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Bella Spewack News

Date Of Birth:
March 25, 1899
Date Of Death:
April 27, 1990 (91)
Birth Place:
ROMANIA
Gender:
Female
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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...)

BWW Reviews: Cole Porter Lives at Pasadena Playhouse with KISS ME KATEBWW Reviews: Cole Porter Lives at Pasadena Playhouse with KISS ME KATE
by Don Grigware - Sep 24, 2014

Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate is a timeless, delightful musical romp that can be seen again and again. It's an overblown, joyous account of two egotistical actors, once married to each other, who adore one another but just cannot be around each other very long without catastrophic, calamitous results. It's also a play within a play, as Lilli Vanessi (Merle Dandridge) and Fred Graham (Wayne Brady) are on tour essaying Katharine and Petruchio in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Above all, the silly contrived story is overshadowed by Cole Porter's divine score with some of the most glorious tunes ever composed. Kiss Me Kate is a showcase to Porter's genius. The current revival at Pasadena Playhouse, although not any better than any of the other local revivals as of late, does boast the comical presence of Wayne Brady and the stunning talent of Merle Dandridge.. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart & More in Barrington Stage Company's KISS ME KATEPhoto Flash: First Look at Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart & More in Barrington Stage Company's KISS ME KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, which opened earlier this and runs through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Barrington Stage Company's KISS ME KATEPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Barrington Stage Company's KISS ME KATE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 16, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, which opened last night, June 16, and runs through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the opening night celebrations! (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley and Paul Anthony Stewart Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE, Beginning TonightElizabeth Stanley and Paul Anthony Stewart Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented today, June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart & More to Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE; Runs 6/11-7/12Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart & More to Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE; Runs 6/11-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced casting for the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Joe Calarco to Direct Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE, 6/11-7/12Joe Calarco to Direct Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE, 6/11-7/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced the creative team for the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

KISS ME KATE, BREAKING THE CODE & More Set for Barrington Stage's 20th Anniversary SeasonKISS ME KATE, BREAKING THE CODE & More Set for Barrington Stage's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theater's 20th Anniversary 2014 season of musicals and plays that will take place in downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues in 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/15/2013Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/08/2013Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 8, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/01/2013Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/01/2013
by BWW - Dec 1, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/01/2013 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Florida Rep to Present MY THREE ANGELS, 12/3-22Florida Rep to Present MY THREE ANGELS, 12/3-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

This hilarious and touching story is perfect for the whole family and plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre Dec. 6-22 with four nearly sold out preview performances on Dec. 3-5. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cabrillo Scores with Cole Porter's KISS ME KATEBWW Reviews: Cabrillo Scores with Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE
by Don Grigware - Oct 20, 2013

Kiss Me Kate/book by Sam & Bella Spewack/music & lyrics by Cole Porter/directed by Richard Israel/Cabrillo Music Theatre, Thousand Oaks/through October 27 (more...)

KISS ME, KATE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2013-14 SeasonKISS ME, KATE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Cabrillo Music Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza by proudly announcing its 2013-2014 Season of shows, produced exclusively in the Kavli Theatre, at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The 2013-2014 Season, entitled 'Moving Forward, Looking Back,' is Cabrillo's most sizzling season ever. With a combination of classic and contemporary musicals, premieres and returning favorites, every show is gonna burn up the Kavli stage in a season that is just TOO DARN HOT! All of Cabrillo's productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jeannie Shubitz Leads KISS ME, KATE at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Flash: Jeannie Shubitz Leads KISS ME, KATE at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Directed and Choreographed by James Brennan with Musical Direction by Leo P Carusone the show runs thru November 3, 2013, starring Jeannie Shubitz as KATE /LILLI. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Shubitz onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christianne Tisdale, William Michals and More in Westchester Broadway Theatre's KISS ME, KATEPhoto Flash: First Look at Christianne Tisdale, William Michals and More in Westchester Broadway Theatre's KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Directed and Choreographed by James Brennan with Musical Direction by Leo P Carusone, the show runs now through November 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

William Michals and Christianne Tisdale to Star in WBT's KISS ME, KATE, Now thru 11/3William Michals and Christianne Tisdale to Star in WBT's KISS ME, KATE, Now thru 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Directed and Choreographed by James Brennan with Musical Direction by Leo P Carusone, the show will run tonight, September 12 - November 3, 2013. (more...)

KISS ME KATE & Mark St. Germain's DANCING LESSONS Set for Barrington Stage's 2014 SeasonKISS ME KATE & Mark St. Germain's DANCING LESSONS Set for Barrington Stage's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, has announced two productions for the theater's 20th Anniversary Season - Kiss Me, Kate the musical comedy masterpiece by composer Cole Porter and authors Sam and Bella Spewack and the world premiere romantic comedy Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain. (more...)

William Michals and Christianne Tisdale to Star in WBT's KISS ME, KATE, 9/12-11/3William Michals and Christianne Tisdale to Star in WBT's KISS ME, KATE, 9/12-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Directed and Choreographed by James Brennan with Musical Direction by Leo P Carusone, the show will run September 12 - November 3, 2013. (more...)

Marc Kudisch & Kerry O'Malley Lead Commonwealth Shakespeare & Landmarks' KISS ME, KATE Concert TonightMarc Kudisch & Kerry O'Malley Lead Commonwealth Shakespeare & Landmarks' KISS ME, KATE Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Boston Landmarks Orchestra will present a concert version of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate with Broadway's Marc Kudisch* as Fred Graham/Patruchio and Kerry O'Malley* as Lilli Vanessi/Katherine. Steven Maler, Founding Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Associate Artistic Director, Adam Sanders, will direct with Boston Landmark Orchestra's Music Director Christopher Wilkins, conducting. The free event will be held tonight, August 21st at 7:00PM at DCR's Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. (more...)

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