Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Bruce Vilanch To Appear At The GRABBY’s Saturday, May 28, 2016 (Chicago)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016


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Memorial Day Weekend also means your favorite adult stars are flocking to Chicago for the annual Grabby Awards, hosted by Grab Magazine. Come see some of the hottest names in the industry as they announce this year’s best top, twink and more. The 2016 Grabbys return to The Metro, 3730 N Clark, for a show hosted by ChiChi LaRue and Honey West and the sexy studs Mickey Taylor, Levi Karter, Diego Sans, JJ Knight and Dallas Stelle.

This year’s show also includes an appearance by celebrity and funnyman Bruce Vilanch and special performances by Dida Ritz, Bebe Sweetbriar and Mickey Taylor. 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

‘Scrooge & Marley’ returns Dec. 6 and 7 To Chicago’s Music Box Theatre

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Chicago Pride
Scrooge & Marley’ returns Dec. 6 and 7
Wed. November 19, 2014 9:37 AM | by News Staff

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Chicago, IL — The holiday season moves into high gear on Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, when the Chicago holiday film Scrooge & Marley returns to the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., a little more than two years from the date of its red-carpet premiere at the historic venue in 2012. Both screenings are at noon, for $10 each.

The movie, which was entirely shot in Chicago, is a modern-day, gay variation on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. These matinee screenings include a festive pre-show. The swingin’ female a cappella caroling trio The Merry Janes will lead a holiday sing-a-long preceding the Dec. 6 matinee. Read More

Bruce Vilanch To Headline PrideFest Milwaukee Friday June 6

Friday, June 6th, 2014

PrideFest Milwaukee returns through Sunday
Fri. June 6, 2014 12:02 PM | by News Staff

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Milwaukee, WI — PrideFest Milwaukee opens Friday, June 7 at 3 p.m. for what has been dubbed the nation’s largest showcase of LGBT talent.

The three-day weekend headliners include Bruce Vilanch and Chad Michaels on Friday, June 6; Chicago-area native Steve Grand, Mary Lambert, Big Freedia, and Macy Gray on Saturday, June 7; and Lisa Lampanelli and Sandra Bernhard on Sunday, June 8.

They will be joined by nearly 100 national, regional and local performers on eight stages throughout the Summerfest grounds. Chicago‘s Scarlet Bar takes over the popular dance pavilion on Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m. Read More

Jimmy Buffett and Bruce Vilanch Visit Big Fish in Chicago

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

PHOTO CALL: Jimmy Buffett and Bruce Vilanch Visit Big Fish in Chicago
April 25, 2013


Jimmy Buffett and his Parrothead Productions partner Frank Marshall, along with Emmy winning comedian Bruce Vilanch, checked out a performance of Big Fish in Chicago on April 23. The trio made a stop backstage to pose for photos with the stars of the show along with director, Susan Stroman.

‘Scrooge & Marley’ DVD, Blu-ray, Soundtrack Available Now! Buy Yours Today!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

‘Scrooge & Marley’ DVD, Blu-ray, Soundtrack Available Buy Yours Today!

CHICAGO — “Scrooge & Marley,” a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, “A Christmas Carol,” is now available on DVD and soundtrack and Blu-ray.

The film is also playing in theaters nationally and in Canada this holiday season. In Chicago, it plays Friday, Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:45 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:45 p.m. at Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N., State Street, Chicago, Read More