The Tribute Artist

by  Charles Busch

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 4f

This new comedy by Charles Busch, is about an out-of-work female impersonator who, when his elderly landlady dies in her sleep, takes on her identity in order to hang on to her valuable Greenwich Village townhouse.

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The Tribute Artist

by  Charles Busch

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

This new play by the reigning king (or queen) of Off Broadway comedy, Charles Busch, is about an out-of-work female impersonator who, when his elderly landlady dies in her sleep, takes on her identity in order to hang on to her valuable Greenwich Village townhouse. This "perfect" scheme goes awry and leads to a wild path of twists and reversals plotted by an eccentric rogues gallery of outrageous schemers. Expect Busch's signature blend of quick-witted banter and gender-bending hijinks in this new play from the master of Off-Broadway farce. 
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"CRITIC'S PICK. Sheer joy!" - The New York Times, Read More

"The Tribute Artist finds Busch in rapid-fire top form." - Huffington Post, Read More

Videos

  • The Tribute Artist - Press Interviews
  • The Tribute Artist - Previews with Cast
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The first floor of a four story townhouse in Greenwich Village, New York City. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 4f
RITA
ADRIANA
JIMMY
CHRISTINA
RACHEL (OLIVER)
RODNEY
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Cast Attributes

  • Drag performance
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Charles Busch

Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won M ...

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The Tribute Aritst was written for Primary Stages and premiered Off-Broadway at 59E59 Street Theatre in January of 2014. 

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