"The artistic journey is an ongoing process of discovering who you are, and I'm still searching. You may have been dealt an odd hand, but instead of walking away from the game, keep playing. Magical things can happen." -- CB

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"The Clothes (and Wigs) Make the Woman."

"Gliding around in smart 1960s pantsuits and immaculate wigs, Charles Busch is radiant in his play, "Die Mommie Die!"" -- Variety

" [Charles] alone is costumed by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, who understand the menace of big floral print. The wigs, by Katherine Carr*, are such characters that they should have names." -- Newsday

"... a series of pitch-perfect hostess outfits (designed by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case)" -- New York Times

Charles with his longtime costume designers and collaborators, Ronald Case (left) and Michael Bottari.

Photo: Linda Lenzi

"We are thrilled to be designing Charles' costumes once again for the Off Broadway version of Die Mommie Die on stage, in N.Y.C. where it belongs! Charles has been a loyal and loving collaborator to us for over 13 years, starting with him playing Belle Poitrine in the Little Me in Birmingham all the way to the Hollywood film. We have some new costumes planned for Charles, so his fans will get a few surprises, but most are from the film which we keep in a special wing of our warehouse! Hope to see you all there."

-- Michael Bottari & Ron Case

Above Photos by Lars Klove

*wig designer is Katherine Carr

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Kathleen Turner talks about "The Third Story" and Charles Busch on The Today Show

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Die, Mommie, Die! - Live! Off-Broadway, 2007

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Die Mommie Die! trailer

Psycho Beach Party trailer

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