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Geena Davis

 
Bio:
Davis, who won an Oscar for her supporting performance in "The Accidental Tourist" (1988), has been a passionate advocate for gender equality in media. She is the founder and chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a nonprofit dedicated to educating and influencing film and television ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Davis, who won an Oscar for her supporting performance in "The Accidental Tourist" (1988), has been a passionate advocate for gender equality in media. She is the founder and chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a nonprofit dedicated to educating and influencing film and television ... (read complete bio)
 

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JOY BEHAR, GEENA DAVIS, SHERRI SHEPHERD    Photo

JOY BEHAR, GEENA DAVIS, SHERRI SHEPHERD

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Geena Davis and husband

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Geena Davis Biography

Davis, who won an Oscar for her supporting performance in "The Accidental Tourist" (1988), has been a passionate advocate for gender equality in media. She is the founder and chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a nonprofit dedicated to educating and influencing film and television content creators to eliminate gender bias and stereotypes and create a wide variety of female characters in entertainment and media aimed at children. Davis was appointed Special Envoy for Women and Girls in Information and Communication Technologies for the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union in 2012, and served as chair of the California Commission on the Status of Women. In 2015, she launched the Bentonville Film Festival to support women and diversity in the entertainment industry. As an actor, she is recognized for portraying strong leading roles in such films as "Thelma & Louise" (1991), for which she earned an Oscar nomination, "The Fly" (1986), "Beetlejuice" (1988), "A League of Their Own" (1992) and "The Long Kiss Goodnight" (1996).




Geena Davis News

BEETLEJUICE to Close on Broadway January 2023 Photo BEETLEJUICE to Close on Broadway January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

BEETLEJUICE will officially close on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2023. When BEETLEJUICE makes its final Broadway bow, it will have played 27 previews at the Winter Garden Theatre and 366 regular performances, and 313 regular performances during its resurrection at Broadways’ Marquis Theater, for a total of 679 Broadway performances.

The Lied Center Presents DANNY ELFMAN WEEK In Lincoln Photo The Lied Center Presents DANNY ELFMAN WEEK In Lincoln
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2022

FOAudiences from Lincoln and beyond are invited to experience a full week of events celebrating iconic composer and performer Danny Elfman, whose celebrated film scores include Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and many more!

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

Broadway Streaming Guide: September 2022 - Where to Watch HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL & Mor Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: September 2022 - Where to Watch HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Sep 4, 2022

This September, Broadway fans can wind down from summer with a stacked lineup of new albums, concerts, television shows, and movies to binge. From the new live capture of Heathers: the Musical on the West End to the highly-anticipated Hocus Pocus 2, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Joey McIntyre and Jujubee Join DRAG: THE MUSICAL at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood Photo Joey McIntyre and Jujubee Join DRAG: THE MUSICAL at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Joey McIntyre and drag icon Jujubee have joined the cast of DRAG: The Musical, returning to The Bourbon Room in Hollywood, with performances running September 23-October 15, 2022.

Review: LAVENDER MEN at Skylight Theatre Photo Review: LAVENDER MEN at Skylight Theatre
by Tracey Paleo - Aug 25, 2022

Taffeta’s dialog is often an attack on the audience rather than a composition about Lincoln.  A passive character study with a blow-horn built in so that you don’t doze off into your own fantasy about who she is and what SHE represents.

THE DAPHNE PROJECT Film to Debut in New York City Movie Theaters Photo THE DAPHNE PROJECT Film to Debut in New York City Movie Theaters
by Michael Major - Jun 20, 2022

“The Daphne Project” embodies a world where reality and farce are elevated to comedic genius. “The Daphne Project” stars Daphne Wilco (Zora Iman Crews), actress and social justice warrior, hilariously wreaking havoc on an off-off Broadway production of Euripides’ “The Bacchae” in the name of progress, her progress.

250 Limited Edition BEETLEJUICE Window Cards to Benefit Entertainment Community Fund Photo 250 Limited Edition BEETLEJUICE Window Cards to Benefit Entertainment Community Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

250 Limited Edition BEETLEJUICE Window Card posters featuring Alex Brightman are now available exclusively at the Marquis Theatre concession stands.  All sales for these limited-edition BEETLEJUICE window cards will benefit The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actor’s Fund).

Jury Revealed for Geena Davis' 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival Photo Jury Revealed for Geena Davis' 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

Today, The Bentonville Film Festival unveiled their distinguished Competition Jury, singularly dedicated to inclusive representation in media and entertainment. The festival, produced by the BFFoundation and chaired by Academy Award-winning Actor Geena Davis, will take place in-person June 22-26 and virtually June 22-July 3. The illustrious group of jurors is composed of award-winning producers, directors, actors and authors, including actor Yolonda Ross, film and television producer Bird Runningwater, actor Shohreh Aghdashloo, writer and filmmaker Justine Bateman, among others. The Festival is sponsored by Founding Partner, Walmart and Presenting Partner Coca-Cola. 

BWW Review: TOOTSIE at Dolby Theatre Photo BWW Review: TOOTSIE at Dolby Theatre
by Harker Jones - May 2, 2022

Read our critic's review. TOOTSIE is a contemporary take on an old trope: a man unconvincingly passes himself off as a woman, everyone in his world buys it, and hilarity tries to ensue. It's been done countless times, going back past Shakespeare to the ancient Greeks. That doesn't mean it always works, however, and TOOTSIE is a mixed bag.

Geena Davis Videos

VIDEO: First Look at New & Returning Cast of BEETLEJUICE in Rehearsal VideoVIDEO: First Look at New & Returning Cast of BEETLEJUICE in Rehearsal
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

Beetlejuice is headed back to Broadway on April 8, 2022 at the Marquis Theatre! Get a first look at the new and returning cast of Beetlejuice in rehearsal!

Photos: Get A First Look At BEETLEJUICE In South Korea VideoPhotos: Get A First Look At BEETLEJUICE In South Korea
by Alan Henry - Jul 8, 2021

We've got a first look at the first performance curtain call of BEETLEJUICE in South Korea! The production is now on stage for a limited run through August at the Sejong Arts Center in Seoul. Check out photos of the cast in action.

VIDEO: Watch BEETLEJUICE's First Curtain Call In South Korea VideoVIDEO: Watch BEETLEJUICE's First Curtain Call In South Korea
by Alan Henry - Jul 6, 2021

We've got a first look at the first performance curtain call of BEETLEJUICE in South Korea! The production is now on stage for a limited run through August at the Sejong Arts Center in Seoul.

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For BEETLEJUICE In South Korea VideoVIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For BEETLEJUICE In South Korea
by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2021

The South Korean production of Beetlejuice has been delayed. The production, which was previously scheduled to open in June, will now open July 6. 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The South Korean Cast Of BEETLEJUICE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The South Korean Cast Of BEETLEJUICE
by Alan Henry - May 24, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at performances from the Korean cast of BEETLEJUICE. Watch as the company performs 'Dead Mom' and 'Say My Name' below! The production is scheduled to open in June 2021, and perform a limited run through August at the Sejong Arts Center in Seoul.

VIDEO: Rehearsals Start for BEETLEJUICE South Korea in New Vlog from Matt DiCarlo VideoVIDEO: Rehearsals Start for BEETLEJUICE South Korea in New Vlog from Matt DiCarlo
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2021

We're taking you behind the scenes at Beetlejuice in South Korea with restaging director Matt DiCarlo! In this third installment, Matt takes us along for the start of rehearsals for the production and he chats with music supervisior Kris Kukul!

VIDEO: Matt DiCarlo Takes Us Along on His First Day in South Korea for BEETLEJUICE VideoVIDEO: Matt DiCarlo Takes Us Along on His First Day in South Korea for BEETLEJUICE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2021

We're taking you behind the scenes at Beetlejuice in South Korea with restaging director Matt DiCarlo! In this second installment, Matt is wrapping up his quarantine in Seoul before heading to the rehearsal space and his home-away-from-home. Plus, he chats with everyone's favorite Girl Scout, Dana Steingold!

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of BEETLEJUICE in South Korea in Our First Vlog Hosted by VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of BEETLEJUICE in South Korea in Our First Vlog Hosted by Matt DiCarlo
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2021

Matt was the production stage manager of the Broadway production of Beetlejuice and he’s directing the replica production (original direction by Alex Timbers) in South Korea!

VIDEO: Go Backstage At BEETLEJUICE In Our Behind The Scenes Vlog VideoVIDEO: Go Backstage At BEETLEJUICE In Our Behind The Scenes Vlog
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 10, 2020

We're taking you behind the scenes at Beetlejuice on Broadway with sound effects operator Callan Hughes (they/them)! Join them as they take us behind the scenes of a week of performances at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre.

VIDEO: A Message From BEETLEJUICE's #1 Life Coach, Leslie Kritzer VideoVIDEO: A Message From BEETLEJUICE's #1 Life Coach, Leslie Kritzer
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2020

Watch Beetlejuice's Leslie Kritzer, as her character Delia Deetz, walk us through the stages of grief as the show's closing date looms closer.