Primary Stages

The Confession of Lily Dare

Primary Stages continues its 35th Anniversary season with The Confession of Lily Dare, written by and starring Charles Busch and directed by Carl Andress.

Charles Busch collaborated with Primary Stages on previous productions of The Tribute Artist, Olive and the Bitter Herbs, and You Should Be So Lucky.

About The Confession of Lily Dare:

The Confession of Lily Dare tells the story of one woman’s tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madam of a string of brothels—all while hiding her undying devotion to the child she was forced to abandon. This comic melodrama celebrates the gauzy “confession film” tearjerkers of early 1930s pre-code cinema, such as The Sin of Madelon ClaudetFrisco Jenny, and Madame X.

Charles Busch
Primary Stages
Carl Andress
Cast list:
Charles Busch
The Confession of Lily Dare Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
January 8, 2020
March 4, 2020

Cherry Lane Theatre

38 Commerce Street (off 7th Avenue), New York, NY 10014
Nearest subway station:
Christopher Street Station