Lester Osterman News

Also Credited As: Lester Osterman, Jr.
 
Date Of Birth:
January 31, 1914
Date Of Death:
January 28, 2003 (88)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
Date of Birth: January 31, 1914
Date of Death: January 28, 2003 (88)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Staged Reading of ME & JEZEBEL to Benefit Theatre Artists Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

ME AND JEZEBEL, a staged reading to benefit the Theatre Artists Workshop, will be presented Today September 23 at 8pm, Saturday September 24 at 8pm and Sunday September 25 at 3pm at the Theatre Artists Workshop. (more...)

Staged Reading of ME & JEZEBEL to Benefit Theatre Artists Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

ME AND JEZEBEL, a staged reading to benefit the Theatre Artists Workshop, will be presented Friday September 23 at 8pm, Saturday September 24 at 8pm and Sunday September 25 at 3pm at the Theatre Artists Workshop. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Moves Into Newly Renovated Richard Rodgers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

The upcoming Broadway revival of ROMEO AND JULIET begins previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre tomorrow night, August 24, and according to the New York Daily News, it will be the first to play the newly renovated space. (more...)

ME AND JEZEBEL Off-Broadway Revival Opens Tonight at Snapple Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Drew Friedman, in association with Robert R. Blume (Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards) will present the 20th anniversary, off-Broadway revival of Elizabeth Fuller's international hit comedy ME AND JEZEBEL, a play based on a true story about the irascible queen of Hollywood, Bette Davis. Previews began Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8PM and the official opening is tonight, July 24, 2013 at 8PM at the Snapple Theater Center (210 West 50th St.), in Manhattan. Mark S. Graham directs. (more...)

ME AND JEZEBEL Off-Broadway Revival Begins Tonight at Snapple Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

Drew Friedman, in association with Robert R. Blume (Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards) will present the 20th anniversary, off-Broadway revival of Elizabeth Fuller's international hit comedy ME AND JEZEBEL, a play based on a true story about the irascible queen of Hollywood, Bette Davis. Previews Begin tonight, July 17, 2013 at 8PM and the official opening is on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 8PM at the Snapple Theater Center (210 West 50th St.), in Manhattan. Mark S. Graham directs. (more...)

ME AND JEZEBEL Off-Broadway Revival to Play Snapple Theaer Center, Begin. 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Drew Friedman, in association with Robert R. Blume (Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards) will present the 20th anniversary, off-Broadway revival of Elizabeth Fuller's international hit comedy ME AND JEZEBEL, a play based on a true story about the irascible queen of Hollywood, Bette Davis. Previews Begin Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8PM and the official opening is on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 8PM at the Snapple Theater Center (210 West 50th St.), in Manhattan. Mark S. Graham directs. (more...)

Broadway Ad Man Donald H. Josephson Dies at 82
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

Donald H. Josephson, a prominent theatrical advertising executive during the Golden Age of Broadway's "Mad Men," died December 8, 2010 at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. He was 82. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre's ETC Presents HORSE JOHNSON 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

Westport Community Theatre's ETC presents a staged reading of THE RE-EDUCATION OF HORSE JOHNSON by Doug Taylor, Directed by Mark Graham Friday, October 30 at 8:00 PM FREE to members & subscribers · $5 general admission (more...)

Playhouse On The Green Hosts A Reading Of QUITTING TIME 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2009

Playhouse on the Green, a 54-year-old not-for-profit theater company in residence at a beautiful 228-seat jewel-box theater in the heart of downtown Bridgeport, presents a staged reading of Quitting Time, a new dramatic play by Jack Rushen, on Sunday, February 15 at 7PM. The reading is part of the 'Page to Stage' New Play Reading Series, an ongoing Playhouse program that supports Connecticut playwrights and introduces audiences to their latest creations. An audience talkback with Rushen moderated by 'Page to Stage' Series curator Mark S. Graham takes place following the reading. The cast includes Bob Adrian of New York City, Frank Piazza of Bridgeport, Guy A. Fortte of Bridgeport, Richard Weidlich of Greenwich, and Cindy Hannah of Wilton. Mark S. Graham directs. Quitting Time is the story of Charlie Valesky, a sixty-year-old foreman in a helicopter factory. As his company waits for a stalled government contract, Charlie may lose his job. His workers don't respect him, retirement age is looming, and he is haunted by the memory of his only son who was killed in the World Trade Center. After his wife dies, Charlie's one desperate need is to hold on to his job. As intense feelings of anxiety haunt him, the play asks the question 'Will Charlie ever find peace?' Quitting Time examines the fragility of the 'American Dream', the desperate need we all have for respect, and the powerless feeling of trying in vain to make sense of tragedies we can do very little about. This is a free reading, with a suggested contribution of $10. Seating is on a first come, first served basis; no reservations necessary. Playhouse on the Green is located at 177 State Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 06604. Free parking is nearby. For information, please visit the newly redesigned website www.playhouseonthegreen.org. (more...)

A Staged Reading Of QUITTING TIME To Be Performed 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2009

Playhouse on the Green, a 54-year-old not-for-profit theater company in residence at a beautiful 228-seat jewel-box theater in the heart of downtown Bridgeport, presents a staged reading of Quitting Time, a new dramatic play by Jack Rushen, on Sunday, February 15 at 7PM. The reading is part of the 'Page to Stage' New Play Reading Series, an ongoing Playhouse program that supports Connecticut playwrights and introduces audiences to their latest creations. An audience talkback with Rushen moderated by 'Page to Stage' Series curator Mark S. Graham takes place following the reading. The cast includes Bob Adrian of New York City, Frank Piazza of Bridgeport, Guy A. Fortte of Bridgeport, Richard Weidlich of Greenwich, and Cindy Hannah of Wilton. Mark S. Graham directs. Quitting Time is the story of Charlie Valesky, a sixty-year-old foreman in a helicopter factory. As his company waits for a stalled government contract, Charlie may lose his job. His workers don't respect him, retirement age is looming, and he is haunted by the memory of his only son who was killed in the World Trade Center. After his wife dies, Charlie's one desperate need is to hold on to his job. As intense feelings of anxiety haunt him, the play asks the question 'Will Charlie ever find peace?' Quitting Time examines the fragility of the 'American Dream', the desperate need we all have for respect, and the powerless feeling of trying in vain to make sense of tragedies we can do very little about. (more...)

A Staged Reading Of QUITTING TIME To Be Performed 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2009

Playhouse on the Green, a 54-year-old not-for-profit theater company in residence at a beautiful 228-seat jewel-box theater in the heart of downtown Bridgeport, presents a staged reading of Quitting Time, a new dramatic play by Jack Rushen, on Sunday, February 15 at 7PM. The reading is part of the 'Page to Stage' New Play Reading Series, an ongoing Playhouse program that supports Connecticut playwrights and introduces audiences to their latest creations. An audience talkback with Rushen moderated by 'Page to Stage' Series curator Mark S. Graham takes place following the reading. The cast includes Bob Adrian of New York City, Frank Piazza of Bridgeport, Guy A. Fortte of Bridgeport, Richard Weidlich of Greenwich, and Cindy Hannah of Wilton. Mark S. Graham directs. Quitting Time is the story of Charlie Valesky, a sixty-year-old foreman in a helicopter factory. As his company waits for a stalled government contract, Charlie may lose his job. His workers don't respect him, retirement age is looming, and he is haunted by the memory of his only son who was killed in the World Trade Center. After his wife dies, Charlie's one desperate need is to hold on to his job. As intense feelings of anxiety haunt him, the play asks the question 'Will Charlie ever find peace?' Quitting Time examines the fragility of the 'American Dream', the desperate need we all have for respect, and the powerless feeling of trying in vain to make sense of tragedies we can do very little about. (more...)

Playhouse On The Green Hosts A Reading Of QUITTING TIME 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2009

Playhouse on the Green, a 54-year-old not-for-profit theater company in residence at a beautiful 228-seat jewel-box theater in the heart of downtown Bridgeport, presents a staged reading of Quitting Time, a new dramatic play by Jack Rushen, on Sunday, February 15 at 7PM. The reading is part of the 'Page to Stage' New Play Reading Series, an ongoing Playhouse program that supports Connecticut playwrights and introduces audiences to their latest creations. An audience talkback with Rushen moderated by 'Page to Stage' Series curator Mark S. Graham takes place following the reading. The cast includes Bob Adrian of New York City, Frank Piazza of Bridgeport, Guy A. Fortte of Bridgeport, Richard Weidlich of Greenwich, and Cindy Hannah of Wilton. Mark S. Graham directs. Quitting Time is the story of Charlie Valesky, a sixty-year-old foreman in a helicopter factory. As his company waits for a stalled government contract, Charlie may lose his job. His workers don't respect him, retirement age is looming, and he is haunted by the memory of his only son who was killed in the World Trade Center. After his wife dies, Charlie's one desperate need is to hold on to his job. As intense feelings of anxiety haunt him, the play asks the question 'Will Charlie ever find peace?' Quitting Time examines the fragility of the 'American Dream', the desperate need we all have for respect, and the powerless feeling of trying in vain to make sense of tragedies we can do very little about. This is a free reading, with a suggested contribution of $10. Seating is on a first come, first served basis; no reservations necessary. Playhouse on the Green is located at 177 State Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 06604. Free parking is nearby. For information, please visit the newly redesigned website www.playhouseonthegreen.org. (more...)

Comedy 'Sweetspot' Swings at Playhouse on the Green, Nov.2-4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2007

Kathryn Marchand of Stratford and John O'Hern of Westport will star in the premiere of a new comedy, Sweetspot: Confessions of a Golfaholic, written by O'Hern and presented by Playhouse on the Green, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3 at 8PM and Sunday, November 4 at 3PM. (more...)