Richard Pryor News

Oprah, Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, and Mike Epps Join Richard Pryor BiopicOprah, Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, and Mike Epps Join Richard Pryor Biopic
by Sally Henry - Aug 30, 2015

A Richard Pryor biopic is officially on the way. (more...)

Elijah Jamal Quintet Set for The Iridium, 9/4; Rain Pryor Moved to 10/10Elijah Jamal Quintet Set for The Iridium, 9/4; Rain Pryor Moved to 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Just announced! The NYC debut of ELIJAH JAMAL QUINTET and Guests performing on Friday, September 4!  The quintet is led by saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed, a Washington DC native named 'Best Tenor Saxophonist' and 'Best New Jazz Musician' by the Washington City Paper.  (more...)

Hilton Als to Offer Speech as Part of New Museum's Visionaries Series, 9/15Hilton Als to Offer Speech as Part of New Museum's Visionaries Series, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

New York, NY…The New Museum is pleased to announce that Hilton Als, author and critic, will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. TheVisionaries Series at the New Museum honors forward-thinking leaders in the fields of art, architecture, design, film, and related disciplines of contemporary culture. Now in its seventh season, the annual series spotlights innovators who shape intellectual life and define the future of culture. This year's event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)

New Museum's 2015 Visionary Speaker Hilton Als to Read New Essay on Photographer Diane ArbusNew Museum's 2015 Visionary Speaker Hilton Als to Read New Essay on Photographer Diane Arbus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The New Museum is pleased to announce that Hilton Als, author and critic, will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. The Visionaries Series at the New Museum honors forward-thinking leaders in the fields of art, architecture, design, film, and related disciplines of contemporary culture. Now in its seventh season, the annual series spotlights innovators who shape intellectual life and define the future of culture. This year's event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)

The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18The RRazz Room at the Prince Opens 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The RRazz Room at The Prince is an intimate venue programmed by the entrepreneurs who created the infamous and iconic RRazz Room in San Francisco. The RRazz Room brand has become synonymous with quality entertainment presented at its purest and most intimate form. The unique space allows patrons to experience all their favorite entertainers up close and personal. The RRazz Room venues (also located in Coral Springs, FL, South Miami-Dade, FL, and New Hope, PA) present performances by local and national artists from a wide variety of musical and theatrical genres including Broadway, pop, opera, gospel, drag, comedy, rhythm & blues, and jazz. The RRazz Room at the Prince is located within the historic Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 (near the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets on the Avenue of the Arts). (more...)

Jimi Hendrix Among Subjects of Showtime's Documentary Slate for Late 2015Jimi Hendrix Among Subjects of Showtime's Documentary Slate for Late 2015
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

SHOWTIME is laying out an ambitious new documentary slate for late 2015. Scheduled for this fall are uncensored looks at such fascinating figures as Marlon Brando, Jimi Hendrix, Suge Knight, Barney Frank and Warren Jeffs (more...)

FOX Orders Girl Band-Themed Music Drama from Lee DanielsFOX Orders Girl Band-Themed Music Drama from Lee Daniels
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has ordered a new pilot, STAR, from Lee Daniels, co-creator and executive producer of the hit series EMPIRE. (more...)

Showtime to Present World Telvision Premiere of Documentary PROPHETS PREY, 10/10Showtime to Present World Telvision Premiere of Documentary PROPHETS PREY, 10/10
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The highly-anticipated documentary PROPHET'S PREY will make its world television premiere on Saturday, October 10th at 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Showtime Announces World Television Premiere Date for Documentary PROPHET'S PREYShowtime Announces World Television Premiere Date for Documentary PROPHET'S PREY
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The highly-anticipated documentary PROPHET'S PREY will make its world television premiere on Saturday, October 10th at 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

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...)

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