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The Confession of Lily Dare
Off Bway, Primary Stages

Reviewed by Regina Robbins

BOTTOM LINE: One of the best to ever do it, Charles Busch can't stop, won't stop putting on dresses and lovingly sending up the cinematic insanities of yesteryear.

First, my own confession: As a fan of old movies and classic queer comedy, I was primed to enjoy The Confession of Lily Dare going in. That said, the latest laugh riot by Charles Busch has so much going for it—delicious dialogue, a pitch-perfect supporting cast, a parade of opulent costumes, and Busch himself—that anyone who leaves not having had a good time is possibly just allergic to fun...

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