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The Tribute Artist

Charles Busch

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4f, 2m

This new comedy by Charles Busch, is about an out-of-work female impersonator who, when his elderly landlady dies in her sleep, takes on her identity in order to hang on to her valuable Greenwich Village townhouse.

The Tribute Artist

by  Charles Busch

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
This new play by the reigning king (or queen) of Off Broadway comedy, Charles Busch, is about an out-of-work female impersonator who, when his elderly landlady dies in her sleep, takes on her identity in order to hang on to her valuable Greenwich Village townhouse. This "perfect" scheme goes awry and leads to a wild path of twists and reversals plotted by an eccentric rogues gallery of outrageous schemers. Expect Busch's signature blend of quick-witted banter and gender-bending hijinks in this new play from the master of Off-Broadway farce. 
History
The Tribute Aritst was written for Primary Stages and premiered Off-Broadway at 59E59 Street Theatre in January of 2014. 

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: The first floor of a four story townhouse in Greenwich Village, New York City. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4f, 2m
Cast Attributes
  • Drag performance
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
RITA
ADRIANA
JIMMY
CHRISTINA
RACHEL
RODNEY

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Press

"CRITIC'S PICK. Sheer joy!" - New York Times

"Hilarious!" - New York Post

"Fun and kooky!" - New York Daily News

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  • The Tribute Artist - Press Interviews

  • The Tribute Artist - Previews with Cast

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Authors

Charles Busch

Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won M ...

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