BWW Feature: AN EVENING WITH HOWIE MANDEL at Paris Theater At Paris Las VegasBWW Feature: AN EVENING WITH HOWIE MANDEL at Paris Theater At Paris Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - Nov 19, 2019

While television audiences love Howie Mandel on 'America's Got Talent,' and 'Deal or No Deal,' his first love is stand-up comedy. He returns to Las Vegas to perform 'An Evening With Howie Mandel,' a one-night-only night of comedy in the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas on Nov. 30. (more...)

One Yellow Rabbit's HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO Reveals Lineup for 34th FestivalOne Yellow Rabbit's HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO Reveals Lineup for 34th Festival
by Vicki Trask - Nov 5, 2019

'Cultural Rocketfuel' Vivek Shraya (Vanity Fair), legendary Canadian theatre artist Daniel MacIvor, and the rare return of a One Yellow Rabbit hit to be included in 34th Annual International Festival of the Arts (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...)

HBO to Premiere THE APOLLO Documentary on November 6HBO to Premiere THE APOLLO Documentary on November 6
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

THE APOLLO, directed by Oscar® and Emmy® winner Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the legacy of New York City's landmark Apollo Theater, covering the rich history of the storied performance space over its 85 years. What began as a refuge for marginalized artists emerged as a hallowed hall of black excellence and empowerment. In the film, Williams reflects on the struggle of black lives in America, the role that art plays in that struggle, and the part the Apollo Theater continues to play in the cultural conversation. (more...)

Neal Brennan, Lorne Michaels, and More Join Lineup Celebrating Dave Chappelle at the Kennedy CenterNeal 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...)

THE ART OF DINING Opens Oct. 26 At Gloria Gifford ConservatoryTHE ART OF DINING Opens Oct. 26 At Gloria Gifford Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Juicy. Delicious. Salivate your way through The Art of Dining, a hilarious exploration of tantalizing appetites and desires. Then eat with the cast. Gourmet meals at every show (for V.I.P. ticket holders). (more...)

Richard Pryor Jr. and Sachi Parker to Star in Reading of THE INTERRUPTED JOURNEYRichard Pryor Jr. and Sachi Parker to Star in Reading of THE INTERRUPTED JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, Shirley MacLaine and Richard Pryor were onstage together when they were inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame, honoring them for their Lifetime Achievements on Stage, Television, and Film. On October 17, 2019, Richard Pryor Jr. and Shirley MacLaine's daughter, Sachi Parker, will be on stage together, costarring in a staged reading of 'THE INTERRUPTED JOURNEY' at the Actors Temple Theatre, NYC. (more...)

THE INTERRUPTED JOURNEY Comes to Theater For The New CityTHE INTERRUPTED JOURNEY Comes to Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2019

Twenty five years ago this month,, Shirley MacLaine and Richard Pryor shared a stage when they were inducted into the Comedy Hall Of Fame. Now, a quarter of a century later, Shirley MacLaine's daughter, Sachi Parker, and Richard Pryor Jr. will be sharing the stage at the Theater For The New City in NYC. Parker and Pryor Jr. will be playing Betty and Barney Hill, an inter-racial couple who were abducted by aliens from another planet and brought on board a UFO where they were examined. (more...)

BWW Review: I AM NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE Back in Town Honoring His Comedic Genius and Dedication to Free Speech Prior to National TourBWW Review: I AM NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE Back in Town Honoring His Comedic Genius and Dedication to Free Speech Prior to National Tour
by Shari Barrett - Aug 28, 2019

I'M NOT A COMEDIANa?? I'M LENNY BRUCE focuses on the life and battles of the undisputed comic legend, one of the greatest stand-up artists of the 20th Century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and, of course, comedy, becoming a true inspiration for hundreds of comics who followed his lead in speaking the truth about our out-of-whack society. During the 90-minute show, now more tightly presented so scenes seem to flow effortlessly, Marmo authentically inhabited the great passion and great pain Bruce endured in his tempestuous personal and professional lives, as well as his unwavering commitment to free speech which led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests. (more...)

Bradley Cooper, John Legend, and More Will Perform for Dave Chappelle at the Kennedy CenterBradley 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...)

Clark Center Celebrates 60th Anniversary With 4 Days Of ProgrammingClark Center Celebrates 60th Anniversary With 4 Days Of Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Clark Center NYC continues its series of events celebrating the 60th anniversary of the initial founding of the Clark Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Don Barnhart Releases New Standup Comedy SpecialDon Barnhart Releases New Standup Comedy Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

Joining season 4 of Dry Bar Comedy from Vid Angel Productions is comedian Don Barnhart in his first comedy special 'The Spinal Disintegration of Man'. (more...)

Paramount Network to Honor Patrick Swayze in New DocumentaryParamount Network to Honor Patrick Swayze in New Documentary
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

 Paramount Network has joined forces with Network Entertainment to celebrate the life of legendary Hollywood figure Patrick Swayze for the  latest installment of the I Am documentary franchise. I Am Patrick Swayze will world premiere in the actor's home state at the San Antonio Film Festival on Friday, August 2, and will debut on Swayze's birthday, Sunday, August 18 at 9:00 p.m. ETPT on Paramount Network.  Patrick Swayze classics Ghost and Dirty Dancing will air leading into the documentary at 3:30 p.m. ETPT and 6:30 p.m. ETPT.  (more...)

Reelz Announces New Programming for July 2019Reelz Announces New Programming for July 2019
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

REELZ today announced new original programming for July 2019 including six returning series, five new specials and the U.S. premiere of Air Crash Confidential about harrowing real life disasters that were made into movies. Air Crash Confidential leads the July premieres followed by returning series Fortune Fights with inside looks at the massive estate battles waged by Hulk Hogan and Donald Sterling after they courted controversy. Then it's the return of The Price of Fame showing the remarkable and often devastating paths to stardom lived by Heather Locklear, the cast of Diff'rent Strokes and pop superstar George Michael. The dubious side of fame goes under the spotlight with returning series Notorious and the real stories about the Bling Ring thieves, the Balloon Boy hoax, disgraced politician Anthony Weiner and brand spokesperson Jared Fogle. (more...)

Comic Legend Buddy Hackett Comes To Life In MY BUDDY At Bristol Riverside TheatreComic Legend Buddy Hackett Comes To Life In MY BUDDY At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

Legendary comedian Buddy Hackett is brought to life in My Buddy, a live musical, theatrical production, told by the person closest to him…his son, Sandy Hackett. It runs June 28 - 30, 2019 at Bristol Riverside Theatre. (more...)

Richard Pryor Jr. Will Receive Illuminator AwardRichard Pryor Jr. Will Receive Illuminator Award
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Illuminator Award recipient, author/celebrity, Richard Pryor Jr. will be reading excerpts and answering questions from his highly acclaimed book 'In a Pryor Life.' and is available for interviews anytime between now and then. The newly released book is a powerful account of a life of abuse and abuses and how he survived to tell his inspirational tale.  The award is presented to an individual who educates and enlightens the public about a complex issue and in doing so inspires positive change.  (more...)

Richard Pryor Jr Receives Illuminator Award on May 26thRichard Pryor Jr Receives Illuminator Award on May 26th
by Sarah Hookey - May 9, 2019

Southampton Cultural Center Presents The First Annual Illuminator Awards Celebration In Collaboration with childHELPparternship. Illuminator Award recipient, author/celebrity, Richard Pryor Jr. will be reading excerpts and answering questions from his highly acclaimed book 'In a Pryor Life.' and is available for interviews anytime between now and then. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces 2019 Mark Twain Prize Recipient: Dave ChappelleKennedy 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...)

Photo Flash: The Hollywood Museum Celebrates the Career of Richard Pryor with Richard Pryor, Jr.'s Los Angeles Launch of IN A PRYOR LIFEPhoto Flash: The Hollywood Museum Celebrates the Career of Richard Pryor with Richard Pryor, Jr.'s Los Angeles Launch of IN A PRYOR LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2019

On Thursday, May 2nd, Richard Pryor Jr. offered fans, friends and some of his farther's co-stars a glimpse into the life of his iconic parent, Richard Pryor Senior, discussing his own self-proclaimed 'Freakish Life' that paralleled his namesake and famous father's life in many ways, found in his new memoir. In A Pryor Life, already in its second printing only days after its release. The event began with the unveiling of a costume worn by Richard Pryor Jr in the film "College Debt" co-starring Lucille Ball's granddaughter, Katherine Luckinbill, Janet Carroll and Academy Award winner, Celeste Holmes, in what would be her last film. The costume will be included in the museum's upcoming Real to Reel: Perceptions and Portrayals of LGBTQ History in Film and Television. (more...)

Alyssa Sequoia Presents Monthly Series CAN I TELL U SOMETHING?Alyssa Sequoia Presents Monthly Series CAN I TELL U SOMETHING?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019

Alyssa Sequoia presents "Can I Tell You Something?" a monthly comedy series, with its latest event scheduled for the Hudson Valley Writers Center Saturday May 4th 7:30pm. Performers on the bill that evening are award winning comics Eddie Brill, Mary Dimino and Alyssa Sequoia. (more...)

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