Richard Pryor News

Tony Winner Bill Irwin to Take the Stage in Reading of Jodi Rothe's AGORATony Winner Bill Irwin to Take the Stage in Reading of Jodi Rothe's AGORA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Directors Company has announced the reading of Agora a new play by Jodi Rothe, featuring Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin. The reading is being directed by Michael Pressman. (more...)

GONE BABY GONE Among New Films Coming to Tribeca Shortlist in JuneGONE BABY GONE Among New Films Coming to Tribeca Shortlist in June
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

Below, check out which films are coming and going in June 2017 on Tribeca Shortlist. The films are currently available for streaming. To watch, start your free 7-day trial at TRIBECASHORTLIST.COM ($4.99/MONTH AFTER). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New Showtime Comedy Special ANDREW SANTINO: HOME FIELD ADVANTAGEVIDEO: First Look - New Showtime Comedy Special ANDREW SANTINO: HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Comedian and I'M DYING UP HERE star Andrew Santino returns to his Chicago hometown for the debut of his new one-hour comedy special ANDREW SANTINO: HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE on Friday, June 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)


by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

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Kennedy Center Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain Prize for American HumorKennedy Center Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 20th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to David Letterman on Sunday, October 22, 2017 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. (more...)

Uproar Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Gayla JohnsonUproar Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Gayla Johnson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Black Wives Matter' by Gayla Johnson. (more...)

'Troy Wilde Interviews' Comic Jill Kimmel, Jimmy's Little Sister?'Troy Wilde Interviews' Comic Jill Kimmel, Jimmy's Little Sister?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Kravis Center to Present YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick WakemanKravis Center to Present YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman have added dates to their recently announced 2017 North American Tour, including performing in concert in our Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall on Friday, October 13 at 8 pm. (more...)

Tickets for YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman at Smith Center On Sale 4/17Tickets for YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman at Smith Center On Sale 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Danny Zelisko Presents rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, who are proud to announce that effective immediately, they will officially be known as YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, the name they will be touring under at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, April 17 at 10 a.m. (more...)

See What's On this Month at the Wild ProjectSee What's On this Month at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Avant Media's Tangets Series, NY No Limits Film Series, The CURRENT SESSIONS, and Spotlight On fest included the East Village venue's April programming. (more...)

'Over The Rainbow', THE WIZ Among Titles Added to National Recording Registry'Over The Rainbow', THE WIZ Among Titles Added to National Recording Registry
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 29, 2017

Judy Garland's 'Over the Rainbow' Barbra Streisand's 'People' and the original cast album of Broadway's THE WIZ are among the 25 titles which will be preserved by the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry for 2016. (more...)

Richard Pryor's Daughter Has Hit Solo Show with Fried CHICKEN AND LATKES; Extended Through 6/3Richard Pryor's Daughter Has Hit Solo Show with Fried CHICKEN AND LATKES; Extended Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Rain Pryor's sold-out solo tour-de-force, Fried Chicken and Latkes, is extended to June 3 at The Braid, home of Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT), 2912 Colorado Ave., #102, Santa Monica. (more...)

'Troy Wilde Interviews' Features Comics From Around the U.S.'Troy Wilde Interviews' Features Comics From Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies and the PersuasionsLadies and Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies and the Persuasions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies and the PersuasionsLadies and Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies and the Persuasions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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Horror Film Set in World of Frank Baum's WIZARD OF OZ In DevelopmentHorror Film Set in World of Frank Baum's WIZARD OF OZ In Development
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

A horror film set in the universe of THE WIZARD OF OZ is currently in the works at New Line Cinema, based on a pitch by screenwriter Mike Van Waes. (more...)

BWW Review: Rain Pryor Shares Hysterical and Poignant Tales of Her Biracial Upbringing in FRIED CHICKEN & LATKESBWW Review: Rain Pryor Shares Hysterical and Poignant Tales of Her Biracial Upbringing in FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES
by Shari Barrett - Mar 3, 2017

American audiences first met Rain Pryor as television's first biracial child on "Head of the Class." Los Angeles audiences can now meet her up close and personal during her new solo play, FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES, in which Richard Pryor's talented daughter shares many of her childhood memories as the offspring of show business royalty, growing up African-American and Jewish in Beverly Hills during the tumultuous years when a biracial child faced prejudice from both sides of the fence. Her fascinating tales are filled with pain, poignancy, purpose, and lots of laughter as she portrays her father, mother, grandparents, and many other colorful characters who assisted her along the way to personal acceptance and adulthood. (more...)

Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIESVaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES
by David Green - Feb 27, 2017

From the legendary Folies Bergere to the Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway to the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the theatrical revue has been a staple of entertainment for well over 100 years. The McCallum pays tribute to these wonderful performers with its own Vaudeville variety show. The McCallum's Second Annual Tribute to the Follies stars John Davidson and Ann Hampton Callaway, and features The Olate Dogs, David & Dania, Mark Schiff, Henrik Bothe, and the Follies Dancers and Follies Orchestra. (more...)

Tracy Morgan Comes to Netflix With All-New Stand-Up Comedy Special STAYING ALIVETracy Morgan Comes to Netflix With All-New Stand-Up Comedy Special STAYING ALIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Tracy Morgan is making his much-anticipated return to stand-up with STAYING ALIVE, an all-new comedy special exclusively for Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. The stand-up special, shot before a packed house at New Jersey's landmark Count Basie Theatre, will launch globally on Netflix Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (more...)

THIS IS US Ties for #2 Among Big 4 Telecasts for the Primetime Week of Feb. 13-19 in 18-49THIS IS US Ties for #2 Among Big 4 Telecasts for the Primetime Week of Feb. 13-19 in 18-49
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

NBC has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 13-19, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, giving the network a #2 finish for the week in total viewers. (more...)

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