CHARLES BUSCH TO RETURN TO
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY IN HIS NEW COMEDY


JUDITH OF BETHULIA

Judith Of Bethulia

WRITTEN BY AND STARRING CHARLES BUSCH
DIRECTED BY CARL ANDRESS

24 PERFORMANCES ONLY AT THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY

(155 FIRST AVENUE)

PREMIERE SHOWCASE ENGAGEMENT STARTS FRIDAY, MARCH 30

ALSO STARRING
DAVE AUGUST, CHRISTOPHER BORG,
LARRY BULLOCK, KENDAL SPARKS,
MARY TESTA, JENNIFER VAN DYCK,
JONATHAN WALKER, BILLY WHEELAN

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It's outrageous!!! Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this March with his new comedy JUDITH OF BETHULIA for a limited premiere showcase engagement at Theater for the New City’s Cino Theater (155 First Avenue).

The premiere production, directed by Busch’s longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister; Die, Mommie, Die!) will play a limited engagement of 24 performances from Friday, March 30 through Saturday, April 28.

JUDITH OF BETHULIA is an outrageous and bawdy celebration of the Hollywood Biblical epic. Lepers, whores, eunuchs, centurions, evil generals, youthful poets and a beautiful redheaded widow make Charles Busch's latest comedy an event worth praying for.
In addition to Busch as ‘Judith,’ the production will also star Dave August (Naked Boys Singing!), Christopher Borg (Penny Penniworth), Larry Bullock (Charles Busch and Julie Halston: Together on Broadway), Kendal Sparks (Where’s Charley? at Encores!), Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist, Xanadu), Jonathan Walker (The Divine Sister, Dinner With Friends), Jennifer Van Dyck (The Divine Sister, The Third Story), and Billy Wheelan (Our Leading Lady, The Lady in Question is Charles Busch).

Casting for one additional role in the production will be announced in the coming weeks.

Busch returns to Theater for the New City following the 2010 world premiere of The Divine Sister which became a sold out hit for the landmark downtown theater. Later that year, Daryl Roth transferred the production to the SoHo Playhouse which became one of the biggest hits of Busch’s legendary Off-Broadway career.

JUDITH OF BETHULIA will rehearse at Theater for the New City prior to starting performances at the venue’s Cino Theater on Friday, March 30.

The creative team for JUDITH OF BETHULIA includes: Scenic and Graphic Design by B.T. Whitehill, Costume Design by Jessica Jahn, Lighting Design by Kirk Bookman, Sound Design by Jill BC DuBoff, and Wig Design by Katherine Carr.

For more information on JUDITH OF BETHULIA, to get exclusive offers, and to follow the cast and creative team as they prepare to bring the show to Theater for the New City, join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/JudithBethuliaOnstage

Tickets for JUDITH OF BETHULIA are on sale now via SmartTix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. All tickets are $25.00 and seating is general admission.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Please note that JUDITH OF BETHULIA is dark on Mondays and Tuesdays.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30 – SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (3 PERFORMANCES): Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 3 PM.
MONDAY, APRIL 2 – SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (4 PERFORMANCES): Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 3 PM. Please note there is no performance Friday, April 6.
MONDAY, APRIL 9 – SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (6 PERFORMANCES PER WEEK): Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.
MONDAY, APRIL 23 – SATURDAY, APRIL 28 (5 PERFORMANCES): Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Saturday at 3 PM.


CHARLES BUSCH (Playwright, Judith) is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, 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, Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright.

CARL ANDRESS (Director). Directing credits include: the world premiere of Charles Busch’s critically acclaimed comedy The Divine Sister (SoHo Playhouse, Theater for the New City – NYT Top 10, 2010); the New York concert premiere of Kander, Ebb and McNally's musical, The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and John Cullum (Ambassador Theatre); Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo’s A Wonderful Life (Shubert Theatre – Time Magazine's Best in Theater 2005); Die Mommie, Die! (New World Stages); The Third Story starring Kathleen Turner (MCC Theater, La Jolla Playhouse); Charles Busch & Julie Halston Together on Broadway (Music Box Theatre); Douglas Carter Beane’s The Cartells (Drama Dept.); Shanghai Moon (Drama Dept., Bay Street Theatre, Theater for the New City); The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Paper Mill Playhouse; Coconut Grove Playhouse; Royal Poinciana Playhouse); Crush the Infamous Thing (Coconut Grove Playhouse); Rum & Coke (Abingdon Theatre); J.A.P. Chronicles – The Musical (Perry Street Theatre); Queen Amarantha (WPA Theater); Times Square Angel (Theater for the New City); It's Not My Fault, It Was On Fire When I Got There (FringeNYC, Theater for the New City); I Love My Wife and The Mad Show (“Musicals in Mufti” – York Theater Co.); Being Comden & Green (Lyrics & Lyricists – 92nd Street Y); numerous galas and special events, including Valley of the Dolls and A Party for Comden & Green (The Actor’s Fund). Also, co-writer and costar of the independent feature, A Very Serious Person (Tribeca Film Festival, available on DVD). Carl is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire's Department of Theatre and Dance.