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December 1, 2002 - Our 5th Annual DHP Holiday Charity Raffle and Auction is BACK!!! For more info, click here or on the banner above.
October 21, 2002 - David will be one of the many who will salute Bob Newhart as he receives the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center on October 29, 2002. Among others saluting him will be: Richard Belzer, Tim Conway, Jane Curtin, Brad Garrett, Jon Hendricks, John Pizzarelli, Tom Poston, the Smothers Brothers, Julia Sweeney, Clark Terry, and Steven Wright.
October 10, 2002 - David will be one of the attendees at the 47th annual Thalians Ball. This year they will be honoring Veteran comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER with the "Ms. Wonderful" award on SATURDAY, NOV. 9. Other celebrity attendees will include RUTH BUZZI, NORM CROSBY, BONNIE HUNT, REBA MCENTIRE, DOM DELIUISE, JOANNE WORLEY, ROBERT STACK, ALEX TREBEK and MONTY HALL. The Ball benefits Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and will be held at Century Plaza Hotel.
September 11, 2002 - David will join Glenne Headley in Anne Nelson's play "The Guys" from September 17 to October 11, 2002. David plays a fire chief attempting to write the obituaries for his men lost in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade center and Glenne plays his editor. Tickets to The Guys are $40 ($15 tickets are available to firefighters). The Actors' Gang is located at 6209 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. For reservations, call (323) 465 0566.
Also, David is doing fine after suffering an injury on the set of "Frasier" on Friday, September 6. Pierce fell and hit his head while rehearsing a scene and was taken to the hospital for treatment. PERI GILPIN, who plays Roz on the hit series, tells ET her co-star has so many well wishers making sure he was fine, the doctor booted them out.
September 3, 2001 - David along with Rob Lowe, Marlee Matlin, Lea Thompson, Dr. Susan Love and Dr. Howard Shapiro are among the celebrity health advocates, best-selling authors and leading health experts participating in the Fourth Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness, to be held Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. Festival hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days.
Admission to the festival and panel sessions is free to the public. Seating for panel sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis. On-campus parking is available for $5.
Speaker and event information is available online at www.latimes.com/festivalofhealth or by calling 800-350-3211. A special Festival of Health & Fitness event program supplement will appear in the Sept. 29 edition of The Times.
10th Annual Memory Walk to Kick Off Festival
The 10th Annual Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer's Assn. in Los Angeles will kick off this year's Festival of Health & Fitness at 9 a.m. on Oct. 5. The 5-kilometer fund-raiser will begin on Trousdale Parkway on the USC campus and will benefit local community programs and services supporting Alzheimer's patients and their families.
Guest celebrities participating in the Memory Walk include David Hyde Pierce, Shelley Fabares, Hector Elizondo, Leeza Gibbons, Lea Thompson, George Takei, Ken Howard, Rafer Johnson and Sharon Lawrence. Steve Edwards, host of FOX-TV's Good Day L.A., will emcee the event.
Additional information about the Memory Walk is available by calling 323-930-6228 or online at www.alzla.org/mw.
July 27, 2001 - Set your VCRs!!! David will be a guest on The Craig Kilborn Show on CBS on August 1 (that is, late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning.
July 22, 2001 - The Season 10 premiere of "Frasier" will be on September 24, 2002. To check out the first spoilers for the upcoming season, click here.
July 18, 2001 - Congratulations to David and the gang for their 9 Emmy nominations. David was once again nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy. This is his ninth consecutive nomination for his role as Dr. Niles Crane.
VCR ALERT!!! David will be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 23 to promote the release of "Full Frontal."
July 1, 2001 - There may be hope yet!!! According to Army Archerd's June 26, 2002 column in Daily Variety, David still hopes to return to the stage in "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," in which he starred with Uta Hagen at the Geffen. They hope to do a limited run on Broadway next year when "Frasier's" on hiatus again. He flew to N.Y. to be at her 83rd birthday and says she's recuping from her fall at the Geffen.
April 27, 2001 - David Hyde Pierce will host "Alzheimer's: My Mom, Our Journey," a hour documentary to be aired on MSNBC on April 28 at 7 pm, repeated at 10 pm. In this documentary, Julie Meisner Eagle chronicles her 57 year old mother's battle with the disease.
April 26, 2001 - Here's the latest on what David will be doing during this summer...
Fri Apr 26, 2:40 AM ET
Hyde Pierce and Paulson in 'Love'
By Chris Gardner
LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- David Hyde Pierce and Sarah Paulson have nabbed the highly coveted supporting roles opposite Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor in Fox 2000's romantic comedy "Down With Love" for director Peyton Reed and producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen of the Jinks/Cohen Co.
The castings come after weeks of searching that saw the director, producers and Fox 2000 execs meet with a slew of actors and actresses -- everyone from major stars to TV's biggest names. Some casting sessions saw name talent show up in full period costume and makeup in an attempt to impress the director and producers, sources said.
Written by Eve Ahlert and Dennis Drake, "Love" is described as an homage to the early 1960s bedroom comedies that starred Rock Hudson and Doris Day. The story follows a best-selling female advice author (Zellweger) who has all the answers until a sly journalist playboy (McGregor) starts asking the questions.
Hyde Pierce will play Peter, McGregor's boss and best friend, in a role similar to those played by Tony Randall in the Hudson-Day flicks. Meanwhile, Paulson will star as Vicki, a smart senior editor at the publishing house that is publishing Zellweger's latest tome.
Shooting is scheduled to begin May 28. Fox 2000 production president Elizabeth Gabler is overseeing the project along with executive vp Carla Hacken. Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth ("K-19: The Widowmaker") has been tapped to shoot the film.
Hyde Pierce, repped by agent Marilyn Szatmary of Silver Massetti and Szatmary and Brillstein-Grey's Peter Safran, next stars in Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal" for Miramax Films.
Paulson, repped by ICM and Envoy Management, toplines the NBC sitcom "Leap of Faith." She will next appear in HBO's "A Path to War," directed by John Frankenheimer.
April 10, 2001 - According to today's Army Archerd's Daily Variety column... "Seidelman returnsto Broadway in the fall to direct 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.' Neither Uta Hagen or David Hyde Pierce will reprise their Geffen Playhouse smash performances."
March 1, 2001 - Kelsey, David, John, Jane, and Peri will be performing "Jailhouse Rock" as part of the 10th annual "A Night at Sardi's" fundraiser and awards ceremony, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association of Los Angeles. "A Night at Sardi's" to be Held March 6 at Beverly Hilton will feature celebrities performing musical selections from Leiber and Stoller's Rock & Roll Broadway show, "Smokey Joe's Cafe." Individual ticket prices are $300-$500 and are available by calling 310/996-1188. For more information, click here.
February 28, 2001 - Miramax just announced that the opening of Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal," an unofficial sequel to "Sex, Lies, and Videotapes," in which David co-stars along with Julia Roberts, David Duchovny, Catherine Keener, among many others, will be delayed until August 2 to coincide with the 13th anniversary of the opening of "Sex, Lies, and Videotapes."
February 27, 2001 - David will be one of the performers at a fundraiser for Geffen Theater on April 22 called "Backstage at the Geffen." Among others participating will include Jason Alexander, Annette Bening, Debbie Allen, Rita Wilson, plus many of the directors. The Westwood site has to raise $2 million annually -- only 50% is by ticket sales. The Geffen starts its seventh season this fall since receiving an initial five million-$ from David Geffen.
January 31, 2001 - Check out the Official Full Frontal website! There is a video of David, Catherine Keener, and Steven Soderbergh during a break in shooting :)
January 30, 2001 -
Tuesday January 29 11:44 PM ET
Archerd: Kirk Douglas donates $2.5 mil to theater group
By Army Archerd, Daily Variety Senior Columnist
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) -
Monday night, Kirk and wife Anne attended the Center Theater Group's (CTG) 10th-anniversary Salon at the Taper tribute to Cole Porter, "Another Op'nin', Another Show" -- the best in these musical tributes, with the SRO audience unaware that the Douglases are donating $2.5 million for the CTG to support the Culver movie house being transformed for live theater.
All the performers received solid applause -- the longest to Patricia Morison, the original Kate in "Kiss Me Kate," (1948) still beautiful and singing "So in Love" magnificently. And David Hyde Pierce also brought down the house singing "You're the Top" -- with added lyrics like, "You're Cleopatra's breasts, King Kong's penis."
Pierce told me later at the gala party in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Patina par excellence!) that he'd never do Richard Alfieri's play "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" without Uta Hagen. She's suffered a stroke. They were a smash at the Geffen in Westwood and were to play B'way this spring during his "Frasier" hiatus.
Michael Feinstein was again the knowledgeable raconteur of Porter's life, times and tunes with his own words plus performances on several songs. He effortlessly led the talented troupe through a night that wasn't just one of those things. The credits were all worthy of bows -- and to Ava and Chuck Fries, who chaired the night. The "Salons" are dedicated to the memory of Nick Vanoff. His widow, Felisa, was unable to attend -- she was snowed in from a storm in Sun Valley!
January 29, 2001 - Congrats to David for his 16th and 17th nomination in the categories of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, respectively, for the 8th Annual SAG Awards. Here's a blurb from the official SAG website:
No actor has received more Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations than David Hyde Pierce. He now holds a record 17. He has taken home The Actor® twice for his work on Frasier: in 1996 for his individual performance and in 2000 as a member of the ensemble. In addition to his eight consecutive individual and ensemble nominations for the series, Pierce was nominated in 1996 as a member of the cast of the theatrical motion picture Nixon.
January 27, 2001 -
Sunday January 27 9:17 PM ET
Hagen delays Broadway "Dance"
NEW YORK (Variety) - Uta Hagen and will not waltz to Broadway with David Hyde Pierce this season as the 82-year-old actress recovers from a stroke.
The duo had planned to open their "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," helmed by Arthur Allan Seidelman, at the Booth Theatre on April 28.
"Miss Hagen wants to recover fully from her recent illness," the producers said in a statement. "She is making excellent progress and looks forward to being on Broadway next season."
Hagen reportedly suffered a stroke shortly after completing the world-premiere run of "Six Dances Lessons" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles last summer.
January 26, 2001 - According to Broadway.com:
Six Dance Lessons Delays Until Next Season
The planned Broadway production of Richard Alfieri's Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, starring Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce, has been delayed until next season. Hagen requires the additional time to recover from a recent stroke.
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks premiered last year at the Geffen Playhouse where it broke box office records. The play centers on a strong-willed woman who hires a complicated dance instructor. Both Hagen and Pierce received raves for their performances.
The production, directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman, was previously scheduled to open at the Booth Theatre on April 28. The delay means Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends, with Billy Goldenberg at the Piano, originally set to close on March 10, could theoretically extend its limited engagement at the Booth indefinitely.
January 25, 2001 - Walt Disney Pictures has announced plans to release its major holiday 2002 animated feature, "Treasure Planet," simultaneously in large-format cinemas as well as in 35mm venues. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's legendary tale "Treasure Island," "Planet" follows the space adventures of a 15-year-old boy as he journeys across a parallel universe aboard a glittering solar space galleon in search of the "loot of a thousand worlds." The film is directed by John Musker and Ron Clements and features the vocal talents of Emma Thompson, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Brian Murray and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
January 9, 2001 - DHP's movie "Wet Hot American Summer" is coming to VHS & DVD on January 15. According to the official website, the DVD will include behind-the-scenes footage, tons of deleted scenes, audio commentary with Wain, Showalter and Garofalo, songs from the movie, production stills, and alternate soundtrack with lots of added farts ;)
January 1, 2001 - Happy New Year's!!! I just wanted to let those of you who participated in the raffle/auction know that this year we were able to donate $700 to the Alzheimer's Association, making this year the most successful of our four years!!! Good work everyone!
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