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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
THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere at Piven Theatre, 6/10-7/17THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere at Piven Theatre, 6/10-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 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 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...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The upcoming Broadway revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's dark comedy The Front Page has welcomed another stage vet to the fold. (more...)

Film Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This MayFilm Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

NOËL COWARD, a one week festival devoted to the English playwright, actor, singer, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter, and wit, will run at Film Forum from Friday, May 13 through Thursday, May 19. (more...)

Breaking News: Extra! Nathan Lane and John Slattery to Headline THE FRONT PAGE Broadway Revival; Jack O'Brien to Direct!Breaking News: Extra! Nathan Lane and John Slattery to Headline THE FRONT PAGE Broadway Revival; Jack O'Brien to Direct!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 28, 2016

We've got some headline news this evening! 'Front page' news, even. According to the Chicago Tribune, Broadway veteran Nathan Lane and MAD MEN star John Slattery have signed on to lead a new Broadway revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play THE FRONT PAGE this fall. (more...)

Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere This Summer at Piven TheatreGrippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 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. (more...)

Long-Empty Times Square Theatre Said To Be Sold To Singapore-Based Oracle Projects InternationalLong-Empty Times Square Theatre Said To Be Sold To Singapore-Based Oracle Projects International
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016

Oracle Special Projects says it specializes in "delivering complete customized turnkey solutions for world-class special events, permanent installations and landmark attractions around the world." (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Debut This Summer at Piven TheatreTHE BEN HECHT SHOW to Debut This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 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. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, November 1 2015BWW Review: THE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, November 1 2015
by Gary Naylor - Nov 2, 2015

Gary Naylor sees the European premiere of a play that has plenty to interest the audience, but not quite enough to engage it. (more...)

Company of Fools Stages AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Beginning TonightCompany of Fools Stages AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens tonight, September 30, and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. (more...)

THE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER Begins Next Month at Leicester Square TheatreTHE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER Begins Next Month at Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

The Screenwriter's Daughter, a new American play about the life of the illustrious Hollywood icon, Ben Hecht, as seen through the tempestuous relationship between Ben and his free-spirited, young, 60s generation daughter Jenny, will get its European premiere in a five-week season in the Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre from Wednesday 28 October. (more...)

EBT & MAC to Present MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIASEBT & MAC to Present MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, is excited to present the first show of its 22nd season, the hilarious comedy, Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson, directed by Richard Mancini.  (more...)

Company of Fools to Stage AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This FallCompany of Fools to Stage AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens September 30 and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HIS GIRL FRIDAY at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HIS GIRL FRIDAY at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 13, 2015

Opening Night of the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version of His Girl Friday took place at Barrington Stage Co. and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. Julianned Boyd artistic director of BSC was the director. (more...)

John Guare's Revised HIS GIRL FRIDAY Opens at Barrington Stage TonightJohn Guare's Revised HIS GIRL FRIDAY Opens at Barrington Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version His Girl Friday, now through August 30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night is tonight, August 12 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actor James Sherman Shines in His THE BEN HECHT SHOWBWW Reviews: Actor James Sherman Shines in His THE BEN HECHT SHOW
by Gil Kaan - Aug 10, 2015

The West Coast Premiere of The Ben Hecht Show, ably directed by Dennis Zacek, showcases the charismatic performance of James Sherman in the titular role. In The Ben Hecht Show, playwright Sherman has written many a witty line ('She didn't have any anti-Semitic germs.') and dropped many a famous name (Moss Hart, Leonard Bernstein, Paul Muni, Stella Adler, Edward G. Robinson, Sidney Lumet, to name a few). (more...)

John Guare's Revised HIS GIRL FRIDAY Begins Tonight at Barrington StageJohn Guare's Revised HIS GIRL FRIDAY Begins Tonight at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version His Girl Friday, from tonight, August 6, through August 30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night is Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW Opens Tonight at Zephyr TheatreTHE BEN HECHT SHOW Opens Tonight at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The West Coast Premiere of renowned Chicago playwright, James Sherman's comedy THE BEN HECHT SHOW opens tonight, July 24th at the Zephyr Theatre (7456 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046.) (more...)

BWW Flashback: The Train Is Leaving the Station! ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Closes on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: The Train Is Leaving the Station! ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Closes on Broadway Today
by Jessica Showers - Jul 19, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ends its extended soujourn today, July 19, 2015 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. Below, before the train pulls out of the station for good, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's run on Broadway! (more...)

John Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next MonthJohn Guare Revises HIS GIRL FRIDAY for Barrington Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version His Girl Friday, from August 6-30 at Barrington Stage's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Opening night is Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Open 7/24 at Zephyr TheatreTHE BEN HECHT SHOW to Open 7/24 at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The West Coast Premiere of renowned Chicago playwright, James Sherman's comedy THE BEN HECHT SHOW opens Friday, July 24th at the Zephyr Theatre (7456 Melrose Ave ?Los Angeles, CA  90046.) The play runs Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM, July 24th through Sunday, August 16th. Tickets are $25 and are available at plays411/benhecht or by calling (323) 960-7861 (more...)

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