Archive for June, 2016

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Bruce Vilanch’s New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES in CT

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Broadway World
Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed’s New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
By Broadway World Staff
June 28, 2016

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This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women’s liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one’s sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 – September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Awarded WeHo’s Rainbow Key Award Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

WeHoVille
WeHo Rainbow Key Awards Ceremony
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 By Staff

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WeHo’s annual Rainbow Key Awards ceremony will take place Wednesday at the City Council Chambers at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., south of Santa Monica. There will be an informal reception at 6 p.m. to be followed by an awards program at 7 p.m. During the event, the names of the 49 victims who were killed in the recent Orlando mass shooting will be called out.

The first two recipients of the Rainbow Key Award, in 1993 — AIDS activist, comedian, writer and actor Bruce Vilanch, and AIDS activist and actress Carole Cook — will attend. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Judge At 2016 Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Out
In Key West With the Best LGBT Bartenders in America
BY GLENN GARNER
FRI, 2016-06-17 17:00

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Last weekend, Stoli hosted 15 LGBT bartenders from across North America for the 2016 Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic. More than just a bartending competition, the winning selection was one-part amazing bartender and one-part amazing cocktail, while showcasing Stoli’s dedication to the community.

For Key West, the competition has become an annual favorite, drawing in visitors from all over for Key West Pride weekend. A local pillar of the LGBT community and visitors for nearly 40 years, the queer-friendly Key West Business Guild welcomed Stoli with open arms. Read More

Hollywood’s (Very, Very Wild) “Gay Cheers” Turns 25: An Oral History of The Abbey

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood’s (Very, Very Wild) “Gay Cheers” Turns 25: An Oral History of The Abbey
By Seth Abramovitch, Gary Baum, and Chris Gardner
6:45am PT | June 09, 2016

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When it first opened, the place down the street said “Fagots — Stay Out!” AIDS raged and same-sex marriage was a pipe dream. Now, Bruce Vilanch, Kevin Huvane and Nene Leakes recall the colorful history of the coffeehouse/bar with the shirtless bartenders, go-go dancers and Elizabeth Taylor in the front row in her wheelchair, “just to get out and show people people she was alive and kicking.” Read More