Bella Spewack News

 

Bella Spewack News

Date Of Birth:
March 25, 1899
Date Of Death:
April 27, 1990 (91)
Birth Place:
ROMANIA
Gender:
Female
Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Mike McGowan & Anastasia Barzee to Lead KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Darko Tresnjak DirectsMike McGowan & Anastasia Barzee to Lead KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Darko Tresnjak Directs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre's Summer Season Continues with KISS ME, KATEReagle Music Theatre's Summer Season Continues with KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston continues its 47th consecutive summer season with the hilariously entertaining Kiss Me, Kate, from July 9-19, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Starring Broadway couple Sarah Pfisterer as Lilli Vanessi/Kate (The Phantom of the Opera, Reagle's My Fair Lady) and Rick Hilsabeck as Fred Graham/Petruchio (Billy Elliot, Reagle's My Fair Lady), Cole Porter's hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Reagle will close out its summer season from August 6-16 with Wonderful Town, starring Katie Anne Clarke and Jennifer Ellis. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYThe Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015! (more...)

The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 8/8The Old Globe to Reprise THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Mike McGowan and Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Coming to The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Mike McGowan and Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Coming to The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

?The Old Globe and Hartford Stage's co-production of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, will be choreographed by Peggy Hickey and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which made its world premiere at The Old Globe and Hartford Stage in 2013. The Hartford Stage engagement runs May 14 - June 14; The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 1 and run through August 2, with opening night on Thursday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Laurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film ScreeningsLaurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Old Globe will throw open its doors for a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, continuing its celebration of the Globe's 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park's Centennial. All of San Diego is invited to join us for a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate both the Balboa Park Centennial and the theatre's 80th Anniversary. Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Beth Accomando, author of the KPBS blog Cinema Junkie, will alternate introducing the films. (more...)

Heights Players to Present KISS ME, KATEHeights Players to Present KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Heights Players wraps up its "Season of Firsts" by presenting the glorious musical that won the first-ever Tony awarded for Best Musical, Kiss Me, Kate.  Considered to be one of Broadway's treasures, this musical has wit, charm and true Broadway energy, with much of the credit going to the brilliant score by Cole Porter.  Kiss Me, Kate opens Friday, May 15th at the Heights Players and will run through Sunday, May 31st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KISS ME KATE Will Leave You Feeling AmorousBWW Reviews: KISS ME KATE Will Leave You Feeling Amorous
by Jeff Davis - Apr 25, 2015

There are some shows that are ageless. Kiss Me Kate is one of them. The Cole Porter musical, while 67 years young, still entertains with ease, and Texas State University's current production of it showcases all that makes the show great. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre's Summer Season to Feature Rachel York in WONDERFUL TOWN, GUYS AND DOLLS with Brent Barrett & MoreReagle Music Theatre's Summer Season to Feature Rachel York in WONDERFUL TOWN, GUYS AND DOLLS with Brent Barrett & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston announces three Tony Award-winning musicals for its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452): Guys and Dolls, Frank Loesser's romantic comedy that demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a "doll" opens the season June 11-21. (more...)

The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Following successful showings in the past two seasons, The Old Globe will offer an encore presentation of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare, on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

NextStop Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: KISS ME, KATE; CITY OF ANGELS & MoreNextStop Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: KISS ME, KATE; CITY OF ANGELS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

More than ninety percent of the audience-members who attend NextStop Theatre Company productions in Herndon, Virginia come from within a 5 mile radius of the tucked-away theatre, housed in a "covert" warehouse location next to Washington's Dulles Airport. But the hidden theatre company continues to achieve the unusual: enticing DC's top artists to travel outside the beltway. (more...)

The Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial CelebrationThe Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a full roster of great plays in its regular season and a Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, along with our popular ongoing programs. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Lead All-Male TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company; Full Season Announced!Billy Porter Will Lead All-Male TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

With the third and fourth shows of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's current season underway, Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Company's 2015-2016 Season. Kahn has put together a season of contrasts and striking new voices, with international directors and adaptors bringing provocative approaches to the classics to Washington, D.C. (more...)

Masquers Playhouse Presents MY THREE ANGELS, 11/14-12/13Masquers Playhouse Presents MY THREE ANGELS, 11/14-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

My Three Angels opens November 14 at the Masquers Playhouse. It is a delightfully eccentric holiday comedy that trips along with a trio of unlikely saints who intervene in the lives of a family in dire straits. My Three Angels is a high-spirited, old-fashioned and wonderfully-crafted fable to take home for the holidays! Written by Sam and Bella Spewack (Academy Award nominees and authors of the Tony Award winning book for the musical Kiss Me, Kate.) Directed by Steve Hill. (more...)

Renaissance Music Theatre's KISS ME, KATE Plays at The Skybox thru TodayRenaissance Music Theatre's KISS ME, KATE Plays at The Skybox thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

If things around the Thanksgiving table get too darn hot, entertain your spouse, your friends, and your in-laws with this theatrically-immersive classic musical. KISS ME, KATE pops and swings! With a five-piece band playing Cole Porter's most-loved tunes, a professional cast, and colorful costumes, KISS ME, KATE is a musical reinvented for today's audiences. (more...)

Renaissance Music Theatre's KISS ME, KATE Plays at The Skybox thru 12/13Renaissance Music Theatre's KISS ME, KATE Plays at The Skybox thru 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

If things around the Thanksgiving table get too darn hot, entertain your spouse, your friends, and your in-laws with this theatrically-immersive classic musical. KISS ME, KATE pops and swings! With a five-piece band playing Cole Porter's most-loved tunes, a professional cast, and colorful costumes, KISS ME, KATE is a musical reinvented for today's audiences. (more...)

Masquers Playhouse Presents MY THREE ANGELS, Now thru 12/13Masquers Playhouse Presents MY THREE ANGELS, Now thru 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

My Three Angels opens tonight, November 14 at the Masquers Playhouse. It is a delightfully eccentric holiday comedy that trips along with a trio of unlikely saints who intervene in the lives of a family in dire straits. My Three Angels is a high-spirited, old-fashioned and wonderfully-crafted fable to take home for the holidays! Written by Sam and Bella Spewack (Academy Award nominees and authors of the Tony Award winning book for the musical Kiss Me, Kate.) Directed by Steve Hill. (more...)

Masquers Playhouse Presents MY THREE ANGELS, 11/14-12/13Masquers Playhouse Presents MY THREE ANGELS, 11/14-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

My Three Angels opens November 14 at the Masquers Playhouse. It is a delightfully eccentric holiday comedy that trips along with a trio of unlikely saints who intervene in the lives of a family in dire straits. My Three Angels is a high-spirited, old-fashioned and wonderfully-crafted fable to take home for the holidays! Written by Sam and Bella Spewack (Academy Award nominees and authors of the Tony Award winning book for the musical Kiss Me, Kate.) Directed by Steve Hill. (more...)

The Old Globe Presents BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, KISS ME KATE, and More for Summer '15The Old Globe Presents BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, KISS ME KATE, and More for Summer '15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare onstage and in film. 2014 Tony Award winner for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to direct the spectacular musical classic Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and choreography by Peggy Hickey, in association with Hartford Stage. (more...)

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