Richard Pryor News

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...)

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...)

Showtime to Present World Premiere of New Drama Series I'M DYING UP HERE at SXSWShowtime to Present World Premiere of New Drama Series I'M DYING UP HERE at SXSW
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

SHOWTIME will present the world premiere of its highly anticipated new one-hour drama series I'M DYING UP HERE at the South by Southwest® (SXSW) Film Festival on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas (more...)

Richard Pryor's Daughter Opening in New Show This WeekRichard Pryor's Daughter Opening in New Show This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

 Richard Pryor's talented daughter, actress/singer/writer, Rain Pryor, will open her new solo play, Fried Chicken & Latkes, this week on Thursday, February 16 for a six-week run at Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica. (more...)

Uproar Entertainment Releases Stand-up Comedy CD By Alex ElkinUproar Entertainment Releases Stand-up Comedy CD By Alex Elkin
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Live From Las Vegas' by Alex Elkin. Comedian Alex Elkin has a comedy style that is unique and true to himself. He is unapologetic, says what he thinks, delivers the unexpected, and knows what funny is. (more...)

ESPN's THE UNDEFEATED to Reveal 44 African Americans who Changed the CountryESPN's THE UNDEFEATED to Reveal 44 African Americans who Changed the Country
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Undefeated, ESPN's multimedia content platform focused on the intersection of sports, race and culture, today revealed “The Undefeated 44” – a list of living and past African Americans with extraordinary accomplishments and contributions who are symbols of pride and aspiration. (more...)

Rain Pryor to Star in New Solo Play FRIED CHICKEN AND LATKES at Jewish Women's TheatreRain Pryor to Star in New Solo Play FRIED CHICKEN AND LATKES at Jewish Women's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Actress/comedian Rain Pryor, daughter of comic legend Richard Pryor, will open her new solo play Fried Chicken & Latkes on February 16 for a six-week run at Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica (more...)

'Chillennial' by Feraz Ozel Debuts at #9 on Billboard Comedy Chart'Chillennial' by Feraz Ozel Debuts at #9 on Billboard Comedy Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is proud to announce that 'Chillennial' by Feraz Ozel has debuted at #9 on The Billboard Comedy Chart in its first week of release (more...)

Uproar Entertainment Releases New Stand Up Comedy CD 'Chillennial' by Feraz Ozel, Uniquely Hilarious, Passionate and BrilliantUproar Entertainment Releases New Stand Up Comedy CD 'Chillennial' by Feraz Ozel, Uniquely Hilarious, Passionate and Brilliant
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Feraz Ozel, a 'brown' comedian, is a light-hearted performer driven by passion, and intelligence, says Uproar Entertainment. His is a diverse and energetic brand of insightful comedy that connects with people from all walks of life. He prides himself on putting on a show that will make you laugh till it hurts, think about a few new things, and remember that regardless of our vast differences, we can all come together for a night of comedy. (more...)

Showtime Announces Premiere Dates for New Series GUERRILLA and I'M DYING UP HEREShowtime Announces Premiere Dates for New Series GUERRILLA and I'M DYING UP HERE
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

SHOWTIME has announced the airdates for its two highly-anticipated new series GUERRILLA and I'M DYING UP HERE. (more...)

Valentine's Day Love & Laughter at Morris Performing Arts CenterValentine's Day Love & Laughter at Morris Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The VALENTINE'S DAY LOVE & LAUGHTER PT. 3 show featuring DRU HILL, DONNELL JONES, KELLY PRICE, and hosted by comedian COCO BROWN will be at the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.   (more...)

Ignite Theatre Presents THE WIZIgnite Theatre Presents THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Ignite Theatre celebrates their 30th production with 'The Wiz' January 7 through 29 at the Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 East Colfax Avenue.  Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $28 Adult, $26 Senior/Military, $20 Student and $25 Group (6+) and are available online at www.ignitetheatre.com or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Photojournalist Shares Unpublished Photos of Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Stevie Wonder and More in BLACK HOLLYWOOD: THE LOST PHOTOSPhotojournalist Shares Unpublished Photos of Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Stevie Wonder and More in BLACK HOLLYWOOD: THE LOST PHOTOS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Photojournalist to the stars since 1963, Delroi Whitaker Sr. with co-authors Darrell Whitaker and television executive Aswaad English, are releasing the inspiring new book of unpublished photos of African-American Hollywood legends, their achievements and their personal moments spent in Los Angeles, California from 1967 to 1990. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH WAYNE BRADY at Tilles Center At LIU Post 'The Improv can Improve'BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH WAYNE BRADY at Tilles Center At LIU Post 'The Improv can Improve'
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Nov 14, 2016

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The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival to Host A TRIBUTE TO GENE WILDERThe Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival to Host A TRIBUTE TO GENE WILDER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The 27th annual Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will have a special pre-Festival kick-off event on Tuesday, January 10 - A Tribute to Gene Wilder, which will include a dessert reception by Starz Bakery, a live Klezmer performance and a screening of the 1979 hit comedy The Frisco Kid, starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford. This special tribute will be held at 6 pm at the Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens. (more...)

Iconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain OpenIconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain Open
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Charlie Blum, president and CEO of Star Productions, today announced that plans to shutter the Star Plaza Theatre have been reversed; the iconic theater with a decades-long history of presenting concerts, comedians and arts programming, will continue operating as it has in the past. (more...)

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