Last Chance: Alexander Cohen Loses His Star Billing Off-Broadway, Jan. 4

News   Last Chance: Alexander Cohen Loses His Star Billing Off-Broadway, Jan. 4
 
Broadway producer Alexander H. Cohen's one-person show, Star Billing, which has played two nights weekly at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre since Oct. 26, ends Jan. 4, 1999. The show officially opened Nov. 9.

Broadway producer Alexander H. Cohen's one-person show, Star Billing, which has played two nights weekly at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre since Oct. 26, ends Jan. 4, 1999. The show officially opened Nov. 9.

Cohen reflects on his theatrical successes (including Richard Burton's Hamlet, John Gielgud's School for Scandal, Harold Pinter's The Homecoming), his inevitable flops, as well as some of the infamous feuds he's had over the years, with names like Jerry Lewis, Marlene Dietrich, and the Shuberts.

The 78-year old Cohen began his producing career 57 years ago, when his Angel Street opened in 1941. Cohen also produced the televised Tony Awards for 20 years, as well as three "Night of 100 Stars" specials. He has received countless awards including a Tony, Emmy, Oscar, Theatre World's Showman of the Year, The Shubert Foundation Award and numerous others.

For tickets ($20) or more information on Alexander H. Cohen's Star Billing at The Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, call (212) 239-6200.

-- By Robert Simonson and Sean McGrath

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