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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

The cast of “The MeshugaNutcracker! The Chanukah Musical,” including guest star Bruce Vilance in 2016. A film version of the musical comedy will be screened on Dec. 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

The Times Of Israel
Hanukkah gets a kitschy ‘Nutcracker’ treatment for the holiday’s last night
By MATT LEBOVIC
18 December 2017, 10:25 pm

  The cast of “The MeshugaNutcracker! The Chanukah Musical,” including guest star Bruce Vilance (center), in 2016. A film version of the musical comedy will be screened on Dec. 19, 2017 (Courtesy: Guggenheim Entertainment)

BOSTON — Just in time to pierce the gloom of winter, a Hanukkah musical comedy based on “The Nutcracker” score will be screened Tuesday night at 350 movie theaters across America.

“The MeshugaNutcracker! The Chanukah Musical” is a kid-friendly, two-hour celebration of Judaism’s Festival of Lights. Billed as “the music of Tchaikovsky with klezmer-Broadway fusion styling,” the show features eight tales based on Jewish resilience throughout history, from Judah Maccabee until modern times. Along the way, 20 original songs and a lot of Yiddish slang make for a uniquely schmaltzy experience. Read More

Bruce Vilanch’s New Musical, A Sign Of The Times, To Have Industry Reading In New York

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Playbill
Bruce Vilanch’s New Musical, A Sign Of The Times, To Have Industry Reading In New York
BY ANDREW GANS
NOV 28, 2017

Industry presentations of the new musical A Sign of the Times, featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other 1960s hit-makers, will be presented December 14–15 in Manhattan.

The cast will feature Chilina Kennedy (currently starring as Carole King in Broadway’s Beautiful) as Cindy, Ryan Silverman (Side Show) as Brian, Van Hughes (Spring Awakening) as Dennis, Drew Seeley (Jersey Boys) as Matt, and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Bull in a China Shop) as Tanya. Read More

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

Bruce Vilanch To Write Special Material For, Trevor: The Musical, Based on Oscar-Winning Short, Aiming For Broadway

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Playbill
Trevor: The Musical, Based on Oscar-Winning Short, Is Aiming for Broadway
BY ANDREW GANS
JAN 27, 2017

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Marc Bruni, who directed the Tony-winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will helm the world premiere of Trevor: The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning 1994 short film Trevor, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Broadway-aimed musical will make its debut this fall at the non-profit Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Chicago. U Rock Theatricals will produce. Casting will be announced at a later time. Read More

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Broadway World
Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
By Broadway World Staff
September 22, 2016

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A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 – September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. Read More

Check Out: Bruce Vilanch & The Skivvies, SATURDAY, August 13, 8PM, Fire Island

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Bruce Vilanch & The Skivvies
SATURDAY, August 13, 8PM

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Bruce Vilanch & The Skivvies

In Association with rj productions

Emmy Award-winner, celebrated comedy genius and Fire Island favorite, Bruce Vilanch, comes to Whyte Hall in August with musical comedy sensations The Skivvies. From writing The Oscars for over 25 years to The Hollywood Squares, Bruce has many stories to tell.

The Skivvies, the “musically thrilling” undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don’t just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele starring Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Broadway’s Sweeney Todd & Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up, Buyer and Cellar) The Wall Street Journal called them “smart, sophisticated…ingenious.” Read More