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My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

09 Apr
Barry Williams

Let’s Strip

written by Barry Williams in Blog, barry | 8 comments

 
See you in Vegas?

I love Las Vegas.  For me, the only thing better than going there for a vacation, is working there.  Especially when I’m working  on the Strip and not only is my name up in lights but a giant 45 foot headshot as well.  The best lighting, best sound, best musicians, it’s all there.  Such is the wonderful situation I find myself in again this week at Planet Hollywood.  As some of you may know, I was invited to be a guest for a couple of weeks last month in the new open ended production of Tony & Tina’s Wedding in the Planet Hollywood Hotel.  What a blast.  This is hardly what I call working.

First of all I play… “myself.”  Actually my “role” is playing a friend of Tina’s father who for the purposes of this wedding night is deceased.  He was one of the truck driver’s on my 2001 Broadway National Tour of The Sound of Music.  We became good close friends and I visited the family frequently in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.  Vito, as his wife Josephina refers to him, asked me if anything were to happen to him that I give Tina away on her wedding day and…. that is how I happen to show up on Tony and Tina’s wedding night.  

For the uninitiated, the audience members are the guests, the two families, Nunzio’s and Vitale’s, are the wedding party and I spend the evening primarily as a mixer.  Now in my case this means I have an opportunity to meet virtually every guest in the house and usually there are about 400 of them.  I sit at the tables and eat with the guests, take pictures, talk about the BB and their experiences of growing up with it, I dance with everyone to the rockin group Fusion, dedicate and sing a song to Tina and generally have a great time.  Party on.  In all my years I have never seen audiences enjoy themselves more.  The Wedding is so realistic that on more than one occasion Brides and Grooms come straight from their own nuptials wearing wedding gowns and tuxes and celebrate their reception with us!

Usually I can tell if things are going well when I am invited for a return engagement.  So, beginning Friday night the 10th through Thursday night the 16th (with the exception of Sunday) at 6:30 pm I will be giving the lovely Tina Vitale away and mixing it up.  If you are looking for a little RnR this upcoming week, I’d love to see you there.  You can also catch me at the pool during the day. Viva Las Vegas!

Now Search & Win for Great Brady Prizes!

 

8 Comments

    George Wilhelm
    on Apr. 9th, 2009

    Tough Job, but Somebody’s gotta do it!! Of course I’m working myself …for a change… LOL

    Jennifer
    on Apr. 10th, 2009

    Barry, I would LOVE to see you in a show; hopefully someday you will come to Philadelphia or Atlantic City to perform.

    Renee
    on Apr. 11th, 2009

    Love seeing snippets of Barry! Saw Barry and the other Brady kids (with the exception of Eve) on Rachel Ray, coming out from behind the doors as her “mystery guest” – alas, I was headed out the door to work and could not catch the rest of it. And the other night, on a repeat episode of “According to Jim” – the sex ed tape – absolutely HILARIOUS!!!!

    Kasa
    on Apr. 15th, 2009

    That was you!! My husband and I were walking down the strip on 4/9 and you were standing next to us while we waited to cross the street. I thought that it was “Greg Brady” and pointed it out to my husband and he thought it was too. But then there are so many impersonators in Vegas, we weren’t sure. How funny!!

    Heidi
    on Apr. 16th, 2009

    That would be great to see you perform here in the Chicagoland area.

    Richard
    on May. 9th, 2009

    Looking forward to your third visit to Goldsboro, NC and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

    See ya,

    Richard

    Arianne
    on May. 24th, 2009

    I was in Vegas over Easter weekend and I just knew it was you who walked in behind us at the CVS. However, no matter how certain we were or starstruck, we didn’t think it would be quite appropriate to bother you in the medicine aisle with your boy. :)

    Elly
    on Sep. 27th, 2009

    Hey Barry . My friend Kathryn thinks you are way cooler than Donny Osmond,

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