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 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...)

Photo Flash: Cast of 'TWENTIETH CENTURY' Kick Off Final Week on Broadway at The Empire HotelPhoto Flash: Cast of 'TWENTIETH CENTURY' Kick Off Final Week on Broadway at The Empire Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl and the cast of "On the Twentieth Century" kicked off their final week of performances on the Pool Deck of The Empire Hotel last night. The cast toasted their Broadway run while snacking on summer barbecue favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken skewers, dancing poolside and posing for selfies with the hotel's iconic neon sign. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Returning to ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Tonight Following Afternoon AbsenceKristin Chenoweth Returning to ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Tonight Following Afternoon Absence
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 8, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth may have missed today's matinee of Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, but rest assured Roundabout patrons, she'll be back in action as Lily Garland at this evening's performance. (more...)

PHOTO: Kristin Chenoweth Shares Patriotic 'Pushing Daisies' Reunion PicPHOTO: Kristin Chenoweth Shares Patriotic 'Pushing Daisies' Reunion Pic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth turned to Twitter to share a patriotic shot of a 'Pushing Daisies' backstage reunion. (more...)

PHOTO: Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Celebrates Historic SCOTUS RulingPHOTO: Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Celebrates Historic SCOTUS Ruling
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Tony Award winning Director and choreographer Warren Carlyle celebrated Friday's historic Supreme Court rulling on marriage equality (more...)

West Coast Premiere of James Sherman's THE BEN HECHT SHOW Begins Next Month at Zephyr TheatreWest Coast Premiere of James Sherman's THE BEN HECHT SHOW Begins Next Month at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 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...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues. (more...)

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