than Ever

Back in November, Broadway.com brought you the exclusive first chapter of dancer Tim Federle’s debut novel Better Nate Than Ever, a musical theater-themed coming-of-age tale about a small boy, a big city and E.T.: The Musical. The book is due to hit stores on February 5, and the launch party (hosted at the home of Disney Theatricals President ...

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Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury & More Join Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for Broadway Barks!

Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury & More Join Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for Broadway Barks!

Broadway Barks!, the annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event hosted by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, will take place July 14 in Shubert Alley. Sponsored by the ASPCA, proceeds from Broadway Barks! benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. The 14th annual Broadway Barks! begins at 3:30 PM with the celebrity presentations beginning at 5 ...

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Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Bernadette Peters Join Roster of Drama Desk Award Presenters

Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Bernadette Peters Join Roster of Drama Desk Award Presenters

Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Bernadette Peters will serve as presenters at the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards on June 3 at Town Hall. As previously announced Brooke Shields and Brian d'Arcy James will host the ceremony. 

Other presenters set to appear include Martha Plimpton, John Larroquette, Julie Halston, Roger Rees, Alex Timbers, Doug Wright, Rick Elice, Maury ...

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Happy Birthday, Moonface! Bernadette Peters Surprises Anything Goes Star Joel Grey on His 80th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Moonface! Bernadette Peters Surprises Anything Goes Star Joel Grey on His 80th Birthday
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The Anything Goes crew welcomed two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters aboard the S.S. American on April 11 to celebrate a very important milestone: cast member Joel Grey’s 80th birthday! Peters, who played Grey's little sister in the 1968 Broadway musical George M!, surprised Grey onstage and led the audience in a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday." After ...

Stephanie J. Block and the Cast of Anything Goes Celebrate the Show's 400th Voyage

Stephanie J. Block and the Cast of Anything Goes Celebrate the Show's 400th Voyage

It was smooth sailing for the Broadway cast of Anything Goes on March 21, when Stephanie J. Block and the company celebrated the show's 400th performance at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. After taking their bows, Block joined castmates Joel Grey, Robert Petkoff, Julie Halston and Erin Mackey and more to celebrate the milestone onstage (and eat some delicious cake!). Check out ...

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Anything Goes Star Julie Halston Wants a Hallmark-Style Valentine's Day

Anything Goes Star Julie Halston Wants a Hallmark-Style Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people we know: Broadway stars! Read on for memories, menus and much more.

JULIE HALSTON (Evangeline Harcourt in Anything Goes)

What is your happiest Valentine's Day memory?
I'm not totally sold ...

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Charles Busch Heads to Theater for the New City in Judith of Bethulia

Charles Busch Heads to Theater for the New City in Judith of Bethulia

Tony nominee Charles Busch will bring his new comedy Judith of Bethulia to off-Broadway's Theater for the New City for 24 performances only beginning March 30. The new show, written by and starring Busch, will be directed by his frequent collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, Die, Mommie Die!). 

Judith of Bethulia is billed as “an outrageous and bawdy ...

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Ahoy! Julie Halston and Robert Petkoff Join Anything Goes Cast

Ahoy! Julie Halston and Robert Petkoff Join Anything Goes Cast

Julie Halston and Robert Petkoff will join the cast of Anything Goes in January, taking on the roles of Evangeline Harcourt and Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, respectively. Halston will hop aboard the S.S. American on January 17, while Petkoff sets sail on January 13.

Anything Goes opened on April 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The production won three Tony ...

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Didi Conn Steps Into Love, Loss and What I Wore For Limited Run

Didi Conn Steps Into Love, Loss and What I Wore For Limited Run

Didi Conn will join the cast of off-Broadway's Love, Loss and What I Wore for six performances, June 8 through 11, at the Westside Theatre. Conn will fill in for current cast member Julie Halston, who will be out of the show to fulfill a previous commitment.

A veteran of two Love, Loss and What I Wore casts, Conn previously ...

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Love, Loss and What I Wore Kicks Off Summer With a Sunny New Cast

Love, Loss and What I Wore Kicks Off Summer With a Sunny New Cast

Summer has come early at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre as the long-running hit comedy Love, Loss and What I Wore welcomed a sunny new roster of talented ladies to the show. On June 2, Emily Bergl, Emme, Susan Sullivan, Ashley Austin Morris and Julie Halston headed to nearby restaurant B. Smith's to celebrate their opening night. Take a look at the ...

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Emily Bergl, Julie Halston and More on Tap for Love, Loss and What I Wore

Emily Bergl, Julie Halston and More on Tap for Love, Loss and What I Wore

Emily Bergl, Julie Halston, Ashley Auston Morris and Zuzanna Szadkowski are set to join off-Broadway's Love, Loss and What I Wore. Bergl, Halston and Morris will join previously announced stars Emme and Susan Sullivan beginning June 1. They will remain with the show through July 3. On July 6 Szadkowski will take over, joining previously announced stars Alison Fraser and ...

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Julie Halston, Dan Butler & More Set for Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs at Primary Stages

Julie Halston, Dan Butler & More Set for Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs at Primary Stages

Julie Halston, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Dan Butler and Richard Masur will star in Primary Stages' forthcoming world premiere production of Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs. The comedy will debut at 59E59 Theaters beginning July 26, with opening night set for August 16, directed by Mark Brokaw. The limited engagement is set to run through September 3. Additional casting ...

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The Book of Mormon Tops Drama Desk Nominations with 12

The Book of Mormon Tops Drama Desk Nominations with 12

Nominations for the 2011 Drama Desk Awards were announced on April 29, and The Book of Mormon led the pack with a total of 12 nods. The awards, which honor Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions, will be presented on May 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in a ceremony to be hosted by Harvey Fierstein. Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber announced ...

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Charles Busch's The Divine Sister to Close Off-Broadway May 1

Charles Busch's The Divine Sister to Close Off-Broadway May 1

The Divine Sister will ends it almost eight-month run at the Soho Playhouse on May 1. The Charles Busch comedy will have played nine previews and 253 regular performances at the time of closing.

A loving spoof of classic religious films, The Divine Sister opened on September 22, 2010 to positive reviews. Directed by Carl Andress, the production stars Busch ...

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Marcy McGuigan to Join the Nutty Nuns of Off-Broadway's The Divine Sister

Marcy McGuigan to Join the Nutty Nuns of Off-Broadway's The Divine Sister

Marcy McGuigan will join the cast of off-Broadway's The Divine Sister as Sister Walburga. McGuigan will take over the role on April 9, replacing original star Alison Fraser who will play her final performance on April 8 at the Soho Playhouse.

McGuigan's New York theater credits include Shanghai Moon, Meet Me in St. Louis, It's Not My Fault, Swingtime Canteen ...

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Tony Winner Alan Cumming Cracks Up at the Convent of The Divine Sister

Tony Winner Alan Cumming Cracks Up at the Convent of The Divine Sister
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Charles Busch and his fellow nutty nuns welcomed another famous face to the Soho Playhouse when Tony Award winner Alan Cumming paid a visit to The Divine Sister on January 8. After the curtain call at off-Broadway's holy outrageous comedy, Cumming, now playing wily political operative Eli Gold on the hit TV series The Good Wife, hopped onstage with the ...

Charles In Charge: The Divine Sister Cast on Working in Charles Busch's Nutty Nunnery

Charles In Charge: The Divine Sister Cast on Working in Charles Busch's Nutty Nunnery

Drag icon Charles Busch has assembled a gang of veterans from his previous stage comedies to inhabit the crazy convent of his latest show, The Divine Sister. Broadway.com headed down to the Soho Playhouse where Busch and co-stars including Julie Halston and Alison Fraser are getting into the habit of making audiences laugh eight times a week. Shedding their ...

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What’s Up, Alison Fraser? The Divine Sister Star Sermonizes on Film Villains, Lawn Virgins and Stripping in Gypsy

What’s Up, Alison Fraser? The Divine Sister Star Sermonizes on Film Villains, Lawn Virgins and Stripping in Gypsy

Two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser is sharing the stage with her old friend Charles Busch in his latest madcap off-Broadway comedy, The Divine Sister. In the nun-centric show Fraser takes on the role of Sister Walburga, a shifty German nun sent to monitor a Pittsburgh convent who brings her own conspiracy-based agenda. “There’s more of a show backstage than there ...

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It's a Heavenly Opening Night for the Cast of The Divine Sister

It's a Heavenly Opening Night for the Cast of The Divine Sister
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Playwright/actor Charles Busch may be back in women's clothing for his latest comedy, The Divine Sister, but audiences are already realizing that the show is hardly a drag. (In fact, The New York Times called it Busch’s best work in decades!) After the September 22 opening night performance of their nun-centric show, Busch and his co-stars, including previous leading ...

Charles Busch & Co. Receive a Divine Drawing From Squigs

Charles Busch & Co. Receive a Divine Drawing From Squigs

Audiences can now kneel at the altar of drag diva Charles Busch, author and star of the new nun-centric off-Broadway comedy The Divine Sister. Broadway.com's resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson headed down to St. Veronica's (a.k.a. the SoHo Playhouse) to jot down some superior scribblings of Busch and his habit-clad co-stars Alison Fraser and Julie Halston, plus ...

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Simply Divine! Get a First Look as Charles Busch Heads to Church in The Divine Sister

Simply Divine! Get a First Look as Charles Busch Heads to Church in The Divine Sister
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No need to pray any longer, we've got your first look at drag master Charles Busch's newest romp, The Divine Sister! Busch has assembled a riotous crew of regulars from his past shows (including Tony nominee Alison Fraser, Julie Halston and Jennifer Van Dyck) to fill this convent of hysterical nuns. Busch himself heads up the nutty nunnery as the ...

Cheyenne Jackson, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera & More Set For Broadway Flea Market

Cheyenne Jackson, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera & More Set For Broadway Flea Market

Celebrity participants and auction items have been named for the 24th annual Broadway Flea Market which will take place September 26 in Shubert Alley. Stars scheduled to appear at autograph tables include Cheyenne Jackson, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Anthony Rapp, Kelli O'Hara, Broadway.com host Susan Blackwell, Marin Mazzie and Debra Monk. Proceeds from the event will go towards Broadway ...

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Playwright and Actor Charles Busch on the Holy Hilarity of The Divine Sister

Playwright and Actor Charles Busch on the Holy Hilarity of The Divine Sister

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Playwright and actor Charles Busch's career has thrived on over-the-top spoofs with outrageous titles such as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party and Die, Mommie, Die! Busch also received a Best Play Tony nomination in 2001 for his comedy The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, a rare production in which the drag master didn't double as ...

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Charles Busch's The Divine Sister to Transfer to SoHo Playhouse

Charles Busch's The Divine Sister to Transfer to SoHo Playhouse

Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister, which enjoyed a sold-out developmental run at Theater for the New City, will transfer to SoHo Playhouse for a commercial run produced by Daryl Roth. The new comedy will begin previews on September 12 and open on September 22, directed by Carl Andress.

In addition to Busch, the off-Broadway production will feature the entire original ...

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