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Supermodel Beverly Johnson Is Naked Onstage At Delaware Theatre Company Supermodel Beverly Johnson Is Naked Onstage At Delaware Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019

Delaware Theatre Company is proud to present Naked!, a solo performance by the world's first black supermodel Beverly Johnson. Co-written by Johnson and Joshua Ravetch, Naked! tells Johnson's story beginning with her groundbreaking photo on the cover of Vogue Magazine. This empowering play runs January 10-12, 2020. Tickets are on sale now starting at $25 and can be purchased online at DelawareTheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (302) 594-1100.  (more...)

Juan Muñoz Brings Musical Solo Show I'M NOT SAD! To Davenports Piano Bar Juan Muñoz Brings Musical Solo Show I'M NOT SAD! To Davenports Piano Bar
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

ALTA award nominated storyteller Juan Muñoz brings his musical solo show I'm Not Sad! back to Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret Friday January 3rd and 10th at 8pm. (more...)

Common, Bradley Cooper, Morgan Freeman & More Will Honor Dave Chappelle With Mark Twain Prize Common, Bradley Cooper, Morgan Freeman & More Will Honor Dave Chappelle With Mark Twain Prize
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

A lineup of leading performers, including yasiin bey, Neal Brennan, Common, Bradley Cooper, Morgan Freeman, Tiffany Haddish, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Lorne Michaels, Trevor Noah, Q-Tip, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Frédéric Yonnet, and others will salute Dave Chappelle at the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Neal Brennan, Lorne Michaels, and More Join Lineup Celebrating Dave Chappelle at the Kennedy Center Neal Brennan, Lorne Michaels, and More Join Lineup Celebrating Dave Chappelle at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

A lineup of leading performers, including Neal Brennan, Bradley Cooper, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Lorne Michaels, Q-Tip, Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, and others will salute Dave Chappelle at the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. The program will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Chappelle. (more...)

BWW Review: ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S (STILL) ASKING FOR IT Takes Risks at Joe's Pub BWW Review: ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S (STILL) ASKING FOR IT Takes Risks at Joe's Pub
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 3, 2019

The daring, cutting edge performance artist is back at Joe's Pub with a sequel to her 2013 rape culture show Asking For It. (more...)

THE HONORABLE HERBERT PEABODY Announces Run with United Solo THE HONORABLE HERBERT PEABODY Announces Run with United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Writer/Performer Kirk McGee, star of the award-winning indie comedy Chasing Taste, will bring his painfully funny one-man show, THE HONORABLE HERBERT PEABODY, to United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, on Sunday, November 17th at 6:00 pm at Theatre Row. Running time is approximately 50 minutes. (more...)

Bradley Cooper, John Legend, and More Will Perform for Dave Chappelle at the Kennedy Center Bradley Cooper, John Legend, and More Will Perform for Dave Chappelle at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

A lineup of leading performers, including Bradley Cooper, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, John Legend & Chrissy Teigen, and others will salute Dave Chappelle at the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. The program will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Chappelle, and will be broadcasted on PBS stations on January 6, 2020. (more...)

New Book On Elaine Stritch Headed For Release New Book On Elaine Stritch Headed For Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

Author John Bell announces the release of his memoir Elaine Stritch: The End of Pretend, a book about an extraordinary life and the first book about the Broadway actress who died in 2014. The End of Pretend chronicles the twilight of actress Elaine Stritch's career offering a rare first-person and no-holds-barred glimpse into the private persona behind the Broadway icon. (more...)

BWW Review: Gilbert Gottfried Kicks Off Stand-Up Series At Black Box PAC BWW Review: Gilbert Gottfried Kicks Off Stand-Up Series At Black Box PAC
by Lianna Albrizio - Jul 2, 2019

Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian's comedian, and Chip Ambrogio, Friars Club Roast writer and Garden State native, performed a sold-out standup gig at the Black Box PAC on June 27. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Are Critics Thinking About AMERICA V. 2.1: THE SAD DEMISE & EVENTUAL EXTINCTION OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO at Barrington Stage Company? Review Roundup: What Are Critics Thinking About AMERICA V. 2.1: THE SAD DEMISE & EVENTUAL EXTINCTION OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO at Barrington Stage Company?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

The world premiere of America V. 2.1: The Sad Demise and Eventual Extinction of the American Negro is running now through June 30 at the Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage. (more...)

Mara Getz to Salute Harold Arlen in Palm Desert Mara Getz to Salute Harold Arlen in Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Expect songs like 'Stormy Weather,' 'Blues In The Night,' 'Let's Fall In Love,' 'Over The Rainbow' and more. Getz's TV appearances include the 'Merv Griffin Show,' 'You Write The Songs' and 'Cop Rock.' Getz also was a finalist on 'Star Search.' (more...)

Actress, Model, And Recovery Specialist Dona Speir Releases Revealing Autobiography Actress, Model, And Recovery Specialist Dona Speir Releases Revealing Autobiography
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Model, actress, and recovery coach Dona Speir announces the publication of her autobiographical memoir, 'Naked Truth: The Fall and Rise of Dona Speir' (ISBN: 978-1939282422). Co-written with well-known author/journalist Chris Epting, this memoir reveals the hard truths, personal struggles, and eventual triumph over abuse, sexual exploitation, and addiction that have shaped Speir's life. (more...)

The Music Of Dean Martin Lives Again At Husson University's Gracie Theatre The Music Of Dean Martin Lives Again At Husson University's Gracie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

The timeless music of Rat Pack legend Dean Martin will be brought to life for one night only at Husson University's Gracie Theatre on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The show 'An Evening with Dean Martin & Friends' features renowned Vegas performer and impressionist Tom Stevens. (more...)

CBS THIS MORNING Announces New Correspondents Team CBS THIS MORNING Announces New Correspondents Team
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2019

CBS THIS MORNING will have a team of correspondents dedicated to the Network's flagship morning program, it was announced today by executive producer Diana Miller. CBS News' David Begnaud, Jericka Duncan, Anna Werner and Vladimir Duthiers will appear on CBS THIS MORNING along with co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil to deliver original reporting on the day's top stories, investigative reports and news-making interviews that will distinguish the broadcast. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces 2019 Mark Twain Prize Recipient: Dave Chappelle Kennedy Center Announces 2019 Mark Twain Prize Recipient: Dave Chappelle
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Dave Chappelle on Sunday, October 27, 2019 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. The program will be broadcast on PBS stations on January 6, 2020. On-sale and ticketing information for this event will be available at a later date, and sponsorship packages for the Mark Twain Prize gala performance are on sale now. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH JANE SEYMOUR Opens May 8 At Barter Theatre AN EVENING WITH JANE SEYMOUR Opens May 8 At Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Every two years, Barter Theatre plays host to an internationally known celebrity as a fundraiser to benefit our Annual Fund for Artistic Excellence. The Annual Fund helps sustain everything you cherish about Barter as a hub of artistic vitality, educational innovation, economic strength and regional pride. . Past celebrities have included Robert Duvall, Shirley Jones, Patricia Neal, Lily Tomlin, Garrison Keillor and Bill Cosby. (more...)

BET Network Renews BOOMERANG and AMERICAN SOUL BET Network Renews BOOMERANG and AMERICAN SOUL
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

Today BET Networks announced second season pick-ups for both its half-hour subversive, smart, serialized comedy series 'BOOMERANG,' and the critically-acclaimed period drama based on the untold rise of the iconic music and dance program 'Soul Train,' 'AMERICAN SOUL.' BET is investing in partnerships with leading Black content creators with unique creative voices to bring viewers elevated storytelling and premium programming. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For New #MeToo Film 'Rocking The Couch' VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For New #MeToo Film 'Rocking The Couch'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019

One of the most important releases of the year, ROCKING THE COUCH, available On Demand this February from Avail Films. (more...)

The Naples Players Present An Afternoon With Award-Winning Actor Ed Asner On March 16th The Naples Players Present An Afternoon With Award-Winning Actor Ed Asner On March 16th
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Naples Players (TNP) present the seven-time EMMY Award-winning television icon, Ed Asner in a live audience talk-back on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Naples Players Blackburn Hall. In partnership with Unity Church of Naples, and Fubble Entertainment, Ed Asner is starring in his new comedy stage-play, A Man and His Prostate, bringing awareness to men's health in a comical and poignant show at Unity Church of Naples on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Damien Atkins on Aliens, UFOs, and His Examination of Extraterrestrial Encounters for WE ARE NOT ALONE BWW Interview: Damien Atkins on Aliens, UFOs, and His Examination of Extraterrestrial Encounters for WE ARE NOT ALONE
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 9, 2019

It's been four years since Damien Atkins's WE ARE NOT ALONE first premiered, but the play is finally making its Toronto homecoming at the Streetcar Crowsnest Theatre in a production directed by Chris Abraham and Christian Barry, and backed by Crow's Theatre, Segal Centre for Performing Arts, and 2b theatre company. (more...)

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