Book Signing Event with Charles Busch

Thursday, January 4, 2024. Updated January 9, 2024

Pictured Above: Charles Busch. Photo Credit: Frederic Aranda. 

Playwright, Actor and Drag Legend will sign copies of his latest book “Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy” now on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024



New Brunswick, NJ – George Street PlayhouseBefore hitting the stage in his latest play Ibsen’s Ghost at George Street Playhouse this month (January 16 – February 4, 2024), Tony®-nominee Charles Busch will be offering a signing of his latest book at Barnes & Noble in Edison, NJ now on Wednesday, January 10th, 7 PM originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy by Playwright, Actor and Drag Legend: Charles Busch is a poignant, deliciously anecdotal account of a talented artist’s Oz-like journey in the worlds of Off-Broadway, Broadway, and Hollywood. 

Sarah Jessica Parker states, “A magical tale of how Charles brought drag into the present by celebrating the glamour of the past.” Copies of Leading Lady will be available on site for purchase, or participants may bring their own copy.

Pictured Above: Charles Busch with his latest book, Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy. Photo Credit: Contributed. 

About Ibsen’s Ghost at the George Street Playhouse: Ibsen wrote great stories about women, but how much did the women in his life do more than inspire the stories? Written by Playwright, Actor and Drag Legend, Charles Busch and directed by Carl Andress, Ibsen’s Ghost, based on a few irrefutable facts, tells a tall (and hilarious) tale of the legendary Norwegian playwright’s wife Suzannah the week after the great man’s state funeral. A fierce keeper of the flame, Suzannah is confronted with a series of predicaments: her husband’s long lost illegitimate son, his former protegee peddling a libelous diary and an enigmatic rodent exterminator known as the Rat Wife. This is the play Ibsen never wrote but with more laughs and a happy ending.  The cast includes Christopher Borg, Jen Cody, Thomas Gibson, Kate Hampton, Judy Kaye, Jennifer Van Dyck.

Pictured Above: Charles Busch.  Photo Credit: Michael Wakefield. 

CHARLES BUSCH has forged a unique place in the world of entertainment as playwright, actor, director, novelist, cabaret performer and drag icon. He is the author and star of over twenty-five plays including The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, The Tribute Artist, The Confession of Lily Dareand Vampire Lesbians of Sodom; one of the longest running plays in the history of Off-Broadway. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway, won the Outer Circle Critics’ John L. Gassner Award for playwrighting, received a Tony nomination for Best Play and is the longest running Broadway comedy of the past twenty-five years. 

He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays, Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival. For two seasons, he appeared as Nat Ginzburg on the HBO series OZ and is the author of the auto-biographical novel Whores of Lost Atlantis. He has directed two films; the Showtime short subject, Personal Assistant, and a feature, A Very Serious Person, which won an honorable mention at the Tribeca Film Festival. Due to his love and knowledge of film and theatre history, he has appeared as a guest programmer and in numerous documentaries for Turner Classic Movies, and has lectured and conducted master classes at many colleges and universities including NYU, Harvard, UCLA and Amherst College. In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright and was given a star on the Playwrights Walk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. He is also the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch.

He is a two-time MAC award winner and has performed his cabaret act in many cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, London, Paris, Barcelona and New York. In winter of 2016, his show The Lady at the Mic premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series.  His first CD, Charles Busch Live at Feinstein’s 54 Below, was released by Broadway Records.

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