Episode 27: Charles Busch (Yentl)
In This Episode
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-nominated director and actor Charles Busch about the soundtrack to the 1983 film Yentl. They also discuss Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Linda Lavin, Julie Halston, Patrick Dennis, Mame, Michael Tanner, Tom Judson, Dick Gallagher, Lucie Arnaz, Lorna Luft, Michael Vollbracht, The Women, Carl Andress, Lynne Meadow, Tony Roberts, Paul Newman, Sasha Velour, Bianca Del Rio, Stephen Sondheim, and Michele Lee. Charles talks about his career in and out of drag, as well as the difference between downtown and mainstream theater. Charles is the author of a number of fabulous plays, many of which he starred in, including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party, and his most recent, The Confession of Lily Dare. His 2000 hit play, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, ran on Broadway and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.