Eddie Murphy News

No Booking Fee For DREAMGIRLS In The West EndNo Booking Fee For DREAMGIRLS In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opened at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End in December 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. The hit show is currently booking to 10 February 2018 - book tickets here from £20 (more...)

Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2017

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Director's Cut Extended Edition Coming to Blu-ray Combo Gift Set This OctoberDREAMGIRLS Director's Cut Extended Edition Coming to Blu-ray Combo Gift Set This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Winner of two Academy Awards* and three Golden Globes,** including Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy, DREAMGIRLS arrives October 10, 2017 in a Blu-ray Combo gift set with a Digital HD copy and on Digital HD featuring a Director's Extended Edition and never-before-seen bonus features from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Morgan Fairchild Makes Her Return to the AlhambraMorgan Fairchild Makes Her Return to the Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

In 1973 Morgan Fairchild made her then-Alhambra Dinner Theatre debut opposite Arte Johnson in The Seven Year Itch.  As part of its "50 Years of Memories" celebration, Ms. Fairchild returns to the Alhambra, now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, more than 40 years later as Lexie in Dixie Swim Club.  Dixie Swim Club opens August 16, 2017. (more...)

Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman 'Consequences & Repercussions'Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman 'Consequences & Repercussions'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Consequences & Repercussions' by Jamal Doman, recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. 'Consequences & Repercussions' immediately exhibits why Jamal Doman is called 'a comedian's comedian' by his peers. He refers to his unique style of comedy as 'sophisticated ghetto.' Jamal says, 'My comedy is much like my personality, I'm from the hood, but I have some sophistication to me.' (more...)

Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman 'Consequences & Repercussions' Out NowDebut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman 'Consequences & Repercussions' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Consequences & Repercussions' by Jamal Doman, recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. (more...)

Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Martin Short & More Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain PrizeSteve Martin, John Mulaney, Martin Short & More Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A lineup of leading performers, including Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Vedder, and others will salute David Letterman at the 20th annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. The 20th Anniversary program will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Letterman, and will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C. The program will air on PBS stations as David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize nationwide on Monday, November 20 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). Artists are subject to change. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley RepCast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTERPhoto Flash: American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.   (more...)

Reign Morton In ICONversations Set For The Colony Theatre In Burbank this MonthReign Morton In ICONversations Set For The Colony Theatre In Burbank this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

ICONversations, a musical journey with vocal artist Reign Morton, will play four performances only at the Colony Theatre in Burbank from July 20-23. Singing the songs that have stood the test of time from musical artists like Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Prince, Whitney Houston, Donny Hathaway, and Michael Jackson, Morton weaves a musical love letter to his father via creative storytelling and incredible music. (more...)

Sheryl Lee Ralph Performs At The Metropolitan Room In Aid of The Diva FoundationSheryl Lee Ralph Performs At The Metropolitan Room In Aid of The Diva Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

On Sunday, July 30 at 7:00pm, the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street - between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) will present what is building to be THE EVENT of the Summer - SHERYL LEE RALPH, A Diva Simply Singing! (more...)

Sonny Turner, Former Lead Singer of The Platters, Performs at Suncoast ShowroomSonny Turner, Former Lead Singer of The Platters, Performs at Suncoast Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Sonny Turner, Former lead singer of The Platters, will bring his iconic hits to Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, Aug. 12. (more...)

Spike TV's ONE NIGHT ONLY: ALEC BALDWIN Reveals First Wave of HeadlinersSpike TV's ONE NIGHT ONLY: ALEC BALDWIN Reveals First Wave of Headliners
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The guest list for Spike TV's “ONE NIGHT ONLY: ALEC BALDWIN, a night of comedic tributes from his closest friends and co-stars, is growing with some of the biggest names in entertainment and comedy. (more...)

American Blues Presents BEAUTY'S DAUGHTERAmerican Blues Presents BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


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Kennedy Center Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain Prize for American HumorKennedy Center Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 20th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to David Letterman on Sunday, October 22, 2017 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. (more...)

Steppin' to the Good Side! Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS to Move to Broadway in 2018?Steppin' to the Good Side! Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS to Move to Broadway in 2018?
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

We're lookin' for something - and that's Effie on Broadway! As previously reported, the West End's DREAMGIRLS, starring GLEE alumna Amber Riley, has set Broadway in its sights. Now, according to a casting notice, rehearsals for the New York run will begin in 2018. (more...)

Kevin Nealon Brings His Comedy to Ridgefield Playhouse 5/4Kevin Nealon Brings His Comedy to Ridgefield Playhouse 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Actor and stand-up comedian Kevin Nealon is best known as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live.' You've also seen him as Doug Wilson on the smash hit Showtimes series "Weeds," and he is a favorite of Adam Sandler's films such as "Happy Gilmore," "The Wedding Singer," "Joe Dirt" and "Little Nicky," among many others.  Now see Kevin Nealon return to his stand up roots when he brings a night of his signature comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m. as part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series.  (more...)

'Troy Wilde Interviews' Comic Jill Kimmel, Jimmy's Little Sister?'Troy Wilde Interviews' Comic Jill Kimmel, Jimmy's Little Sister?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Kevin Nealon Brings a Night of His Signature Stand-Up to The Ridgefield PlayhouseKevin Nealon Brings a Night of His Signature Stand-Up to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Kevin Nealon, The Saturday Night Live alum and television regular brings his signature brand of comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m. as part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series and is partially underwritten by Bruce Bennett Nissan. (more...)

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