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December 17, 2001 - According to, "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" will begin previews at the Booth Theater in New York City on April 3, 2002 and will open on April 28, 2002. Thanks to Theresa for this information.

Also, Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal," starring Blair Underwood, Julia Roberts, David Duchovny, Catherine Keener, and David Hyde Pierce will be released nationwide on March 8.

December 12, 2001 - Congradulations to all those who participated in the 4th annual holiday fundraiser for Alzheimer's Association. We've far exceed our totals for next year. I will post more info as it comes up at The Raffle Page.

December 1, 2001 - The DEADLINE for raffle purchases through *PayPal ONLY* has been extended to December 8!!! So check out, The Raffle Page for more details.

November 30, 2001 - More auction items have been posted on eBay for our Alzheimer's fundraiser. To check out the new items, click here

November 27, 2001 - Only 5 days left! Click on the banner above.

November 20, 2001 - Check out some of the new raffle prizes (click on the banner above)... there's less than 2 weeks left to participate and win a cool prize in the raffle so get a move on :)

November 14, 2001 - There was a celebration in honor of the 200th episode of the show at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, yesterday.

Also the latest in DHP movie news:

Wednesday November 14, 1:26 pm Eastern Time

Press Release
SOURCE: Miramax Films

Steven Soderbergh Begins Production on 'Full Frontal,' A Contemporary Comedy for Miramax Films

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Production began November 6th in Los Angeles on Steven Soderbergh's contemporary comedy, "Full Frontal," to be distributed by Miramax Films, starring David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde-Pierce [why do they always misspell his name?!], Julia Roberts and Blair Underwood. The film is being produced by Scott Kramer and Gregory Jacobs, based on a screenplay written by Coleman Hough.

Soderbergh, who received the Best Director Academy Award earlier this year for "Traffic," has scheduled an 18-day shoot for the film, which Miramax will distribute on March 8, 2002.

"Full Frontal" reunites Soderbergh with Miramax 12 years after his 1989 film "sex, lies and videotape."

Soderbergh's comedy, "Ocean's Eleven" starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts will be released on December 7th by Warner Bros.

November 13, 2001 - Here is a tidbit about David's role in Steven Soderbergh's new film which will co-star Julia Roberts, David Duchovny, Catherine Keener, and Blair Underwood:

"We start work on it in a week, and I don't know how much I can say about it. My character is an editor at L.A. magazine, and Catherine Keener plays my wife. My part of the story is about our relationship and it's not Niles at all. I'd say he's more of an average guy."

November 11, 2001 - Keep your eyes out for past DHP works on TV (in addition to "Frasier" of course):

October 31, 2001 - David will be one of the scheduled presenters at the Ovation Awards for which he is nominated for lead actor in a play. The Ovations, sponsored by Theatre LA, will be presented Nov. 12 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

October 17, 2001 - David will be a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday, October 29.

October 12, 2001 - For those wondering why the DHP mailing list has been silent lately, I've just been informed that due to a computer crash a couple of months ago, the DHP mailing list member roster was lost. So that this won't happen again and so that we can have a faster turn around time for posts, Lana has decided to move the list to a mailing list server, yahoogroups. If you want to sign up with the list again or if you want to sign up for the first time, go to This is Lana's original DHP mailing list that has been in existence since December 1997.

October 11, 2001 - "Wet Hot American Summer" will be released on video on January 8. It will also be released on DVD with extra scenes.

October 9, 2001 - Congratulations to David for his nomination for lead actor in a play for the peer-voted Ovation Awards. The Ovations, sponsored by Theatre LA, will be presented Nov. 12 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

October 3, 2001 - David will attend the Alzheimer's Association's Memory Walk at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 6. For more information, go to David will also be one of the featured speakers on behalf of Alzheimer's at the 3rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness which goes on Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the USC campus in Los Angeles. The admission is free but the on-campus parking is $5. For more information, go to or call 1-800/LA TIMES, Ext. 79355.

September 30, 2001 - David was back at his hometown yesterday for the Alzheimer Association's Annual Memory Walk in Saratoga, New York. The event was called "Walk the Miles with Niles" :)

September 17, 2001 - David will join members of the Alzheimer's Association and California Department of Health Services to Launch First-of-its-Kind Alzheimer's Disease Health Education Initiative On September 20 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am. Members of the media are invited to attend a kick-off event for the Alzheimer's Disease Health Education Initiative -- a statewide program jointly sponsored by the California Department of Health Services and the Alzheimer's Association, Los Angeles chapter. The program's goal is to improve the quality of health care for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by educating patients and caregivers to build more effective partnerships with their doctors to get the best care possible.

September 12, 2001 - Sad news to report... David Angell, co-creator and producer of "Frasier" was killed along with his wife, Lynn, were on the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 which crashed into the World Trade Center. My deepest condolences to the Angell family and the folks at "Frasier" as well as everyone who was affected by this devastating tragedy. To read more about David and Lynn Angell, click here.

September 9, 2001 - Here's more news on "How to Survive a Hotel Fire" that DHP has signed on for. He will be part of an ensemble cast that will include Blair Underwood, Julia Roberts, David Duchovny, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, and Nicky Katt. Soderbergh wrote the script for the film and will direct on a low budget. Shooting begins Nov. 5 for a film that is eyeing a March 8 release date via Miramax. To read more, click here.

September 8, 2001 - "Wet Hot American Summer" is currently playing in nine cities at the following theaters (updated):

September 1, 2001 - On Tuesday, September 4, David will attend the opening night gala benefit marking the start of the 2001-2002 season for the Los Angeles Opera, featuring new artistic director Placido Domingo. In addition to David, other celebrity guests include Carrie Fisher, Whoopi Goldberg, Maximilian Schell, Michael York, Ridley Scott, and Paul Thomas Anderson. The event will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

August 31, 2001 - The latest in Hollywood movie deals... David is set to co-star, along with Catherine Keener and David Duchovny, in Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh's next film, "How To Survive A Hotel Room Fire," which is an unofficial sequel to Soderbergh's directing debut "Sex, Lies and Videotape."

August 13, 2001 - Currently in limited release in New York City, David's film "Wet Hot American Summer" will start its nationwide release beginning August 31. Among the first cities included for the August 31 release are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Washington, and Cleveland. For more details on the film, check out the official website for Wet Hot American Summer.

August 9, 2001 - A sad news to report... Maureen Reagan, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan and actress Jane Wyman, succumbed to skin cancer at the age of 60. She was a giving individual who despite her declining health crusaded tirelessly against Alzheimer's, a disease that her father Ronald Reagan was striken with. She was the national spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Association along with David. Condolenses go out to her loved ones. She will be greatly missed.

August 7, 2001 - ABC will be re-airing the episode of "The View" with David and Jane Leeves as guests on August 16. Check your local listings for time and station.

July 30, 2001 - The latest word is that David's play "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" has been extended once again to August 19!

July 19, 2001 -

Army Archerd, Daily Variety Senior Columnist (Wednesday July 18 4:21 AM ET)

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - It's set for Broadway: "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" will open (a theater to be set) in March. The Richard Alfieri play will again be directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman. It has currently passed the $1 million mark -- a record -- at the Geffen Theatre in Westwood and is again extended to Aug. 12. Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce will again star. Rehearsals will start here during his season's final weeks in "Frasier" and open immediately on the start of his series hiatus -- for 19 weeks. Hagen is signed for a minimum of six months. Producers are Rodger Hess, Marcia Seligson and Entro Plays Inc.

Also the first news of the new season of "Frasier"! For spoilers, click here, but do so at your own risk!!! :)

Release date of "Osmosis Jones" has been pushed back a week to August 10. In the animated/live action movie, filmgoers will be on location inside the body of construction worker Frank Detorre, played in live-action scenes by Bill Murray. Hollywood's first blood-cell hero, "Osmosis Jones" (voice by Chris Rock), teams up with a rookie cold tablet (voice by David Hyde Pierce) to hunt and destroy a lethal new virus within Frank. In addition to Chris Rock and David Hyde Pierce, voices include Brandy, Laurence Fishburne, Ron Howard, William Shatner and Joel Silver. Joining Murray in the live-action cast are Ben Stein, Molly Shannon and Chris Elliott.

July 13, 2001 - I know that this seems like deja vu, but David's play "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," which has been setting box office records at the Geffen Playhouse, has been extended for the FOURTH time to August 5. At this rate, David may not even get a vacation break between his play and the start of the ninth season of "Frasier" :)

July 12, 2001 - Congrats to David for his 8th nomination for the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy as well as to the cast and crew of "Frasier" for their total of 11 nominations. To see a complete listing of their Emmy nominations, check out eunice's Frasier page

July 7, 2001 - I called Geffen and they confirmed that "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" has indeed been extended yet again to July 29!

July 6, 2001 - Check out "Coming Attractions" on E! They are airing previews of "Wet Hot American Summer" which is set for limited release on July 27 in New York.

In honor of the late Jack Lemmon, the Geffen Playhouse will host a benefit performance of "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" starring Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce on July 10. Tickets to the benefit are $100-$250. The Geffen Playhouse is at 10886 Le Conte Avenue in Westwood, CA. For tickets or information, call (323) 933-9266 ext. 54, or visit

An interesting thing I noticed is that the Geffen Playhouse changed the date of closing listed on their website from July 22 back to July 1, but Ticketmaster is now selling tickets to "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" until July 29!

July 4, 2001 - A&E will begin airing the TV show "Crime Story" at Mondays at 9 pm starting July 9th. Why is this significant? Back in 1987, DHP guest starred in episode 9 of season 2 called "Mig 21." As of yet, the date this particular episode will air hasn't been scheduled. However, keep your eyes peeled. I will post the date as soon as I find out.

SAG/AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement so it seems that season 9 of "Frasier" is right on track :)

June 17, 2001 - Thanks to Sharon, a pic of David sitting by the piano in the current issue of "NOW" magazine from the UK has been posted. To see the pic, click here.

June 15, 2001 - Helen Mirren's "Happy Birthday" in which DHP has a small part will air on Showtime on June 29th at 8pm (ET/PT) as part of a trilogy of films called "On The Edge." Synopsis of "Happy Birthday": a talented girl's future is in sudden jeopardy in a world overrun by insects.

Also "Wet Hot American Summer," a comedy set during the last days of a summer camp in the 80's in which David plays an Astrophysicist trying to save the world from a meteror spiraling towards earth, is set to be released on July 27.

June 14, 2001 - The latest word is that David's play has been extended until July 22. For tickets, go to Ticketmaster or Geffen Playhouse at (310) 208-5454... Geffen Playhouse charges less surcharge :) I saw the play a few days ago and I must say, it was FABULOUS.

June 11, 2001 -

Army Archerd, Daily Variety Senior Columnist (Tuesday June 12 2:31 AM ET)

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Uta Hagen is 82 years young Tuesday, and you can find her dancing to celebrate -- on the stage of the Geffen Playhouse, where she and David Hyde Pierce are getting standing ovations in Richard Alfieri's "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman.

And you can bet she will be celebrating her 83rd birthday in the play on Broadway. She and David have agreed they will do it again, during his hiatus next year from "Frasier."

He'll rehearse here while winding the series' season before heading to the N.Y. opening in March. Meanwhile, the SRO stand here is extended.

June 3, 2001 - Read "Truly In Step," an article about David's new play, by Hugh Hart in today's issue of LA Times. click here. Thanks to Val of CN mailing list for this info.

June 2, 2001 - The always fabulous Tane attended the May 29 preview (the first day) of David's new play. To check out Tane's detailed synopsis of Richard Alfieri's "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," click here.

June 1, 2001 - Here's DHP's bio as listed in the Stagebill for "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," as generously typed by the fabulous Tane :)

David Hyde Pierce made his professional and Broadway debut in 1982 as the waiter in Christopher Durang's BEYOND THERAPY. He created roles in the off-Broadway productions of Mark O'Donnell's THAT'S IT FOLKS!; Richard Greenberg's THE AUTHOR'S VOICE and THE MADERATI; Harry Kondoleon's ZERO POSITIVE; and Jules Feiffer's ELLIOT LOVES before returning to Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. Mr. Pierce has appeared in HAMLET and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival; HOLIDAY and CAMILLE at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven; CANDIDA at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago; THE SEAGULL, TARTUFFE, CYRANO, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis; and Peter Brook's production of THE CHERRY ORCHARD in New York, Moscow, Leningrad and Tokyo. In Los Angeles he appeared in Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY at the Doolittle Theatre, and in the Reprise production of THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman. Mr. Pierce's film credits include BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY; CROSSING DELANCEY; LITTLE MAN TATE; SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE; WOLF; NIXON; ISN'T SHE GREAT; the soon-to-be-released WET, HOT, AMERICAN SUMMER, and the animated films A BUG'S LIFE; OSMOSIS JONES and TREASURE PLANET. His television credits include a short but happy stint on Norman Lear's political satire THE POWERS THAT BE, and a long but happy stint on FRASIER.

May 31, 2001 -

Army Archerd, Daily Variety Senior Columnist (Thursday May 31 9:14 PM ET)

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - The show must go on: Uta Hagen, co-starring with David Hyde Pierce in the world premiere of Richard Alfieri's play "Six Dances In Six Weeks" at the Geffen in Westwood, tripped and fell off the stage during the preview performance Wednesday night.

Hagen, who will be 82 on June 12, wanted to go on but was dissuaded. She was rushed to the UCLA emergency hospital by director Arthur Allan Seidelman, playwright Alfieri, theater manager Steve Eich, artistic director Randy Arney -- and Pierce. She was released at 1:00 a.m. Thursday -- with a bruised back.

But at noon Thursday, she told the Geffen's producer-director, Gil Cates, "Of course, I'm going on tonight." But choreographer Kay Cole is re-designing some steps. "She's amazing," the troupe all agreed. So do I.

By all accounts, she is doing fine. What an incredible woman! She is truly a credit to her profession.

May 24, 2001 - David attended the ceremony for Kelsey, who was honored with the 2,177th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 22, 2001. His star is in front of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum (where the original "Cheers" bar set is located), just a star away from former "Cheers" alum Ted Danson. James Burrows, Jane Leeves, and David spoke on Kelsey's behalf. Also in attendance were his mother Sally, his wife Camille, his daughter Spencer, and "Frasier" co-creator Peter Casey. I will transcribe the speeches as soon as I'm able. Everyone looked FABULOUS! To see a pic, click here and scroll down.

May 12, 2001 - According to a trade magazine, DHP's film "Wet Hot American Summer" is scheduled for limited release in the US on July 20th. Thanks to Michele for this info.

May 7, 2001 - The release date of DHP's new animated film "Osmosis Jones" in which he plays Chris Rock's sidekick is August 3. Mark you calendars!

May 6, 2001 - The dates of DHP's play "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" at the Geffen Playhouse have been modified. Previews begin May 29 as stated before but opening night has been changed to June 7 due to a conflict with another opening and the closing night has been changed to July 1. If you are thinking of attending opening night, think again. It is only open to press and invites ONLY.

April 10, 2001 - David is in talks to co-star along with Susan Sarandon in the live-action/animated Disney feature "Enchanted," which is scheduled to go into production after the threatened actors strike. Written by Bill Kelly with a rewrite by Rita Hsiao ("Mulan," "Toy Story 2"), "Enchanted" is a fairy tale about a young woman who falls in love with a prince and is banished to the real world of New York by an evil queen (Sarandon). Once there, she is followed by the prince and queen and must decide whether to return home. Pierce, who provided the voice of Slim the Walking Stick in Disney's "A Bug's Life," would portray Nathaniel, the queen's valet. Barry Sonnenfeld and Barry Josephson will produce. Director Jon Turteltaub and Christina Steinberg also will produce through their Junction Entertainment.

April 5, 2001 - Here are the pictures for DHP's Senate subcommittee testimony on April 3, courtesy of the ever fabulous Laura. To view the videoclips of the segment, click here.

April 4, 2001 - According to Reuters, DHP and stage actress Uta Hagen and have signed to headline the world premiere of Richard Alfieri's "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" at the Geffen Playhouse. Arthur Allan Seidelman will direct the two-character comedy about a formidable woman who hires an equally challenging dance instructor. Previews begin May 29 with opening night June 6. It closes July 8.

April 3, 2001 - Happy Birthday to David :) David will spend the day testifying before congress which will air live on C-Span 3. He will also appear on the Today Show before that and other interviews afterwards.

Here is the transcript for Today Show courtesy of TanZ :) To view the video of the segment, click here and select "The fight against Alzheimer's" under "Today Show."

March 30, 2001 - DHP will testify before the Senate Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building on April 3 (which BTW just happens to be his birthday) at 9:30 am. To read more about it, click here.

March 24, 2001 - Sorry about the lack of updating lately... here is a bit of news. DHP is once again set to testify in front of congress for more funding for Alzheimer's research in April. So those of you who live in Washington D.C. keep an eye out :)

March 4, 2001 - The episode of "Caroline in the City" in which DHP appeared as the IRS tax guy who wants to be in Cats ("Caroline and the Cat Dancer") is going to air Friday, March 16 in syndication so check your local listings to time and station. In some places, it may air on Saturday, March 17.

March 1, 2001 - Congrats to David, Kelsey, and guest star Jean Smart ("Big Crane on Campus") for their nominations in the categories FUNNIEST MALE PERFORMER IN A TELEVISION SERIES, FUNNIEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMER IN A TELEVISION SERIES, and FUNNIEST FEMALE GUEST APPEARANCE IN A TELEVISION SERIES, respectively, for the 15th annual American Comedy Awards, to be presented April 22 at Universal Studios Hollywood. The awards will be broadcast April 25 on the Comedy Central cable channel.

February 27, 2001 - Here's the latest on the DHP play front... Army Archerd confirms that Arthur Allan Seidelman is in negotiations to direct Richard Alfierie's new play, "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," for the Geffen Playhouse, with talks to star Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce. Let's hope it's a go.

February 18, 2001 - DHP will lend his voice to this Disney animated feature called "Treasure Planet" which is slate for a Fall 2002 release. It is an intergalactic update of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." Ron Clements and John Musker ("Aladdin," "Hercules") are directing the sci-fi adventure, which features the voices of Emma Thompson and Martin Short, in addition to David.

Also check out DHP's new movie "Wet Hot American Summer" which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2001. The movie is set at Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth (Janeane Garofalo), who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor (DHP). He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day. To go to the official film website, click here. Check out pics of DHP at Sundance.

Also check out new info and links at DHP year 2000 page.

February 11, 2001 - UK's The Daily Mail ran a small bio of DHP. To take a look, click here. Thanks to Sharon for sending me the scan.

February 2, 2001 - According to a report in today's LA Times The Geffen Playhouse in LA is "optimistic" that David and Uta Hagen will fill the two roles in "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," by Richard Alfieri, scheduled for June 6-July 8. Hagen would play a Florida retiree, and Pierce the dance instructor she hires. "Our interest in the play is based on those stars," said Geffen managing director Stephen Eich, and casting negotiations have not been completed. Eich said he also hopes to get Arthur Allan Seidelman to direct. No backup play is waiting in the wings for that slot in the Geffen season if "Dance Lessons" should fall through. Thanks to Michele for this information.

January 30, 2001 - Another day, another acting award nomination :) Congratulations to David who along with Kelsey was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for the 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The show was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series which they won last year. Just a little interesting note from SAG: No actor has received more Screen Actors Guild Award¨ nominations than David Hyde Pierce. He holds a record 15. 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 seven 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. The awards will air March 11 on TNT.

January 29, 2001 - Congratulations to David who along with Kelsey was nominated for Actor of the Year in a Comedy Series for the 3rd Annual TV Guide Awards. The show was nominated for Comedy Series of the Year, John Mahoney for Supporting Actor of the Year/Comedy Series, and Jane Leeves for Supporting Actress of the Year/Comedy Series. Congrats to all! The awards will air March 7 on FOX.

January 26, 2001 - David will be guest starring in an episode of "Titus" on FOX during February Sweeps. David will play a self-help seminar group leader who lures Titus on stage for exercises in the episode called "Life Forward" which will air on February 27 at 8:30 pm on FOX.

January 5, 2001 - To see the thank you note from David for the donations we made through our 3rd Annual DHP Holiday Raffle and Auction, click here.

January 4, 2001 - Today, I finally picked up my mail from the post office which I had placed on hold while on vacation. And guess what I found among my magazines and bills? A letter with a Paramount heading. David has sent us a thank you card. I will scan and post it tomorrow. For those who participated, I will also make it into an Acrobat Reader format so that you can download a copy to print out. In the meanwhile, here is what it says...

January 2, 2001 - You can vote for the TV Guide Awards online at Be sure to go and show your support for "Frasier" and its cast members! Also check the January 6 and 13 issues of TV Guide for ballots.

January 1, 2001 - Happy New Year's!!! Here's to another year

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