Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

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

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

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

The Stars Come Out in Support of LGBTQ Community and to Honor Stephanie Beatriz and Julie Newmar

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Broadway World
The Stars Come Out in Support of LGBTQ Community and to Honor Stephanie Beatriz and Julie Newmar
by BWW News Desk Jun. 9, 2018

President/Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, along with Council Member Mitch O’Farrell and Board President Esteban Montemayor of Christopher Street West, kicked off Pride weekend with the annual “Real to Reel” exhibit that shines the spotlight on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) community in television and film through the decades. This year’s event also feature a special recognition with The Future of Hollywood Award presented to actress Stephanie Beatriz and the Legacy Award to TONY Award winning actress, Julie Newmar. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Hosted “Love Don’t Need a Reason: A Benefit for Marsha Malamet” on Tuesday, May 29th at Catalina’s Jazz Club

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Mister D: Yes, I missed this one, but wanted to get up in the news section for posterity. Sorry I was late. Don

Clifford Bell, Hillary Rollins and Lampkin Music Group present:

“Love Don’t Need a Reason: A Benefit for Marsha Malamet” on Tuesday, May 29th at Catalina’s Jazz Club.

Hosted by Award winning writer/actor/personality, Bruce Vilanch

VIP Tickets are $75.00. General Admission: $50.00. Ticket Link: Click Here

At press time, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Melissa Manchester; Golden Globe/MAC Award winner, Amanda McBroom; Award Award singer/songwriter, Michele Brourman; Actress/ singer, Mary Jo Mundy; Singer, Ken Stacy, Singer, Kimaya Seward; Award winning singer/musical director/pianist, Todd Schroeder, Former Harlette and Hairspray Star, Charlo Crossley; Pop Producer Greg Wells; Actress/singer, Patricia Whiteman; Songwriter, Alan Roy Scott; Songwriter, Matthew Levine and Award winning producer/songwriter and Marsha’s producer, Stephan Oberhoff have all signed on to perform. More to be announced. Read More

Reminder: Bruce Vilanch, Constantine Maroulis, Fran Drescher Entertain At “One Night With The Stars” Benefit

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Playbill
BY ROBERT VIAGAS
NOV 29, 2017

Tony Award winners Betty Buckley and Lillias White and original Rent star Anthony Rapp are among Broadway performers lined up to spend One Night With the Stars, a benefit for Wigs & Wishes, the charity that provides wigs and grants wishes to women and children who have lost their hair and are otherwise suffering from cancer.

Broadway, TV, film, and music stars recently added to the 7:30 PM December 4 concert at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City include Fran Drescher, Constantine Maroulis, Darci Lynne, Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Jesse Medeles, Cheryl Burke, and the duo Tabitha & Napoleon D’umo (a.k.a. Nappytabs). Read More

Bruce Vilanch, Betty Buckley and More to Headline ONE NIGHT WITH THE STARS for Wigs & Wishes

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Broadway World
Jordin Sparks, Betty Buckley and More to Headline ONE NIGHT WITH THE STARS for Wigs & Wishes
by Christina Mancuso Oct. 31, 2017

Wigs & Wishes provides professional wigs & grants wishes for women & children battling cancer…

Wigs & Wishes will present “One Night with the Stars” on December 4, 2017 in New York City at Madison Square Garden. The Garden Theater holds 5700 seats.

Ticket prices range from $66 to $1006 for VIP seating that includes celebrity meet and greet, swag bag and seating in the first three rows. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Read More

SAGE honors Vilanch, Jewel Thais-Williams in L.A.

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Washington Blade
SAGE honors Vilanch, Jewel Thais-Williams in L.A.
March 10, 2017 at 11:38 am EDT | by Karen Ocamb

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LOS ANGELES — The fundraiser for SAGE USA March 4 in the Hollywood Hills felt like a reunion, a coming together of a generation of LGBT people with shared memories and a desire to confront aging, an issue, SAGE Board Development chair Bill Weinberger said, he heretofore had avoided thinking about. Honorees Jewel Thais-Williams and Bruce Vilanch, however, exemplify how LGBT people can age as respected elders with grace, continued activism, and humor. Read More