Video: Bruce Vilanch on “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special”

September 1st, 2018

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special is a Halloween-themed television special starring Paul Lynde broadcast October 29, 1976, on ABC. It featured guest stars Margaret Hamilton in the first reprisal of her role as the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. Also, guest starring is Billie Hayes as Witchiepoo from H.R. Pufnstuf, Tim Conway, Roz Kelly, Florence Henderson, rock band Kiss, Billy Barty as Gallows the Butler, Betty White and, in an unbilled surprise appearance, Donny and Marie Osmond. The special aired only once.

Bruce Vilanch was one of the writers. Read More


Audio: On Screen & Beyond episode 508 Bruce Vilanch (“Hollywood Squares”)

September 1st, 2018

On Screen & Beyond
Audio: On Screen & Beyond episode 508 Bruce Vilanch (“Hollywood Squares”)
August 30, 2018 Read More


Aaron Lazar will play the Birdland Theater September 11. Show is co-written with Bruce Vilanch

September 1st, 2018

Playbill
Aaron Lazar will play the Birdland Theater September 11. Show is co-written with Bruce Vilanch
By Andrew Gans
August 31, 2018

Aaron Lazar will play the Birdland Theater

Broadway alum Aaron Lazar, who will be seen as Larry Murphy in the forthcoming national tour of the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, will bring his acclaimed solo concert to Birdland prior to the tour.

Lazar will offer Broadway to Hollywood September 11 at 7 PM at the Birdland Theater. Attendees can expect an evening of comedy and romance with dozens of Broadway’s greatest songs from stage and screen.

Co-written with Bruce Vilanch, the concert will feature musical direction by Jesse Kissel. Read More


Delaware audiences are in for a theatrical treat. Bruce Vilanch’s Musical “A Sign of the Times” Is Coming!

August 25th, 2018

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Regional Theater News
By Casey Mink | Posted July 24, 2018, 4 p.m.

Sign of the times, bruce vilanch, musical

Chilina Kennedy, who recently departed the titular role in Broadway’s “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” has signed on to lead “A Sign of the Times” as part of Delaware Theater Company’s 40th anniversary season. The musical, which had its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals in 2016, features the songbook of recording artist Petula Clark, and a book by six-time Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch. Gabriel Barre directs the production, which will also star Drew Seeley, Crystal Lucas-Perry, and Ryan Silverman. Performances will begin Nov. 28 and are slated to run through Dec. 23. Read More


See Bruce Vilanch At The Cock & Bull Restaurant & Stage at Peddler’s Village Lahaska, PA

August 25th, 2018
Bruce Vilanch
Saturday, November 24, 2018 | 8:30 p.m Tickets: $37.50 General Admission | $47.50 Ltd VIP Up-Close Seating

Order your tickets online: 8:30 PM. For more information call 888-596-1027

Bruce Vilanch is a writer, actor, comedian, stripper (it pays), Muppet impersonator, and all-around suspicious individual. For six years, he was a Hollywood Square, just to the left of Whoopi, if that’s possible. For two years, he ironed his way across America and toiled on Broadway as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. For twenty-three years, he wrote the Oscar telecast, winning two Emmys in the process, and four other Emmys for things that now show up on YouTube. There is a documentary about all this called Get Bruce, made by the Weinstein Brothers some years ago. Very netflixable. He would be remiss if he didn’t mention his luminous flop Platinum, which he co-wrote when a toddler. Never believe a biography that doesn’t mention the flops. His latest project is the pre-Broadway show entitled “A Sign Of The Times” (a new 60’s musical) , which he wrote the book for. The show will play The Delaware Theatre Company this winter prior to its arrival on Broadway. Mr. Vilanch’s stand-up routines draw on his years of being a Hollywood insider. Lots of secrets will be revealed! Read More