Pam Grier News

National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people. (more...)

Liza Jessie Peterson's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT to Premiere at National Black TheatreLiza Jessie Peterson's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT to Premiere at National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) has joined forces with Hi-ARTS for the world premiere of The Peculiar Patriot. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek: Actress Pam Grier Embraces Her Sexuality on Today's THE REALVIDEO: Sneak Peek: Actress Pam Grier Embraces Her Sexuality on Today's THE REAL
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

On today's THE REAL (check local listings) actress and 1970s star Pam Grier opens up about owning her femininity, particularly in her portrayal of such iconic characters as “Foxy Brown.” (more...)

SHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL! Extends at the Victoria TheatreSHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL! Extends at the Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Due to overwhelming audience response, Peaches Christ Productions and MediumFace Productions announced today the extension of SHOWGIRLS! The Musical!, making its West Coast premiere at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street). (more...)

Scott Coulter and Jessica Hendy Headline THE QUENTIN TARANTINO SONGBOOK Tonight at BB KingsScott Coulter and Jessica Hendy Headline THE QUENTIN TARANTINO SONGBOOK Tonight at BB Kings
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Scott Coulter and Jessica Hendy headline 'The Quentin Tarantino Songbook, Vol. 1: Music from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown' tonight, May 4 at 8 p.m. at BB Kings Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Scott Coulter and Jessica Hendy to Headline THE QUENTIN TARANTINO SONGBOOK at BB KingsScott Coulter and Jessica Hendy to Headline THE QUENTIN TARANTINO SONGBOOK at BB Kings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Scott Coulter and Jessica Hendy headline 'The Quentin Tarantino Songbook, Vol. 1: Music from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown' on Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at BB Kings Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

TV One Unveils 'Audacious' Schedule of Programming at Annual Upfront PresentationTV One Unveils 'Audacious' Schedule of Programming at Annual Upfront Presentation
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Showcasing its new look and feel to the advertising sales community, TV One unveiled an audacious schedule of programming during its annual Upfront presentation at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theatre this morning. (more...)

THE WITCHES OF EAST VILLAGE to Receive New York Premiere at The Gramercy Theatre, 4/2THE WITCHES OF EAST VILLAGE to Receive New York Premiere at The Gramercy Theatre, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Drag icons COCO PERU, CHAD MICHAELS and PEACHES CHRIST will star in the long-awaited New York Premiere of THE WITCHES OF EAST VILLAGE, a theatrical parody based on the iconic film 'The Witches of Eastwick'. This original stage show was written and directed by Joshua Grannell. It will be performed for one night only for two performances, Saturday, April 2 at 7pm at The Gramercy Theatre (127 East 23rd Street between Park and Lexington Aves.). Tickets are $40 for floor seating, $30 for the loge and $75 for VIP (which include post-show meet-and-greet) at 800-745-3000 or TicketMaster.com. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, John 'Lypsinka' Epperson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 This WeekKyle Dean Massey, John 'Lypsinka' Epperson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

THE QUENTIN TARANTINO SONGBOOK, VOL. 1 Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in JanuaryTHE QUENTIN TARANTINO SONGBOOK, VOL. 1 Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW - Adam B. Levowitz, producer, composer and music director's  "The Quentin Tarantino Songbook, Vol. 1: Music from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown" on Friday, January 22 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photos: Barbra Streisand Honored at THR's 24th Annual Women in Entertainment BreakfastPhotos: Barbra Streisand Honored at THR's 24th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter hosted its 24th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast today, honoring Barbra Streisand with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award and celebrating the many accomplishments of women in the industry.  (more...)

Photos: Barbra Streisand Honored at THR's 24th Annual Women in Entertainment BreakfastPhotos: Barbra Streisand Honored at THR's 24th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter hosted its 24th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast today, honoring Barbra Streisand with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award and celebrating the many accomplishments of women in the industry.  The event at Milk Studios in Los Angeles was presented by Lifetime, and coincides with the publication of The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. (more...)

LOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit RockwellLOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Radio show co-hosts Jill Whelan (Love Boat, Airplane, Celebrity Wife Swap) and Alexander Rodriguez (Happy Hour) from Universal Broadcasting Network's newest show "On The Rocks" will hit the stage on August 24th debuting their new duet cabaret show, 'Musical Madness!' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and dramedy, belted out by your co-hosts featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)

Lifetime Original Movie CLEVELAND ABDUCTION Delivers Over 3 Million ViewersLifetime Original Movie CLEVELAND ABDUCTION Delivers Over 3 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2015

The Lifetime Original Movie Cleveland Abduction (#ClevelandAbduction), starring SAG Award® winner Taryn Manning as Michelle Knight and SAG nominee Raymond Cruz as Ariel Castro, averaged 3.1 million Total Viewers in its world premiere Saturday night (more...)

Lifetime Premieres Original Movie CLEVELAND ABDUCTION TonightLifetime Premieres Original Movie CLEVELAND ABDUCTION Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

SAG Award winner Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black, Hustle & Flow, 8 Mile) stars as Michelle Knight and SAG nominee Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad, Major Crimes) portrays Ariel Castro in the Lifetime Original Movie Cleveland Abduction (more...)

Thomas Dekker to Join Jinkx Monsoon in RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS for One-Night-OnlyThomas Dekker to Join Jinkx Monsoon in RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS for One-Night-Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

THOMAS DEKKER, star of Backstrom on Fox-TV will join RuPaul's Drag Race sensation JINKX MONSOON and San Francisco drag legend PEACHES CHRIST in the New York Premiere of RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS, a theatrical comedy that pays homage to the acclaimed documentary film 'Grey Gardens'. (more...)

Drag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ to Lead RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS at Mason HallDrag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ to Lead RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS at Mason Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

RuPaul's Drag Race sensation JINKX MONSOON and San Francisco drag legend PEACHES CHRIST will star in the New York Premiere of RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS, a theatrical comedy that pays homage to the acclaimed documentary film 'Grey Gardens'. This original stage show, written and directed by Joshua Grannell, also features MINK STOLE in a cast of 14. It will be performed for one night only, Saturday, April 25 at 7pm at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center (17 Lexington Avenue at 23rd Street). Tickets range from $25 - $75 at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere Original Movie CLEVELAND ABDUCTION, 4/25Lifetime to Premiere Original Movie CLEVELAND ABDUCTION, 4/25
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

SAG Award winner Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black, Hustle & Flow, 8 Mile) stars as Michelle Knight and SAG nominee Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad, Major Crimes) portrays Ariel Castro in the Lifetime Original Movie Cleveland Abduction (more...)

Petmate Partners With Pilots N Paws For 'Big Flyway' Rescue AirliftPetmate Partners With Pilots N Paws For 'Big Flyway' Rescue Airlift
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

With just days or hours to live, more than 300 dogs languishing in South Carolina kill shelters will be rescued and airlifted during Pilots N Paws' "Big Flyway" on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Greenville Downtown Airport in Greenville, South Carolina. Petmate will help ensure all transported pets are safe and comfortable on their life-saving trip by providing travel carriers, harnesses, collars and leads. (more...)

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