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Date Of Birth:
February 28, 1894
Date Of Death:
April 18, 1964 (70)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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Ben Hecht News

Date of Birth: February 28, 1894
Date of Death: April 18, 1964 (70)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
River Street Theatre presents Classic Hecht-MacArthur Comedy as Fundraiser for Jaffrey Woman's ClubRiver Street Theatre presents Classic Hecht-MacArthur Comedy as Fundraiser for Jaffrey Woman's Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the classic Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur fast paced romantic comedy, His Girl Friday, on Wednesday, August 16 at 7 pm as a fundraiser for the Jaffrey Woman's Club. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)


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CUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend MarathonCUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, THE FRONT PAGE Set for Saint Sebastian Players' 37th SeasonTHE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, THE FRONT PAGE Set for Saint Sebastian Players' 37th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) announce the company's 37th season: a Spanish drama, a British farce and a Chicago comedy, all set in the 1920s-30s. (more...)

Film Forum to Screen 35mm Restoration of THE FRONT PAGEFilm Forum to Screen 35mm Restoration of THE FRONT PAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Lewis Milestone's THE FRONT PAGE (1931), starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien in the first, most faithful, and most purely cinematic adaptation of Hecht & MacArthur's classic play, will have a special screening at Film Forum on April 27 at 4:50pm and 7:50. (more...)

Arian Moayed, Sherie Renee Scott and Micah Stock to Lead Dual-Language HAMLET at WaterwellArian Moayed, Sherie Renee Scott and Micah Stock to Lead Dual-Language HAMLET at Waterwell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Waterwell announced today a strictly limited engagement of a new dual language (English/Farsi) version of Hamlet at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Starring Tony Award nominees Arian Moayed as Hamlet, Sherie Rene Scott as Gertrude, and Micah Stock as Horatio, with direction by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely, Hamlet will begin performances on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, with an opening night set for Sunday, May 21 at 8:00pm, and will play through June 3. (more...)

#HAPPY50ISH to Bring Hilarious Realities of Middle Age to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza#HAPPY50ISH to Bring Hilarious Realities of Middle Age to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Emery Entertainment will present the off-Broadway comedy hit #HAPPY50ish at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a limited engagement May 18 - 21. (more...)

Mandel JCC Arts & Culture & The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival to Present THE BEN HECHT SHOWMandel JCC Arts & Culture & The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival to Present THE BEN HECHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches Arts & Culture and The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival are partnering to present this weekend the Florida premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, a one-man theatrical production about the fascinating life of the Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright (The Front Page) and screenwriter (Stagecoach, Notorious, Scarface, Twentieth Century). (more...)

Mandel JCC & DM Ephraim PB Jewish Film Festival to Present THE BEN HECHT SHOWMandel JCC & DM Ephraim PB Jewish Film Festival to Present THE BEN HECHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????The Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches Arts & Culture and The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival are partnering to present the Florida premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW. (more...)

Limelight Theatre presents Comic Tale Behind Legendary FilmLimelight Theatre presents Comic Tale Behind Legendary Film
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Daring, desperate and damn funny - a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Gone With The Wind, and some of the problems encountered, form the basis of Limelight Theatre's first production of 2017. (more...)

Coming Soon to Greenbelt Arts Center: A VISIT FROM SCARFACEComing Soon to Greenbelt Arts Center: A VISIT FROM SCARFACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Hollywood 1932- Prohibition will soon be going out but the Will Hays production code is coming in to watch over Hollywood movies for content not suitable for the American Public.During this time Billionaire Howard Hughes is producing a movie called SCARFACE about a fictional gangster with that name and has hired famed writer Ben Hecht to write the screenplay.  What would happen if a certain real gangster of that time gets wind of the project and sends some 'associates' of his to visit Hecht and see how close the story is to the real SCARFACE's life. A VISIT FROM SCARFACE takes that idea and brings real and fictional characters to a Hollywood Hotel suite one afternoon to see what might have happen on a typical madcap day in Hollywood. (more...)

Extra, Extra! Star-Studded FRONT PAGE Revival Recoups on BroadwayExtra, Extra! Star-Studded FRONT PAGE Revival Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that The Front Page recouped its entire $4.875 million capitalization during the week ending Sunday, January 1, making official the show's much discussed smash-hit status. (more...)

Stars of Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE Stop by THEATER TALK TodayStars of Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE Stop by THEATER TALK Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

This week THEATER TALK welcomes three actors - Robert Morse, Lewis J. Stadlen, and Holland Taylor - from the dynamic 22-person cast of the Broadway revival of The Front Page, currently at the Broadhurst Theatre through January 29. (more...)

Grippo Stage Company Announces Revival of THE GOD OF ISAACGrippo Stage Company Announces Revival of THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Grippo Stage Company will present a revival of the heartfelt and comedic hit THE GOD OF ISAAC, playwright James Sherman's semi-autobiographical account of a young American Jew searching for his Jewish identity in the wake of the threatened neo-Nazi march in the Chicago suburb of Skokie in 1977. (more...)

Stars of Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE to Stop by THEATER TALK This WeekStars of Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE to Stop by THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

This week THEATER TALK welcomes three actors - Robert Morse, Lewis J. Stadlen, and Holland Taylor - from the dynamic 22-person cast of the Broadway revival of The Front Page, currently at the Broadhurst Theatre through January 29. (more...)

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE FRONT PAGEPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE FRONT PAGE
by Walter McBride - Oct 24, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening last week at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

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