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Date Of Birth:
February 28, 1894
Date Of Death:
April 18, 1964 (70)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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Ben Hecht News

Date of Birth: February 28, 1894
Date of Death: April 18, 1964 (70)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Limelight Theatre presents Comic Tale Behind Legendary FilmLimelight Theatre presents Comic Tale Behind Legendary Film
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Daring, desperate and damn funny - a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Gone With The Wind, and some of the problems encountered, form the basis of Limelight Theatre's first production of 2017. (more...)

Coming Soon to Greenbelt Arts Center: A VISIT FROM SCARFACEComing Soon to Greenbelt Arts Center: A VISIT FROM SCARFACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Hollywood 1932- Prohibition will soon be going out but the Will Hays production code is coming in to watch over Hollywood movies for content not suitable for the American Public.During this time Billionaire Howard Hughes is producing a movie called SCARFACE about a fictional gangster with that name and has hired famed writer Ben Hecht to write the screenplay.  What would happen if a certain real gangster of that time gets wind of the project and sends some 'associates' of his to visit Hecht and see how close the story is to the real SCARFACE's life. A VISIT FROM SCARFACE takes that idea and brings real and fictional characters to a Hollywood Hotel suite one afternoon to see what might have happen on a typical madcap day in Hollywood. (more...)

Extra, Extra! Star-Studded FRONT PAGE Revival Recoups on BroadwayExtra, Extra! Star-Studded FRONT PAGE Revival Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that The Front Page recouped its entire $4.875 million capitalization during the week ending Sunday, January 1, making official the show's much discussed smash-hit status. (more...)

Grippo Stage Company Announces Revival of THE GOD OF ISAACGrippo Stage Company Announces Revival of THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Grippo Stage Company will present a revival of the heartfelt and comedic hit THE GOD OF ISAAC, playwright James Sherman's semi-autobiographical account of a young American Jew searching for his Jewish identity in the wake of the threatened neo-Nazi march in the Chicago suburb of Skokie in 1977. (more...)

Stars of Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE to Stop by THEATER TALK This WeekStars of Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE to Stop by THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

This week THEATER TALK welcomes three actors - Robert Morse, Lewis J. Stadlen, and Holland Taylor - from the dynamic 22-person cast of the Broadway revival of The Front Page, currently at the Broadhurst Theatre through January 29. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/18/2016 - 10/25/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 10/18/2016 - 10/25/2016
by - Oct 25, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/18/2016 - 10/25/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE FRONT PAGEPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE FRONT PAGE
by Walter McBride - Oct 24, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening last week at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE Company Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Oct 21, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening performance at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Review: Nathan Lane and John Slattery Lead A Raucously Funny Revival Of THE FRONT PAGEBWW Review: Nathan Lane and John Slattery Lead A Raucously Funny Revival Of THE FRONT PAGE
by Michael Dale - Oct 21, 2016

Bright bursts of light imitating the effects of flash powder photography capture the opening and closing images of all three acts of director Jack O'Brien's raucously good revival of the classic 1928 comedy, THE FRONT PAGE. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE FRONT PAGE Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE FRONT PAGE Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, had its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). (more...)

Extra, Extra! Top 30 Critics from Across the Country to Attend THE FRONT PAGE's Opening TonightExtra, Extra! Top 30 Critics from Across the Country to Attend THE FRONT PAGE's Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Read all about it! The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, will have its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Along with the slew of expected boldfaced names from the worlds of theater, film, television, and media, the opening night audience will also include the top thirty theater critics from around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company's MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIASPhoto Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company's MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

July 26, 2016 (Ventura, CA) - Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. (more...)

Broadway Veteran & 'Law & Order' Star Steven Hill Passes Away at 94Broadway Veteran & 'Law & Order' Star Steven Hill Passes Away at 94
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Steven Hill, best known as an original cast member on both the 1960s series Mission: Impossible and the 1990s drama Law & Order, passed away today (more...)

NTC Presents Its Season Opener MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIASNTC Presents Its Season Opener MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Newnan Theatre Company kicks off its 39th season with the comedy Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Jeff Allen, this show is a very funny look at the real-life events surrounding the writing of the screenplay to the film classic Gone With the Wind. It opens Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 11. It will be presented on the Mainstage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 8/07/2016Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 8/07/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/07/2016 for Albuquerque (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIASRubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW Extends at Piven TheatreTHE BEN HECHT SHOW Extends at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

? Due to popular demand, Grippo Stage Company's hit world premiere THE BEN HECHT SHOW will add four additional weeks of performances, extending through August 14, 2016 at the Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. (more...)

The Adobe Theater and ABQStages Co-Present Concert Version of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Benefit The Matthew Naegeli Scholarship ProgramThe Adobe Theater and ABQStages Co-Present Concert Version of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Benefit The Matthew Naegeli Scholarship Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The multiple Award-winning On the Twentieth Century, the Cy Coleman-Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical will be performed in a Staged Concert Version, directed and choreographed by Hal Simons. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE FRONT PAGEUp on the Marquee: THE FRONT PAGE
by Walter McBride - Jul 9, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, begins previews on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 with an official opening set for October 20. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the show will play a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Get a first look at the show's marquee below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOWSTAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. Based on Ben Hecht's books A Guide For the Bedevilled and A Child Of the Century, in which Hecht confronts his own identity as an American Jew in the wake of the Nazi Holocaust, THE BEN HECHT SHOW will play June 10 - July 17, 2016 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at grippostagecompany.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

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