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Jack Whitehall Announces Additional Shows In Brighton And Peterborough As Part Of Stood Up TourJack Whitehall Announces Additional Shows In Brighton And Peterborough As Part Of Stood Up Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall has announced additional shows in Brighton and Peterborough as part of his UK and Ireland tour, Stood Up. The additional shows are at Brighton Centre on 2nd January 2020 at 3pm and at Peterborough East of England Arena on 6th January 2020 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/jack-whitehall and www.jackwhitehall.com. (more...)

Showtime Presents EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA Stand-Up SpecialShowtime Presents EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA Stand-Up Special
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

Veteran entertainer Eddie Griffin is back for his third SHOWTIME comedy special, EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA, premiering on Friday, December 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The hour-long special is filmed at the restored, historic landmark Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, home to many iconic performers including Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Lena Horne. Griffin's unapologetic storytelling canvasses his 30-plus year comedy career and offers an intimate glimpse into the 10th year of his nightly Las Vegas residency, The Eddie Griffin Experience. Through his quick wit and a fiery rhetoric, Griffin flexes his perspective on a number of personal family situations and real-world issues while teaching sociopolitical and hypothetical history lessons along the way. (more...)

B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING Will Have Limited Workshop Engagement Through NovemberB.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING Will Have Limited Workshop Engagement Through November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching is a thought-provoking new work by playwright Tara L. Wilson Noth. It will have a limited workshop engagement through November 23, at the Stephanie Feury Theatre, 5636 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. In the play by the new playwright, a lawyer is tasked with representing a black teenager accused of murder. In her search for the truth, she is forced to face her own devastating truths about marriage, race and the woman she's chosen to be. (more...)

Jack Whitehall Announces Additional Dates In Cheltenham, Hull And Bournemouth For Stood Up Live TourJack Whitehall Announces Additional Dates In Cheltenham, Hull And Bournemouth For Stood Up Live Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall has announced four additional shows in Cheltenham, Hull and Bournemouth as part of his UK and Ireland tour, Stood Up. The additional shows are at Cheltenham Centaur on Tuesday 26th November 2019 at 5pm, at Hull's Bonus Arena on Sunday 8th December 2019 at 3pm and 7.30pm and at Bournemouth International Centre on Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 3pm. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Monday 11th November 2019 at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/jack-whitehall and www.jackwhitehall.com. (more...)

Annette Bening to be Honored at AARP The Magazine's 19th Annual Movies for Grownups AwardsAnnette Bening to be Honored at AARP The Magazine's 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

AARP The Magazine announced today that Annette Bening will receive the 2019 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. Bening – a recipient of two Golden Globes®, a Screen Actors Guild Award® and four-time Academy Award®-nominee – will be honored at the 19th annual Movies for Grownups® (MFG) Awards ceremony on January 11, 2020, in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Jack Whitehall Announces Two Shows At The Sse Arena, Wembley, and More For STOOD UP TourJack Whitehall Announces Two Shows At The Sse Arena, Wembley, and More For STOOD UP Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall has announced two dates at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London on 9th and 10th January 2020, plus an extra show at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena on 6th January 2020, for his huge live tour, Stood Up. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Monday 4th November 2019 at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/jack-whitehall and www.jackwhitehall.com, and there will be a presale from 10am on Friday 1st November 2019, available by signing up at www.jackwhitehall.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Townsend of LIVING THE SHUFFLE at The Marsh Berkeley Has Some Hollywood Tales to Share with YouBWW Interview: Robert Townsend of LIVING THE SHUFFLE at The Marsh Berkeley Has Some Hollywood Tales to Share with You
by Jim Munson - Oct 28, 2019

Filmmaker Robert Townsend has truly had a singular career ever since coming to prominence with his groundbreaking 1987 film a?oeThe Hollywood Shuffle.a?? That satirical comedy about Black actors dealing with racial stereotypes in the film and TV industry was famously self-financed by Townsend maxing out his credit cards. Perhaps even more remarkably, he has successfully maintained simultaneous careers over the ensuing decades as an actor, director, writer and producer working in both film and TV, narratives and documentaries, with the occasional mockumentary thrown in for good measure. Along the way, he has worked with a virtual galaxy of stars - Beyoncé, James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman to name just a few a?" while surviving the inevitable ups and downs of a career in show business. Townsend is now returning to his roots as a stage performer with his solo show a?oeLiving the Shufflea?? at The Marsh Berkeley. (more...)

Common, Bradley Cooper, Morgan Freeman & More Will Honor Dave Chappelle With Mark Twain PrizeCommon, 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...)

Ricky Martin, Roselyn Sánchez, and Paz Vega to Host The 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY AwardsRicky Martin, Roselyn Sánchez, and Paz Vega to Host The 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

The Latin Recording Academy® today announced that three-time Latin GRAMMY® winner, 2006 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, and two-time GRAMMY® winner Ricky Martin will host the 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® alongside internationally renowned actresses Roselyn Sánchez and Paz Vega. The 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 14 from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).   (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Camp Talks About Her Love of Dolly Parton on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN!VIDEO: Anna Camp Talks About Her Love of Dolly Parton on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN!
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2019

Anna Camp talks about Dolly Parton's reaction to her singing in 'Perfect Harmony.' (more...)

Renee Zellweger, Al Pacino, Antonio Banderas, & Laura Dern To Be Honored At HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDSRenee Zellweger, Al Pacino, Antonio Banderas, & Laura Dern To Be Honored At HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

 The Hollywood Film Awards announced today that highly-acclaimed artists Antonio Banderas, Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino and Laura Dern will be honored at the 23rd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.”  Banderas will receive the “Hollywood Actor Award” for his poignant turn in Pedro Almodóvar's 21st film, “Pain and Glory” and Zellweger will receive the “Hollywood Actress Award” for her powerful portrayal of the iconic Judy Garland in Rupert Goold's “Judy.”  Pacino will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for his brilliant depiction of the infamous Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese's mob masterpiece “The Irishman,” and Dern will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her commanding performance as a hard-hitting divorce attorney in Noah Baumbach's “Marriage Story.”  Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host the ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Final Three Performances This Weekend At Gene Frankel TheatreLOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Final Three Performances This Weekend At Gene Frankel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

Thomas G. Waites' rocking adaptation of one of Shakespeare's rarely-performed comedies will play its final three performances this weekend. The hippie lovefest of this re-worked Love's Labour's Lost continues at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, between Lafayette and Bowery) from October 24-26 at 8pm. The production, featuring a cast full of bright young talent, is made possible with the generous support of The Jeff Hunter Charitable Trust. Tickets, priced at $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors, are available online at https://loveslabourstgw.bpt.me/. (more...)

Jack Whitehall Adds Additional Dates In Cardiff And BournemouthJack Whitehall Adds Additional Dates In Cardiff And Bournemouth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall has added additional dates in Cardiff on 4th January 2020 at 2.30pm, and in Bournemouth on 8th January 2020 at 8pm, to his forthcoming UK and Ireland tour, Stood Up. (more...)

Morgan Freeman and Dana Ivey to Lead Benefit Reading of DRIVING MISS DAISYMorgan Freeman and Dana Ivey to Lead Benefit Reading of DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

The Acting Company presents a one-night-only benefit reading of Driving Miss Daisy, the beloved play by Alfred Uhry, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, November 11 at 7:00 PM. The performance reunites Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and five-time Tony Award nominee Dana Ivey, who created the iconic roles of Hoke Colburn and Daisy Werthan in the original 1987 production Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Jack Whitehall Adds Tour Date In NottinghamJack Whitehall Adds Tour Date In Nottingham
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall has added an additional date in Nottingham at the Motorpoint Arena on 5th January 2020 to his forthcoming UK and Ireland tour, Stood Up. (more...)

WORLD'S BIGGEST GHOST HUNT: PENNHURST ASYLUM to Air on A&E on October 30WORLD'S BIGGEST GHOST HUNT: PENNHURST ASYLUM to Air on A&E on October 30
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

A&E Network takes viewers on a one of a kind paranormal adventure with the chilling new two-hour special 'World's Biggest Ghost Hunt: Pennhurst Asylum' premiering Wednesday, October 30 at 8pm ET/PT. The two-hour event will be followed at 10pm ET/PT by the season finale of A&E's reimagining of 'Ghost Hunters,' the show that introduced the world to authentic paranormal investigation. (more...)

VIDEO: Jessica Hecht Talks SEINFELD on TODAY SHOWVIDEO: Jessica Hecht Talks SEINFELD on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019

Jessica Hecht, who played George's girlfriend Lindsay, on Seinfeld, recalls, 'They were such a genius system of making it funny, and George making it funny that you just kind of plugged yourself in and people would scream with laughter.a?? Watch the clip from 'Today Show' below! (more...)

New Date Announced For An Evening With Rita Moreno At The Broad StageNew Date Announced For An Evening With Rita Moreno At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents The Broad Stage debut of Rita Moreno, with her trio, on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30pm. The Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winning legend is one of the busiest stars in show business. (more...)

LIVING THE SHUFFLE Comes To The Marsh BerkeleyLIVING THE SHUFFLE Comes To The Marsh Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019

The Marsh Berkeley presents Living the Shuffle, a one-man rollercoaster-ride through the ups and downs of show business. Renowned actor/director Robert Townsend has worked with Hollywood icons like Beyoncé, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, and many more. Now, the trailblazing filmmaker gives audiences a front row seat to his career, from the dangerous streets of Chicago to performing Julius Caesar at a pimp convention in New York City, then creating the breakout film that would launch his career, Hollywood Shuffle, and becoming a Black film pioneer. (more...)

Broadway Licensing Acquires Rights to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTIONBroadway Licensing Acquires Rights to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

Broadway Licensing has acquired the performance rights to The Shawshank Redemption, adapted by Owen O'Neill and Dave Johns from Stephen King's novel and subsequent film. (more...)

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