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NBC Wins Wednesday in Total Viewers; SVU, CHICAGO P.D. Win Time SlotsNBC Wins Wednesday in Total Viewers; SVU, CHICAGO P.D. Win Time Slots
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

With top-25 results from “Chicago Fire,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” “The Blacklist” and “Superstore,” NBC has generated a 1.0 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 1-7, according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Larry David-Hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Ties for #1 Among Big 4 in Key DemoLarry David-Hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Ties for #1 Among Big 4 in Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Feb. 6 telecast of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with host Larry David and musical guest The 1975, averaged a 5.1 rating, 12 share in household results from the 56 markets metered-by Nielsen Media Research (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returning to City College Center for the Arts, 2/19-21ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returning to City College Center for the Arts, 2/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Back by popular demand, On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Historic Club Harlem returns to City College's performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. The show, which shines a red-hot spotlight on a little-known piece of Black history and a famed club that came out of the segregation era, is presented by the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and Byron and Sylvia Lewis. An audience favorite, last February, the production was created by Jeree Wade and directed and written by Adam Wade with Ty Stephens. (more...)

Tracy Morgan to Develop and Star in Comedy Pilot for FXTracy Morgan to Develop and Star in Comedy Pilot for FX
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has closed a deal to develop and star in a comedy pilot for FX Networks to be written by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

Sir Sidney Poitier to be Honored with 2016 BAFTA FellowshipSir Sidney Poitier to be Honored with 2016 BAFTA Fellowship
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Sir Sidney Poitier with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, February 14th. (more...)

MEET THE BLACKS, Starring Mike Epps, George Lopez & Mike Tyson, to Hit Theaters in AprilMEET THE BLACKS, Starring Mike Epps, George Lopez & Mike Tyson, to Hit Theaters in April
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

It was revealed today that Deon Taylor's comedy MEET THE BLACKS has landed a wide theatrical release this spring through Freestyle Releasing. The film will open nationwide this April 29th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at 'ON KENTUCKY AVENUE', Returning to City College This WinterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at 'ON KENTUCKY AVENUE', Returning to City College This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Back by popular demand, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Historic Club Harlem returns to City College's performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. The show, which shines a red-hot spotlight on a little-known piece of Black history, is presented by the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and Byron and Sylvia Lewis. An audience favorite, last February, the production was created by Jeree Wade and directed and written by Adam Wade with Ty Stephens. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Mike Epps on Playing Richard Pryor in New Biopic: 'I'm Really Nervous & Scared'VIDEO: Mike Epps on Playing Richard Pryor in New Biopic: 'I'm Really Nervous & Scared'
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Comedian Mike Epps stopped by THE TALK to discuss taking on the role of comedy legend Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels movie, “Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?” (more...)

'Funny Man' Mike Epps to Kick Off 2016 at The Orleans Showroom, 1/1-2'Funny Man' Mike Epps to Kick Off 2016 at The Orleans Showroom, 1/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Comedian, actor, producer and rapper Mike Epps will celebrate the New Year by bringing his comedy act to The Orleans Showroom Jan. 1-2. (more...)

VIDEO: Domhnall Gleeson and Mike Epps Visit LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Domhnall Gleeson and Mike Epps Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - Dec 16, 2015

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asks Domhnall Gleeson and Mike Epps about being recognized by fans, and Domhnall recalls being shunned by a woman on a flight. (more...)

LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension Shares Memories of Broadway, Sinatra, and More in HOBO FLATS MemoirLaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension Shares Memories of Broadway, Sinatra, and More in HOBO FLATS Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

He founded one of the most popular singing groups of the proverbial rock era, The 5th Dimension. Their Grammy-winning, uplifting anthems for a generation, 'Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In' and 'Up-Up and Away' brought soothing yet exhilarating harmony during the turbulent times of the late '60's. (more...)


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THE WIZ LIVE's Queen Latifah to Lead Lee Daniels' Music Pilot for FOXTHE WIZ LIVE's Queen Latifah to Lead Lee Daniels' Music Pilot for FOX
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah, who recently appeared as 'The Wiz' in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!, will take on the leading role in Lee Daniels' currently untitled music pilot for FOX. (more...)

TV One to Premiere PBS' EDDIE MURPHY: THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE, 12/4TV One to Premiere PBS' EDDIE MURPHY: THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE, 12/4
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

TV One salutes comedy genius Eddie Murphy with the network premiere of PBS' Eddie Murphy: The Mark Twain Prize on Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m. ET. (more...)

Mike Epps Coming to Joe Louis Arena in March 2016Mike Epps Coming to Joe Louis Arena in March 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Top veteran comedian Mike Epps will bring his newest stand up smash, "Don't Take It Personal" to Joe Louis Arena on Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. with special guests Tommy Davidson, Jay Pharoah and Cocoa Brown. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 25, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Plaid Tidings,' the Q Brothers and 'Die Hard' bring us holiday shows, and shows come and go at Lyric Opera and the Royal George. 'The Wiz' comes to TV and to a Bailiwick benefit, and 'The Lion King' and 'Pinocchio' promise family-friendly fare. And buy 'Season Of Carols 3!' (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...)

Showtime Names Vinnie Malhotra SVP, Documentaries & MoreShowtime Names Vinnie Malhotra SVP, Documentaries & More
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Showtime Networks announced that Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning executive Vinnie Malhotra will be joining the network in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Documentaries, Unscripted and Sports Programming. (more...)

Showtime Names Vinnie Malhotra SVP, Documentaries & More
by - Nov 16, 2015

Showtime Networks announced that Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning executive Vinnie Malhotra will be joining the network in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Documentaries, Unscripted and Sports Programming. (more...)

Motown to Release 'Lost' Album 'Diana Ross Sings Songs from THE WIZ', 11/27Motown to Release 'Lost' Album 'Diana Ross Sings Songs from THE WIZ', 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

A 'lost' album of Diana Ross performing songs from the 1978 big screen adaptation of THE WIZ will be released on November 27th. (more...)

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