#Designing Women


Carmen Cusack, Elaine Hendrix, and More Launch Run of Designing Women

Designing Women, a world-premiere comedy based on the hit television series, begins performances tonight at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Linda Bloodworth Thomason, creator of the original series, has adapted the property for the stage. Previews will be held September 22 and 23, followed by a run through October 24. In addition, the production will stream online from October 15-24.
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TheatreSquared to debut theatrical version of “Designing Women” this week

Twenty-eight years after it left television, 18 months after it was first announced and a full year since its intended debut, TheatreSquared will finally host the premiere of the theatrical version of “Designing Women.” The new play is from the pen of original showrunner Linda Bloodworth Thomason and is co-directed by her husband and production partner, Harry Thomason, with an assist from T2 associate artistic director Amy Herzberg. It officially debuts to the public Friday after a series of limited preview offerings – and a yearlong delay courtesy of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jean Smart Commended for ‘Hacks’ and ‘Mare of Easttown,’ But 1 Role Is Her ‘Core’

Jean Smart is receiving her flowers after being in the game since 1979, racking up Emmy Award honors for her role in the TV show Hacks. Fans have watched her kill it in that show along with Mare of Easttown, Fargo, Legion, Watchmen, and even Kim Possible. She’s relished her time on screen, but there is one character who really resonated with Smart on a personal level.

Emmy Winner Jean Smart Recalled Being ‘on the Same Wavelength’ With This ‘Frasier’ Co-Star

Jean Smart just snagged her fourth Emmy Award. Nominated for her performances in both Hacks and The Mare of Easttown, Smart won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at last night’s ceremony. Fans may remember her guest role on the NBC sitcom Frasier, which earned her two Emmys in 2000 and 2001. The Designing Women alum had nothing but positive memories of her time on the hit show and would even welcome the opportunity to work with the series’ star again.
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Jean Smart Wins Her Fourth Career Emmy for Hacks

Well, Deborah Vance certainly didn’t bomb at the Emmys 2021. The inimitable Jean Smart won her fourth career Emmy award on Sunday for her hilarious and heartbreaking performance as a semi-washed-up comedian on HBO Max’s Hacks. Smart’s leading-actress win amounted to something of a hat trick for Hacks, which won...

Jean Smart Reveals the 'Really Special' Way 13-Year-Old Son Forrest Reacted to Her Emmy Win

Backstage at Sunday's 2021 Emmy Awards, Jean Smart reflected on what it meant to win after "such a difficult last six months." Smart, 70, took home Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Hacks and, as she acknowledged onstage during her acceptance speech, the celebration comes in the wake of the death of her late husband, Richard Gilliland.

‘Hacks’ Star Jean Smart Pays Emotional Emmy-Win Tribute To Late Husband Richard Gilliland; Thanks “Creative, Brave” Team For Working Through Covid

An emotional Jean Smart paid a moving tribute to her late husband, “friend and soulmate” Richard Gilliland, who passed away in March, as she accepted the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy on Sunday. “I wouldn’t be here without him, without him putting his career on the back burner...

Jean Smart gets Standing O at Emmy’s (and winners list)

I have been team Jean since back when she waitressed on “It’s a Living”. Designing Women? She was dynamite. Her stint on Fraiser? Amazing. So I was thrilled to see her get recognized for her work at the. usually work challenged age of 70!. She won Best Actress in a...

Emmy 2021: Jean Smart, one of the most celebrated queens of the night

Jean Smart is going through what may be his prime in a career that takes more than four decades. Nominated for two Emmy Awards, just won the statuette he most wanted: Comedy protagonist by Hacks. It was also ternada as Supporting actress by Mare of Easttown. A) Yes, expanded his...

All Hail Jean Smart

At the 73rd Primetime Emmys, the inimitable Jean Smart — of Fargo, Watchmen, and Designing Women fame — took home one of the most coveted awards in the funny-people business: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Smart’s Hacks win was almost guaranteed, although she was going head-to-head with Tracee...

Jean Smart earns 2021 Emmys’ first standing ovation for ‘Hacks’ win

Jean Smart scored the first standing ovation of the night at Sunday’s 2021 Emmy Awards. However, the veteran actress stopped the crowd in its standing tracks with her moving acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Comedy for “Hacks” on HBO Max. “I have to acknowledge my late husband, Richard...

Jean Smart Dealt With a Massive Family Tragedy While Filming Emmy-Nominated Series, ‘Hacks’

Jean Smart’s career is in a resurgence. After years of playing supporting and guest roles, she’s being acknowledged as one of Hollywood’s true MVPs. The Television Academy has recognized her work with two nominations for two different shows at Primetime Emmy Awards. In fact, Smart is favored to win a trophy for her work on Hacks, an HBO Max original series. While Smart loved the project, she had to endure an incredibly family tragedy during the final days of filming the series. The death of Jean Smart’s husband, Richard Gilliland, was sudden and traumatic, but she filmed through her grief to wrap the project.
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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: 'Designing Women' debuts on Fayetteville stage

TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, opens its world-premiere production of "Designing Women" by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, co-creator of the television series of the same name, on Wednesday. High-definition streaming begins Oct. 15. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 24....