Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Taylor’

The Stars Come Out in Support of LGBTQ Community and to Honor Stephanie Beatriz and Julie Newmar

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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The Stars Come Out in Support of LGBTQ Community and to Honor Stephanie Beatriz and Julie Newmar
by BWW News Desk Jun. 9, 2018

President/Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, along with Council Member Mitch O’Farrell and Board President Esteban Montemayor of Christopher Street West, kicked off Pride weekend with the annual “Real to Reel” exhibit that shines the spotlight on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) community in television and film through the decades. This year’s event also feature a special recognition with The Future of Hollywood Award presented to actress Stephanie Beatriz and the Legacy Award to TONY Award winning actress, Julie Newmar. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Tears Up Talking About Elizabeth Taylor At Broadway Backwards

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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Comedian Bruce Vilanch Gets Teary Reminiscing About Elizabeth Taylor’s House Parties at Broadway Backwards 7

March 6, 2012

Bruce Vilanch, who was supposed to duet with Michael Urie but ended up coming onstage stag when Urie had to bow out for a pilot. “It’s for the Will & Grace producers—he has the Grace part!” he joked. Instead Vilanch presented a generous endowment of $50K to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS from sponsor Lifetime (officially no longer just “Television for Women”, but for us gays too!), who supported the evening for the second year in a row. Vilanch got shaky-voiced and teary-eyed over the loss of that biggest and brightest AIDS fundraiser, Elizabeth Taylor. Read More

What makes a good celebrity autobiography?

Monday, June 28th, 2010

What makes a good celebrity autobiography? “When stars take themselves seriously and believe that people truly care about what they have to say,” Bruce Vilanch told us at Barefeoot Wine’s gay pride edition of off-Broadway series Celebrity Autobiography, in which celebrities read from ill-advised autobiographies and other writings of their peers. In Vilanch’s terms, then, the evenings works, which included Suzanne Somers’ poetry and David Hasselhoff‘s memoir,Don’t Hassle the Hoff, was full of literary treasures. Vilanch, who read a tediously uneventful passage from Star Jones‘ memoir, You Have to Stand For Something, Or You’ll Fall For Anything about an ex-boyfriend, was joined by John Cameron Mitchell, Cheyenne Jackson,Kristen Johnston, Mario Cantone, B.D. Wong and Rachel Dratch, who read from formerGood Morning America anchor Joan Lunden‘s Good Morning, I’m Joan Lunden, in which the author goes into agonizing detail about the clothes she lays out for herself every morning. (In keeping with the evening’s pride theme we asked Dratch, who is straight, about her frequently being offered lesbian parts. “I guess Hollywood thinks I’m gay,” she laughed. “I’ll consider those parts if I think they’re funny and not stereotypical. It can work with broad humor.” More cat wrangler, please, 30 Rock!) Read More

Mario Cantone to Join Bruce Vilanch, Cheyenne Jackson, John Cameron Mitchell, B.D. Wong, et al. for Gay Pride Edition of Celebrity Autobiography

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

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Mario Cantone to Join Cheyenne Jackson, John Cameron Mitchell, B.D. Wong, et al. for Gay Pride Edition of Celebrity Autobiography
By: Andy Propst · Jun 9, 2010 · New York

Mario Cantone will join the previously announced Rachel Dratch, Cheyenne Jackson, Kristen Johnston, John Cameron Mitchell, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Bruce Vilanch, and B.D. Wong in a special Gay Pride edition of the Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words, to be offered at The Gramercy Theatre on June 26, at 7:30pm. Read More

Bruce Vilanch To Perform Gay Pride Edition Of ‘Celebrity Autobiography’

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

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Cheyenne Jackson, John Cameron Mitchell, Bruce Vilanch, B.D. Wong, et al. to Perform Gay Pride Edition of Celebrity Autobiography
By: Andy Propst · May 20, 2010 · New York

Rachel Dratch, Cheyenne Jackson, Kristen Johnston, John Cameron Mitchell, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Bruce Vilanch, and B.D. Wong will perform in a special Gay Pride edition of the Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words, to be offered at The Gramercy Theatre on June 26, at 7:30pm. Read More