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This Is Exciting: Full Casting Set for Bruce Vilanch-Penned A Sign of the Times Musical

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Full Casting Set for Bruce Vilanch-Penned A Sign of the Times Musical
by Broadway.com Staff • Oct 15, 2018

Full Casting Set for Bruce Vilanch-Penned A Sign of the Times Musical
Casting is complete for the new ’60s musical A Sign of the Times, appearing at Delaware Theater Company from November 28 through December 23. Newly announced cast members include Lauren Boyd, Brad Bradley, Melessie Clark, Steven Grant Douglas, Natalie Charle Ellis, Stacia Fernandez, Phoebe Gavula, Louis James Jackson, Sarah Jenkins, Aaron Kaburick, David LaMarr, Alexandra Matteo, Ralph Meitzler, Nick Picknally and Dave Schoonover. They join the previously announced Beautiful alum Chilina Kennedy, Drew Seeley, Crystal Lucas-Perry and Ryan Silverman. Featuring a book by Emmy-winning Broadway alum Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray), direction by Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace) and choreography JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock), Sign of the Times tells the story of Cindy (Kennedy), a young woman pursuing her passion and finding her voice in New York City in 1965. The score features such classic songs as “Downtown,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “Don’t Sleep in the Subway,” “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” and “The Boy from New York City.” A Sign of the Times was first seen in a world premiere engagement at Goodspeed Musicals in 2016. Read More

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Delaware audiences are in for a theatrical treat. Bruce Vilanch’s Musical “A Sign of the Times” Is Coming!

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Regional Theater News
By Casey Mink | Posted July 24, 2018, 4 p.m.

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Chilina Kennedy, who recently departed the titular role in Broadway’s “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” has signed on to lead “A Sign of the Times” as part of Delaware Theater Company’s 40th anniversary season. The musical, which had its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals in 2016, features the songbook of recording artist Petula Clark, and a book by six-time Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch. Gabriel Barre directs the production, which will also star Drew Seeley, Crystal Lucas-Perry, and Ryan Silverman. Performances will begin Nov. 28 and are slated to run through Dec. 23.

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See Bruce Vilanch At The Cock & Bull Restaurant & Stage at Peddler’s Village Lahaska, PA

Bruce Vilanch
Saturday, November 24, 2018 | 8:30 p.m
Tickets: $37.50 General Admission | $47.50 Ltd VIP Up-Close Seating

 

Order your tickets online: 8:30 PM. For more information call 888-596-1027

Bruce Vilanch is a writer, actor, comedian, stripper (it pays), Muppet impersonator, and all-around suspicious individual. For six years, he was a Hollywood Square, just to the left of Whoopi, if that’s possible. For two years, he ironed his way across America and toiled on Broadway as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. For twenty-three years, he wrote the Oscar telecast, winning two Emmys in the process, and four other Emmys for things that now show up on YouTube. There is a documentary about all this called Get Bruce, made by the Weinstein Brothers some years ago. Very netflixable. He would be remiss if he didn’t mention his luminous flop Platinum, which he co-wrote when a toddler. Never believe a biography that doesn’t mention the flops. His latest project is the pre-Broadway show entitled “A Sign Of The Times” (a new 60’s musical) , which he wrote the book for. The show will play The Delaware Theatre Company this winter prior to its arrival on Broadway. Mr. Vilanch’s stand-up routines draw on his years of being a Hollywood insider. Lots of secrets will be revealed!

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Bruce Vilanch, Mercedes Ruehl, Bruce Willis, and more, will bring to life the writings of Brian Doyle

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Stars Will Shine at Guild Hall
“Hey, Doyle! — Tales and Jazz” will bring to life the writings of Brian Doyle
By Mark Segal | July 26, 2018 – 12:01pm

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Bruce Willis, Brooke Adams, Michael Nouri, Mercedes Ruehl, and Harris Yulin are among the stars who will be out this week at Guild Hall, where a jazz-infused benefit for the Pushcart Prize and WordTheatre in the Schools and two staged readings will be presented.

“Hey, Doyle! — Tales and Jazz” will bring to life the writings of Brian Doyle, a four-time awardee of the Pushcart Prize and the editor of Portland magazine, who died in 2017 at the age of 60.

Mr. Willis will perform “Memorial Day,” a short essay by Mr. Doyle published posthumously in the most recent volume of the annual Pushcart Prize anthology of the best of the small presses published and edited by Bill Henderson, who lives in Springs.

Other actors who will bring Mr. Doyle’s stories to life are Paul Guilfoyle, Sharon Lawrence, Lorraine Toussaint, Bruce Vilanch, Bellamy Young, and Ms. Adams and Mr. Nouri. The program, which will take place on Saturday at 8:30 p.m., is produced and directed by Cedering Fox, the artistic director of WordTheatre, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the tradition of storytelling.

Tickets are $40 to $65, $38 to $63 for members. V.I.P. tickets, which include an after-party from 10 to midnight, are $250.

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Bruce Vilanch’s A SIGN OF THE TIMES to Premiere at Delaware Theater Co

Broadway World
A SIGN OF THE TIMES to Premiere at Delaware Theater Co
by BWW News Desk
Jul. 16, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, A Sign of the Times

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s, will join the Delaware Theater Company’s 40th Anniversary Season, from November 28 – December 23.

Featuring a book by legendary comedy writer and six-time Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch, based on an original story by Richard Robin, the show is directed by Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace) with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock). The production will star Broadway notables Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful), Drew Seeley (Jersey Boys), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Lincoln Center’s Bull In A China Shop), and Ryan Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera). Complete casting will be announced at a later date. Opening night is set for December 4.

Featuring the songs of a generation, A Sign of the Times tells the story of Cindy (Kennedy), a young woman pursuing her passion and finding her voice in New York City in 1965. Set against the backdrop of women’s liberation, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War – events as relevant today as they were then, A Sign of the Times will transport audiences to the big city in the 60s with heart and soul, featuring such classic songs as “Downtown,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “Don’t Sleep in the Subway,” “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss),” and “The Boy From New York City.”

Additional creative team members include Paul Tate DePoo lII (Scenic Design), Jennifer Caprio (Costume Design), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), Benjamin Pearcy (Projection Design), Shannon Slaton (Sound Design), J. Jared Janas (Hair Design), Rick Fox (Music Direction),Joseph Church (Music Supervision & Orchestrations), Alchemy Production Group (General Management) and Tara Rubin Casting (Casting). A Sign of the Times played a nearly sold out world premiere engagement at Goodspeed Musicals in 2016.

Tickets are now on-sale. For performance schedule and pricing, visit: www.DelawareTheatre.org.

About Delaware Theater Company

Currently in their 40th season, Delaware Theatre Company (DTC) is Delaware’s premier non-profit professional theatre. Recognized as a cornerstone in the Brandywine Valley’s rich cultural landscape, DTC has produced nearly 200 plays for over one million residents and visitors in its community. For more than two decades, DTC has been a pioneer in the revitalization of Wilmington’s Christina Riverfront and cultural district as the only LORT theatre in the state. Since Bud Martin’s arrival in 2012, DTC has seen a 54% increase in subscribers and a 234% increase in single ticket buyers, making Delaware Theatre Company an up and coming player in the regional theatre community.

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Kritzerland Announces THE APRIL FOOLS Concert with special guest, Bruce Vilanch

Broadway World
Kritzerland Announces THE APRIL FOOLS Concert
by BWW News Desk Mar. 17, 2017

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Kritzerland has announced a new concert event coming on Sunday, April 2, 2017 entitled “The April Fools.” This entertaining evening will take place at Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood, California.

For the 76th Kritzerland show, we have our annual wild and wacky April Fools show, always a favorite for us at Kritzerland. You can always expect the unexpected – you’ll get some Spring songs, some April songs, and some Foolish and crazy songs – as always, you’ll know some and many you won’t know at all – for this iteration, we have songs from several flop musicals we all know and love, including Carmelina, Bring Back Birdie, We Take the Town, Minsky’s, and others, while we also have songs from Promises, Promises, Hallelujah, Baby, Annie, Newsies, as well as some classic pop standards. We’ve assembled a merry and fun cast for this one as well as our hilarious guest star, Bruce Vilanch and we can only say that what he’s doing in this show you will not want to miss. So, come join us in the merriment and mirth and tuneful evening we have in store. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty.

Included in the line-up are:

Will Collyer [Regional: Breaking Through (Smith) Pasadena Playhouse; Parade Mark Taper Forum; Carousel (Enoch Snow, Jr) Hwd. Bowl, Local: MTG, WCE, Boston Court, Odyssey]
Jennifer Foster [Off B’way: If There Is … ; Regional: Merrily We Roll Along, Hair, Carrie: The Killer Musical; TV: Looking, Glee; Film: Looking; Disney: Frozen: Live at the Hyperion]
Hadley Belle Miller [Voice, Lucy van Pelt, Peanuts Movie; National Tour: Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan (Michael); (www.hadleybellemiller.com)]
Kerry O’Malley [B’way: Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), White Christmas (Betty), Billy Elliot (Mum), Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly), On a Clear Day (Sharone); TV: Shameless, Boardwalk Empire, etc.]Jenna Lea Rosen [Regional: Parade, Ovation Award 3DT; TV: Sofia the First (Shelly, Clio, Hildegard), Elena of Avalor (Ciela) Disney Jr. series.]
Hayley Shukiar [Meet Me In St. Louis (Tootie); Peter Pan (Wendy); Little Mermaid (Ursula); Willy Wonka (Veruca Salt) Cabrillo; Studio singer for Hal Leonard Publishing.]
NICK TUBBS [Regional: Assassins (Balladeer), Forever Plaid (Jinx), Les Miserables (Enjolras) The Full Monty (Malcolm); Other: Princess Cruises, Kit and The Kats]
Robert Yacko [Do I Hear a Waltz? (Renato) MTG; Addams Family (Mal) 3-D; Parade (Dorsey) Mark Taper, Company (Paul) w/ Carol Burnett, Sunday in the Park with George (George) LA Premiere]

Bruce Vilanch (Special Guest) [B’way: Hairspray (Edna); Off B’Way: Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous; Film: Mahogany; TV: Hollywood Squares, The Simpsons, The Oscars (2 Emmys/Writing)]

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED!

IMPORTANT RESERVATION INFORMATION!

The only way to reserve is via Brown Paper Tickets! It’s easy! Go to sterlingsupstairs040217.brownpapertickets.com.

Dinner reservations: DOORS OPEN 5:30pm. SHOW STARTS 7:00pm

Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

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