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It's Alive! Charles Busch Gives Birth to Die Mommie Die!

The Broadway trend of creating a role on stage, re-creating it on film, and then re-recreating it on stage again has recently proven very successful for Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp in Rent, as well as Chazz Palminteri in the soon-to-open A Bronx Tale. And now the notion has found its way off-Broadway too, as Charles Busch officially re-inhabited his stage-to-screen-to-stage role of the murderous middle-aged matriarch Angela Arden in the New York premiere of his 2003 Sundance Film Festival award winner Die Mommie Die!, which opened at the New World Stages on October 21. Like his Lady in Question, Psycho Beach Party and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, the latest in Busch's canon of drag spoofs (this one skewering the 1960s horror movie efforts of such former Hollywood golden girls as Bette Davis, Lana Turner and Tallulah Bankhead) stars the author, and features a terrific mix of both New
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