Archive for August, 2018

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

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

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

Sign of the times, bruce vilanch, musical

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. Read More

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

Saturday, August 25th, 2018
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! Read More

Audio: Bruce Vilanch Talks the “golden age” of TV variety shows and specials, “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, ” and more…

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Player FM
Audio: Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast – #220 Bruce Vilanch
By Earwolf and Gilbert Gottfried.
August 13, 2018

Gilbert and Frank welcome an old friend, legendary comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, who looks back at the “golden age” of TV variety shows and specials, including “Donny & Marie,” “The Brady Bunch Hour,” “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special.” (all co-written by Bruce himself). Also, Margaret Hamilton makes her move, Robert Reed channels Carmen Miranda, Jack Benny does “The Match Bit” and Gilbert takes over “Hollywood Squares.” PLUS: Jack Palance! Bob Hope’s filing cabinet! “Wayne Newton at SeaWorld”! Bruce hangs with Tallulah Bankhead! And the Oscar joke that never made the air! Read More

Long before Ellen, Boy George, “Will & Grace,” and RuPaul, there was Bruce Vilanch

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Los Angeles Blade
Queery: Bruce Vilanch
by John Paul King
August 15, 2018

Bruce Vilanch. Mother

Long before Ellen, Boy George, “Will & Grace,” and RuPaul, there was Bruce Vilanch.  You may know him from writing the most memorable moments on the Academy Awards, or from touring as Edna in “Hairspray,” or from being front and center on “Hollywood Squares,” or from writing for Bette Midler. 

No matter how you know him, and even if you don’t know him by name, one thing is certain — Bruce Vilanch always leaves you smiling. Read More

See Bruce Vilanch In His New Show “#WhyNotMe?” Aug 9, 2018 At Martinis Above Fourth

Monday, August 6th, 2018

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See Bruce Vilanch In His New Show “#WhyNotMe?” Aug 9, 2018, At Martinis Above Fourth
August 4, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, #WhyNotMe?

Six-time Emmy Award-winner, head writer for the Oscars and featured writer for the Tonys, Grammys, Emmys, Bruce Vilanch returns to Martinis Above Fourth with his new show #WhyNotMe?. Join us for an evening of side-splitting stand-up comedy that will leave you will afterglow for days.

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Bruce Vilanch will provide special material at a benefit honoring Chita Rivera October 1, 2018

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Playbill
Liz Callaway and Ali Stroker Will Honor Tony Winner Chita Rivera at Touch the Sky Benefit
BY ANDREW GANS
JUL 31, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, Chita Rivera

Touch the Sky, a benefit celebrating the Manhattan and Brooklyn arrival of the L.A.-based playgrounds organization Shane’s Inspiration, will honor multiple Tony winner Chita Rivera October 1 at 7:30 PM in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Those scheduled to pay tribute to Rivera, who received the 2018 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, include Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, Melissa Errico, Ali Stroker, Joan Ryan, and Liz Callaway. Seth Rudetsky will host. Read More