Richard Pryor News

Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Martin Short & More Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain PrizeSteve Martin, John Mulaney, Martin Short & More Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A lineup of leading performers, including Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Vedder, and others will salute David Letterman at the 20th annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. The 20th Anniversary program will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Letterman, and will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C. The program will air on PBS stations as David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize nationwide on Monday, November 20 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). Artists are subject to change. (more...)

Sommore Comes to Suncoast Showroom 8/26-27Sommore Comes to Suncoast Showroom 8/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Award-winning comedienne Sommore will bring her celebrated stand-up act back to Suncoast Showroom on Aug. 26-27. (more...)

Daryl Roth and Roberta Flack Named Town Hall's 2017 Friends of the ArtsDaryl Roth and Roberta Flack Named Town Hall's 2017 Friends of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Legendary singer Roberta Flack and leading theatrical producer Daryl Roth will receive the Town Hall 2017 Friend of the Arts Award, it was announced today.  (more...)

Rain Pryor to Perform at Metropolitan Room this FridayRain Pryor to Perform at Metropolitan Room this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

METROPOLITAN ROOM is proud to present actress/singer/comedian RAIN PRYOR in LIFE HAPPENS! for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Friday, July 14th at 9:30pm. She will be accompanied by Steven Feifke on piano, Jerry DeVore on bass & Russell Carter on drums. (more...)

Showtime Lights Up the Fourth of July with I'M DYING UP HEREShowtime Lights Up the Fourth of July with I'M DYING UP HERE
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

In celebration of Fourth of July weekend, SHOWTIME is giving viewers nationwide an opportunity to sample the first five episodes of the revealing new drama series I'M DYING UP HERE for free, starting today. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry DoughertyPhoto Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry Dougherty
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2017

Longtime communications director of the Friars Club was given a heartfelt Bon Voyage in the Milton Berle Room yesterday and many show business notables were present and in video to honor the man who has written most of the published words and history of The Friars for the last 25 years.  Barry Dougherty's words... (more...)

Musical Director Bryan Stephens to Release Solo Debut via Blue Elan RecordsMusical Director Bryan Stephens to Release Solo Debut via Blue Elan Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Getting your start at the famous Café Wha, the same place where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, among many others, also did, is a pretty good resume line for any musician. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Ben Platt hosts the 2017 Jimmy Awards, honoring the best in high school musical theatre tonight! (more...)

BWW Review: I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Open Your Eyes to his Comedic Genius and Dedication to Free SpeechBWW Review: I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Open Your Eyes to his Comedic Genius and Dedication to Free Speech
by Shari Barrett - Jun 25, 2017

An undisputed comic legend, Lenny Bruce was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and comedy from Don Rickles to Richard Pryor and Chris Rock, and any other comedian who is now free to speak his/her mind without fear of legal retribution thanks to Bruce challenging our First Amendment freedom of speech rights. Lenny's tempestuous personal and professional life which Marmo embodies with his body, heart and soul, was marked by great passion and great pain, thanks to his unwavering commitment to free speech, which led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests. (more...)

BWW Feature: John Davidson Flies into Baltimore Joining the Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome TheatreBWW Feature: John Davidson Flies into Baltimore Joining the Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2017

So who is John Davidson? He is an actor, comedian, author, musician, TV host, singer, and entertainer. And Baltimore/Washington audiences should be in for a treat watching this consummate performer live on the boards of the historic Hippodrome Theatre as he stars in the acclaimed musical FINDING NEVERLAND from June 27 to July 2, 2017. (more...)

Jewish Women's Theatre to Open New Show in Trifecta of Sold-Out HitsJewish Women's Theatre to Open New Show in Trifecta of Sold-Out Hits
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Santa Monica's The Braid, a performance and art space, which sent Monica Piper's Not That Jewish Off-Broadway for 200 performances and redeveloped Rain Pryor's sold-out hit Fried Chicken and Latkes, is at it again.  (more...)

Met Room Presents Rain Pryor In LIFE HAPPENS! For One Night OnlyMet Room Presents Rain Pryor In LIFE HAPPENS! For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

METROPOLITAN ROOM is proud to present actress/singer/comedian RAIN PRYOR in LIFE HAPPENS! for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Friday, July 14th at 9:30pm. She will be accompanied by Steven Feifke on piano, Jerry DeVore on bass & Russell Carter on drums. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New Showtime Comedy Special ERIK GRIFFIN: THE UGLY TRUTHVIDEO: Sneak Peek - New Showtime Comedy Special ERIK GRIFFIN: THE UGLY TRUTH
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Comedian and I'M DYING UP HERE star Erik Griffin (Workaholics, Blunt Talk) makes his hour-long debut in the new comedy special ERIK GRIFFIN: THE UGLY TRUTH premiering Friday, July 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Kicks It Up At The Friars Club Metropolitan Room ShowPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye Kicks It Up At The Friars Club Metropolitan Room Show
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 20, 2017

Bernie Fusrhpan, managing partner of the Metropolitan Room moved his club into the Friars Club last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the entertainment super special.  (more...)

Brown Sugar Now Available in Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire TabletsBrown Sugar Now Available in Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire Tablets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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The Laugh Factory to Hold Tryouts for Comedy Camp This MonthThe Laugh Factory to Hold Tryouts for Comedy Camp This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The World Famous Laugh Factory will hold tryouts for its' 33rd annual Laugh Factory Comedy Camp on June 17, 2017 from 11am to 3pm. (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 36th season, which asks 'where we are going, where we have been, and where we are we now?' (more...)

Jessica DiGiovanni and More Sign on for Bill Irwin-Led AGORA Reading; Cast Complete!Jessica DiGiovanni and More Sign on for Bill Irwin-Led AGORA Reading; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Directors Company has announced the full cast for the reading of Agora a new play by Jodi Rothe, featuring Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf). (more...)

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...)

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