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'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...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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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...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

TIME reveals the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features five separate covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: Kanye West, Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Jorge Ramos. (more...)

White House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This JuneWhite House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

"The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. (more...)

Eddie Murphy to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 10/18Eddie Murphy to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Eddie Murphy on October 18, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world's greatest humorists, will be given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy, and will be taped for broadcast nationwide. Event tickets will go on sale through the Kennedy Center's Special Events Office on Monday, May 11. (more...)

Eddie Murphy to Receive 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American HumorEddie Murphy to Receive 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, an outstanding lineup of entertainers will gather in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Eddie Murphy, recipient of the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (more...)

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