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Kritzerland to Bring ‘THE BIRTHDAY BOYS’ to Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal, 3/8

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Broadway World
Kritzerland to Bring ‘THE BIRTHDAY BOYS’ to Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal, 3/8
February 20, 2015

4-27-2013 3-29-19 AM

Kritzerland at Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal presents “THE BIRTHDAY BOYS: THE SONGS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER” on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Sue Raney was signed to Capitol Records at age 17 and, with Nelson Riddle, recorded her first album,”When Your Lover Is Gone.” Since then, she’s recorded more than 20 other albums singing Johnny Mandel, Henry Mancini, and dozens of other Great American Songbook songs. She’s been raved about by such NY critics as Rex Reed, who says he’d travel to LA just to hear her sing, by Nat “King” Cole, and by Julie Andrews, who calls her “a marvel.”

Bruce Vilanch (Primarily known as writer for a variety of celebrities, including Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Billy Crystal, and many more, he went to write for the Academy Awards, and scored acting roles in the film Mahogany, Bosom Buddies, Law & Order, his own one-man show, and starred on Broadway as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray after playing the role for two years in the show’s first national stage tour.)

Music Director: Lloyd Cooper

For our 55th Kritzerland show we’ve taken two wildly different musical theatre songwriters and paired them up, since no one in their right mind except Kritzerland would do such a thing. Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber just happen to share a birthday in March – March 22nd to be exact – and we’re here to celebrate that occasion with a wild, wacky and wonderful show. As always, you’ll hear the known and the unknown, the common and the uncommon, from shows such as Follies, Phantom of the Opera, Company, Cats, Anyone Can Whistle, Sunset Blvd. and many more. We’ve assembled an amazing cast and back with us is one of our favorite guest stars, the inimitable Bruce Vilanch. We’ll have some surprises, too, so don’t wait too long to make your reservation. Speaking of reservations, be sure to read the new reservation information below. We’ve switched to a ticketing service for the cover charge – we fought against doing this as long as we could, but all the shows at Sterling’s now use it, and frankly we were simply having way too many people reserve and then not show up, without even cancelling, which means we turned people away. Anyway, it’s easy/breezy. For March only we’re the second Sunday, due to a wedding reception at The Federal on the first Sunday. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel, and co-produced by Adryan Russ.

The only way to reserve now is via Brown Paper Tickets! It’s easy! Go to: This takes you directly to the BPT page for Kritzerland. If you prefer to reserve by phone, call (800) 832 3006. Live operators are available to assist you 24/7! $15 entertainment cover + $5 venue/security fee = $20/ticket. Email confirmations will be sent to you by BPT following your transaction. For anyone wanting to reserve tickets from your SmartPhone, go directly

*Please note: Once you’ve reserved your seats, the BPT cancellation policy kicks in. You have a 12-hour window to make any adjustment in your reservation, or to cancel your reservation for a refund. After that window has passed, all sales are final. No exchanges or refunds.

Early reservations are highly recommended. Dinner reservations: DOORS OPEN 5:30pm. SHOW STARTS 7:00pm! Reservations have already started coming in, and are highly recommended.

Sterling’s at The Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. The Federal Bar is adjacent to the El Portal Theatre. The North Hollywood Stations for the Metrolink Red Line and Orange Line are directly across the street, north of Chandler on Lankershim. Parking is available – entrance for Federal lot is on Weddington Street (directly behind the building) at $3.50. There is also available street parking.

For information (only) about Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal, visit or call 818 754 8700.

An Intimate Evening With Bruce Vilanch Thursday, Mar 28 7:00p ~ Dallas, TX

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

An Intimate Evening With Bruce Vilanch
Thursday, Mar 28 7:00p
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Station 4 and the Rose Room
Dallas, TX


He’s the head writer for the Oscars. He has written for Barbra and Bette. He’s got 6 Emmy Awards, and he’s coming to the Rose Room for “An Intimate Evening with Bruce Vilanch”. Thursday, March 28 at 8p and 11p. The funniest man in Hollywood tells stories you won’t want to miss.

VIP tickets include a Meet & Greet with Bruce after the show!

To Buy Tickets: Click Here

Video: Bruce Vilanch Being Interviewed At The 2008 Hustla Ball

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Bruce Vilanch and Scott Adler at HustlaBall 2008 by jubcam


Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Hundreds Turn Out to Appreciate Go-Go Dancers

City’s first ever official Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day draws hundreds to Boystown. A special street party with go-go dancer competitions wows the crowd.

  • By James F. Mills

  • October 30, 2011


    Actor/TV host Marcellas Reynolds (left), actor/comedian Bruce Vilanch and Mayor John Duran served as judges.  Credit: James F. Mills

Go-go dancers were out in force Saturday night, and hundreds of residents brought out their dollar bills to show appreciation.

Boystown was buzzing about go-go boys as West Hollywood observed its first ever official Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day, a pre-Halloween party designed to give locals an extra reason to party.

Several Santa Monica Boulevard businesses set up special platforms for go-go dancers, while Larrabee Street was blocked off for a Go-Go Fest Street Party, featuring several go-go dancer competitions.

Crowds of people dropped by the Go-Go Fest to observe the goings on and to tip the dancers. Some were there throughout the evening, others only stayed a few minutes before moving on to restaurants and clubs.

“Everyday is go-go dancer appreciation day at my house,” said actor/comedian Bruce Vilanch. “That other people are moved to celebrate it just warms my heart.”

City councilman John D’Amico, who came up with the idea for Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day, was pleased by the turnout.

“Everything is exactly the way it’s supposed to be. There’s hundreds of people here having a great time and that’s what I hoped for,” said D’Amico.

Larry Block, owner of the Block Party clothing store, agreed. “This is West Hollywood at its best,” said Block, who set up a platform in front of his store and offered free underwear to anyone willing to dance for 15 minutes.


Some people took Block up on the offer, others were too embarrassed, saying they didn’t have the physique to dance in public. Still others opted to dance on the platforms set up inside the Go-Go Fest area. One man said he had never danced before, but made $100 in 10 minutes.

One the main stage of the Go-Go Fest, some of those dilettantes got up the nerve to compete in the official Amateur competition. Meanwhile professional go-go dancers competed in five categories – Hottest Jock, Best Bootie, Twink, Best Package and Muscle Stud.

Vilanch, Mayor John Duran and actor/TV host Marcellas Reynolds served as the official judges for the competition. But after the first few rounds of competitions, host Scotty B just let the crowds decide the winners.

Those winners then competed for a $1,000 prize and the title of Mr. West Hollywood Go-Go. By the end of the evening, Micky’s and Eleven nightclub dancer Andrew, dressed as a construction worker, took home the title.

The audience was wowed by a choreographed show, “Evolution of Go-Go,” featuring a dozen dancers doing different moves to snippets of dance hits from the 60s to today.

Between each competition, DJ Paulo Ramirez kept the music going to the delight of the crowd.

“This is what a street party should be,” said Alex Johnson. “Great music, hot men and no cover to get in.”

While Go-Go Day was intended to bring more people to town, there was no noticeable increase in standard Saturday night foot traffic in Boystown.

As for increased business in the area, that may not have happened either. While Block said more people were stopping into his store, he “didn’t know if it was translating into extra sales.”

Nonetheless, D’Amico was optimistic about Go-Go Day becoming an annual event.

“This is just the first year. I’m sure as time goes by, next year’s will be even bigger,” said D’Amico. “I’ve already had a couple of people approach me about being sponsors next year.”

Follow West Hollywood Patch on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, tips and news.

About this column: From Boys Town to Plummer Park, the Sunset Strip or Melrose Avenue—this column brings you some of the interesting and unique snapshops that make us proud to call Weho our home.

Bruce Vilanch To Appear At “The Fix Up Show” March 2, 2011

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Hosted by J. Keith van Straaten

Celebrities. Singles. Seriously.

WHAT: Drew Carey, Dick Cavett, Jeff Garlin, Margaret Cho, Alex Borstein, Susan Olsen, Aasif Mandvi, and Wil Wheaton are among the stars who recently joined this live-on-stage panel/matchmaking comedy show, where real celebrity guests help real singles looking for love. Two strangers get fixed up on a date before your eyes, as Host/Creator J. Keith van Straaten (“Beat The Geeks,” “What’s My Line? – Live On Stage”) keeps things running with spontaneity, civility, and fun. Celebrity guests are scheduled to appear and announced at

WHEN: Wednesdays at 8pm. Through March 30.
February 9 (w/Doug Benson), 16 (w/Henry Winkler), 23 (w/Tippi Hedren). March 2 (w/Bruce Vilanch), 9 (w/Alan Thicke), 16 (w/Scott Thompson).

WHERE: ACME Comedy Theatre – 135 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 90036

TICKETS: $15 at door. $12 in advance via

PHONE/WEB: (646) 450-4FIX [4349] / / twitter: @thefixupshow

INFO: THE FIX-UP SHOW brings together a panel of three people—two who know an eligible single well, and one celebrity who has never met the person—and has them interrogate potential suitors to make a match. The matched pair wins a meal at Amalfi restaurant and goes on a real date! How did our panel do? Find out next week!

It’s “I’ve Got A Secret” meets “Love Connection” –live on the Los Angeles stage. A dating show with heart –spontaneity, hilarity, and civility are guaranteed. Old or young, gay or straight, all are given a chance to find love on THE FIX-UP SHOW.

WHO: Host/Producer J. Keith van Straaten hosted “What’s My Line? – Live on Stage,” and Comedy Central’s TV game show “Beat The Geeks” and is often seen commenting on E! Entertainment Television. His essays on dating and Los Angeles have appeared in The Jewish Journal, Tango, and Backstage. More at

Co-hostess Patti Goettlicher returns to “The Fix-Up Show” after appearing in the successful New York run. She also played hostess to J. Keith during the New York run of “What’s My Line? – Live On Stage.”

Celebrity guests for this run will be announced shortly. Updated info available at

New Years Eve XXX travaganza with Bruce Vilanch

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Event information:

Event date/Time: Friday, December 31, 2010 8:00 PM
Country /City: United States / Walnut Creek
Event place: Club 1220