Posts Tagged ‘Chita Rivera’

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

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Liz Callaway and Ali Stroker Will Honor Tony Winner Chita Rivera at Touch the Sky Benefit
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

Bruce Vilanch Honors Toni Basil At PDS’s Gypsy Award Ceremony

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Broadway World
BWW Feature: PDS’s Star-Studded Luncheon and Gypsy Award Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom
Valerie-Jean Miller May. 5, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, Toni Basil

There’s a certain feeling that invades my consciousness when I attend a Dancer’s Event…

It is a deep, passionate, all-encompassing love amongst it’s members. And that is what I was feeling, attending a most prestigious (in my opinion) Event; The Professional Dancer’s Society 2018 Annual Luncheon & “Gypsy” Award Ceremony, held in the International Room at the Beverly Hilton. Read More

See Bruce Vilanch In The New Musical “Still Waiting In The Wings” – Now Playing The Festival Circuit

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018


Still Waiting follows the trials and triumphs of a ragtag team of actors waiting tables in Times Square at The Cafe’ Broadway. While dreaming of the glow of the footlights next door, the reality of slinging hash under florescent lights mixes sweet aspirations with bitter drama. The performers of New York City are as varied as it’s inhabitants: the diva, the theatre queen, the soap star, and even a couple of strippers thrown in for good measure! There’s no people like show people (Thank God), and there’s no telling what can happen when they’re pitted against each other. 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.

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Friday, July 15th, 2011
colour portrait Carol Channing

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Modern Tonic
July 7, 2011

The best documentaries are the ones that tell stories so extraordinary that you wouldn’t believe them if they were fiction. And Carol Channing: Larger than Life captures the outrageously fascinating life of one of Broadway’s greatest legends. Channing took to the stage in grammar school, where she performed dead-on impersonations of all her teachers, and never really left again. From her stage triumphs in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Hello, Dolly!” to her late-in-life reunion with her high-school sweetheart, Channing’s life in the theater makes for one of the year’s most bubbly cinematic delights. Featuring rarely-seen clips plus testimonials from Chita Rivera, Barbara Walters, Bruce Vilanch, and her chorus of “Dolly boy” dancers, Larger than Life lives up to its titles. Read More

Bruce Honors Carol Channing In Cinematic Tribute, “Larger Than Life”

Monday, April 25th, 2011
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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
Reviewed By: Leslie (Hoban) Blake · Apr 25, 2011 · New York

Dori Berinstein’s loving cinematic tribute, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, now premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, is a cornucopia of favorite moments from the nonagenarian’s 60-plus years in the spotlight, as well as a glimpse into her current personal life. In both cases, Berinstein shows just how smart, funny, and gracious the star is both on and offstage.

The film’s title has several meanings, from Channing’s height (at 5’9) to her gigantic smile, and outsized personality. She was literally too big for the screen, appearing in only a few films — including her Oscar-nominated role in Thoroughly Modern Millie — but she happily played to generations of theatergoers in such shows as Lend an Ear, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and her own signature magnum opus, Hello Dolly. Read More