Chicago – Tony Award nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner, Charles Busch, who performed two sold-out shows at Pride Arts Center in January 2017, will return on January 21 and 22 with CHARLES BUSCH: MY KINDA ‘60S – a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary entertainer. Weaving tales of his Manhattan childhood and adolescence raised by his indomitable Aunt Lillian through the lens of the tumultuous decade of the 1960’s, Busch will be singing a great songbook from Broadway to Pop, featuring the work of among others Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, the Beatles, Henry Mancini, Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim and Kander and Ebb. Songs include “Two for the Road,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” He will be appearing with his long-time musical director/ arranger Tom Judson in a unique evening of music and storytelling, both hilarious and poignant.
Busch’s two-night stand at Pride Arts Center will be just the third engagement of MY KINDA ‘60S since its premiere at New York City’s Feinstein’s/54 Below in October. Performances will be Sunday, January 21 and Monday, January 22 at 7:30 pm in The Broadway, part of the Pride Arts Center at 4139 N Broadway. Tickets for this benefit performance are $75 for reserved seats, and $40 for general admission. They can be reserved at http://bit.ly/charlesbuschatPAC or by calling 1 800 737 0984.
CHARLES BUSCH is the author and star of such plays as THE DIVINE SISTER, VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM, THE TRIBUTE ARTIST and THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE, which ran for nearly two years on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. 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.
In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright. 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, Atlanta, 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, has just been released by Broadwayrecords. Charlesbusch.com
CHARLES BUSCH: MY KINDA ‘60S
Written and Performed by Charles Busch
Music Direction by Tom Judson
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center
4139 N. Broadway, Chicago
Sunday, January 21 and Monday, January 22, 2018
Tickets: $75 reserved seats, $40 general admission
Visit http://bit.ly/charlesbuschatPAC or call 1-800-737-0984 to order
ABOUT PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS
Pride Films and Plays changes lives through the generation of diverse new work (or work that is new to Chicago) with LGBTQ+ characters or themes that is essential viewing for all audiences. We accomplish this mission through fully-staged productions, writing contests and staged readings, film screenings, and special events. We foster long term relationships with artists to create programming that is as diverse, unique, and complex as the community we represent. In 2015, Huffington Post called PFP “A powerful and empowering entity.” The company acquired its two performance spaces at 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway in July 2016, renaming the spaces the Pride Arts Center.
Pride Films and Plays is supported by The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard Driehaus Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago’s City Arts Fund, the Elliott Fredland Charitable Trust, Proud to Run, the AmazonSmile Foundation, Arts and Business Foundation, Tap Root Foundation and Alphawood Foundation.
PFP is a member of the Smart Growth Program of the Chicago Community Trust. Pride Films and Plays is a member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and The League of Chicago Theatres.
ABOUT PRIDE ARTS CENTER
Pride Arts Center (PAC), operated by Pride Films and Plays, opened in 2016 and consists of two performance spaces: The Buena at 4147 N. Broadway which has 50 seats and The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway which has 85 seats. PAC has become an important part of the arts environment in the Buena Park neighborhood and beyond by hosting events including After Orlando, Bechdel Fest, SheFest and the 525,600 Minutes Cabaret. Additional tenants in 2017 include Walkabout Theater, New American Folk Theater, Cor Productions, Underscore Music Theater, 20% Productions, About Face Youth Theater, Another Door Productions, and of course Pride Films and Plays.
For more information about space at Pride Arts Center, visit www.prideartscenter.com, or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.