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VIDEO: Mike Epps Talks Portraying Richard Pryor in New Biopic on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Mike Epps Talks Portraying Richard Pryor in New Biopic on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Mike Epps stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about portraying Richard Pryor in HBO's upcoming 'Bessie.' Check out clips from the appearance below! (more...)

National Black Theatre to Celebrate 47th Anniversary at TEER Spirit Awards Gala Next MonthNational Black Theatre to Celebrate 47th Anniversary at TEER Spirit Awards Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) will celebrate 47 years of keeping soul alive in Harlem with the eighth annual TEER Spirit Awards Gala on Thursday, June 18. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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Rain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES Comes to NBT This JuneRain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES Comes to NBT This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

?RAIN PRYOR's one-woman autobiographical play, FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES, will have its World Premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem, running Tuesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 28. Directed by Kamilah Forbes, this Limited Off-Broadway run is the actress-writer-comedian's funny take on growing up Black & Jewish as the daughter of one of the world's most beloved & iconic funny men, comic genius Richard Pryor. (more...)

James Jackson, Jr. and LaDonna Burns Set for 'THE BLACK-UPS VARIETY HOUR' at DROM, 6/5 & 7/26James Jackson, Jr. and LaDonna Burns Set for 'THE BLACK-UPS VARIETY HOUR' at DROM, 6/5 & 7/26
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Black-Ups: Variety Hour ...& a half is set for Friday, 6/5/15 at 8PM (doors at 7PM) and Sunday, 7/26/15 at DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009. (more...)

Showtime to Debut Two Documentaries in Theaters NationwideShowtime to Debut Two Documentaries in Theaters Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

For the first time in network history, SHOWTIME will bring two highly-anticipated films, LISTEN TO ME MARLON and PROPHET'S PREY to theaters nationwide, under the newly created SHOWTIME DOCUMENTARY FILMS banner. (more...)

Richard Pryor's Daughter Rain Releases Debut Standup Comedy Album 'Black & White'Richard Pryor's Daughter Rain Releases Debut Standup Comedy Album 'Black & White'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Comedian RAIN PRYOR, known for her autobiographical solo show Fried Chicken and Latkes, as well as her work as an author, actress & spokesperson for MS research, released her debut comedy album, Black & White (more...)

Rain Pryor to Premiere New One-Woman Show at National Black Theatre This JuneRain Pryor to Premiere New One-Woman Show at National Black Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Rain Pryor's one-woman autobiographical play will have its World Premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem, running Tuesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 28. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!Audra McDonald, Bradley Cooper Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

TIME reveals the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features five separate covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: Kanye West, Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Jorge Ramos. (more...)

White House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This JuneWhite House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

"The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. (more...)

Eddie Murphy to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 10/18Eddie Murphy to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Eddie Murphy on October 18, 2015 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, and will be taped for broadcast nationwide. Event tickets will go on sale through the Kennedy Center's Special Events Office on Monday, May 11. (more...)

Eddie Murphy to Receive 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American HumorEddie Murphy to Receive 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, an outstanding lineup of entertainers will gather in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Eddie Murphy, recipient of the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (more...)

SNL with Michael Keaton Tops Saturday Big FourSNL with Michael Keaton Tops Saturday Big Four
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

'Saturday Night Live,' with host Michael Keaton and musical guest Carly Rae Jepsen, is the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in both measures. (more...)

54 SINGS Series Named Show of the Year at 2015 MAC Awards; All the Winners!54 SINGS Series Named Show of the Year at 2015 MAC Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

At a ceremony held last night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2015 MAC Awards. The show was hosted by Karen Mason, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, and was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts. (more...)

George Carlin Website to Relaunch with New, Rare RecordingsGeorge Carlin Website to Relaunch with New, Rare Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

According to Variety, George Carlin's estate will be relaunching his website on March 27, including previously unreleased or rare audio recordings. (more...)

Comedian MICHAEL MALONE Releases New Stand-Up AlbumComedian MICHAEL MALONE Releases New Stand-Up Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The album was recorded live at the Joke Joint Comedy Club in St. Paul, Minnesota, where Malone revealed his demons and vices with heavy-hitting punch lines. Malone has earned praise from critics who value his ability to win over and engage an audience. (more...)

Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson Confirmed for Lee Daniel's Upcoming Richard Pryor BiopicEddie Murphy, Kate Hudson Confirmed for Lee Daniel's Upcoming Richard Pryor Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Eddie Murphy has signed on for a role in Lee Daniels' currently untitled Richard Pryor biopic. The site also confirms that Kate Hudson will portray Pryor's wife, Jennifer Pryor, who is a producer on the film. (more...)

6-Disc Collector's Set THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW Coming to DVD 5/126-Disc Collector's Set THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW Coming to DVD 5/12
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

This May, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will bring home audiences front row seats for THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (more...)

Apollo Theater to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Blues Legend Billie HolidayApollo Theater to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Blues Legend Billie Holiday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Apollo Theater will celebrate the 100th birthday of blues legend Billie Holiday with a series of special events. (more...)

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