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A New Life for Die Mommie Die!
by Charles Busch

Charles is featured on Broadway Buzz's First Person Feature. Here's an excerpt:

"Playing the role of Angela Arden on stage is vastly different from playing it on film. Both experiences are fascinating to me. Die Mommie Die is an homage to a genre of suspense films in the 1960s that has been dubbed "Grand Dame Guignol." These were films such as Whatever Happened To Baby Jane; Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte; Straitjacket; Die, Die My Darling; and The Big Cube, in which great stars such as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Tallulah Bankhead and Lana Turner kept their long careers going by giving tour-de-force performances in increasingly tawdry thrillers. I've been doing film parodies on stage for many years, but what a fantastic challenge it was to actually do this on film. I could recreate the acting styles of these women in their own medium and not have to project to the last seat in the theater."

Read the entire first-person piece at Broadway.com, posted Nov. 13.

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