Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

A Case For Throwing Out The Oscar’s Script

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

New York Times
Academy Awards 25 Years Ago: Not So Different From Today
By Bruce Fretts
Feb. 24, 2017

From the moment the host Billy Crystal was wheeled onstage wearing a straitjacket and a face mask à la Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs,” viewers knew the 1992 Oscars were not going to be normal.

“It was a bit like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” Jodie Foster, the “Silence” star who won best actress that year, recalled in a telephone interview. “You were being catapulted from one surreal experience to the next.” Read More

Two-Time Emmy Winner Bruce Vilanch Returns to Host Fire Island Dance Festival

Friday, July 9th, 2010
Bruce Vilanch at the 2009 Outfest Legacy Awards Image via Wikipedia

Two-Time Emmy Winner Bruce Vilanch Returns to Host Fire Island Dance Festival Featuring Ailey, Momix, Cunningham, Travis Wall and More

The Fire Island Dance Festival returns to Fire Island Pines for a trio of first rate outdoor performances/parties on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18, 2010. This year’s festival will feature offerings from eleven internationally renowned dance companies and artists including premier dances by “So You Think You Can Dance” finalist/choreographer Travis Wall (July 17 only) and Stephen Petronio Company. Returning to emcee the event for a second year is two-time Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch. Read More