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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 ...

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Charles Busch Shows Off His Backstage Convent at The Divine Sister

Charles Busch Shows Off His Backstage Convent at The Divine Sister

As the revered Mother Superior in the wildly outrageous nun comedy The Divine Sister, Charles Busch exits his dressing room at the start of each performance looking quite different from when he when entered. "So often, dressing rooms are rather dreary," Busch observes, so the iconic drag actor has filled his backstage space at the Soho Playhouse with plenty of ...

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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 ...

Charles Busch Shares His Heavenly Holiday Tale, Times Square Angel

Charles Busch Shares His Heavenly Holiday Tale, Times Square Angel
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During his night off from his wild off-Broadway comedy, The Divine Sister, drag master Charles Busch stepped into a different set of heels for the 12th annual staged reading of his holiday comedy Times Square Angel. On December 13 Busch descended upon Theater for the New City as nightclub singer Irish O’Flanagan for the hilarious take on A Christmas ...

Alec Baldwin, Angela Lansbury and Ian McKellen Pray at the Altar of The Divine Sister

Alec Baldwin, Angela Lansbury and Ian McKellen Pray at the Altar of The Divine Sister
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Mother Superior (comedic great Charles Busch) and her fellow nuns noticed several A-list stars of stage and screen in attendance at their convent on the weekend of November 5. Tony winning pals Angela Lansbury and Ian McKellen headed down to the Soho Playhouse to check out the holy hilarity of Busch’s latest romp, The Divine Sister, while Tony nominee ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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