Saturday, August 14, 2010

Main Website Downtime

Regular site visitors may have noticed that the main Dark Shadows Journal website at has been out of commission for the last couple of days, due to problems with our web provider. We're currently working to resolve these, and the site should be accessible soon.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

George DiCenzo: 1940-2010

It is with sadness that we report the death of Dark Shadows associate producer George DiCenzo, who passed away on August 9 in Middletown Township, Philadelphia. He was 70 years old.

George began his career in television production, before moving into acting in the 1970s. He featured briefly in an uncredited part in House of Dark Shadows, as the sheriff's deputy, and spun an extensive career in character roles, with his film credits including Back to the Future and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, plus guest roles in many television shows, such as Murder, She Wrote, NYPD Blue and Law & Order.

He was best known, however, as a highly-respected acting coach. Burt Reynolds singled George out for praise during an Inside the Actor's Studio interview, calling him "the best acting teacher in America." Donations in his memory may be made to A Woman's Place, PO Box 299, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Actor Updates

  • Denise Nickerson (Amy) will be a guest at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, which runs from August 19-22. For full details, click here.
  • Marie Wallace (Eve) is appearing at the Chicago Entertainment Collectors Expo, which takes place from September 9-12. For more information, visit the event's website.
  • Paul Ross (King Johnny) is to appear in a new production of The Last Romance, which runs until September 5 at San Diego's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
  • Alec Newman (2004 Barnabas) is currently appearing on BBC One's medical drama Casualty. Alec is also appearing onstage in London in Danton's Death, which runs until October 14 at the National Theatre.
  • Kelly Hu (2004 Julia) is appearing at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con, which runs from November 12-14 in Austin, Texas. For more information, click here.