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BWW Review: Key and Peele's KEANU is Paw-sitively FunnyBWW Review: Key and Peele's KEANU is Paw-sitively Funny
by Natalie de la Garza - Apr 29, 2016

Written by Jordan Peele and Alex Rubens, KEANU is a genuinely funny movie, and unless you find Key and Peele irrationally irritating or were born without the 'finding adorable kittens adorable' gene, it's worth a trip out to your local multiplex. (more...)

2016 CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Revealed2016 CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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Trevor Noah, Lewis Black, And Brian Regan Headline 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival In Jamestown, NYTrevor Noah, Lewis Black, And Brian Regan Headline 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival In Jamestown, NY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.Y., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ National Comedy Center, Inc., the first cultural institution dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy,announces the lineup for the 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 47, in Jamestown, NY. Headlining this year's festival is Comedy Central's 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah, the king of the rant Lewis Black, and one of this country's premier comedians, Brian Regan. Festival highlights also include a moderated discussion with the Farrelly Brothers and Kliph Nesteroff, the critically-acclaimed Story Pirates kids-comedy troupe, and Comedy Late Night. (more...)

Uproar Entertainment to Release New Comedy Album from Jodi MillerUproar Entertainment to Release New Comedy Album from Jodi Miller
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Uproar Entertainment has announced the release of Jodi Miller's first comedy CD 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.' Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., this CD is instantly a hilariously relatable, and spontaneously pushes the envelope. This is Jodi's first recording for Uproar Entertainment. (more...)

REELZ's GANGSTERS: AMERICA'S MOST EVIL & More Original Series to Return in 2017REELZ's GANGSTERS: AMERICA'S MOST EVIL & More Original Series to Return in 2017
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

REELZ today announced that it has renewed three original series. New episodes of Gangsters: America's Most Evil will premiere in winter 2016/2017 while new episodes of Collision Course and Autopsy: The Last Hours of... will premiere in early 2017. (more...)

John Legend to Co-Produce Play About Dick Gregory- TURN ME LOOSEJohn Legend to Co-Produce Play About Dick Gregory- TURN ME LOOSE
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 23, 2016

John Legend has signed on to produce a new Off Broadway play about Dick Gregory, the American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, and comedian.The play is called TURN ME LOOSE, and will even feature an original song by John Legend. (more...)

Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Present THE WIZ, 3/23-4/24Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Present THE WIZ, 3/23-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

When it opened at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway in 1975, The Wiz was heralded as a groundbreaking theatrical event because it was a large-scale, big-budget musical featuring an all-African American cast. The Wiz laid the foundation for other African-American hits including Dreamgirls. Most recently, The Wiz Live! was featured on NBC in December of 2015, and beginning on March 23, The Wiz will ease on down to Jacksonville with its debut at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining featuring a big cast, big costumes and a big set. The show will run through April 24. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Sidney Poitier RetrospectiveMuseum of the Moving Image to Host Sidney Poitier Retrospective
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

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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...)


by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

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