Bette Davis News

Date of Birth: April 05, 1908
Date of Death: October 06, 1989 (81)
Birth Place: Lowell, MA, USA
Gender: Female
Hell in a Handbag's BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS Extends Through August 28Hell in a Handbag's BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS Extends Through August 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Hell in a Handbag Productions' sell-out hit BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS has added one additional performance, extending through August 28, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Open 8/13 at Laguna PlayhouseTHE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Open 8/13 at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Karen Wood and Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham & Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and Musical Director Paul Shaffer are thrilled to present a special engagement of THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE, featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Asian Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERBWW Reviews: New Asian Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 25, 2015

Tony Manero--of Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) 2015 Asian touring production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (SNF), which is based on John Badham's '70s landmark film of the same name--would have succumbed to the evil oblivion of his own fever had it not been for one simple--yet pivotal--plot deviation. The inevitable loss that awaited him is not alien but one all too familiar to all those coming of age--and it is through recognizing this evil that he realizes, it is better not to struggle against it but to just flow with it. (more...)

Jimmy James to Play San Diego's Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 7/30Jimmy James to Play San Diego's Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

On Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage presents Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Visual/Vocal Impersonator Jimmy James in his award-winning show, Hearing is Believing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH at American StageBWW Reviews: Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 15, 2015

A marvelous cast and an incredible set can't mask some of the problems with the script. (more...)

Halcyon Theatre Sets IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT CastHalcyon Theatre Sets IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Halcyon Theatre announces casting for In Love and Warcraft by Madhuri Shekar; Joanie Schultz to direct Estrella Cruz (the junkyard queen). (more...)

Robin Hood, Pirates, Puppets & More Slated for The Cape Playhouse for Kids 2015 SeasonRobin Hood, Pirates, Puppets & More Slated for The Cape Playhouse for Kids 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Robin Hood, pirates, magicians, puppets, best loved stories…all these and more are included in the Cape Playhouse for Kids 2015 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Doris Roberts, Lee Purcell, Barry Livingston, adn Many More Stars Support Opening of 'Reel to Real' ExhibitPhoto Flash: Doris Roberts, Lee Purcell, Barry Livingston, adn Many More Stars Support Opening of 'Reel to Real' Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

The Hollywood Museum is proud to offer an exclusive new exhibition - Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood - an entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBT images in film and television throughout the decades. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets Lineup for 2015 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival59E59 Theaters Sets Lineup for 2015 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

59E59 Theaters announces the 2015 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival, beginning on Tuesday, July 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 26. The performance schedule varies. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)

LGBT History Month Exhibit on View This Summer at The Hollywood MuseumLGBT History Month Exhibit on View This Summer at The Hollywood Museum
by Movies News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Hollywood Museum is thrilled to announce that due to the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to its 2014 salute to the LGBT community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will present its second annual 'Reel to Real:  Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood" exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell. (more...)

Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Emmy(R)-winning television event, which this year will celebrate the career of actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician Steve Martin, will continue premiering on TNT or TBS through 2018, with encores each year on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). (more...)

Original Cast Recordings of DAMES AT SEA & More Coming to CDOriginal Cast Recordings of DAMES AT SEA & More Coming to CD
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's THE LITTLE FOXESPhoto Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's THE LITTLE FOXES
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Greed and familial betrayal is at the darkly comic heart of The Little Foxes by Tony Award-winning playwright Lillian Hellman. Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper directs the classic 1939 play about wealth's corrupting power-one of Hellman's most notable works, which was adapted into a 1941 film starring Bette Davis-centering on the Hubbard family's ruthless pursuit in the South's post-bellum economic slump. The Little Foxes runs now through June 7 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 11). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Original STAR TREK & Theater Star Grace Lee Whitney Dies at 85Original STAR TREK & Theater Star Grace Lee Whitney Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

The New York Post reports that Grace Lee Whitney, best known for her role as Captain Kirk's assistant, Janice Rand, on the original STAR TREK series, has passed away at the age of 85. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Presents Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala TonightBarbra Streisand Presents Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center previously announced that Barbra Streisand (recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award) would present the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award-winner Robert Redford, director, actor, producer, environmentalist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival and Institute, honored at Lincoln Center tonight, April 27. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE, BUYER & CELLAR, Rita Rudner and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonFOOTLOOSE, BUYER & CELLAR, Rita Rudner and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 2015- 2016 season of shows! (more...)

getTV Pays Tribute to Rosalind Russell with 11-Film LineupgetTV Pays Tribute to Rosalind Russell with 11-Film Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

getTVhonors the legacy of actress Rosalind Russell with 11 of her finest films, every Thursday in June at 7 p.m. ET. The month-long roster includes the Howard Hawks' classic HIS GIRL FRIDAY (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE LITTLE FOXES at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with THE LITTLE FOXES at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Scroll down for a first look at Henry Wishcamper's revival of The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, running May 2 - June 7 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THOROUGHLY MUSLIM MILLIE Thoroughly MirthfulBWW Reviews: THOROUGHLY MUSLIM MILLIE Thoroughly Mirthful
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2015

Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans mash-up THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and the politics of oil and the Middle East in their latest side-splitting musical, THOROUGHLY MUSLIM MILLIE. Scott Martino's to-die-for costumes and scenic design aesthetic are on display, along with a cast made up of long-time favorites and fresh talent, singing and dancing to a batch of borrowed musical theater gems. Put on your harem pants and belly dance down to Machine in the Fenway. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway Rekindles Its Pledge To Empty The Vault With Classic Albums Released On CD For The First TimeMasterworks Broadway Rekindles Its Pledge To Empty The Vault With Classic Albums Released On CD For The First Time
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

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