Hal Linden News

Date of Birth: March 20, 1931 (85)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Ron Fassler and Joanna Gleason are UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS at Drama Book ShopRon Fassler and Joanna Gleason are UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome actor-writer Ron Fassler for the launching of his new book Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway, February 27th at 5:00pm. The event is free to the public and will be followed by a signing. He will be joined by Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods) for a discussion. Copies of the book, published by Griffith Moon Publishing, will be available for purchase ($29.95).  (more...)

Local Artists, Scientists Set for Special Events Alongside The Old Globe's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILELocal Artists, Scientists Set for Special Events Alongside The Old Globe's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Old Globe's revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile is playing February 4 - March 12, 2017, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. In partnership with Balboa Park institutions, local artists, and scientists, the run of the production will feature a number of special events that explore and engage with the play's legendary figures, Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, and amplify the intersection of art and science found onstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort LauderdalePhoto Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Photo Flash: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens at The Old Globe Starring Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Justin Long, and MorePhoto Flash: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens at The Old Globe Starring Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Justin Long, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Paris, 1904: The Lapin Agile, beloved watering hole to struggling artists and would-be geniuses, welcomes two soon-to-be legends for one extraordinary night. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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Ron Fassler to Celebrate Book Launch with Joanna Gleason at Drama Book ShopRon Fassler to Celebrate Book Launch with Joanna Gleason at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome actor-writer Ron Fassler for the launching of his new book Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway, February 27th at 5:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star-Studded Cast of PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Meet the Star-Studded Cast of PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Old Globe presents a revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. This is the third Martin work in three seasons at the Globe, following 2014's world premiere musical Bright Star, which went on to Broadway and five Tony Award nominations, and last year's twice-extended world premiere comedy Meteor Shower. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Ron Fassler's UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS Unveils Teenage Broadway AdventuresRon Fassler's UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS Unveils Teenage Broadway Adventures
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Both a poignant coming of age memoir and a compulsively readable story of Broadway itself, the new book UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS by actor/writer/director Ron Fassler is his valentine to Broadway, where he pays homage to the men and women who devote their lives to making great theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Third Show in 2016-2017 Season- CHAPATTILaguna Playhouse Presents Third Show in 2016-2017 Season- CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. 'I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too,' says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE  on ABC - Tuesday, December 27, 2016Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Tuesday, December 27, 2016
by - Dec 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC on Tuesday, December 27, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto are thrilled to announce a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale" Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, "Desperate Housewives"), Barry Pearl ("Grease"), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), "American Idol" finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. "Last year's holiday confection returns with an all-new Lythgoe Family Panto event on our stage!" comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. Remarks Becky Lythgoe, "We are delighted to be back at the Playhouse with our second show and with this extraordinary cast for a truly magical holiday show!" SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT will begin performances on Wednesday, December 7; will open on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and will run through Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE  on ABC - Tuesday, December 13, 2016Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Tuesday, December 13, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC on Tuesday, December 13, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Victoria Theatre to Present GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES 2016Photo Flash: The Victoria Theatre to Present GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

225498For those who are fans of The Golden Girls, Ice Cream, Cheesecake and Christmas - do we have a new Ice Cream Flavor for You! To celebrate the Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes - 2016 - Humphry Slocombe (San Francisco's award-winning artisanal Ice cream maker) has created a limited edition ice cream flavor. Appropriately christened Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (dark chocolate cheesecake ice cream with amarena cherries & house-made graham crackers). The limited edition flavor will be available at both Humphry Slocombe locations (2790 Harrison St. and 1 Ferry Building, SF) Dec. 1-31, 2016. (more...)

Humphry Slocombe Debuts New Ice Cream Flavor to Celebrate THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES - 2016Humphry Slocombe Debuts New Ice Cream Flavor to Celebrate THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES - 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

For those who are fans of The Golden Girls, Ice Cream, Cheesecake and Christmas - do we have a new Ice Cream Flavor for You! To celebrate the Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes - 2016 - Humphry Slocombe (San Francisco's award-winning artisanal Ice cream maker) has created a limited edition ice cream flavor. Appropriately christened Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (dark chocolate cheesecake ice cream with amarena cherries & house-made graham crackers). The limited edition flavor will be available at both Humphry Slocombe locations (2790 Harrison St. and 1 Ferry Building, SF) Dec. 1-31, 2016. (more...)

ABC Rings in the Holidays with Series & Specials All Season LongABC Rings in the Holidays with Series & Specials All Season Long
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

ABC will ring in the holidays with series and specials all season long, celebrating warmth, fun and family. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, ABC will be the place to go 'Home for the Holidays.' (more...)

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Joely Fisher, Barry Pearl and More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Laguna PlayhouseCozi Zuehlsdorff, Joely Fisher, Barry Pearl and More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto have announced a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale' Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, 'Desperate Housewives'), Barry Pearl ('Grease'), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), 'American Idol' finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. (more...)

Broadway Stars to Inaugurate New Arts Center in Restored Vermont Gristmill with Norman Rockwell MusicalBroadway Stars to Inaugurate New Arts Center in Restored Vermont Gristmill with Norman Rockwell Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Four acclaimed Broadway actors will spend the last week of October in Arlington, Vt., rehearsing Perfect Picture (a musical about the life of Norman Rockwell) just a few miles from the artist's former home - in preparation for a staged concert at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium on October 31. (more...)

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