Archive for July, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, Mercedes Ruehl, Bruce Willis, and more, will bring to life the writings of Brian Doyle

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

East Hampton Star
Stars Will Shine at Guild Hall
“Hey, Doyle! — Tales and Jazz” will bring to life the writings of Brian Doyle
By Mark Segal | July 26, 2018 – 12:01pm

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Bruce Willis, Brooke Adams, Michael Nouri, Mercedes Ruehl, and Harris Yulin are among the stars who will be out this week at Guild Hall, where a jazz-infused benefit for the Pushcart Prize and WordTheatre in the Schools and two staged readings will be presented.

“Hey, Doyle! — Tales and Jazz” will bring to life the writings of Brian Doyle, a four-time awardee of the Pushcart Prize and the editor of Portland magazine, who died in 2017 at the age of 60. Read More

Bruce Vilanch To Play The Adventura Arts & Cultural Center October 5th

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Broadway World
Industry Insider
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk Jul. 27, 2018

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Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Announces 2018-19 Season. The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at aventuracenter.org, by phone at 877.311.7469 or 954.462.0222, or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call 954.660.6307. Read More

A Case For Throwing Out The Oscar’s Script

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

New York Times
Academy Awards 25 Years Ago: Not So Different From Today
By Bruce Fretts
Feb. 24, 2017

From the moment the host Billy Crystal was wheeled onstage wearing a straitjacket and a face mask à la Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs,” viewers knew the 1992 Oscars were not going to be normal.

“It was a bit like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” Jodie Foster, the “Silence” star who won best actress that year, recalled in a telephone interview. “You were being catapulted from one surreal experience to the next.” Read More

Bruce Vilanch’s A SIGN OF THE TIMES to Premiere at Delaware Theater Co

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Broadway World
A SIGN OF THE TIMES to Premiere at Delaware Theater Co
by BWW News Desk
Jul. 16, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, A Sign of the Times

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s, will join the Delaware Theater Company’s 40th Anniversary Season, from November 28 – December 23.

Featuring a book by legendary comedy writer and six-time Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch, based on an original story by Richard Robin, the show is directed by Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace) with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock). The production will star Broadway notables Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful), Drew Seeley (Jersey Boys), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Lincoln Center’s Bull In A China Shop), and Ryan Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera). Complete casting will be announced at a later date. Opening night is set for December 4. Read More

COMEDIAN BRUCE VILANCH PRESENTED BY BLACK BOX PRODUCTIONS, OCT 5, 2018, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Aventura, FL, On Sale ON SALE 07.17.18 12:00 PM

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, Photoshoot

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One of the most sought-after jokesmiths in the entertainment industry, Bruce Vilanch has become a recognizable face in his own right, thanks to the feature-length documentary “Get Bruce!” and his one-time stint as a regular on “Hollywood Squares,” for which he also served as head writer.

He made his feature debut as a dress manufacturer in “Mahogany’, starring Diana Ross and also contributed material to her live act. Mr. Vilanch put his Muppet-like persona to excellent use as Santa’s number one helper in the syndicated TV-movie “It Nearly Wasn’t Christmas.” On the heels of “Get Bruce!”, Vilanch performed his comedy stylings Off-Broadway in “Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous.” After a first act reminiscing on his odd path to almost famousness, he opened up the floor to questions inAct II, displaying his amazing ability for off-the-cuff one-liners. As he told US WEEKLY, there is a downside to celebrity: “Now, I get knocked if someone tries something that doesn’t work. Before it was the fault of these anonymous people, ‘the writers.'” Read More

Watch Trailer: “A Long Road to Freedom” Doc Looks at 50 Year Road to LGBTQ Equality

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

NewNowNext
Watch: “A Long Road to Freedom” Doc Looks at 50 Year Road to LGBTQ Equality
by Lamar Dawson

Advocate issue, documentary

On July 19, Here TV and The Advocate will premiere a new, original documentary, A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years.

Narrated by Laverne Cox with music by Melissa Etheridge, the feature-length documentary focuses on watershed moments in LGBTQ history through never-before-seen footage and engaging interviews with NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, Caitlyn Jenner, Don Lemon, Gloria Allred, Gavin Newsom, Dustin Lance Black, Margaret Cho, Armistead Maupin, Bruce Vilanch, Greg Louganis, DeRay Mckesson, Candis Cayne, Guillermo Diaz, and many more. Read More