Richard Pryor News

Photo: Mel Brooks Cements Six-Fingered Hand at Hollywood Tribute Ceremony
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 10, 2014

Veteran comedian and actor Mel Brooks cemented his mark on Hollywood Monday afternoon with a special ceremony outside the Chinese Theatre on the Walk of Fame. (more...)

Ladies of Laughter Coming to MPAC, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Enjoy an evening of laughs from a decidedly female point of view when the Ladies of Laughter take the stage at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25. (more...)

THE WIZ Screens Tonight at St. Nicholas Park as Part of Harlem Week Festivities
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the stage play, The Wiz. Join ImageNation, Harlem Week, Harlem Pride and Global Network of Black Pride as they celebrate this cultural milestone with a screening of the celebrated film adaptation of the award-winning play. (more...)

Comedian Jim Norton Pays Tribute to Robin Williams in Op-Ed
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Comedian, radio personality, actor and New York Times bestselling author Jim Norton penned a moving op-ed regarding the passing of Robin Williams on (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...)

Long Beach International Film Festival to Kick Off Next Week
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The 3rd Annual Long Beach Intl Film Festival will run Wednesday, July 30th through Monday, August 4th in various locations throughout Long Island. Come watch the latest and greatest hand-picked independent movie releases from around the world and take part in exclusive film and music events, Q & A panels with award winning filmmakers and directors and much more! (more...)

Sommore to Make Suncoast Showroom Debut, 8/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Actress and comedienne Sommore brings her stand-up routine to the Suncoast Showroom August 30 and 31. (more...)

Nick Cannon Gets Family Approval for Richard Pryor Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Last month, TMZ revealed that Richard Pryor's children weren't so happy with the news that Nick Cannon was in talks to portray their late father in Lee Daniels' upcoming biopic about the comedian. But now the New York Post writes that Richard Pryor, Jr. spent some time speaking with the actor and has changed his tune. (more...)

Anthony Chisholm to Star in DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 7/31-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th anniversary season continues with the world premiere of Wesley Brown's play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars Tony nominee Anthony Chisholm as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by actress Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. The result is hilarious, surprising and memorable. A. Dean Irby directs the production, which opens July 31 and runs through August 24. (more...)

17-Year Itch Gets Laughs in WIFE BEGINS AT 40, 7/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Hudson Village Theatre's third offering in a four-play summer season, running from July 9 to 27, 2014, is the 'drawing room comedy', Wife Begins at Forty, written by Earl Barret, Ray Cooney and Arne Sultan and directed by Glen Bowser. (more...)

Jay Leno to Receive 17th Annual Mark Twin Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

A lineup of top entertainers will salute Jay Leno at the 17th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Broadway's Brandi Massey, Elizabeth McKendry, Nick Gaswirth, and More Battle It Out For Charity, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Starting On June 16th, the Broadway Guys step up to the Mic against The Broadway Dolls. In Joseph Macchia's new cabaret series Cabaret Feud. Broadways Brandi Massey and Kwame Remy have put together a team of singers. Each team will sing their faces off for the Bragging rights, And money for the charity or charities of ...their choice. (more...)

Battle of The Broadway Sexes Set for Metropolitan Room, Begin. 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Starting On June 16th, the Broadway Guys step up to the Mic against The Broadway Dolls. In Joseph Macchia's new cabaret series Cabaret Feud. Broadways Brandi Massey and Kwame Remy have put together a team of singers. Each team will sing their faces off for the Bragging rights, And money for the charity or charities of ...their choice. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Suzanne Froix & Richard Pryor, Jr. to Lead Beautiful Soup's SHADES OF BLUE, 8/27-9/13
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

As previously announced, Beautiful Soup's critically acclaimed production of Little Wars returns for an extended engagement at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. The play will run in repertory with a workshop of McCasland's latest play, Shades Of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day. (more...)

Mel Brooks: 'Politically correct is absolutely wrong.'
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2014

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks sat down with Yahoo! Movies. Brooks considers Blazing Saddles to be his masterpiece and says that it is the funniest movie ever made, regardless of the fact that it is only number 6 on AFI's list. However, Brooks insists that Blazing Saddles would never be able to be made today. (more...)

Showtime to Kick Off Free Preview Weekend on 5/9
by TV News Desk - May 05, 2014

SHOWTIME will be available to 74 million households during a Free Preview Weekend this Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11. Viewers nationwide will be able to sample the network's award-winning programming on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME On Demand(R), SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R) and on a number of participating distributors' TV Everywhere portals. The Free Preview weekend will include the series premiere of the new drama series PENNY DREADFUL, as well as new episodes of the critically-acclaimed hit series NURSE JACKIE and CALIFORNICATION, the premium television premiere of Scary Movie 5, and the premiere of Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana, the thrilling 12-round welterweight world championship unification bout from Saturday, May 3. During the Preview, SHOWTIME will also debut the second episode of PENNY DREADFUL on SHOWTIME ANYTIME immediately following the series premiere on Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Mel Brooks Says BLAZING SADDLES Will Be a 'Bold and Crazy Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Funnyman Mel Brooks recently revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that his 1974 satirical Western comedy 'Blazing Saddles' is a step closer to a trip to Great White Way. He told EW: 'Blazing Saddles' is almost there. I get the feeling that if I could find the time to write three or four more songs, it could be a bold and crazy musical.' (more...)

Rain Pryor to Bring FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES to Borgata, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

RAIN PRYOR stars in this effervescent solo show, which recounts her upbringing in a biracial household (her mother was Jewish) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ms. Pryor, who sings & portrays a range of characters (including, poignantly, her father Richard in a spot-on impression), will appear in FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES. (more...)

Baltimore TheatreWorks' 41N 50W Makes UK Premiere at Southampton's SeaCity Museum, Now thru April 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

After an initial workshop showcase at the new St. James Theatre in London and recent reading at Ken Davenport Studios in New York, which featured Tony Award nominated actress Anita Gillette, 41N 50W makes a 10 performance UK premiere at Southampton's SeaCity Museum. This new play written by Robert Neal Marshall and produced by Baltimore TheatreWorks is being presented within walking distance from where TITANIC set sail in 1912. Performances run today, April 10th - 19th at 7:30pm. A special opening night event will celebrate SeaCity museum's 2nd birthday with a portion of the evening's proceeds donated to a maritime charity. The April 14th performance will be followed by a memorial service in remembrance of souls lost on TITANIC. The British Titanic Society will also host an invited performance of the play as part of their 2014 Convention. (more...)

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