Bruce Vilanch To Participate In ‘Nothing Like a Dame’ Gala Benefit

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Chicago Tribune
Arts and Entertainment
Liz SMith
March 16, 2012

ON MONDAY, March 26 Phyllis Newman‘s “Nothing Like a Dame” gala happens at Manhattan’s John Jay College (The Gerald Lynch Theatre.) This annual event benefits The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, and is presented by The Actors Fund.

Among those on board for the one-night-only happening are Polly Bergen, Lauren Flanigan, Bobby Cannavale, Mario Cantone, Alexandra Silber, Countess Luann De Lesseps (from TV’s “The Real Housewives of New York City“), David Lutkin, Bruce Vilanch and the one, the only, the inimitable and indomitable Elaine Stritch. For ticket info log onto, or call 212-221-7300, ext 133.

I’ve been to this event in years past and it is always a fabulous night in the theater, great entertainment with everybody giving 150 percent. So if that’s all you want — one heck of a good time, please go. Just keep in mind you’ll also be doing a really good deed in a naughty world. Phyllis Newman is providing a splendid and vital service to striving theater folk.

Especially right now, with antediluvians on the rise, threatening women’s health issues.