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Tell Me You Love Me
The official David Selby web site reports that David has signed on for a recurring role in the new HBO series Tell Me You Love Me. Selby will play Arthur, husband of a character played by Jane Alexander. The two have appeared together in the past in two different stage productions.
The original working title of the series was SexLife. Regular cast members include Michelle Borth, Tim DeKay, Morgan Kelly, Luke Kirby, Adam Scott, Sonya Walger, and Ally Walker. The series is described as "a boundary-pushing dramedy about three couples with intimacy issues." Tim DeKay's web site indicates that Jane Alexander plays a therapist.
Variety recently reported that former ER regular Sherry Stringfield has signed on for a recurring role in the series.
For more information, visit the IMDb web page for the new series.
Dark Shadows Reborn
David Selby joins original Dark Shadows cast members John Karlen, Lara Parker, and Kathryn Leigh Scott in a new series of audio dramas from the British-based Big Finish Productions. Four new audio recordings were made in May 2006. The first two recordings in the series debuted at the Dark Shadows 40th Anniversary Weekend held in Brooklyn in August. Dark Shadows: The House of Despair and Dark Shadows: The Book of Temptation are available through Amazon.
For additional information, including a trailer featuring all of the actors, please visit the Dark Shadows Reborn web site.
Please note that information reported here about upcoming appearances is provided by the sources indicated. The inclusion of information below, unless otherwise indicated, does not indicate independent confirmation. Typically, public appearances are subject to change due to professional commitments.
L.A. Theatre Works Tour: Selby Appearances Cancelled
If you've browsed around this site much, then you already know that David Selby regularly participates in L.A. Theatre Works' live radio theatre productions. You can read more about his work with them on the Radio/CD page.
In 2005, LATW launched touring productions of their performances. The first show to hit the road was The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial, and it was followed this past spring by The Prisoner of Second Avenue. In fall 2006, they will present a touring production of Herman Wouk's Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.
Various venues have announced their 2006-2007 schedules, indicating that David Selby and Eric Stoltz will be performing with a touring version of L.A. Theatre Works' Caine Mutiny Court-Martial this fall. However, due to scheduling conflicts with the filming of his new series, David Selby will not be performing in this production.
David has appeared as Lieutenant Commander Queeg in previous LATW productions. A recording of an earlier performance of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial featuring David Selby is available on compact disc from Amazon.
To mark the release of Dark Shadows episodes on DVD, MPI Home Video will be hosting online chats with stars from the show. The date for David Selby's chat has not yet been announced. In fact, MPI Home Video has not held an online chat in over a year, so it doesn't look like this advertised chat is ever going to happen.
The Dark Shadows DVD sets can be purchased online via Amazon.com. Click here to view the complete series.
Note: Set 11 includes the first appearances by David Selby as the ghost of Quentin Collins. Set 13 includes the beginning of the 1897 storyline featuring Quentin's first words and includes an interview with David Selby. Sets 14-17 also include interview footage with David. Set 17 marks the conclusion of the 1897 storyline.
If you're not ready to purchase the Dark Shadows DVD collection yet, you may want to consider renting the DVDs. Netflix is DVD rental service that allows you to select titles online and receive and return them via mail. They carry Dark Shadows on DVD, and they currently offer a free trial subscription:
Dark Shadows 40th Anniversary Haunted Halloween Party
On Thursday, October 26, 2006, the Dark Shadows 40th Anniversary Haunted Halloween Party was held at the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Original series guests in attendance included Betsy Durkin (Victoria Winters #2), Lara Parker (Angelique), Robert Rodan (Adam), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), and David Selby (Quentin Collins). Actresses Karen Black (Trilogy of Terror) and Barbara Steele (Dr. Julia Hoffman in the 1991 Dark Shadows) and Dark Shadows composer Bob Cobert were also on hand.
Black, Cobert, and Steele placed their handprints and/or footprints in the cement outside the theatre to kick off the evening, and David Selby appeared in costume as Quentin Collins to recite "Quentin's Theme (Shadows of the Night)." An autograph line capped off the evening's events.
A photo from this event appears in the Photo Gallery. If you have photos from this event that you would like to share or a report about the event that you would like me to link to, please contact me via the Feedback page.
Dark Shadows 40th Anniversary Weekend
David Selby participated in the recent Dark Shadows 40th Anniversary Weekend at the Brooklyn Marriott on August 25-27, 2006. Over 1,200 fans attended the event. David read selections for his latest book, A Better Place, signed autographs, spoke during a tribute to Dark Shadows creator Dan Curtis, who passed away this year, took part in radio drama style performances of the first and last episodes of the series, and participated in Q & A sessions.
Anyone who attended this event and would like to share photos on this site should contact me via the Feedback page.
David Selby Interviewed for Grayson Hall Biography
David Selby was interviewed for R.J. Jamison's forthcoming Grayson Hall biography which is expected to be released in August 2006. Hall portrayed Dr. Julia Hoffman on Dark Shadows and received an Academy Award nomination in 1965 for her portrayal of Judith Fellowes in The Night of the Iguana. In 1977, several years after Dark Shadows, she appeared on stage with David Selby in New York in Rib Cage. For more information about the book, please visit writer R. J. Jamison's web site.
Falcon Crest on Your Computer
On March 15, 2006, America Online and Warner Bros. unveiled In2TV, a free on-demand broadband television service featuring numerous television series from the Warner Bros. catalog. Among the shows available for free online viewing is Falcon Crest. The service offers ten episodes at a time of each series.
Click here for the In2TV Falcon Crest page, which includes a Falcon Crest message board. In2TV video is only licensed for viewing within the United States, and it is not compatible with Mac or Linux. Click here to view the complete system requirements.
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