Bruce Vilanch News

Date of Birth: November 23, 1948 (68)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
AVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point FoundationAVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Tony Award winning and coming of age musical comedy, Avenue Q, will celebrate NYC PRIDE WEEKEND by donating $25 for every ticket purchased to Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. (more...)

Kat Kramer's 'Films that Change the World' Series to Continue with THE HUNTING GROUND This Weekend at UCLAKat Kramer's 'Films that Change the World' Series to Continue with THE HUNTING GROUND This Weekend at UCLA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday, June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

Ninth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges TheatreNinth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

The Hollywood Museum Announces Fourth Annual Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood ExhibitThe Hollywood Museum Announces Fourth Annual Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Hollywood Museum is thrilled to announce its 2017 salute to the LGBTQ community's contributions to the entertainment industry. The fourth annual "REAL to REEL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood" exhibit, in partnership with Los Angeles City Council member Mitch O'Farrell, is an educational, entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBTQ images in film, TV, new digital platforms featuring costumes, props, photos, and iconic imagery all telling the story of the milestones and influence that LGBTQ characters and plot lines have had in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern-day representations. (more...)

Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedian Judy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

Judy Gold and Randy Rainbow to Join the Cast of BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTOJudy Gold and Randy Rainbow to Join the Cast of BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment (Daniel DeMello and Nathaniel Nowak) in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedianJudy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/4/2017 - 4/11/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 4/4/2017 - 4/11/2017
by - Apr 11, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/4/2017 - 4/11/2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 11th, 2017 - Norm Lewis Slays in SWEENEY TODD and More!BWW Morning Brief April 11th, 2017 - Norm Lewis Slays in SWEENEY TODD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 11, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello slay Off-Broadway in SWEENEY TODD this evening! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Randy Rainbow and More to Roast Michael Musto for CharityRosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Randy Rainbow and More to Roast Michael Musto for Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment (Daniel DeMello and Nathaniel Nowak) in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that it will present FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO, a one night only charitable event. (more...)

World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo RepWorld Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere ofBEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.BEATSVILLEhas a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney'sTangled), andAcademy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock,Sister Act,The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

BWW Interview: Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKSBWW Interview: Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by David Clarke - Mar 22, 2017

Billy Mitchell's hilarious VILLAIN: DEBLANKS makes a triumphant New York City return tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below. Tonight'ssold out showfeaturesKathleen Turner,Morena Baccarin,Lesli Margherita,Michael Potts,Maulik Pancholy, andMicah Stock andwill benefit New York Civil Liberties Union. (more...)

Bring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry DayBring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Tony Award Winning Avenue Q proudly announces its participation and observation in celebrating WORLD PUPPETRY DAY with special promo ticket offer. (more...)

Kritzerland Announces THE APRIL FOOLS ConcertKritzerland Announces THE APRIL FOOLS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Kritzerland has announced a new concert event coming on Sunday, April 2, 2017 entitled "The April Fools." This entertaining evening will take place at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood, California. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban & More Spread the Love at BROADWAY BACKWARDS- $522,870 Raised for BC/EFAPhoto Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban & More Spread the Love at BROADWAY BACKWARDS- $522,870 Raised for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Equality, solidarity and warmth filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 13, 2017, when the biggest stars on Broadway proved gender doesn't matter, but love does as they explored and embraced the great songs of musical theatre at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards. (more...)

Renee Santos to Return to The Metropolitan Room with Musical Comedy BITING THE BIG APPLE AGAINRenee Santos to Return to The Metropolitan Room with Musical Comedy BITING THE BIG APPLE AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Get ready New York, Latina comedian Renee Santosis back as an official East Coaster and to prove it she's returning to The Metropolitan Room on March 11th 2017. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater Welcomes Krish Mohan's Attempting to Approach Happiness TourDSI Comedy Theater Welcomes Krish Mohan's Attempting to Approach Happiness Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

DSI Comedy Theater jumps into Spring with an appearance by Krish Mohan. This Washington D.C. based comic brings hisAttempting to Approach Happinesstour to the Triangle. Mohan takes the stageThursday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m.Tickets cost $10. He performs at DSI Comedy Theater, 462 West Franklin Street. Tickets and more information are available online atwww.dsicomedy.com. (more...)

Bruce Vilanch, Chris Hendricks, Roslyn Kind and More Slated for MY NEXT BREATH FundraiserBruce Vilanch, Chris Hendricks, Roslyn Kind and More Slated for MY NEXT BREATH Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

An evening of music and comedy will serve as a fundraising event for the filming and editing of the documentary project 'My Next Breath' (mynextbreathfilm.com/about), hosted by Bruce Valanch, with musical performances by Chris Hendricks, Roslyn Kind and Mary Wilson, on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Catalina Jazz Club 6725 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. (more...)

Look at These Stars! Josh Groban, Cynthia Erivo and More Sign on for 12th Annual BROADWAY BACKWARDSLook at These Stars! Josh Groban, Cynthia Erivo and More Sign on for 12th Annual BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Tony Award winnerCynthia Erivo(The Color Purple), four-time Grammy Award nomineeJosh Groban(Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Tony Award winnerCady Huffman(The Producers), and Tony nomineesCarolee Carmello(Sweeney Todd) andSantino Fontana(Cinderella, TV'sCrazy Ex-Girlfriend) are joining the spectacular cast ofBroadway Backwards, a show celebrating equality, community and love through gender-reversed interpretations of the great songs of musical theatre. (more...)

Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The DesertInterview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - Feb 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation (more...)

Alan Cumming, Whoopi Goldberg, Chita Rivera and More Set for Florence Henderson Memorial Today at the Music BoxAlan Cumming, Whoopi Goldberg, Chita Rivera and More Set for Florence Henderson Memorial Today at the Music Box
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Friends and family of Florence Henderson will come together today, February 21st, at 1:30 PM at the Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street, New York, NY to celebrate the treasured star. (more...)

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