Bette Davis News

Date Of Birth:
April 05, 1908
Date Of Death:
October 06, 1989 (81)
Birth Place:
Lowell, MA, USA
Gender:
Female
TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Skip E. Lowe, the comic, raconteur and perennial TV host whose weekly public access cable program has been airing in Los Angeles, New York and other major markets for more than 35 years--the longest in television history--and is generally credited as the inspiration for the Martin Short character “Jiminy Glick,” died in his home at Kingsley Manor Apartments in Hollywood on Monday, Sept. 22. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments, though he never smoked, but blamed years of working as a comic in smoke-infested nightclubs. Lowe had conducted more than 6,000 interviews, often two a week, with guests that included Orson Welles and Bette Davis. (more...)

Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

A.C.T. to Welcome John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

American Conservatory Theater, in association with The Commonwealth Club of Northern California, will present John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff on the occasion of the release of his newest biography, "TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" on Monday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). (more...)

BETTE DAVIS ON THE EDGE Begins Tonight at Mainstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Bette Davis On the Edge, a new one-woman show about the screen legend, written and performed by Christine St. John, an American actress, who has spent the last two decades working in London, and directed by renowned Chicago director, teacher and casting agent, Jane Drake Brody, will receive its world premiere at the Mainstreet Theatre in Michigan City, Indiana, beginning on September 12th, and running for four performances through September 20th. (more...)

Rock Star: Carnegie Mellon's David R. Shumway Explores The Making of Musical Icons From Elvis to Springsteen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The musical icons of the past 60 years were not created overnight. Instead, many factors from stage personas and outspoken political views to success in movies and television as well as timing went into making legends. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The national tour of the international hit show Menopause The Musical comes to The Cape Playhouse for a one week run this fall, playing September 16-21. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tap Your Troubles Away with Ginger at Winter Park Playhouse
by Justin J Sacramone - Aug 18, 2014

'Backwards in High Heels,' now playing through August 23rd at The Winter Park Playhouse, is as entertaining as it is educational. The story is an account of the transformation of a young girl, Virginia Katherine McMath, into one of the country's best-known dancing idols; you may know her by her pseudonym Ginger Rogers, the bright-eyed teenager with dreams of dancing her way through Broadway, Hollywood, and beyond. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Hurry Back - A Lauren Bacall Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 13, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary Broadway and Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall in honor of her death this week at the age of 89. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present 'MOTORCITY MAGIC', 8/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse is going to continue its Rock 'N Roll Summer by presenting the musical sounds of Motown in MOTORCITY MAGIC - A Musical Journey Through the Motown Years, directed by Michael Yorkell! MOTORCITY MAGIC will perform two weeks only - Wednesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 24 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 N. Laguna Canyon Rd. in Laguna Beach. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES Now Available On DVD
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 07, 2014

Classic cinematic adaptation of hit Lillian Hellman drama THE LITTLE FOXES starring screen icon Bette Davis is now available on DVD. (more...)

ALMOST, MAINE Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 8/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Almost, Maine, the popular romantic comedy, wraps up 88th season of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis. Written by John Cariani and directed by Skip Greer, Almost, Maine plays August 18 through 30. (more...)

Will Rogers Institute Announces 2014 Summer Theatrical Fundraising Campaign With Jeff Bridges
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

BURBANK, CA - Will Rogers Institute welcomes Jeff Bridges as their 2014 Summer Theatrical Fundraising Campaign Spokesperson. Bridges stars in the upcoming film adaptation of science fiction novel, The Giver, in theaters on August 15, 2014. The summer fundraising campaign, taking place in movie theaters across the United States, is a time-honored tradition that began in 1936 and featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis in the first public service announcement. The Will Rogers Institute is proud to continue this longstanding tradition with the help and generosity of Bridges, and invites you to get involved as well. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hollywood Meets Fascist Italy in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 30, 2014

It's all about the love story in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and this one has at its core the epic romance of the ages - Mark Antony and the notorious Queen of the Nile - two dramatic individuals consumed with passion of whom much has been written. It's a perfect choice for Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's final offering of the 2014 summer season and delivers another lovely night of Shakespeare under the stars just a short drive up the 101 to Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Brazen Theater to Present MISS LONGVIEW TEXAS DRAG PAGEANT, Begin. 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the Minneapolis premiere of The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant, a new play written and directed by Mark Hooker (Artistic Director, Brazen Theatre) and co-directed by Janice Orlandi ('Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies' 5 Star Edinburg Fringe 2013 ) and produced by Joel Thingvall (Producers Association, and Managing Director, Brazen Theatre) beginning July 31st at Theatre In The Round at 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant originally opened in New York City in the Times Square Arts Building in December of 2013. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

BWW Reviews: POTS at The Works Series Takes a Giant Step with 4000 MILES
by Joseph Baker - Jul 13, 2014

Amy Herzog's family drama (albeit a drama with a number of very funny moments) 4000 MILES is unobtrusively generating a thoughtful, low-key alternative to the outsized HAIRSPRAY (already a sellout at 'Big Sister' Playhouse on the Square just a block or so away); and it's a safe bet that a number of theatre-going Memphians are already trekking south to DeSoto Family Theatre's epic presentation of LES MISERABLES. However, this intelligent, intimate little piece is currently providing a rewarding alternative at Theatre Works, quietly nestled across from the parking garage at Overton Square. (more...)

Minnesota Fringe Festival Cast Set for Brazen Theater's THE MISS LONGVIEW TEXAS DRAG PAGEANT, 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the Minneapolis premiere of The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant, a new play written and directed by Mark Hooker (Artistic Director, Brazen Theatre) and co-directed by Janice Orlandi ('Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies' 5 Star Edinburg Fringe 2013 ) and produced by Joel Thingvall (Producers Association, and Managing Director, Brazen Theatre) beginning July 31st at Theatre In The Round at 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. (more...)

Ringwald Theatre Presents WHATEVER, BABY JANE!, 7/11-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce that their annual summer camp-fest returns in July with the original work WHATEVER, BABY JANE written by Dyan Bailey and Brandy Joe Plambeck. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RICHARD III, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, June 30 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jul 01, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a open air promenade production that exhausts cast and audience with its relentless spectacle and cruelty - but believes it was all worth it for such a splendid production. (more...)

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