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February 14, 2006 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
John Belluso, who emerged as a promising, widely produced playwright who told stories driven by an insider's perspective on what it means to be disabled, has died. He was 36. Belluso, who for six years directed or co-directed the Mark Taper Forum's Other Voices Project, was found dead Friday in a Manhattan hotel room where he had been working since mid-January to finish a play commissioned by New York's Public Theater. New York Police Det.
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May 11, 2006 | Mike Boehm
Heart attack brought on by hypertensive cardiovascular disease has been established as the cause of playwright John Belluso's death, the New York City medical examiner's office reported after concluding post-autopsy tests last week. Belluso, 36, was found dead Feb. 10 in a Manhattan hotel room, where he was working to finish a play commissioned by New York's Public Theater.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2001 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
The body politic. It's a phrase that takes on new meaning in the person and work of playwright John Belluso. At 31 years old, with an activist's mind-set and half a dozen plays to his credit, he is fast emerging as an important new voice in the American theater. Yet this isn't just another young playwright breaking through. As a representative of disabled Americans, Belluso speaks eloquently for a group seldom before seen or heard on the American stage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2006 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
John Belluso, who emerged as a promising, widely produced playwright who told stories driven by an insider's perspective on what it means to be disabled, has died. He was 36. Belluso, who for six years directed or co-directed the Mark Taper Forum's Other Voices Project, was found dead Friday in a Manhattan hotel room where he had been working since mid-January to finish a play commissioned by New York's Public Theater. New York Police Det.
NEWS
May 11, 2006 | Mike Boehm
Heart attack brought on by hypertensive cardiovascular disease has been established as the cause of playwright John Belluso's death, the New York City medical examiner's office reported after concluding post-autopsy tests last week. Belluso, 36, was found dead Feb. 10 in a Manhattan hotel room, where he was working to finish a play commissioned by New York's Public Theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2001
In response to Michael Phillips' "In Search of a Play of One's Own" (Dec. 31), in which he expresses a desire for the Mark Taper Forum to support strong, home-grown work, we would like to clarify the details regarding the current Taper season. The 2000-01 season includes four world premieres: Cornerstone Theater Company's "For Here or to Go?" by Alison Carey, "Tuva or Bust!" by Peter Parnell, "The Body of Bourne" by John Belluso and the world premiere production (co-produced with Seattle Repertory)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2006
A memorial service for playwright John Belluso, who died in New York on Feb. 10, will be held at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Evidence Room in Los Angeles. Belluso's "The Body of Bourne" received its premiere at the Mark Taper Forum in 2001, and he later served as director of Center Theatre Group's Other Voices, a program to encourage the work of disabled theater artists. He suffered from a rare bone disorder that had required him to use a wheelchair since adolescence.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2001
* The traveling survey "Winslow Homer and the Critics: Forging a National Art in the 1870s," runs June 10-Sept. 9 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. $5-$15. (323) 857-6000. * "The Body of Bourne," the world premiere of John Belluso's play about influential intellectual Randolph Bourne, plays June 7-July 15 at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. $30-$44. (213) 628-2772.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
The Falcon Theatre reaps the fruits of seeds planted more than five years ago with the Los Angeles premiere Saturday of John Belluso's "Gretty Good Time," a play workshopped at the Falcon in 1997 through the Mark Taper Forum's Writer's Lab program. "Gretty" centers on a paralyzed and suicidal woman, played at the Falcon by Pamela Gordon, who escapes her frustration in a world of fantasy. Belluso has a rare bone disorder that limits muscle strength but is not paralyzing or life-threatening.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2001
Brutally driven covert operative John Travolta, above, and his assistant, Halle Berry, lure computer hacker Hugh Jackman into a scheme to steal $9 billion in "Swordfish," the latest explosive thriller from producer Joel Silver. Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones and Sam Shepard co-star in the film directed by Dominic Sena and opening Friday. Also: A young cartographer fulfills his grandfather's dream of finding "Atlantis: The Lost Empire." The animated adventure, with the voices of Michael J.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2001 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
The body politic. It's a phrase that takes on new meaning in the person and work of playwright John Belluso. At 31 years old, with an activist's mind-set and half a dozen plays to his credit, he is fast emerging as an important new voice in the American theater. Yet this isn't just another young playwright breaking through. As a representative of disabled Americans, Belluso speaks eloquently for a group seldom before seen or heard on the American stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2001
In response to Michael Phillips' "In Search of a Play of One's Own" (Dec. 31), in which he expresses a desire for the Mark Taper Forum to support strong, home-grown work, we would like to clarify the details regarding the current Taper season. The 2000-01 season includes four world premieres: Cornerstone Theater Company's "For Here or to Go?" by Alison Carey, "Tuva or Bust!" by Peter Parnell, "The Body of Bourne" by John Belluso and the world premiere production (co-produced with Seattle Repertory)
NEWS
February 21, 2002
8pm Pop Music Reclusive singer-guitarist J.J. Cale is identified with the Tulsa, Okla., music scene that produced him and such early '60s cohorts as Leon Russell, but Cale's show at the Roxy is a homecoming of sorts. During a mid-'60s L.A. sojourn, the musician was a regular at the Roxy's sister club, the Whisky a Go-Go. So, who knows, maybe among his songs, including the Eric Clapton hits "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," he'll work in a tune from his 1966 album "Take a Trip Down Sunset Strip."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Falcon Theatre in Burbank will produce its first subscription season, which will include the Los Angeles premiere of Lee Blessing's "Cobb," which played off-Broadway last year, and "Gretty Goodtime" by John Belluso, whose "Body of Bourne" was seen at the Mark Taper Forum last year. In addition, the theater has moved up the Actors' Equity scale to a regular contract with the union, producer Garry Marshall announced Friday.
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