THE 11th ANNUAL PALEYFEST FALL TV PREVIEWS FESTIVAL IS BRINGING THE LAUGHTER WITH CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER & GEORGE LOPEZ FOR THE NEW BET COMEDY SERIES ‘COMEDY GET DOWN‘ ON SEPTEMBER 15th
This is one panel that will have your rolling down the aisle with Cedric & George talking about the new series and the tour coming to BET this fall with a few hilarious friends! I don’t know about you but I need to laugh right now and these guys will bring the funny and the house DOWN!
BET will host a premiere screening and panel with Comedy Get Down featuring Cedric the Entertainer and George Lopez during the network’s preview event on September 15th. This screening replaces BET’s previously scheduled screening of Tales, which will instead screen at the Paley Center’s NY location. This new panel will complete the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews lineup, which kicks off September 6 with the cast and creative team of SHOWTIME’s Shameless. The festival continues with screenings and discussions with the cast and creatives of Univision’s El Chapo; Hulu’sFuture Man and The Mindy Project; ABC’s The Mayor; The CW’s Valor and Dynasty; OWN’s Queen Sugar, NBC’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders; CBS’ Me, Myself & I; Fox’s The Orville and Ghosted; Netflix’s Big Mouth and Fuller House; BET’s “Comedy Get Down”; and will conclude with EPIX’s Berlin Station on September 16th.
Tickets for these events are currently on sale and fans can save 20% off the ticket price by purchasing a “Festival Pass” to attend all of the events throughout PaleyFest Previews. To purchase individual tickets and festival passes, please visit paley.me/previews. Citi card members can purchase redeem complimentary tickets at www.citiprivatepass.com.
The Paley Center’s New York location will also host free PaleyFest Fall TV Preview screenings September 10-11 and September 17. For more information on the schedule and to reserve seats, please visit paley.me/previews
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Fan’s of New Edition have a date with the cast of the BET miniseries at the Paley Center!
The Paley Center is premiering the BET’s New Edition mini series and welcoming the Jessie Collins (Executive Producer) and stars Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith and Woody McClain to talk about singing and dancing in the footsteps of a band that still influences boy/girl bands to this day (Boyz II Men, NSYNC, One Direction, Fifth Harmony and more).
BET going back to the 80’s with the rise and fall of the 80’s boy band that launched the careers of Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant. They were the fresh face kids that graced the wall of many a teenage girl and boy with great songs and the dances steps that EVERYONE tried to replicate at school dances!
The New Edition Story will air as a six-hour, three-night event on Jan. 24, 25 and 26 on BET.
BET’s The New Edition Story: World Premiere Screening & Conversation
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:00 pm PT
Scheduled to appear:
Elijah Kelley, “Ricky Bell”
Algee Smith, “Ralph Tresvant”
Luke James, “Johnny Gill”
Woody McClain, “Bobby Brown”
Keith Powers, “Ronnie Devoe”
Bryshere Y. Gray, “Michael Bivins”
Jesse Collins, Executive Producer
The Paley Center for Media proudly presents the World Premiere of BET’s ambitious three-part miniseries The New Edition Story. R&B supergroup New Edition helped establish the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from group members Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Johnny Gill. After three decades, the group’s stellar tenure in entertainment is celebrated in a three-part miniseries which follows them from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global megastardom—weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the often high cost of fame. Executive produced by Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) in conjunction with Bell, Bivins, DeVoe, Gill, Tresvant, and Brown, The New Edition Story will air as a six-hour, three-night event on January 24 to 26, 2017, at 9:00 pm ET/PT on BET.
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Am so excited that Brandy is going to play Roxie Hart at the Pantages! I can’t believe the little girl who sang ‘I wanna be down’ is down for this sexy Broadway tour! I’m sure that her voice will add a new dimension to Roxie.
I might have to read the book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse and of course I already know the music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Brandy Norwood as Roxie Hart, with Denny Paschall (l.) and Michael Scirrotto (r.)
It’s exciting to see CHICAGO here at that Pantages it’s #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
The show will be at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre from April 26 – May 1, 2016 so make sure you take advantage of the pre-sale for this Broadway record-breaking, Tony Award-Winning Musical straight from the great white way. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and the Nederlander organization has Grammy Award-Winner Brandy Norwood as Roxie Hart as they welcome Chicago the Musical back to the Hollywood Pantages.
It’s exciting that Brandy Norwood who made her Broadway debut as “Roxie Hart” from April 28th through August 2nd 2015 in a limited run on Broadway. I met Brandy with her multi-platinum self-titled debut album and got to know her as the star of ‘Moesha’. She made history starring in Disney’s Cinderella as its first black princess with Whitney Houston. Not that she’s rested on her laurels she’s been putting out music and starring in TV shows with winning at 2014 NAACP Image Award playing Chardonnay on BET’s ‘The Game’.
Her next project is a new series called ‘Zoe Ever After’ on BET where she plays Zoe Moon (Norwood). It’s a comedy that focuses on Zoe as she navigates life as a divorcee from a famous boxer as she forges a new path of dating, being a single mom and being the ‘boss’ of her own cosmetic line! Keep up with Brandy at http://TheNextBrandyBlog.com
Tickets for CHICAGO are currently available for purchase by Season Ticket Holders online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or by calling 866-755-2929 (Mon-Fri; 9:30am-5:30pm). Groups of 10 or more will be available on Thursday, December 17th by visiting www.PantagesGroups.com or by calling 866-755-3075. Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, February 21st at 10am PT online atwww.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-982-2787. Ticket prices start at $29.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman. Walter Bobbie is the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking was the original choreographer in the style of Bob Fosse. CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.
The performance schedule for CHICAGO is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm.
CHICAGO is recommended for ages 13 and up. (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.)
Individual tickets for CHICAGO start at $29. Prices are subject to change without notice.
For tickets or more information about the Los Angeles engagement of CHICAGO, please visit the official website for Hollywood PantagesTheatre: www.HollywoodPantages.com/Chicago.
Official show site: www.ChicagoTheMusical.com
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