Bette Davis News

Date of Birth: April 05, 1908
Date of Death: October 06, 1989 (81)
Birth Place: Lowell, MA, USA
Gender: Female
It's Going to Be a Bumpy Night: Cate Blanchett to Star in Ivo van Hove Stage Adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVEIt's Going to Be a Bumpy Night: Cate Blanchett to Star in Ivo van Hove Stage Adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Academy Award winning actor, Cate Blanchett, has signed on to play the role of Margo Channing in a stage adaptation of the classic film All About Eve. (more...)

VIDEO: Chris Isaacson Presents I'VE WRITTEN A LETTER TO DADDY Dance Performance as Baby JaneVIDEO: Chris Isaacson Presents I'VE WRITTEN A LETTER TO DADDY Dance Performance as Baby Jane
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2017

Capping a weeklong celebration of the premiere of Ryan Murphy's new anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan on FX Networks, the Drag-Tacular Live Concert Event, an evening of old Hollywood glamour, took place on Friday, March 3 at Spectra Lounge at Wolfgang Puck (in the Pacific Design Center) in West Hollywood, CA. Special guest host Tony Award-nominee Sam Harris anchored the evening which featured shimmering chanteuse Niki Haris, singer Jake Simpson, Kay-Ta Matsuno's 10-piece band, DJ Laszlo (Adele, Christina Aguilera, Demi Levato), and special appearances by Heklina, Peaches Christ, and BIANCA Del Rio in the LA debut of Whatever Happened to BIANCA Del Rio? (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Capping a weeklong celebration of the premiere of Ryan Murphy's new anthology series  Feud: Bette and Joan on FX Networks, the Drag-Tacular Live Concert Event, an evening of old Hollywood glamour, took place on Friday, March 3 at Spectra Lounge at Wolfgang Puck (in the Pacific Design Center) in West Hollywood, CA.  (more...)

Hershey Felder's NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO to Premiere at Laguna PlayhouseHershey Felder's NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO to Premiere at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the final announced production of its 2017-2018 season of shows, written and directed by Hershey Felder, NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO. (more...)

Original 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday to Headline AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING for ALZGLAOriginal 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday to Headline AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING for ALZGLA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Theater and music lovers alike are eagerly awaiting Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles (ALZGLA) 5th annual An Unforgettable Evening on May 7. The event will feature an intimate performance by Broadway Legend, Jennifer Holliday. Best known as the original Dreamgirl, Holliday is also known for show-stopping performances in Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God, Chicago, Grease, and The Color Purple. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dick Cavett Talking About Talk Shows At The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Dick Cavett Talking About Talk Shows At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 4, 2017

You didn't Have to talk back to your TV last night… Dick Cavett Was “Live” at the Friars Club. The tables, (and microphones) were turned on the legendary Talk Show Host as SIRIUS XM Radio personality Pete Dominick interviewed Mr. Cavett.  The “Monestary” wasn't at all quiet as Friars had a lively Q&A after the interview with the man who had Talk Shows on ABC, CBS, PBS and USA Networks. (more...)

Magic, Science, Pirates and More Set for Cape Playhouse's Summer 2017 Kids SeasonMagic, Science, Pirates and More Set for Cape Playhouse's Summer 2017 Kids Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Cape Playhouse has big plans for little theatre goers this summer, as FunDay FriDays! Playhouse for Kids takes the stage.  From pirate tales to dogs performing hilarious tricks, puppets, magicians and jugglers, the schedule has something for all kids. (more...)

World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo RepWorld Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Honor Local Art Heroes Suzanne & James Mellor at 2017 GalaLaguna Playhouse to Honor Local Art Heroes Suzanne & James Mellor at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 Laguna Playhouse will host its annual Gala at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach honoring longtime supporters of Laguna Playhouse and the arts, Suzanne and James Mellor. (more...)

Mind The Gap Theatre Presents PERFECTING THE KISS: A MOCKUMENTARY FOR THE STAGEMind The Gap Theatre Presents PERFECTING THE KISS: A MOCKUMENTARY FOR THE STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A 'Noises Off' for Off-Off Broadway audiences, PERFECTING THE KISS tells the story of one stage manager's struggles to navigate the artistic and romantic tribulations of working on a very bad... bad play. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZLaguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Wizard of Oz is coming to Laguna Beach!  Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too! The Wicked Witch from the West threatens to hurt Dorothy and her Friends as they all try to find their way home in this all new Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre production of the beloved story, directed by Donna Inglima! (more...)

HAIRSPRAY and More Slated for Laguna Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonHAIRSPRAY and More Slated for Laguna Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2017-2018 season of shows. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Mommie Dearest' Episode of FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN on FXVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Mommie Dearest' Episode of FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN on FX
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

On the next episode of FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN on FX titled 'Mommie Dearest' as the production of Baby Jane reaches its climax, the feud becomes physical. (more...)

Oscar Winner Susan Sarandon Joins Showtime's RAY DONOVAN in Season-Long Story ArcOscar Winner Susan Sarandon Joins Showtime's RAY DONOVAN in Season-Long Story Arc
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Today, Showtime Networks announced that Oscar® winner and four-time Emmy®-nominated actress Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking) will appear on the hit drama series RAY DONOVAN in a season-long guest arc. (more...)

FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN is FX's Most-Watched New Program Premiere Since 'People vs OJ'FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN is FX's Most-Watched New Program Premiere Since 'People vs OJ'
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

FEUD: Bette and Joan, the critically-acclaimed new limited series, debuted as FX's most-watched new program premiere since The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. (more...)

Celebrating International Women's Day: Five Fierce Females Who Made Theatre HistoryCelebrating International Women's Day: Five Fierce Females Who Made Theatre History
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2017

The question of gender parity in the theatre is a matter that has long been explored within our community. While recent Broadway seasons have taken encouraging steps toward better female representation, both on and offstage, the question of gender equality within the theatre continues to be a hotly debated issue across the theatrical sphere. (more...)

Tony Nominee Jon Robin Baitz & Ryan Murphy to Pen 'Charles and Diana' Installment of FX Anthology Series FEUDTony Nominee Jon Robin Baitz & Ryan Murphy to Pen 'Charles and Diana' Installment of FX Anthology Series FEUD
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

FX announced today that is has already placed a 10-episode order for the second installment of the FEUD franchise, FEUD: Charles and Diana, which is scheduled to debut in 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Susan Sarandon Explains Famous Feud Between Bette Davis & Joan CrawfordVIDEO: Susan Sarandon Explains Famous Feud Between Bette Davis & Joan Crawford
by - Feb 24, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Susan Sarandon talked about her new series FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN and the legendary Hollywood beef behind it. (more...)

Martin Scorsese to Present Chaplin Award to Robert De Niro This MayMartin Scorsese to Present Chaplin Award to Robert De Niro This May
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will present the 44th Chaplin Award to honoree Robert De Niro on Monday, May 8, 2017. The pair have worked together on eight films, beginning with Mean Streets in 1973. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Hannah Murray to Lead an All-Female Cast in a Thrilling New Production of POSHGAME OF THRONES' Hannah Murray to Lead an All-Female Cast in a Thrilling New Production of POSH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

OLD MONEY. NEW PROBLEMS. DIFFERENT GENDER. Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones, Untitled Detroit Project) is to lead the cast for the world premiere of an all-female version of Posh. Full casting for the production has been announced today. (more...)

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