BWW Review: Sweet, Lovely One-Act Musical IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Bows at the El PortalBWW Review: Sweet, Lovely One-Act Musical IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Bows at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Nov 13, 2018

In a Booth at Chasen's/The Real-Life Hollywood Romance of Ron and Nancy Reagan/book by Sam Bennett/music and lyrics by Al Kasha and Phil Swann/directed by Kay Cole/El Portal Theatre, Debbie Reynolds Mainstage/through December 16 Hollywood romances come and go, but certainly not that of Ron and Nancy Reagan. Those of us who witnessed Reagan's rise from movie actor in the 40s to president of SAG, then on to Governor of California and eventually to President of the United States where he served two terms from 1981 to 1989, know that he was not always the greatest politician...but certainly in comparison to today's standards, a good man...one who honestly loved his country. Nancy Davis had been a B actress in films and, it is often said, ran the White House for her husband during the 80s. We know the politics of those latter years and the rumors; what we do not know is how their relationship began...In a Booth at Chasen's restaurant in 1949. Now in a one-act musical that world premiered Sunday November 11 on the El Portal Mainstage, In a Booth at Chasen's plays on unti (more...)

Casting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El PortalCasting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'SCast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Comes to El Portal - Tickets On Sale SundayIN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Comes to El Portal - Tickets On Sale Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

BWW Review: Resurrecting Teflon Ron: A LATE MORNING (IN AMERICA) at Contemporary American Theater FestivalBWW Review: Resurrecting Teflon Ron: A LATE MORNING (IN AMERICA) at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 9, 2018

A show about Reagan that does not explore how his personality gave rise to so much destructiveness is not going to satisfy any well-informed theatergoer. Yet such a show is unfortunately what playwright Michael Weller has given us in A Late Morning (in America) With Ronald Reagan. (more...)

Margaret Ladd Headlines VICTORY GIRLS, Starting Tonight at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

This summer, The K.G. Scully Players are pleased to present VICTORY GIRLS, by Kristina Poe, directed by Jill DeArmon, as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

Margaret Ladd Headlines VICTORY GIRLS at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

This summer, The K.G. Scully Players are pleased to present VICTORY GIRLS, by Kristina Poe, directed by Jill DeArmon, as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Film and TV actress Morgan Fairchild needs no introduction. She has been working for the past 40+ years, always recognizable as the glamorous blonde vixen from such series as Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap Search For Tomorrow. Now about ready to start rehearsals for the Lythgoe Family's Christmas Panto, called A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse, bowing December 8, Fairchild took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the role she is playing and her career. Has she been happy or does she long to change her sexy image? (more...)

GREASE's Lorenzo Lamas Will Join THE FANTASTICS as 'El Gallo'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Lorenzo Lamas, (Grease, Falcon Crest, Celebrity Apprentice) has signed on to play the suave and charismatic narrator El Gallo in the long running musical THE FANTASTICKS this fall. (more...)

THE AWFUL TRUTH to Run 9/18-10/18 at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives Arthur Richman's never-published hit comedy from 1921: THE AWFUL TRUTH.   Directed by 2-time NYIT Award nominee Michael Hardart at the Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street, New York City (more...)

THE AWFUL TRUTH to Run 9/18-10/18 at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives Arthur Richman's never-published hit comedy from 1921: THE AWFUL TRUTH.   Directed by 2-time NYIT Award nominee Michael Hardart at the Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street, New York City (more...)

Actress & Recording Star Monica Lewis, Voice of Chiquita Banana, Dies at 93
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of the 'Ed Sullivan Show,' was THE VOICE of the popular Chiquita BANANA cartoons, clowned opposite Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye, turned down a marriage proposal from Ronald Reagan and went on to play co-starring roles in such films as 'Earthquake,' 'Airport 1975' and 'The Concorde--Airport '79,' died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, CA. She was 93. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Details for 'Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the details for Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist (Part 1), May 16 - June 1. Divided into two parts, the retrospective will be the most extensive presentation of Fassbinder's films in New York since 1997, with Part 1 including almost all of his work leading up to 1974 and Part 2 (screening in November) to pick up from 1974 through 1982. The ambitious two-part series will include all of his theatrical features, much of his television work, films he starred in, films that influenced him, and films that were influenced by his work. (more...)

Allen Baron Releases BLAST OF SILENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

A new book, Blast of Silence, sheds light on a three-decade career in film and television, from the late 1950s to the mid 1980s. (more...)

Review Roundup: O'Hara & Pasquale-Led FAR FROM HEAVEN
by Review Roundups - Jun 3, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Bay Street Theatre's PICTURE SHOW Continues with WOODY ALLEN WEEKEND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre, sponsored by Peconic Landing, continues with classic films this spring. Please note changes as some film dates were shifted due to adding the St. Patrick's Day Party on March 16 at 8 pm. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre's PICTURE SHOW Continues with WOODY ALLEN WEEKEND; Schedule Updates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre, sponsored by Peconic Landing, continues with classic films this spring. Please note changes as some film dates were shifted due to adding the St. Patrick's Day Party on March 16 at 8 pm. (more...)

The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre Upcoming Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre, sponsored by Peconic Landing continues with classic films this winter and spring. All films start at 8 pm. Tickets are $7 at the door and include a small box of popcorn. For the $28 prix-fixe 'Dinner and a Movie' package, call Page at 63 Main (631-725-1810), IL Capuccino (631-725-2747) or Sen (631-725-1774). Beginning February 15, the dinner package will be available at Dockside (631-725-7100). Cost does not include sales tax, beverage or gratuities. (more...)

The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre Announces Winter/Spring 2013 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre has announced announce that Peconic Landing is sponsoring its long-running, classic Picture Show Series for the 2013 Season. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day 12/4 - FALCON CREST Premieres on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2012

On December 4, 1981 FALCON CREST premiered on the CBS network. The primetime soap opera aired for nine seasons until it left the air on May 17, 1990. A total of 227 episodes were produced. Below, check out the theme song and opening credits from the 1985 season! (more...)

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