Posts Tagged ‘Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’

Bruce Vilanch, Josh Groban, Cynthia Erivo & More Join Broadway Backwards March 13, 2017

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

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Bruce Vilanch, Josh Groban, Cynthia Erivo & More Join Broadway Backwards March 13, 2017
By Lindsey Sullivan February 28, 2017


This year’s Broadway Backwards just got even more star-studded! The Great Comet star Josh Groban, Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, Tony winner Cady Huffman, Audience Choice Award winner Santino Fontana and more have joined the previously announced lineup. The annual benefit showcases Broadway favorites offering gender-bending takes on their favorite tunes. Tony winner Julie White returns to host the event, which is directed by Robert Bartley and set for March 13 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Read More

Bruceback August 23, 1991| Vilanch bathes his humor in nostalgia

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Vilanch bathes his humor in nostalgia
Chicago Sun-Times
August 23, 1991 | Ernest Tucker

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Perhaps the best commentary on the Hollywood whirl that is part of humorist Bruce Vilanch‘s life is this: The day after he appears at a suburban comedy club, he’ll fly back to Tinselville to learn whether he won an Emmy. What for?

Writing for another awards show, the Oscars.

“Some day, they’ll have an awards show just for awards shows,” said the 43-year-old former Chicagoan.

And while that may seem odd to outsiders, it is more for Vilanch’s comedy dicer. The sit-down comic, who will appear with a pianist, does a monologue that he describes as “like Spalding Gray, only funny.” Read More

Bruce Vilanch Tears Up Talking About Elizabeth Taylor At Broadway Backwards

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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Comedian Bruce Vilanch Gets Teary Reminiscing About Elizabeth Taylor’s House Parties at Broadway Backwards 7

March 6, 2012

Bruce Vilanch, who was supposed to duet with Michael Urie but ended up coming onstage stag when Urie had to bow out for a pilot. “It’s for the Will & Grace producers—he has the Grace part!” he joked. Instead Vilanch presented a generous endowment of $50K to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS from sponsor Lifetime (officially no longer just “Television for Women”, but for us gays too!), who supported the evening for the second year in a row. Vilanch got shaky-voiced and teary-eyed over the loss of that biggest and brightest AIDS fundraiser, Elizabeth Taylor. Read More

Bruce Vilanch, Others To Perform In Broadway Backwards 7

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

The show features performers singing material usually performed by members of the opposite gender. It is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

The cast will include Bryan Batt, Sierra Boggess, Mario Cantone, Robin De Jesús, Shawna Hamic, Telly Leung, Adam Pascal, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, and Bruce Vilanch, with more to be announced.

Broadway Bares XI Highlights

Friday, June 25th, 2010

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by BroadwayWorld TV

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sunday’s BROADWAY BARES XX: “STRIP-OPOLY” made history by raising $1,015,985 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This marks the first time in BROADWAY BARES history that the $1 million dollar mark was reached, a goal that had been set this January by BARES creator and executive producer, Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. On Monday, BroadwayWorld brought you complete photo coverage of the event. Today, we bring you video highlghts of the 2010 BROADWAY BARES installment below! Read More

BROADWAY BARES Raises A Million Plus

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Jerry Mitchell Announces BROADWAY BARES Breaks a Million!
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by BWW News Desk

Producer and Broadway Bares creator Jerry Mitchell has announced online that Broadway Bares 20 has broken its goal of $1 million dollars.

Mitchell writes online: “THANK YOU ALL!!!!! WE DID IT 1,000,000$$$$ Plus a bit! I am so moved!! xxx”

An official release is expected shortly.

BROADWAY BARES XX: “STRIP-OPOLY” was held Sunday, June 20 at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street). BROADWAY BARES XX: “STRIP-OPOLY” is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. Read More