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Comedian Lewis Black Coming Back to Broadway This Fall in BLACK TO THE FUTURE

Producer James L. Nederlander welcomes Grammy Award winning stand-up comedian Lewis Black back to Broadway in his latest show LEWIS BLACK: Black to the Future. This is a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre in New York City for four (4) performances only: Sept 12, 19, 26 and Oct 10. All performances begin at 8pm.

As one of the most prolific and popular performers working today, he executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author.

"I am going back to Broadway and I couldn't be happier. Nothing pleases me more than being able to walk to work, and I'll be just a few blocks from the magnificent Marquis Theatre where I'll be performing. As a playwright I always wanted to see my plays on Broadway; well, that didn't work out, but I am honored to be doing my stand-up there."

"As much as I travel, performing in extraordinary venues, Broadway has always been my ultimate goal. There is nothing more exciting for me. I think I bring a bit extra to those performances because Broadway demands it.

I played Broadway just before the last election. Well this past election year was as psychotic as anyone could imagine. Because the shows are on Mondays rather than a straight run, I'll be able to keep the show up to date. I can't wait to get mad about the madness. As someone once said, "You ain't seen nothing yet."

Lewis Black's live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

Lewis Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996. Those appearances led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix.

In 2001, he won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy-Award winning "The Carnegie Hall Performance." Lewis Black won his second Grammy Award for his album "Stark Raving Black." Lewis has written three best selling books, Nothing's Sacred (Simon and Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books 2008) and I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books 2010).

In 2016, Lewis voiced "Anger" in the Academy award winning Pixar film, "Inside Out." He has also joined the cast of the new Woody Allen series for Amazon scheduled for release later this year.

As a playwright, much of his work has been produced around the country. The Deal, a dark comedy about business, was made into a short film in 1998 and picked up by the Sundance Channel. His play, One Slight Hitch, has been performed at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, ACT in Seattle, WA, and the The George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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