Posts Tagged ‘Gay’

Long before Ellen, Boy George, “Will & Grace,” and RuPaul, there was Bruce Vilanch

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Los Angeles Blade
Queery: Bruce Vilanch
by John Paul King
August 15, 2018

Bruce Vilanch. Mother

Long before Ellen, Boy George, “Will & Grace,” and RuPaul, there was Bruce Vilanch.  You may know him from writing the most memorable moments on the Academy Awards, or from touring as Edna in “Hairspray,” or from being front and center on “Hollywood Squares,” or from writing for Bette Midler. 

No matter how you know him, and even if you don’t know him by name, one thing is certain — Bruce Vilanch always leaves you smiling. Read More

Gay male ‘Golden Girls’ reboot picked up for development

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Washington Blade
Gay male ‘Golden Girls’ reboot picked up for development
March 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper

“Silver Foxes,” a gay male reboot of the sitcom “The Golden Girls,” is one step closer to production.

The series, from writer duo Stan Zimmerman and James Berg who have collaborated on “Gilmore Girls” and “The Golden Girls,” has been picked up for production by production company Super Deluxe.

According to Variety, the 30-minute comedy will follow two, mature gay men and one man’s much younger lover as they rescue their other friend who has been forced back into the closet at his assisted living facility. They bring him back to their Palm Springs home where the four get into plenty of hijinks. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Narrates The Lush Opera, Harrison: Young Caesar (Live) -Just Released In Digital Form – Please Read About This Incredible Project

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Industry drew acclaim last year for their co-production of Young Caesar, Lou Harrison’s depiction of Caesar’s love for another man. The production was directed by Yuval Sharon, The Industry’s founder/director, and the LA Phil’s Artist-Collaborator. The digital album was recorded live with the LA Phil New Music Group at Walt Disney Concert Hall and will be digitally released February 2, 2018, on The Industry Records.

Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times described the performance: “Sharon, in conjunction with his opera company, The Industry, mounted a fanciful, visually stunning, endearingly mercurial, marginally risqué, momentarily over-the-top and ultimately touching production. The LA Phil New Music Group, conducted by Marc Lowenstein in the final Green Umbrella program of the season, was sensational, revealing layer upon layer of sheer musical gorgeousness capable, from the first bars, of lifting the spirits.” Read More

Judy Gold Discusses Partnering Up With Bruce Vilanch (For Comedy, Folks, Geesh!) And Other Topics

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Milford Mirror
Judy Gold discusses comedy partnership
By Arts & Leisure on January 25, 2018

When you’re talking comedy greats today, Judy Gold is truly worthy of her last name. Whether it was as writer and producer of the Rosie O’Donnell show, starring in two acclaimed Off Broadway one-woman shows (“The Judy Show — My Life as a Sitcom” and “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother”) or just the nearly 25 years she has been doing standup, the comedian delivers a gold-medal performance at every turn. Read More

Bruce Vilanch appears at Club Cafe this Saturday, August 16th.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Bosguy
Bruce Vilanch at Club Cafe on Saturday
Posted on August 11, 2014

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Bruce Vilanch appears at Club Cafe this Saturday, August 16th.

If you are looking for a good night of laughs, I would assume this is as close to a sure thing as one can get.

Vilanch is wickedly funny, and I assume when in a room of mostly gay men his stories will make for an evening you won’t soon forget.

If you haven’t made plans already you may want to consider checking out this show.  Get your tickets ahead of time since the show is likely to sell out.  Get your tickets online from Club Cafe’s website here. Read More

Bruce Vilanch To Host GLBT Comedy Slam on Showtime June 2

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Poppy Champlin, Sandra Valls, Alec Mapa and Scott Kennedy are teaming up for Showtime‘s Pride: The Gay and Lesbian Comedy Slam premiering June 2, 2010. Hosted by famed comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, Pride will follow in the footsteps of the Showtime-produced The Original Latin Divas of Comedy. In a press statement released today Poppy raved, “I’m thrilled to be representing lesbians all over the world in this Showtime special. We’re no longer relegated to the gay network. Yay! But my pants look too short.” Sandra confessed, “A few days ago, I was told that my comedy was too gay and not mainstream enough. Well, here I am on Showtime! That’s mainstream. So there.” Read More