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Charles Fuller, Playwright and Screenwriter Behind ‘A Soldier’s Play,’ Dies at 83

Charles Fuller, the pioneering Philadelphia playwright who received a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination for A Soldier’s Play, has died. He was 83. Fuller, who also explored racism and the Black experience with his earlier plays The Brownsville Raid and Zooman and the Sign, died Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, […]

‘In Living Color’ Producer Donates Show Archive to National Comedy Center

In Living Color has a new home. Series co-creator and producer Tamara Rawitt has donated an extensive archive from the Emmy-winning sketch comedy series to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York. Included are such items as scripts, set drawings, prop lists, writer’s notes, uncut and uncensored videotape masters, creative materials and artifacts from […]

Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, David Alan Grier Remember Melvin Van Peebles: “The Blueprint and Inspiration for Multiple Generations of Filmmakers”

Upon learning that Melvin Van Peebles died Tuesday night at age 89, many Hollywood directors and writers took to social media to share how Van Peebles was a pioneer in filmmaking.  Van Peebles died at his home in Manhattan, his family, The Criterion Collection and Janus Films announced in a statement. Considered by many to […]

David Alan Grier on Closing a Broadway Run With No Closing Night

The actor reflects on the abrupt final curtain that fell on 'A Soldier's Play' five performances ahead of schedule when the coronavirus pandemic put out the lights on Broadway last week.

The 20 Most-Anticipated New York Theater Productions of Early 2020

Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Ruth Negga, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Dan Stevens and Patti LuPone are among stars making first-quarter stage appearances on and off-Broadway.

Roundabout Theatre Company Sets ‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘A Soldier’s Play’

The Roundabout Theatre Company on Monday announced their final two Broadway productions for the current season: 'A Soldier's Play,' bowing Jan. 21 at American Airlines Theatre and 'Caroline, or Change,' opening April 7 at Studio 54.

“We Were Warped Out of Our Minds”: ‘In Living Color’ Stars Recall Fox Censors, Spike Lee’s Disdain in Dishy Oral History

Twenty-five years after the groundbreaking sketch show left the airwaves in a blaze of controversy and conflict, The Hollywood Reporter reunites the 'In Living Color' cast to reflect on series.

David Alan Grier Talks ‘The Cool Kids’ and Jokes That Didn’t Air

"It's a slower, gentler 'Breakfast Club.' That's the essence," Grier said of 'The Cool Kids.'

Rep Sheet Roundup: ‘On My Block’ Star Diego Tinoco Signs With Paradigm

'On My Block' star Diego Tinoco has signed with Paradigm.

‘A Christmas Story Live!’: TV Review

Newcomer Andy Walken plays nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in Fox's latest live musical, based on the 1983 MGM holiday favorite and also featuring Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick and Jane Krakowski.

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks O.J. Simpson’s Prison Release With Faux Miniseries

David Alan Grier played the accused murderer in a faux promo shown on the ABC late-night show.

Trevor Noah, David Alan Grier Mock Jeff Sessions and “Racism Against White People”

"If American colleges were any whiter, Jon Snow would build a wall to protect us from them," said the 'Daily Show' host.