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BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Hillman Center For Performing Arts and So Much MoreBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Hillman Center For Performing Arts and So Much More
by Mike Mekus - Aug 26, 2016

The legendary artist discusses everything from Steppin' Out and the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pittsburgh, the political scene, Diabetes, and so much more. (more...)

Mario Cantone & More Among Host & Contributors for FOX Stations' PAGE SIX TVMario Cantone & More Among Host & Contributors for FOX Stations' PAGE SIX TV
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The New York Post, in partnership with Endemol Shine North America and FOX Television Stations, announced today the host and contributors for 'PAGE SIX TV,' a daily television show modeled after 'Page Six,' the iconic gossip column and website. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Continue Reading Series with A DOLL's HOUSEDorset Theatre Festival to Continue Reading Series with A DOLL's HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

July 11, 7 PM, as part of their nationally renowned New Play Readings, Dorset Theatre Festival presents director, writer, and translator, Royston Coppenger's exciting re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen's classic play- A Doll's House. Developed by acclaimed director John Gould Rubin, Coppenger and Rubin have found new resonance for our times in the play that astonished its audiences when first produced. Dorset Theatre Festival is excited to be able to support the art of translation, with this stunning new adaptation destined to please and entertain audiences for years to come. (more...)

BWW Review: The Second City's ALMOST ACCURATE GUIDE TO AMERICA at the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: The Second City's ALMOST ACCURATE GUIDE TO AMERICA at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Jun 27, 2016

Love it or hate it, the whodunit farce Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center represented D.C. theater for busloads of high school students for nearly 30 years. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Air Tony Awards Wrap-Up This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Air Tony Awards Wrap-Up This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK features its annual TONY Wrap-Up, with journalists Jesse Green (New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (Los Angeles Times); an AndrewAndrew report from the TONY Red Carpet; and a discussion about Turn Me Loose: A Play About Comic Genius Dick Gregory, now Off-Broadway. (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award WinnersRiant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

Tracy Morgan, Dick Gregory and More to Headline Carolines On Broadway in June!Tracy Morgan, Dick Gregory and More to Headline Carolines On Broadway in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of June 2016, highlighted by headliners Tracy Morgan, from NBC's 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, June 2 - 4; legendary activist and comedian Dick Gregory, June 4 and 5; Maz Jobrani, from the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and author of "I'm Not a Terrorist But I Play One on TV," June 10 - 12; Darrell Hammond, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, June 16 - 18; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, June 23; Jon Rudnitsky, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, June 24 - 26; and Michael Blackson, The African King of Comedy, July 4th Weekend, June 30 ( - July 3). (more...)

BWW Review: Joe Morton Spectacular as Dick Gregory in Gretchen Law's Dynamic TURN ME LOOSEBWW Review: Joe Morton Spectacular as Dick Gregory in Gretchen Law's Dynamic TURN ME LOOSE
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The actor convincingly recreates the finesse, the sublimated anger and the stinging wit of the comedy trailblazer and civil rights activist. (more...)

VIDEO: John Legend Talks New Off-Broadway Play TURN ME LOOSEVIDEO: John Legend Talks New Off-Broadway Play TURN ME LOOSE
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

Music superstar John Legend stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about his new off-Broadway show TURN ME LOOSE, based on the life of 1960s comic Dick Gregory. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SCANDAL's Joe Morton Talks Off-Broadway's TURN ME LOOSE on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAELSTAGE TUBE: SCANDAL's Joe Morton Talks Off-Broadway's TURN ME LOOSE on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2016

John Legend and Mike Jackson present a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory - starring SCANDAL's Joe Morton - that shines a light on the first Black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Morton stopped by LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL earlier this week where he opened up about the production - check out a clip below! (more...)

TV One Unveils 'Audacious' Schedule of Programming at Annual Upfront PresentationTV One Unveils 'Audacious' Schedule of Programming at Annual Upfront Presentation
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Showcasing its new look and feel to the advertising sales community, TV One unveiled an audacious schedule of programming during its annual Upfront presentation at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theatre this morning. (more...)

Kennedy Center Adds to District of Comedy FestivalKennedy Center Adds to District of Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

From June 22-25, the Kennedy Center presents its first District of Comedy Festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts. The festival, an expansion of Capital One's Comedy at the Kennedy Center sponsorship, features stand-up shows, a musical comedy revue, a jazz and comedy mashup, and a performance for children and families in spaces across the Center. The District of Comedy Festival also coincides with the world premiere of a new collaboration with Chicago's The Second City, which will run for six weeks in the Theater Lab. Tickets for the newly announced performances go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on Monday, April 4, 2016 and to the general public on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (more...)

John Legend to Co-Produce Play About Dick Gregory- TURN ME LOOSEJohn Legend to Co-Produce Play About Dick Gregory- TURN ME LOOSE
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 23, 2016

John Legend has signed on to produce a new Off Broadway play about Dick Gregory, the American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, and comedian.The play is called TURN ME LOOSE, and will even feature an original song by John Legend. (more...)

Gilbert Gottfried, Jay Pharoah & More Coming Up at Carolines on Broadway This MarchGilbert Gottfried, Jay Pharoah & More Coming Up at Carolines on Broadway This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of March 2016, highlighted by headliners Rod Man, winner of Season 8 of NBC's Last Comic Standing, March 3 - 6; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, March 10; Eddie Pepitone, from his Netflix special In Ruins, March 11 - 13; Jay Pharoah, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, March 17 - 20; Louie Anderson, from FX's Baskets, March 24 - 26; and Des Bishop, from his stand-up special Made in China, March 31 - April 3. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ed Asner Brings A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE to the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Ed Asner Brings A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 16, 2016

Mary Tyler Moore may not have been in the Metropolitan Room last night as her former on-screen boss Ed Asner (Lou Grant in THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW) performed a one man comedy titled A Man and his Prostate written by Ed. Weinberger, but Broadwayworld was. Experience the show through our photos, below! (more...)

Jane Lynch, Joan Rivers Tribute & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016 Comedy LineupJane Lynch, Joan Rivers Tribute & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Kennedy Center today announced a robust schedule of 2015-2016 performances as part of Comedy at the Kennedy Center, the largest since the new series was established in the 2014-2015 season. Capital One is the presenting sponsor. Comedy at the Kennedy Center will include three signature events in the Concert Hall, featuring nationally renowned comedic acts, and the Center's first District of Comedy Festival from June 22-25, showcasing an array of celebrated comedians who will be performing on stages across the building. The District of Comedy Festival will also launch a newly-engaged collaboration with Chicago's legendary comedy theater, The Second City, featuring a Kennedy Center commission that focuses on the history of the United States, which will run for six weeks in the Theater Lab. Tickets for these events go on sale to members on Monday, November 23, 2015 and to the general public on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (unless otherwise noted). (more...)

NERD NATION Plays The EXIT Theater as Part of Divafest, Now thru 11/21NERD NATION Plays The EXIT Theater as Part of Divafest, Now thru 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Stand-up comedian and Silicon Valley runaway, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, launches solo show NERD NATION, tonight, November 5-21 at The EXIT Theater as part of Divafest. (more...)

NERD NATION to Play The EXIT Theater as Part of Divafest, 11/5-21NERD NATION to Play The EXIT Theater as Part of Divafest, 11/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Stand-up comedian and Silicon Valley runaway, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, launches solo show NERD NATION, November 5-21 at The EXIT Theater as part of Divafest. (more...)

MetroStage's UPRISING Set for Women's Voice Theatre FestivalMetroStage's UPRISING Set for Women's Voice Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will open the 2015-16 season with the Rolling World Premiere of UPRISING by Atlanta playwright Gabrielle Fulton as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, Sept 17- Oct 25. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, and William Knowles will music direct.   (more...)

Human Rights Leader Jack Healey Reveals the Truth about Celebrities, Government Leaders and Human Rights on September 16Human Rights Leader Jack Healey Reveals the Truth about Celebrities, Government Leaders and Human Rights on September 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

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