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James Gleason

 

Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1980
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1975
Performer

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

James Gleason, Damon Kirsche, Trevon Davis and Sharon Catherine Brown Photo

James Gleason, Damon Kirsche, Trevon Davis and Sharon Catherine Brown

From: 
Date:
02/13/2017
James Gleason, Sean Hayes, David Josefsberg and Peter Husmann  Photo

James Gleason, Sean Hayes, David Josefsberg and Peter Husmann

From: 
Date:
06/07/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1980
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1975
Performer

Writing
Bookwriter





James Gleason News

Review: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARY JO KOPECHNE Gives Voice to the Woman Who Inadverte Photo Review: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARY JO KOPECHNE Gives Voice to the Woman Who Inadvertently Changed American Political History
by Shari Barrett - Jul 17, 2018

Perhaps, as suggested by playwright Peter Lefcourt in his world premiere play THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARY JO KOPECHNE, she had also been drinking and could not say no to a man of considerable power and influence, a man who could help advance her career, a man she also may have admired after the death of his brother Robert the previous year. Certainly, this dilemma has become particularly prominent in the #MeToo era in which we are now living where men of power are being taken to task for making unwanted sexual advances on those working for them who go along with it for career gain. What we do know is that Kennedy survived and she did not. But who was Mary Jo Kopechne?

Full Cast Announced For Musical Theatre Guild Benefit HOLLYWOOD REVISITED Photo Full Cast Announced For Musical Theatre Guild Benefit HOLLYWOOD REVISITED
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2018

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will present HOLLYWOOD REVISITED as a special benefit to support Musical Theatre Guild's extensive youth outreach programs. The event, a perfect tie in with the company's "MTG Goes To The Movies" season theme, will take place at Burbank's Colony Theatre on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

BWW Review: SUGAR at Alex Theatre Photo BWW Review: SUGAR at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Sep 25, 2017

The temptation to take a film classic and turn it into a Broadway musical is a road fraught with peril. How do you take something perfect and make it better? This was the question posed in 1972 when producer David Merrick decided to musicalize the uproarious 1959 farce Some Like It Hot. The result was Sugar, which enjoyed a respectable 14-month run on Broadway (505 performances) and received four Tony nominations, including one for lead actor Robert Morse, who played Jerry/Daphne. The 86-year-old Morse was on hand at the Alex Theatre in Glendale Sunday night as Musical Theatre Guild presented a rousing staged reading of the musical. Morse and the audience clearly enjoyed the show (he could be seen doing a virtual karaoke act of the score from his seat), but most of what works for the show is what worked for the film, with little new of substance added to the musical.

Docudrama TOP SECRET: THE BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS Available for Podcast
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2017

L.A. Theatre Works' all-star recording of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, directed by John Rubinstein and featuring Gregory Harrison, John Heard, Susan Sullivan, John Vickery, Channing Chase, Bo Foxworth, James Gleason, Russell Soder, Peter Van Norden, Tom Virtue and Geoffrey Wade will become available for podcast from Wondery on NPR One, Stitcher, Google Play and Apple One on iTunes beginning Thursday, May 11.

BWW Review: STATE FAIR at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - May 9, 2017

The corn was high as an elephant's eye at the Alex Theatre in Glendale last Sunday as Musical Theater Guild presented a staged reading of Rodgers and Hammerstein's bucolic musical State Fair, the only musical R&H wrote specifically for the screen. State Fair wasn't adapted for the stage until 1996, the final show produced by David Merrick, Broadway's notorious 'abominable showman.'

Musical Theatre Guild Takes Audiences to the STATE FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, concludes the 2016-2017 season by taking family audiences to the fair!

Photo Flash: HALLELUJAH, BABY! Celebrates Black History Month at Musical Theatre Guild
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will celebrate Black History Month with the rarely produced HALLELUJAH, BABY!. The one-night-only concert event took place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre yesterday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM with original cast members Frieda Payne and Robert Hooks in attendance. Scroll down for photos!

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents AN ACT OF GOD
by Herbert Paine - Nov 21, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company's adaptation of David Javerbaum's AN ACT OF GOD, directed by Marsha Mason and featuring Paige Davis, is mildly entertaining, short on solid laughs, and relatively painless.

Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason, in Phoenix
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God.

BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD is Sinfully Good
by Maria Rita Meli - Oct 29, 2016

In a long overdue attempt to set the record straight, God (for the first time a woman) and her devoted angels answer a few of the deepest questions to haunt mankind since the beginning of time itself.

James Gleason Videos

STAGE TUBE: The Pentagon Papers: NYTW's TOP SECRET Primer
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2010

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) begins performances for Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers tonight, Wednesday, February 24 at 8pm. Written by Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons and directed by John Rubinstein, opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 7:00pm. The production runs through Sunday, March 28. BroadwayWorld brings you NYTW's primer for the production, detailing the events surrounding this fascinating piece of history.


James Gleason Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has James Gleason written?
James Gleason has written 1 shows including Rain or Shine (Bookwriter).