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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
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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOWPhoto Flash: First Look at Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 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.  (more...)


by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin has announced the staggering complete cast list for the upcoming production of The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business. (more...)

Breaking News: Full Starry Cast Set for THE FRONT PAGE; Holland Taylor and Robert Morse JoinBreaking News: Full Starry Cast Set for THE FRONT PAGE; Holland Taylor and Robert Morse Join
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

So many stars! Producer Scott Rudin has announced the staggering complete cast list for the upcoming production of The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business. (more...)

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...)

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