Bruce Vilanch News

Date of Birth: November 23, 1948 (67)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
DSI Comedy Theater Hosts Second Annual Soundbites Festival Podcasts and Comedy Take Over DSI Stage September 8-10DSI Comedy Theater Hosts Second Annual Soundbites Festival Podcasts and Comedy Take Over DSI Stage September 8-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

DSI Comedy Theater is hosting its second annual Soundbites Festival. This annual even brings several podcasts to the DSI stage at 462 West Franklin Street for an evening of humor and storytelling. Each evening will feature a podcast paired with a comedy performance. Tickets range from $10-$20 depending on the show.  More information is available online at www.dsicomedy.com. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADYContra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Only For Now? You Wish! AVENUE Q to Mark 13th AnniversaryOnly For Now? You Wish! AVENUE Q to Mark 13th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

If ever a show has become part of the 'fabric' of New York and pop culture, it is the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q -- with its colorful cast of humans and puppets. The ground-breaking musical hits a new landmark this summer when it celebrates its 13th anniversary on Sunday, July 31, 2013 at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) in New York City. (more...)


by Michael Sterling - Jun 28, 2016

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) Benefit titled Sondheim 5, took place June 18th at Beverly Hills' beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in benefit of AIDS Project Los Angeles.  The much anticipated event, was once again directed by David Galligan.  Michael Orland served as Musical Director, with Choreography by Lee Martino; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the stars just prior to their first of two performances. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMESBroadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one's sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 - September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

The Skivvies, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Fire Island Pines Arts Project's 2016 Broadway Concert SeriesThe Skivvies, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Fire Island Pines Arts Project's 2016 Broadway Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

THE FIRE ISLAND PINES ARTS PROJECT in association with RJ PRODUCTIONS will present a summer Broadway concert series filled with award-winning entertainers at Fire Island Pines Whyte Hall. Tickets are available at the online and the harbor on dates specified below. Please visit fipap.org for more information. (more...)

BWW Review: Clever L.A. NOW AND THEN Shines at LACCBWW Review: Clever L.A. NOW AND THEN Shines at LACC
by Don Grigware - May 16, 2016

What a lovely surprise! I know that Bruce Kimmel is quite the clever gentleman and would not expect anything less than superlative work from his camp, but stepping down to the college campus level to review is not something that I particularly savor. These actors, with the exception of Robert Yacko and April Audia, are students, not yet professional performers as such. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed, not by the singing, but at least by the acting and overall drive and energy of the performers who delivered a mightily informative, nostalgic and fun show. It's called L.A. Now and Then, and it's a revue with songs and monologues that take a glance back at Los Angeles through the years and compare past with present cultural values. Kimmel as director maintains a great pace throughout: no lags; the show moves! (more...)

Photo Flash: Richard M. Sherman Visits Opening Night of Bruce Kimmel's L.A. NOW AND THENPhoto Flash: Richard M. Sherman Visits Opening Night of Bruce Kimmel's L.A. NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. Proudly presented by Kimmel's alma mater, The Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy and Kritzerland Entertainment, the production will be presented May 13 - 22, 2016 at the Caminito Theatre on the campus of Los Angeles City College (LACC). BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the show's opening night; scroll down for photos! (more...)

York Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading SeriesYork Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present staged readings of three new musicals: A Tale of Two Cities, with book, music and lyrics by Wendy Kesselman, Platinum, with lyrics and music by Will Holt and Gary William Friedman, and book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, and The Fitzgeralds of Saint Paul, with book, music and lyrics by Christie Baugher, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

A Sign Of The Times, A New '60s Musical headed to Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre this summer, will hold a private industry reading on April 28-29. (more...)

Allison Janney, Loretta Devine, Barrett Foa & More to Take Part in 32nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill EventAllison Janney, Loretta Devine, Barrett Foa & More to Take Part in 32nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Susan Anton, Barrett Foa, Loretta Devine, Allison Janney and Andrea Marcovicci are among the galaxy of Broadway, Film, and Television stars lending their talents to the 32nd annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (STAGE), Sondheim No. 5, with two performances on Saturday, June 18th at the beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  David Galligan directs with Michael Orland as Music Director.  Performances will be at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled five exciting teams to transform their diverse season of musicals from page to stage. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Performances from FUN HOME, GIGANTIC & More at the Vineyard Theatre Gala!BWW TV: Watch Performances from FUN HOME, GIGANTIC & More at the Vineyard Theatre Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2016

Just last week, Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out highlights from inside the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala, Honoring Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala, Honoring Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy!
by Walter McBride - Mar 15, 2016

Just last night Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out photos from inside gala below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala!
by Walter McBride - Mar 15, 2016

Just last night Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out photos from the reception below! (more...)

Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala TonightMichael Urie and Ryan Spahn Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Vineyard Theatre presents its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn, tonight, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Join Vineyard Theatre Gala LineupJesse Tyler Ferguson, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Join Vineyard Theatre Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced additions to their 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. (more...)

Durham Resident Wins Carolina's Funniest Comic at 2016 NC Comedy Arts FestivalDurham Resident Wins Carolina's Funniest Comic at 2016 NC Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The 16th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival closed last night at its home base of DSI Comedy Theater, 462 W. Franklin Street to name the 2016 Carolina's Funniest Comic. Now in partnership for the third year with Alchemy Comedy Theatre, in Greenville, South Carolina. Four comedians, two finalists from North Carolina and two finalists from South Carolina took the stage for a final showdown, after performing throughout the last month competing for $1500 in cash and prizes. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed Musicals' 2016 SeasonTickets Go on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed Musicals' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the five fantastic musicals during Goodspeed Musicals' upcoming 2016 season. (more...)

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