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Since 1993, Grove Press has been both a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic publishing fiction, drama, poetry, literature in translation, and general nonfiction. Authors and titles include Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1993), Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss (Man Booker Prize 2006), Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish (Commonwealth Prize 2002), Ismail Kadare’s The Siege, Jerzy Kosinski’s Steps (National Book Award 1969), Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls, Nick McDonell’s Twelve, Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M., Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon, Kay Ryan (Poet Laureate of the United States 2008/9) as well as Antonio Lobo Antunes, Will Self, Barry Hannah, Terry Southern, and many others.

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Charles Busch
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The Tale of the Allergist's Wife & Other Plays
Charles Bush is the author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Queen Amarantha and Shanghai Moon.  His play Vampire Lesbians of Sodom ran five years in New York and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history.  In 1988, he wrote a new libretto for the 1955 musical Ankles Aweigh for Goodspeed Opera and has also adapted the book of the Truman Capote/Harold Arlen musical House of Flowers for a tour with Patti Labelle. On film, he's appeared in Addams Family Values, It Could Happen To You and Trouble on The Corner.  He  wrote the screenplay and starred in the film version of his play Psycho Beach Party, which is available on video and DVD.  In June of 1994, Mr. Busch starred in Charles Busch's `Dressing Up, a one night sold out extravaganza at Town Hall featuring guest stars Milton Berle, Beatrice Arthur and the late Charles Pierce.  In 1995, he co-authored and appeared in a critically acclaimed run in the Off-Broadway musical Swingtime Canteen. 1997 saw him performing his one man show Flipping My Wig at the WPA Theatre and writing the book for the musical The Green Heart which was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club at the Variety Arts Theatre.  During this time, Mr. Busch starred as the fabulous Mame Dennis in a memorable staged reading of Auntie Mame at the American Place Theatre along with Marcia Lewis, Kelly Bishop, Maxwell Caulfield, Juliet Mills, Barbara Feldon, John Davidson and the late Peggy Cass recreating her original role of Agnes Gooch.  In 2000, Manhattan Theatre Club produced his play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife starring Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts and Michele Lee.  It was nominated for a Drama Desk for best play and won Mr. Busch the Outer Critic's Circle John Gassner Award for Playwriting.  It re-opened on Broadway in November, 2001 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play.  It is currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.  For two seasons he appeared as Nat Ginzburg in the HBO series Oz.  His first novel Whores of Lost Atlantis was published in hardcover by Hyperion Press and released as a Penguin paperback.  His new play anthology The Tale of the  Allergist's Wife and Other Plays was published by Grove/Atlantic and is currently in book stores.  Mr. Busch graduated from Northwestern University and is a member of the Dramatist's Guild.

Written Works by Charles Busch

SOLO WORK

Hollywood Confidential

Vagabond Vignettes

A Theatrical Party

Charles Busch, Alone With A Cast of Thousands

Welcome to Corona

After You've Gone

Chile Pepper

Return to Camp Kitchiwamee

The Dream

Reed

Apres Moi, Le Deluge

Phantom Lovers

MUSICALS

Ankles Aweigh!

House of Flowers

The Charles Busch Revue

Swingtime Canteen

The Green Heart

SCREENPLAYS

Psycho Beach Party

ANTHOLOGIES

Four Plays By Charles Busch

Three Plays By Charles Busch

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and other plays by Charles Busch    

NOVELS

Whores of Lost Atlantis

PLAYS 1976-1982

Out-Takes of a B-Movie

Sister Act

Old Coozies

Myrtle Pope, the Story of a Woman Possessed

Before Our Mother's Eyes

PLAYS 1984-1989

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom

Sleeping Beauty or Coma

Times Square Angel

Pardon My Inquisition or
   Kiss The Blood Off My Castanets

Gidget Goes Psychotic

Psycho Beach Party

The Lady In Question

PLAYS 1991-2000

Red Scare On Sunset

You Should Be So Lucky

Flipping My Wig

Queen Amarantha

Shanghai Moon

Die, Mommy, Die!

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Solo Repertoire 1978 -  Hollywood Confidential

1979 -  Vagabond Vignettes (That's Show Biz, People on a New York Bus, La Marquesa)

1980 -  A Theatrical Party

1981 -  Welcome to Corona

1982 -  Escape From Camp Kitchiwamee

1982 -  Chili Pepper

1982 -  After You've Gone

1983 -  The Dream

1983 -  Apres Moi, Le Deluge

1983 -  Reed

1984 -  Phantom Lovers

Highlights 1978 -  Hollywood Confidential, Scene One, New York.

1978 -  Hollywood Confidential, The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, One Sheridan Square, NYC

1978 -  Hollywood Confidential, Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago

1979 -  Vagabond Vignettes, The Duplex, New York

1980 -  A Theatrical Party, Performing Garage, New York

1980 -  Charles Busch Alone With A Cast of Thousands, Source Theatre, Washington, DC

1981 -  Charles Busch Alone With A Cast of Thousands, Valencia Rose, San Francisco

1982 -  Charles Busch Works Alone Tonight, Source Theatre, Washington, DC

1982 -  Charles Busch Alone With A Cast of Thousands, Chicago Gay Arts Festival, Chicago

1983 -  An Evening With Charles Busch, Meridian Gay Theatre, New York

1984 -  Charles Busch Alone With A Cast of Thousands, Indiana Rep, Indianapolis

1984 -  Phantom Lovers, Valencia Rose, San Francisco

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