Up Next: Charles Busch at ‘Music Mondays’

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Charles Busch. courtesy photo

Tony nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner Charles Busch employs his skills as performer and playwright in a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary entertainer.

And he is bringing it to Bay Street Theater.

On Monday, August 13, he will stage “Charles Busch: My Kinda ’60s” as part of the Sag Harbor theater’s “Music Mondays” concert series, weaving tales of his Manhattan childhood and adolescence raised by his indomitable Aunt Lillian through the lens of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s.

Singing a songbook from Broadway to pop, Busch will feature the work of Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, the Beatles, Henry Mancini, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim and Kander and Ebb — from “Two for the Road” to “Anyone Who Had a Heart” to “Both Sides Now.”

“He will be appearing with his long-time musical director/arranger Tom Judson in a unique evening of music and storytelling, both hilarious and poignant,” according to a press release.

Busch is the author and star of such plays as “The Divine Sister,” “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom,” “The Tribute Artist” and “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” which ran for nearly two years on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. Bay Street audiences may remember him from his roles in “The Lady In Question,” “Auntie Mame,” “Home Fires — which moved off-Broadway under the new title, “Swingtime Cantene” — and Shanghai Moon.

The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets range from $59 to $89. For more information, call (631) 725-9500 or visit baystreet.org.

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