Ben Hecht News

Date of Birth: February 28, 1894
Date of Death: April 18, 1964 (70)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

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...)

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...)

BWW TV Exclusive: The Porters of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Tap Dance Through Town!BWW TV Exclusive: The Porters of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Tap Dance Through Town!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2015

Nominated for five Tony Awards (including Best Revival of a Musical), Roundabout Theatre Company's On the Twentieth Century, starring Tony & Emmy Award winner Chenoweth, Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher, is currently bringing audiences to their feet at the American Airlines Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive video, featuring the show's Porters- Philip Attmore, Richard Riaz Yoder, Drew King and Rick Faugno. Watch as they tap dance through town to deliver a special message! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Veronique'STAGE TUBE: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Veronique'
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015

Below, watch Tony Awards host and On the Twentieth Century star Kristin Chenoweth pull out all the stops in a performance of 'Veronique' from the musical, which is nominated for five Tonys this year, including Best Leading Actress! (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide - Best Revival of a MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide - Best Revival of a Musical
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW will be bringing you an overview of this year's nominees in the top categories. Next up, the nominees for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Two-Disc Cast Recording Released TodayON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Two-Disc Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only, and the new Broadway Cast Recording is out today, May 19, via PS Classics. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURYBWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURY
by Naomi Serviss - May 7, 2015

Wilson plays a straight-laced goofball with a supposedly flush checkbook in Scott Ellis's revival of the screwball comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More Celebrate Tony Nominee David RockwellPhoto Flash: Stars of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More Celebrate Tony Nominee David Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

On Monday, May 4, Cooper Hewitt Museum celebrated the Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY with special guest: Cooper Hewitt Trustee David Rockwell (nominated for two 2015 Tony Awards for his scenic designs of 'TWENTIETH CENTURY' and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth Visits Today's 'Live'Photo Flash: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth Visits Today's 'Live'
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth stopped by today's LIVE to talk about her new Broadway musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on 'Live'VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth stopped by today's LIVE to talk about her new Broadway musical and shared her gratitude for being blessed with musical talent. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICALTN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its first developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Freidman on May 23 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Roundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter GallagherRoundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only. (more...)

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