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Bruce Kimmel

Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Bruce Kimmel has had a long and varied career. He wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit, The First Nudie Musical. He performed those same duties on his second film The Creature Wasn't Nice (a.k.a. Naked Space), with Leslie Nielsen, Cindy Williams and Patrick Macnee. He also co-created the story for the hit film, The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez. As an actor, Mr. Kimmel has guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the Seventies, including Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, The Partridge Family, The Donny and Marie Show and many others.


Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been the leading producer of theater music on CD, having produced over one hundred and twenty-five albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also nominated for a Grammy. He created the critically acclaimed Lost In Boston and Unsung Musicals series, has produced solo albums for Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Liz Callaway, Laurie Beechman, Paige O'Hara, Christiane Noll, Judy Kaye, Judy Kuhn, Brent Barrett, Jason Graae, Randy Graff, Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley, and has worked with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Elaine Stritch and Dorothy Loudon. He has also produced many off-Broadway and Broadway cast albums, including the hit revival of The King and I, starring Lou Diamond Philips and Donna Murphy, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas starring Ann-Margret and Bells Are Ringing starring Faith Prince.
Bruce is also the author of two semi-autobiographical novels: Benjamin Kritzer and the followup Kritzerland which has just been released.
He is curently at work at directing a new film and he has adapted The First Nudie Musical for the stage. Mr Kimmel lives in California where he was born and raised.

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New Kritzerland Concert to Pay Tribute to Richard M. Sherman at Catalina Jazz Club

For the 127th Kritzerland show, the evening will be spent honoring and celebrating the life and work of the beloved Richard M. Sherman of the Sherman Brothers. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Review: 70, GIRLS, 70 at Lonny Chapman Theatre

70, Girls, 70 is an absolutely delightful gem of a musical from the award-winning Group Repertory Theatre at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, CA.  Directed with genius comedy by industry legend Bruce Kimmel, this 1970s period show is funny, bright-hearted, poignant, and magnetically uplifting.
Photos: First Look at The Group Rep's 70, GIRLS, 70

Get a first look at The Group Rep's 70, GIRLS, 70.
Interview: Barbara Minkus' 18 MINUTES OF FAME Doesn't End With 70, GIRLS, 70

The Group Rep inaugurates their 51st anniversary season with Kander & Ebb’s 70, Girls, 70 opening November 10, 2023, at their Lonny Chapman Theatre. Bruce Kimmel directs the cast of Cynthia Bryant, Regan Carrington, Kay Cole, Fay DeWitt, and more. Barbara, who shares the role of Ida with Suzy, sat down to answer a few of my queries.
Cindy Williams Final TV Project SAMI To Premiere On Amazon Prime Video April 23

Producer Bruce Kimmel has announced that Cindy Williams' final TV project, 'Sami,' is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on April 23. Kerry O'Malley ('Why Women Kill', 'Snowpiercer') and newcomer Sami Staitman also star in the 10-episode short form comedy/musical series.
Kritzerland Host All New Concert Tribute To Sondheim

For the 124th Kritzerland show, it's a very personal tribute to the late and great Stephen Sondheim. Producer/host Bruce Kimmel knew Sondheim for over thirty years and produced a significant number of recordings of his work, beginning with the album Unsung Sondheim, which featured mostly never before recorded songs that Sondheim himself suggested.
36th ANNUAL ROBBY AWARDS Announced At Theatre West, February 5

Theatre West will be the host venue for The 36th Annual Robby Awards ceremony, celebrating excellence in theatre in the Los Angeles area.
12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; Long Beach Playhouse Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; at Broadwater Black Box Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; Long Beach Playhouse Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; TEACHING A ROBOT TO LOVE Leads Best Musical

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings

Concord Theatricals announced the launch of its new record label, Concord Theatricals Recordings. The label will be the home to many of the finest cast albums and theater artist recordings, including Concord Theatricals’ previous releases with Concord’s Craft Recordings label.
Kritzerland at Feinstein's At Vitello's Presents ANYTHING GOES �" THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Kritzerland at Feinstein’s At Villelo’s presents Anything Goes — The 12th Anniversary Show featuring Jason Graae, Ilene Graff, Damon Kirsche, Danika Masi, Adrienne Stiefel, and Robert Yacko.
Cindy Williams, Kerry O'Malley And Newcomer Sami Staitman To Star In Short Form Comedy Series SAMI

Cindy Williams (“Laverne and Shirley”), Kerry O’Malley (“Why Women Kill”,  “Snowpiercer”) and newcomer Sami Staitman have been set to star in  “Sami,” a new short-form comedy streaming series with music.
JUNE TUNES AND A TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM Comes to Feinstein's at Vitello's in June

Live Kritzerland Concert JUNE TUNES AND A TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM comes to Feinstein's At Vitello's on June 3.
BWW Interview: L.A. & Richard Allen NOW AND THEN

The Group Rep presents producer/director/writer Bruce Kimmel’s L.A. Now and Then, a brand new musical revue celebrating the City of Angels opening April 1, 2022. Cast features the vocals talents of Bita Arefnia, Lottie Arnold, Lisa Dyson, Harrison Fahn, Liz Grannis, Tim Hearl, Haruna Kajino, Marcel Licera, Danika Masi, Hisato Masuyama, Alariza Nevarez, Alec Reusch, Jeffrey Rockwell, Margaret Staedler and Tamir Yardenne, with musical direction by Richard Allen. I had the chance to find out some behind-the-scenes details on L.A. Now and Then from Richard, as well as some highlights of his long musical career.
Group Rep Presents New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN

The Group Rep presents L.A. Now and Then, a brand new musical revue celebrating the City of Angels, its past and present, directed by Bruce Kimmel, with musical direction by Richard Allen, produced by Kathleen Delaney and Doug Haverty for the Group Rep.  
Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; Found's Theatre AMERICAN IDIOT Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; Found Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; First Stats Announced!

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

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How many shows has Bruce Kimmel written?

Bruce Kimmel has written 1 shows including Stages (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist).

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