Eddie Murphy News

Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JOE PISCOPO Plays The Ciccone Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 14, 2014

Joe Piscopo took the stage at The Ciccone Theatre recently, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to snap some photos! As Joe Piscopo tells it, NBC in a moment of insanity replaced the original cast of Saturday Night Live (Dan Aykroyn, John Belushi, Gilda Radner etc) with Joe Piscopo and a new cast which included Eddie Murphy. After seeing Joe's act at a great venue in Paramus New Jersey named The Ciccone Theatre, I witnessed first hand the brilliance of the network's decision to put Joe in SNL in 1980. (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

2014 Funk Festival at the Fox Theatre Canceled
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

The 2014 Funk Festival scheduled at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 4 has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase starting Tuesday, September 9 at 10 a.m. Tickets purchased by phone or online will be automatically refunded. (more...)

Don Rickles Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom October 11 and 12. (more...)

Comedian Charlie Murphy to Take the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

American actor, comedian and writer, Charlie Murphy will bring his hilarious stand-up routine to the Suncoast Showroom on September 26. (more...)

2014 Funk Festival at the Fox Theatre Set for 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

In celebration of the life and times of funk master Rick James, the 2014 Funk Festival is taking over the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 4 at 8 p.m. The lineup is loaded with funk stars including Cameo, the Mary Jane Girls featuring Val Young and The Family Stone, the Zapp band, Al Hudson and One Way and Jalil and Exstacy of Whodini. Funny-man Charlie Murphy of the Dave Chappelle Show will host the festival celebration. (more...)

ABC Family Announces 'Funday' Monthly Programming Experience
by TV News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Weekends just aren't weekends anymore as ABC Family introduces “Funday,” a monthly programming experience that allows viewers to embrace their inner child. (more...)

Ralph Harris' MANISH BOY Opens 8/9 at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Funny Big Brother Productions presents MANish BOY, written & performed by RALPH HARRIS, as part of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival/Fringe NYC. Nominated for the NAACP Theater Award for 'Best One Person Play,' MANish BOY is directed by Oz Scott with dramaturgy by Stacey McClain. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATF 2014: DEAD AND BREATHING is a Sarcastic and Sentimental Comedy with Show-Stopping Laughs
by Johnna Leary - Jul 18, 2014

Hospice care and cancer are not generally topics which leave audiences roaring with laughter. However, in the world-premiere comedy Dead and Breathing, written by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Kristin Horton, audiences are left in stitches as a sharp tongued and sickly elderly woman cajoles, bribes, threatens and tries any possible way to force her in-home nurse to comply with assisted suicide. (more...)

Don Rickles Set for Orleans Showroom, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom August 16 and 17. (more...)

Charlie Murphy Comes to the Comedy Works Larimer Square, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Charlie Murphy's rapid evolution from Chappelle's Show cast member to top-billed international comedian has been remarkable. He has spent the past eight years performing his critically acclaimed stand-up show and solidifying his position in Hollywood as a true acting, writing and producing talent, in his own right. (more...)

Louie Anderson Coming to Comedy Works Landmark Village Tomorrow, 6/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Two-time Emmy award winner Louie Anderson is one of the countries most recognized & adored comics. Comedy Central acknowledges him as 'One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.' (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington Among WIF Award Recipients
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Since 1977, Women In Film, Los Angeles has annually honored exemplary women in the entertainment industry – women who lead by example, who are creative, groundbreaking, and who excel at their chosen fields. (more...)

VIDEO: 50 Cent Spoofs Disney's MALEFICENT on Jimmy Kimmel
by TV News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

During his appearance on last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, rapper 50 Cent shared his "MaleFiftyCent" trailer, a hilarious spoof on the hit Disney film. Check it out below! (more...)

The Second City's AMERICAN MIXTAPE Comes to Garner Galleria Theatre Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

The Second City's AMERICAN MIXTAPE plays The Garner Galleria Theatre June 4 through 29. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org. (more...)

Gilbert Gottfried & Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling Headline in CT, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

In Dual Celebrity Comedy Appearances, on Saturday June 14th, Gilbert Gottfried will take the stage in Uncasville, CT. and longstanding Howard Stern Show Sidekick Jackie 'The Joke Man' Martling headlines in Danbury, CT. Both comics will perform a not-so-typical evening of comedy on the same night, in two different venues. Gilbert Gottfried star of stage, film, and TV known for his off-beat brilliance and Jackie 'The Joke Man' Martling with his dirty jokes make for two separate wild and fun-filled evenings of comedy entertainment. (more...)

CBS TV Distribution Cancels THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW After One Season
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2014

The syndicated show was initially picked up for a second season in February, but execs have now made the decision to not proceed with the order after a ratings slump. (more...)

Letterman, Seinfeld & More Set for Spike TV's ONE NIGHT ONLY: AN ALL-STAR COMEDY TRIBUTE TO DON RICKLES Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2014

The biggest superstars in comedy will come together on Spike TV to celebrate the legendary career of one of their most beloved icons - Don Rickles. (more...)

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