The Queen of the Nile is having a major moment.
Ask Charles Busch, author and star of the play, "Cleopatra," now in a sold-out run at Theater for the New City though April 17.
"Cleopatra seems to be reinvented every decade or so" in pop culture, says Busch, who's famous for his stylish and hilarious takes on Hollywood icons and heroines.
Cleopatra is celebrated in a lavish number in Cirque du Soleil's Broadway production, "Paramour," launching April 16 at the Lyric.
The Egyptian empress was name-checked on "Empire" in a story thread involving a new Antony and Cleopatra clothing line.
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A new screenwriter has reportedly been hired for the Angelina Jolie film based on Stacy Schiff's vivid bio "Cleopatra: A Life."
And, finally, the Lumineers' new album is called, what else, "Cleopatra." Following the interview with Busch, listen in to hear the title song.
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