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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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The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The RRazz Room at The Prince is an intimate venue programmed by the entrepreneurs who created the infamous and iconic RRazz Room in San Francisco. The RRazz Room brand has become synonymous with quality entertainment presented at its purest and most intimate form. The unique space allows patrons to experience all their favorite entertainers up close and personal. The RRazz Room venues (also located in Coral Springs, FL, South Miami-Dade, FL, and New Hope, PA) present performances by local and national artists from a wide variety of musical and theatrical genres including Broadway, pop, opera, gospel, drag, comedy, rhythm & blues, and jazz. The RRazz Room at the Prince is located within the historic Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 (near the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets on the Avenue of the Arts). (more...)

Date Set for Broadway Diva Kristin Chenoweth's Hollywood Walk of Fame CeremonyDate Set for Broadway Diva Kristin Chenoweth's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

As previously announced, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Save the date for Today, Juy 24 at 11:30 a.m. (PDT) at the Pantages Theatre. (more...)

Date Set for Broadway Diva Kristin Chenoweth's Hollywood Walk of Fame CeremonyDate Set for Broadway Diva Kristin Chenoweth's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

As previously announced, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Save the date for Friday, Juy 24 at 11:30 a.m. (PDT) at the Pantages Theatre. (more...)

Ed Asner Stars in A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE at Malibu Playhouse TonightEd Asner Stars in A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE at Malibu Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Malibu Playhouse kicks off a comedy summer season tonight, July 11, with the one-night benefit performance of 'A Man and His Prostate,' starring Hollywood legendary actor, Ed Asner. This is the first produced stage play for noted television writer-producer, Ed. Weinberger, who wrote this one-man comedy serving as his new venture into the theatre world. When asked what it was like working with Asner, Weinberger replied, 'It's always nice being in the hands of a legend.' (more...)

Ed Asner to Star in A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE at Malibu Playhouse, 7/11Ed Asner to Star in A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE at Malibu Playhouse, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Malibu Playhouse kicks off a comedy summer season Saturday July 11, with the one-night benefit performance of "A Man and His Prostate," starring Hollywood legendary actor, Ed Asner. This is the first produced stage play for noted television writer-producer, Ed. Weinberger, who wrote this one-man comedy serving as his new venture into the theatre world. When asked what it was like working with Asner, Weinberger replied, "It's always nice being in the hands of a legend.' (more...)

OSF to Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration, 6/22OSF to Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Juneteenth celebration on June 22 at noon on the Courtyard Stage. The event is free, though donations will be accepted for the Juneteenth Scholarship Fund. (more...)

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