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From 18 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Delightful

About the show

Theater for the New City presents drag legend Charles Busch's new comedy featuring his own bawdy interpretation of the iconic Egyptian queen. More…

Following in the footsteps of Sarah Bernhardt, Tallulah Bankhead, Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh, and Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Busch gives us his own original, outrageous, majestic, and bawdy interpretation of the fabled Egyptian queen. History shall be portrayed...and made!

Clever, Funny, Raunchy

See it if you appreciate the artistry of Charles Busch! He got his friends together and put on a fabulous show. Celebs in the audience! A riot!!!

Don't see it if you don't laugh at old movie references, burlesque humor, LGTBetc. plots, drag performers, or love rhinestones. Lots of rhinestones.

Clever, Funny, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you like Charles Busch and his brand of ridiculous theater antics, like seeing camp done in its highest form

Don't see it if you don't care for comedy

Funny, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like to laugh.

Don't see it if you don't like lesbians.

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You are a Charles Busch fan! Wonderful high camp and hilarious drag performances. Great costumes! Clever and great great fun!

Don't see it if Drag shows are not your cup of tea.

Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining, Must see, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Charles Busch (DIE MOMMIE DIE) because his take on the queen of the Nile is hilarious and he is spectacularly funny.

Don't see it if If you dont like meta humor, inside jokes and clever (and raunchy) wordplay. The supporting cast is also terrific. Busch is a delight.

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You love the writing of Charles Busch.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor!

Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Return-to-form, Refreshing

See it if you love Charles Busch and his masterfully-done, yet silly camp pieces. Busch's take on Cleopatra is refreshing and cleverly funny.

Don't see it if campy humor just isn't your thing.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are lucky enough to have tickets to a fun valentine to film classics.

Don't see it if you want to see HAMILTON.

Classic camp, Dragtastic, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You can get a ticket to the sold out run. Charles Busch delivers a master class on high camp. This is one of his straight up funny plays.

Don't see it if You're a straight man. Or if you're offended by colorful language and girl-on-girl action.

Clever, Funny, Great singing

See it if If you love club music. Great vocals and dancing

Don't see it if If you don’t want to stand in the club and you not into dance music.

Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Charles Busch and can easily get into his sensibility. Cleopatra is one of the funniest shows in town!

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with drag performers and blue humor. Also, if your thing isn't over-the-top acting.

Hilarious busch romp -- beautifully acted

See it if Busch in great form! Tony Sheldon (Bernadette from Priscilla) is terrific as Caesar. Busch vet Andy Halliday is a riot as a daffy soothsayer

Don't see it if Busch's choice of Mae West for Cleo's persona was odd. Joe Zaso is the hunk Marc Antony. The ensemble is skilled in manic camp. Well done

Delightful, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you know the work of Charles Busch, but even more if you've never seen one of his plays. Like old movies - camp, but with style. For adults.

Don't see it if You are offended by graphic language and drag freaks you out.

Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Charles Busch's work. It is gay camp fun.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by the depiction of non hetero sexualities.

Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you are a Charles Busch fan, if you want a funny and entertaining send up of the Cleopatra story, if you like to laugh and smile.

Don't see it if you don't like what Charles Busch does. As he said during his curtain speech, "Nothings being developed here. This is it."

Funny, Raunchy, Campy

See it if you're a Charles Busch fan. Old school drag still works its magic.

Don't see it if you're looking for Shakespeare.

Cliched, Clever

See it if It was interesting

Don't see it if A little confusing

Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if You like Charles Busch and want to laugh hard.

Don't see it if You're a prude.

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