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New Petula Clark Musical From Bruce Vilanch Could Be Headed to Broadway

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

New Petula Clark Musical From Bruce Vilanch Could Be Headed to Broadway
02/02/2017 03:56 am ET | Updated 6 days ago
By Pollo Del Mar

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From penning witty zingers for the Tony Awards to hosting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraisers, Bruce Vilanch is no stranger to the New York theatre community. In 2005, Vilanch even starred as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. When the Hollywood funnyman returns to Broadway, though, he hopes it’s as writer of the next great jukebox musical.

“Think Mamma Mia!said Vilanch when describing his new musical Sign of the Times. “In fact, please think Mamma Mia! — because Mamma Mia! ran only 12 years, so please think of that!” Read More

7 Reasons Why “Donny & Marie” Ruled the ’70s

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

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7 Reasons Why “Donny & Marie” Ruled the ’70s
The “Donny & Marie” show debuted on January 23, 1976. To celebrate its 40th anniversary this week, here’s a look back at the iconic 70s TV show and its show-stopping success.
KATIE MASSA KENNEDY JAN 20, 2016

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Family act Marie and Donny Osmond took primetime television by storm when “Donny & Marie” premiered on January 23, 1976. (Photo: ©ABC/Photofest)
Happy Anniversary, Donny & Marie! Can you believe it’s been 40 years since the variety program turned Friday nights into must-see-TV? Its debut in 1976 took primetime by storm, singing and dancing its way into television history with a jaw-dropping 14 million viewers a week.?? It may be hard to count all the ways Donny & Marie was such a show-stopping success – but here are our 7 Reasons ‘Donny and Marie’ Ruled the ’70s: Read More

Hey Chicago! Scrooge & Marley Advance Ticket Sales Available Now!

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Before our tickets go on sale to the public, we wanted you to have the first chance to purchase them for our special launch of the Scrooge & Marley movie in Chicago! There are only 50 GOLD level tickets available and only 200 SILVER level. We will sell out of these levels quickly. See below for how to order tickets.

Please also share with friends and family, so they can purchase tickets before they sell out.
Thank you

Tracy Baim

Invite you to the Chicago premiere of a Christmas classic for all of our families Read More

Bruce Vilanch Makes Special Appearance At International Mr. Leather 2012

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

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Woody Woodruff named International Mr. Leather 2012
by GoPride.com News Staff
Sun. May 27, 2012

Chicago, IL — Woody Woodruff, Mr. Michigan Leather 2012, was named International Mr. Leather at the 34th annual IML Competition Sunday night in Chicago.

Woody Woodruff (center) wins IML 2012
credit :: twitter feed @imlchicago

Over 2,000 leather enthusiasts packed the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Chicago for Sunday’s competition. The opening featured a performance of “The Masochism Tango” by Sharon McNight. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Helps Lily Tomlin Celebrate Broadcast Honor

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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Lily Tomlin Receives Broadcast Honor at Sportsmen’s Lodge
February 28, 2012

Sportsmen’s Lodge hosted Lily Tomlin’s honor with locals Allee Willis, Bruce Vilanch, Jo Anne Worley, Gary Owens and others.

Pacific Pioneer Broadcaster President Sam Lovullo presented Lily Tomlin with the coveted Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award at a well-attended celebrity luncheon last week.

Lily was born in Detroit, Michigan, and over the years she made people laugh with her humorous characters from the child Edith Ann to the snarky telephone operator Ernestine. Some of these wacky characters were showcased on the hit comedy series Laugh-In, which ran from 1969 to 1973. Her work on the series catapulted her to stardom. She went on to appear in dramatic and comedic films, such as “Nashville” (1975), directed by Robert Altman; the working women’s revenge comedy “Nine to Five” (1980), with Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda; and “All of Me” (1984), with Steve Martin. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Tops List Of Comedy Queen’s Date For Royal Wedding

Friday, April 22nd, 2011
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Bridesmaids’ love Bruce Vilanch— but royal date is just a dream…
By Megan Johnson | Thursday, April 21, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | The Inside Track

A couple of comedy queens weighed in on the Royal Wedding yesterday while passing through town.

“Bridesmaids” stars Kristen Wiig and Wendi McLendon Covey haven’t been invited to next week’s wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, but that didn’t stop the girls from weighing in on whom they would choose for their plus-one if an invite miraculously appeared. Read More