Vilanch joined the New York company Oct. 5 after touring the country as Edna for nearly a year. Vilanch is reunited onstage with Carly Jibson, who joined the Broadway troupe over the summer after her run on tour.
A celebration took place backstage at the Neil Simon Theatre just after the curtain came down on Vilanch's opening night. There to express their congratulations were director Jack O'Brien, Jibson, lyricist Scott Wittman, and writers Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell.
Photo is Aubrey Reuben.