Richard Pryor News

Rain Pryor to Perform at Iridium, 8/25Rain Pryor to Perform at Iridium, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

ScoBar Entertainment will present actress/singer/comedian RAIN PRYOR in DIVORCED, DANGEROUS & DIVALICIOUS - Songs of Hope Heartache & Truth, at Iridium NYC, for one night only, Tuesday, August 25 at 8pm. She will be accompanied by Zach Lapidus on piano, Jerry  DeVore on bass & Joel E. Mateo on drums. (more...)

She Can't Stop the Beat! Watch THE WIZ's Queen Latifah's Musical Performance HighlightsShe Can't Stop the Beat! Watch THE WIZ's Queen Latifah's Musical Performance Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Grammy and Golden Globe-winner Queen Latifah has joined the cast of NBC's highly-anticipated musical, THE WIZ LIVE! in the role of the Wiz (more...)

Uproar Entertainment to Release First Comedy CD from Tobe HixxUproar Entertainment to Release First Comedy CD from Tobe Hixx
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

 Comedy saved Tobe Hixx's life! A skinny kid who was often teased and ridiculed by his peers, Hixx ultimately turned to a life of crime that included gangs and selling crack. After stints in both state and federal prison, Hixx chose to return to his first love, comedy. Uproar Entertainment announces a new comedy CD from Hixx, 'Laugh or Die.' (more...)

Richard Pryor Play UNSPEAKABLE to Receive Chicago Premiere This FallRichard Pryor Play UNSPEAKABLE to Receive Chicago Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced the Chicago premiere of Unspeakable, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor, will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) for a limited five-week engagement Oct. 6 through Nov. 8, 2015.  (more...)

House of Art Gallery Presents AFROS Video & Movie Night, Tonight!House of Art Gallery Presents AFROS Video & Movie Night, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Tonight: Pease join House of Art Gallery for a 'AFROS Video & Movie Night' as we screen the flyest of the flyest footage from the personal collection of photographer Michael July: rare music videos, mini-documentaries, & the monumental rare classic 'WATTSTAX' concert documentary.  (more...)

'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels Inks Mulityear Deal with 20th Century FOX Television'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels Inks Mulityear Deal with 20th Century FOX Television
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Lee Daniels, co-creator and executive producer of the season's smash sensation "Empire," has entered into a multiyear deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television (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...)

Mike Epps Coming to to Schuster Center, 10/24Mike Epps Coming to to Schuster Center, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Sold out shows, nationwide tours, big screen hits and the thrill of a hip hop audience eager to watch Mike Epps own the stage has him ready to bring his new tour, The Real Deal tour, coming to the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Atlantic City Comedy Festival Announces 2015 Lineup for 6th Year CelebrationAtlantic City Comedy Festival Announces 2015 Lineup for 6th Year Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The 6th Annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival has been announced to take place at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Rain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKESPhoto Flash: New Shots from Rain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Rain Pryor's one-woman autobiographical play is making its World Premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem, running now through Sunday, June 28. "Fried Chicken & Latkes" is the actress-writer-comedian's funny take on her mixed-race heritage and growing up the daughter of one of the world's most beloved and iconic funny men, comic genius Richard Pryor. BroadwayWorld has brand-new photos of Pryor onstage below! (more...)

Sommore Returning to Suncoast Showroom, 7/11-12Sommore Returning to Suncoast Showroom, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Equally classy and sassy, Sommore's frank, fearless routines and controversial wit have garnered loyal fans worldwide. Among the top-grossing stand-up comedians in the U.S. and abroad, Oprah Winfrey proclaimed her “a force to be reckoned with in the new millennium.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rain Pryor's One-Woman Show FRIED CHICKEN & LATKESPhoto Flash: First Look at Rain Pryor's One-Woman Show FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Rain Pryor's one-woman autobiographical play will have its World Premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem, running now through Sunday, June 28. 'Fried Chicken & Latkes' is the actress-writer-comedian's funny take on her mixed-race heritage and growing up the daughter of one of the world's most beloved and iconic funny men, comic genius Richard Pryor. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the star onstage! (more...)

VIDEO: Mike Epps Talks Portraying Richard Pryor in New Biopic on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Mike Epps Talks Portraying Richard Pryor in New Biopic on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Mike Epps stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about portraying Richard Pryor in HBO's upcoming 'Bessie.' Check out clips from the appearance below! (more...)

National Black Theatre to Celebrate 47th Anniversary at TEER Spirit Awards Gala Next MonthNational Black Theatre to Celebrate 47th Anniversary at TEER Spirit Awards Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) will celebrate 47 years of keeping soul alive in Harlem with the eighth annual TEER Spirit Awards Gala on Thursday, June 18. (more...)


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Rain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES Comes to NBT This JuneRain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES Comes to NBT This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

?RAIN PRYOR's one-woman autobiographical play, FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES, will have its World Premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem, running Tuesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 28. Directed by Kamilah Forbes, this Limited Off-Broadway run is the actress-writer-comedian's funny take on growing up Black & Jewish as the daughter of one of the world's most beloved & iconic funny men, comic genius Richard Pryor. (more...)

James Jackson, Jr. and LaDonna Burns Set for 'THE BLACK-UPS VARIETY HOUR' at DROM, 6/5 & 7/26James Jackson, Jr. and LaDonna Burns Set for 'THE BLACK-UPS VARIETY HOUR' at DROM, 6/5 & 7/26
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Black-Ups: Variety Hour ...& a half is set for Friday, 6/5/15 at 8PM (doors at 7PM) and Sunday, 7/26/15 at DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009. (more...)

Showtime to Debut Two Documentaries in Theaters NationwideShowtime to Debut Two Documentaries in Theaters Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

For the first time in network history, SHOWTIME will bring two highly-anticipated films, LISTEN TO ME MARLON and PROPHET'S PREY to theaters nationwide, under the newly created SHOWTIME DOCUMENTARY FILMS banner. (more...)

Richard Pryor's Daughter Rain Releases Debut Standup Comedy Album 'Black & White'Richard Pryor's Daughter Rain Releases Debut Standup Comedy Album 'Black & White'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Comedian RAIN PRYOR, known for her autobiographical solo show Fried Chicken and Latkes, as well as her work as an author, actress & spokesperson for MS research, released her debut comedy album, Black & White (more...)

Rain Pryor to Premiere New One-Woman Show at National Black Theatre This JuneRain Pryor to Premiere New One-Woman Show at National Black Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Rain Pryor's one-woman autobiographical play will have its World Premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem, running Tuesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

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