Bella Spewack News

 

Bella Spewack News

Date of Birth: March 25, 1899
Date of Death: April 27, 1990 (91)
Birth Place: ROMANIA
Gender: Female
Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 SeasonPoint Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse 2017-2018 season celebrates the diversity of the theatrical experience with professional and student productions, Pittsburgh premieres, Tony Award-winning musicals, edgy new works and fresh takes on classic stories. (more...)

Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell to Lead KISS ME, KATE Concerts in The HamptonsMelissa Errico and Richard Troxell to Lead KISS ME, KATE Concerts in The Hamptons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced the Bay Street Under the Stars series which will include FREE concerts in Mashashimuet Park this summer as Bay Street presents the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate on August 25 & 26 at 7pm. (more...)

Watch Award-Winning Shows on BroadwayHD and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice AwardsWatch Award-Winning Shows on BroadwayHD and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2017

As the Tony Awards approach, and New York's other prestigious awards are being handed out, what better time to dive into some of Broadway's best productions ever captured on film. In BroadwayHD's vast library, they have countless award-winning productions ready to stream.  We have pulled together some of our favorites below. Check them out and don't forget to vote in the 15th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards. After you have voted for your favorite shows, designs, and performances of the season, you will receive a code for one free month of BroadwayHD as a thank you.  (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonJerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

Shakespeare, Disney, Kushner, Larson and More Slated for NKU's 2017-18 Theatre & Dance SeasonShakespeare, Disney, Kushner, Larson and More Slated for NKU's 2017-18 Theatre & Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance is excited to announce its 2017-18 academic season. (more...)

BWW Review: WE'RE NO ANGELS Is Devilishly Delightful Comedy of Good and Bad MannersBWW Review: WE'RE NO ANGELS Is Devilishly Delightful Comedy of Good and Bad Manners
by Herbert Paine - Jan 16, 2017

We're just a fortnight beyond the Twelve Days of Christmas, but it's never too late for an Epiphany, is it? In that spirit, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre has extended the holiday season with the worthy gift of WE'RE NO ANGELS, a light-hearted homage to the blessing of random ~ and fortuitous ~ acts of kindness. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit with Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase & More!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit with Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 13, 2016

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company welcomed Kelli O'Hara (Lilli Vanessi), Will Chase (FrEd Graham), Robert Fairchild (Bill), Helene Yorke (Lois), Chuck Cooper (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Norm Lewis (Harrison), Richard Kind (Gangster) and John Pankow (Gangster) for a one-night-only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music direction by Patrick Vaccariello and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director, Scott Ellis, directed this special event. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016
by - Dec 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/10/2016
by - Dec 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/10/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016
by - Dec 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Norm Lewis Completes Company of Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE BenefitNorm Lewis Completes Company of Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Norm Lewis as 'Harrison Howell,' completing the all-star cast of Kelli O'Hara (Lilli Vanessi), Will Chase (Fred Graham), Robert Fairchild (Bill), Helene Yorke (Lois), Chuck Cooper (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Richard Kind (Gangster) and John Pankow (Gangster) in a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music direction by Patrick Vaccariello and choreography by Warren Carlyle. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/22/2016 - 11/29/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 11/22/2016 - 11/29/2016
by - Nov 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/22/2016 - 11/29/2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Robert Fairchild, Helene Yorke, Richard Kind  & More Join Will Chase & Kelli O'Hara in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE BenefitBreaking News: Robert Fairchild, Helene Yorke, Richard Kind & More Join Will Chase & Kelli O'Hara in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced Robert Fairchild (Bill), Helene Yorke (Lois), Chuck Cooper (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Richard Kind (Gangster) and John Pankow (Gangster) will join Kelli O'Hara (Lilli Vanessi) and Will Chase (Fred Graham) in a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music direction by Patrick Vaccariello and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director, Scott Ellis, will direct this one-night only special event. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Present MY THREE ANGELSThe Adobe Theater to Present MY THREE ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Adobe Theater is presenting the delightfully offbeat Christmas comedy My Three Angels from December 1st through the 18th, 2016. Written by the husband and wife team of Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack from the French play "La Cuisine des Anges" by Albert Husson, My Three Angels opened on Broadway on March 11th, 1953, directed by Jose Ferrer and starring Walter Slezak, Jerome Cowan, and Darren McGavin as the "Angels," and ran for 344 performances. It was brought to the big screen in 1955 as We're No Angels, with Michael Curtiz directing, and Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Ray as the three unlikely heroes. (more...)

ONSTAGE in Bedford Announces 32nd SeasonONSTAGE in Bedford Announces 32nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

ONSTAGE in Bedford Artistic Director Michael B. Winters announced tonight via Facebook the theater's 32nd season, which will be performed at the Trinity Arts Theater in the historic Bedford Boys Ranch. The new season will begin in January, 2017, with a mix of classic plays and newer works, including a regional premiere and three area premiere productions, as well as a new program the theater is calling 'SpotON',  a spotlight series featuring new works, staged readings and more. (more...)


by Liz Cearns - Oct 5, 2016

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William Peace Theatre Produces Classic Cole Porter with KISS ME, KATEWilliam Peace Theatre Produces Classic Cole Porter with KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

William Peace Theatre opens its 2016-17 season with the beloved Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate.  The show runs two weeks, October 20-22 and 28-29 at Kenan Auditorium on the William Peace University Campus in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

We're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit ConcertWe're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present KISS ME, KATEStage Door Players to Present KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Wrapping up the wildly successful 42nd Season of Dunwoody's very own professional theatre, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS produces the musical comedy, "show within a show", Kiss Me, Kate, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack. Alan Kilpatrick directs, Nick Silvestri is the music director, and Jen MacQueen choreographs. The show opens on Friday, July 15, and runs through Sunday, August 7. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm (except, no performance on Thursday, July 21), and Sundays at 2:30pm. Single tickets are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at www.stagedoorplayers.net. Tickets are $30; senior, student, and youth discounts are available. (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse Will Keep Audiences SmilingBWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse Will Keep Audiences Smiling
by Kelli Curtin - May 24, 2016

Act II Playhouse's production of KISS ME, KATE is a show that is imbued with energy and full of delightful musical numbers. It has a sensational score by Cole Porter that will please audiences. This show, under the direction of Peter Reynolds and with the incredible choreography by Maggie Anderson, is a reminder of the timeless melodies of Porter and it has a cast that will entertain audiences. KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse shines and will have members of the audience smiling from start to finish. (more...)

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