June 9, 2001 |
I have renewed respect this morning for the woman who wrote "Respect for Acting." I have the same for her co-star in "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," Richard Alfieri's new heart warmer--"new" and "warm" being relative--making its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce are far, far better than this thing deserves.
June 3, 2001 |
She made her 1938 Broadway debut with Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne in "The Seagull," won a 1963 Tony as the original Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," wrote the now-classic "Respect for Acting" in 1973 and, in the course of five decades, taught her craft to everyone from Jason Robards to Matthew Broderick. But none of that much mattered when Uta Hagen arrived in Los Angeles this spring to begin rehearsals with David Hyde Pierce on a new play.
February 2, 2001 |
Springtime slots that have remained vacant in the Ahmanson Theatre and Geffen Playhouse seasons are about to be filled. The Ahmanson will announce today that it will present "3hree," a trio of short musicals, while the Geffen is expected to name as its fifth show "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," pending the completion of negotiations with potential stars Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce. "3hree" replaces "Flower Drum Song," which was canceled in December.
May 16, 2000 |
Will Niles and Daphne finally trip the light fantastic? Fans of NBC's Emmy Award-winning sitcom "Frasier" may learn the answer on Thursday's episode. Or maybe they won't. . . . The cast and producers of the NBC hit are keeping mum about the plot twists and turns of the hourlong season finale. But after seven years of watching the uptight Dr.
September 5, 1999 |
"I'm still in love with Daphne," David Hyde Pierce says during his first day back on the set of "Frasier" after the summer hiatus. "But I realize I have to let that go because she's engaged to be married, so I'm trying to date other people." How sensible, and to anyone who watches the show, probably not news, but this informal character update does carry some added authority coming, of course, from Dr. Niles Crane himself.
August 17, 1999 |
Oct. 2, to benefit Alzheimer's Assn. The event: Luncheon with actor David Hyde Pierce, best known for his role as Niles Crane on the popular "Frasier" sitcom, at a kickoff party for team leaders of the upcoming 1999 Memory Walk. Pierce showed up at the Twin Palms Restaurant in Newport Beach recently to help promote the Oct. 2 walk, a fund-raiser for the Alzheimer's Assn., Orange County Chapter.