Bette Davis News

Date of Birth: April 05, 1908
Date of Death: October 06, 1989 (81)
Birth Place: Lowell, MA, USA
Gender: Female
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...)

Two-time Tony Winner Frank Galati Helms Asolo Rep's Production of THE LITTLE FOXESTwo-time Tony Winner Frank Galati Helms Asolo Rep's Production of THE LITTLE FOXES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its season with THE LITTLE FOXES,  acclaimed American playwright Lillian Hellman's captivating drama about the scheming Hubbard family and their insatiable lust for wealth. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Frank Galati, THE LITTLE FOXES previews March 15 and 16, opens March 17, and runs in rotating rep through April 15 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Author Jacqueline T. Lynch Talks About ANN BLYTH ACTRESS, SINGER, STARBWW Interview: Author Jacqueline T. Lynch Talks About ANN BLYTH ACTRESS, SINGER, STAR
by Don Grigware - Feb 10, 2017

Author Jacqueline T. Lynch has just published Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain about the Mt. Tom Playhouse in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She interviewed me about three years ago, since I was born and raised in Holyoke and ... since I spent my childhood watching the Valley Players at Mt. Tom. The Players were my mentors for my odyssey through the acting world. It's a fascinating book. Lynch has also written the only biography in existence of movie and musical star Ann Blyth. In the following interview she talks about both books and her life as a writer. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Announces 2017 Creative TeamsCape Playhouse Announces 2017 Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The historic Cape Playhouse, American's oldest continually operating summer theatre, is thrilled to announce our creative teams for our upcoming 2017 Summer Season. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting TomorrowKen Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Keen Teens Series to Continue with AND...ACTION and More This SpringKeen Teens Series to Continue with AND...ACTION and More This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present the Eleventh Season of Keen Teens. This season's offerings will be And... Action by Eleanor Burgess directed by Julie Kramer; Rat Court by Boo Killebrew, directed by Daisy Walker; and Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Zi Alikhan. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jessica Lange & Susan Sarandon Star in FX Original Series FEUDVIDEO: First Look - Jessica Lange & Susan Sarandon Star in FX Original Series FEUD
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

They drove fans wild. They drove each other crazy. FX's new original series FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN from Ryan Murphy premieres March 5th. (more...)

FX Networks Announces Premiere Dates for FEUD, THE AMERICANS & ARCHERFX Networks Announces Premiere Dates for FEUD, THE AMERICANS & ARCHER
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

FX Networks has set the premiere dates for Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated, star-studded limited series FEUD: Bette and Joan, the new season of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning drama series The Americans, and the eighth season of the Emmy(R) Award Winning animated comedy series Archer. (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Wendie Malick & Dan Lauria to Lead LOVE LETTERS at Laguna PlayhouseWendie Malick & Dan Lauria to Lead LOVE LETTERS at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham has announced a very special bonus event just in time for Valentines Day, Wendie Malick ('Hot in Cleveland,' 'Just Shoot Me') and Dan Lauria ('The Wonder Years.' 'Pitch') starring in LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney. (more...)

Cinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMACinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Red Hot Mama - The Sophie Tucker Songbook - is the story of the first lady of show business, the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas', whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman Off-Broadway musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight.   The LA Times reported, 'McNight gives the performance of a lifetime as 'The Last of the Red Hot Mamas'. (more...)

Busby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film ForumBusby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'BUSBY BERKELEY,' a nine-day festival spotlighting the early movie musical trailblazer famous for his eye-popping kaleidoscopic production numbers, will run at Film Forum from Wednesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 15. (more...)

Rita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna PlayhouseRita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced the third annual New Year's Eve return of superstar comedienne Rita Rudner, in her bubbly and sparkling show, RITA RUDNER: 9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT!  (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMASBWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Film and TV actress Morgan Fairchild needs no introduction. She has been working for the past 40+ years, always recognizable as the glamorous blonde vixen from such series as Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap Search For Tomorrow. Now about ready to start rehearsals for the Lythgoe Family's Christmas Panto, called A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse, bowing December 8, Fairchild took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the role she is playing and her career. Has she been happy or does she long to change her sexy image? (more...)

Peter Engel to Sign I WAS SAVED BY THE BELL Memoir Next Week in NYCPeter Engel to Sign I WAS SAVED BY THE BELL Memoir Next Week in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

SAVED BY THE BELL creator Peter Engel will appear at The Shop at NBC Studios (30 Rockefeller Plaza) on November 15 from 11 a.m. to Noon for a book signing of his memoir I WAS SAVED BY THE BELL. (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna PlayhouseM*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse welcomes 'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit starring in Eleanor Roosevelt, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This MonthTony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Presents THE BOXCAR CHILDRENThe Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Presents THE BOXCAR CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Boxcar Children is coming to Laguna! The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents this production on-stage beginning Friday, November 11 through Sunday November 20 at the Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre, The Boxcar Children will be directed by Bethanie Knieser, with musical direction by Mark Turnbull. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

After you've had enough turkey and family drama this Thanksgiving, why not join us for an evening of comedy, music and sequins! Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer SeasonRobert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

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