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Writer, actor, filmmaker, playwright, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tyler Perry is the mastermind behind nineteen theatrically released feature films, twenty stage plays, nine television shows, and a #1 New York Times bestselling book. His creative empire has won over audiences and built communities from the Tyler Perry Studios home base in Atlanta, Georgia, throughout the world. His unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor continues to shape his inspiring life story, connecting with fans across the globe and always leaving space to dream. Since 2006, the Perry Foundation's aim has been to transform tragedy into triumph by seeding individual potential, supporting communities, and harvesting real change. The foundation supports education, clean water, health, agriculture, girls' and women's rights, technology, arts, and culture, and globally sustainable economic development, both in the U.S. and around the world.

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MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY, directed by Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz, grants the audience unfettered access to the inner world of Tyler Perry, whose story has never fully been told, as he becomes a father and a media mogul with a mission to pave his own road to the top. The film is a profound lesson on remembering where you came from.

Offset to Release New Album 'Set It Off' in October

Motown Records will release Set It Off – Offset’s first solo studio album since 2019’s acclaimed Father of Four, which marked his solo debut. As the album pre-order launched, he shared his fierce, infectious new single, “FAN.” Offset recorded the track with producers Aaron Bow, FNZ, Teddy Walton, Thank You Fizzle and Thurdi.

SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE Gala Will Benefit The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall

The special event, Sowing The Seeds of Love, will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 6pm to benefit the arts education and community outreach programs at The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Learn more about the gala and how to purchase tickets here!

Sherri Shepherd Sets Return for Season Two Premiere of SHERRI

On the first episode of the talk show, Sherri welcomes host and entertainer Wayne Brady to the couch in a daytime talk show exclusive to talk about his recently-revealed long road to self-discovery as well as his projects, “Let’s Make a Deal” and the upcoming Broadway revival of “The Wiz.”

Tyler Perry Documentary Coming to Prime Video in November

Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, will be available to stream on Prime Video beginning in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz directed the documentary under the Bekele Films banner, and Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story becomes the latest addition to the Prime membership. 

World Premiere of Renae Simone Jarrett's DAPHNE to be Presented at Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3

Discover the latest news from Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 as they announce 'DAPHNE,' a captivating new play by Renae Simone Jarrett. Directed by Sarah Hughes, this highly anticipated production will be running at Lincoln Center Theater. Immerse yourself in the world premiere of 'DAPHNE' and witness the talent showcased at this renowned theater institution.

Photos: First Look at Austin Scott in & JULIET

Broadway has a new Shakesepere! Austin Scott has just joined the cast of & Juliet, replacing Tony Award-nominee Stark Sands. Check out new photos of Scott in action here!

Directors Phylicia Rashad and Jess McLeod Join Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2023/24 Season

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes renowned directors Phylicia Rashad and Jess McLeod to their highly anticipated 2023/24 season. Get the latest updates and insights into the exciting additions to this acclaimed theater company's lineup.

aGLIFF Reveals Film Lineup for Prism 36

Discover the exciting lineup of LGBTQ+ films at aGLIFF's Prism 36. Don't miss out on this celebration of diverse storytelling and powerful narratives. Plan your movie marathon and be part of the vibrant LGBTQ+ community.

Austin Scott Joins the Cast of & JULIET Next Month

& Juliet has announced that Austin Scott will join the cast as ‘Shakespeare’ on Tuesday, August 8, replacing Tony Award-nominee Stark Sands, who will play his final performance on August 6.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play FENCES by August Wilson is Coming to Shakespeare & Company

Experience the emotional depth and powerful storytelling of August Wilson's Fences at Shakespeare & Company. Follow the struggles of Troy Maxson as he navigates dreams, regrets, and a longing for a different life. Don't miss this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, part of Wilson's acclaimed American Century Cycle. Get your tickets now!

Review: A STRANGE LOOP, Barbican Theatre

Hot off Broadway with a Best Musical Tony and a Pulitzer Prize for its script, Michael R Jackson’s A Strange Loop comes to London for a summer run at The Barbican.

Review Roundup: A STRANGE LOOP Arrives in London

A Strange Loop has officially transferred from Broadway to London’s Barbican Theatre for a one-time-only 12-week limited season. Let's see what the critics had to say.

PJ Morton, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra & More Set for September at The Wallis

September 2023 offerings at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts include a superb season-opening performance by PJ Morton, a multi-GRAMMY®-Award winning R&B and soul singer, songwriter, performer, and producer and more.

Stephanie J. Block with Seth Rudetsky & More Set for The Wallis Fall/Winter 2023/2024 Season

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present sweeping array of bold and diverse programming for the fall/winter of its 2023/2024 Season.

KEVIN HART: REALITY CHECK to Premiere on Peacock in July

Peacock has announced two exciting projects in partnership with Kevin Hart and his multi-platform media company, Hartbeat. Standup comedy special KEVIN HART: REALITY CHECK and the third season of Hart’s celebrity talk show, HART TO HEART will both premiere in celebration of Hart’s birthday. 

Video: Jordan E. Cooper Talks AIN'T NO MO' Tony Nominations on CBS MORNINGS

CBS Mornings continued their 'Road to the Tonys' series by spotlighting Jordan E. Cooper, who received two nominations this year for his play Ain't No Mo'. Cooper discussed how he became inspired to write, the play's pre-mature closing, earning support from stars like Lee Pace, Queen Latifah and Tyler Perry, and more. Watch the video now!

Christianee Porter Brings THE CHRISTI SHOW To The Den Theatre, August 6

The Den Theatre today announced a one-night-only performance of Christianee Porter's “The Christi Show,” on Sunday August 6, 2023 at 7 p.m. on The Heath Mainstage.

Finn Wittrock, Reed Birney & More to Star in Shakespeare & Company's 46th Season

Shakespeare & Company has announced the casts for their 46th Season Thieves of Love. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

Video: Go Inside The Entertainment Community Fund's Annual Gala; $1.2 Million Raised

See footage from The Entertainment Community Fund's annual gala, which raised $1.2 million!


Tyler Perry has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for his performance in "I Can Do Bad All by Myself." He has received multiple nominations in this category for the same production.

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