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Posts Tagged ‘Chita Rivera’

See Bruce Vilanch In The New Musical “Still Waiting In The Wings” – Now Playing The Festival Circuit

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

SUMMARY

Still Waiting follows the trials and triumphs of a ragtag team of actors waiting tables in Times Square at The Cafe’ Broadway. While dreaming of the glow of the footlights next door, the reality of slinging hash under florescent lights mixes sweet aspirations with bitter drama. The performers of New York City are as varied as it’s inhabitants: the diva, the theatre queen, the soap star, and even a couple of strippers thrown in for good measure! There’s no people like show people (Thank God), and there’s no telling what can happen when they’re pitted against each other. Read More

Bruce Vilanch, Others To Perform In Broadway Backwards 7

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

The show features performers singing material usually performed by members of the opposite gender. It is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

The cast will include Bryan Batt, Sierra Boggess, Mario Cantone, Robin De Jesús, Shawna Hamic, Telly Leung, Adam Pascal, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, and Bruce Vilanch, with more to be announced.

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Friday, July 15th, 2011
colour portrait Carol Channing

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Modern Tonic
WELL, HELLO CAROL!
July 7, 2011


The best documentaries are the ones that tell stories so extraordinary that you wouldn’t believe them if they were fiction. And Carol Channing: Larger than Life captures the outrageously fascinating life of one of Broadway’s greatest legends. Channing took to the stage in grammar school, where she performed dead-on impersonations of all her teachers, and never really left again. From her stage triumphs in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Hello, Dolly!” to her late-in-life reunion with her high-school sweetheart, Channing’s life in the theater makes for one of the year’s most bubbly cinematic delights. Featuring rarely-seen clips plus testimonials from Chita Rivera, Barbara Walters, Bruce Vilanch, and her chorus of “Dolly boy” dancers, Larger than Life lives up to its titles. Read More

Bruce Honors Carol Channing In Cinematic Tribute, “Larger Than Life”

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Carol Channing preparing to speak to an adorin...

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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
Reviewed By: Leslie (Hoban) Blake · Apr 25, 2011 · New York


Dori Berinstein’s loving cinematic tribute, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, now premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, is a cornucopia of favorite moments from the nonagenarian’s 60-plus years in the spotlight, as well as a glimpse into her current personal life. In both cases, Berinstein shows just how smart, funny, and gracious the star is both on and offstage.

The film’s title has several meanings, from Channing’s height (at 5’9) to her gigantic smile, and outsized personality. She was literally too big for the screen, appearing in only a few films — including her Oscar-nominated role in Thoroughly Modern Millie — but she happily played to generations of theatergoers in such shows as Lend an Ear, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and her own signature magnum opus, Hello Dolly. Read More

Bruce To Appear In “Carol Channing: Larger Than Life”

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Canyon News
Carol Channing Honored On Film
Posted by Tommy Garrett on Apr 5, 2011 – 8:54:45 PM

HOLLYWOOD—The Tribeca Film Festival (NY) spotlighted the film by multiple Tony® Award winning director/producer Dori Berinstein entitled “Carol Channing: Larger Than Life” last month in Manhattan.

Among those who appear in the film are (partial list only) – Barbara Walters, Lily Tomlin, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Sam Harris, Bruce Vilanch, Debbie Reynolds, Jerry Herman, Bob Mackie, Angela Lansbury, Loni Anderson, Tyne Daly, Tippi Hedren, Phyllis Diller, Rip Taylor, etc. There is also a very special moment with Carol’s former roommate, the now late Betty Garrett. Read More