Lupita Nyong’o & More Score Big
Get ready for a new show on Comedy Central about a couple of friends working to turn their Detroit residence back into the beloved Midwest city it used to be.
Titled the Detroiters, the series will star Tim Robinson of SNL and Sam Richardson of Veep. The two, who are actually natives of the Motor City, will portray small-time ad agents attempting to restore their hometown.
Not only are the actors the leading men in the show, they are also the co-creators, co-writers and executive producers.
Check back for air dates.
Taking the Stage
Lupita Nyong’o is making her Broadway debut next year, because her show Eclipsed has been transferred to the big stage.
The play, which is about a Liberian woman attempting to put an end to a civil war, premiered at NYC’s Public Theater in September. Extended twice, it will end its run there on Nov. 29 before heading to the Golden Theater in February.
“Eclipsed is a powerful, brilliant play and I am thrilled there is such a tremendous appetite for it from the world,” Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis said in a statement. “Bravo to Danai Gurira, Liesl Tommy, Lupita Nyong’o, and all the astounding artists of Eclipsed.”
And the Winner Is…
Clap for Will Smith, because he’s being honored at the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards.
The actor, who will play a sports doctor in the upcoming film Concussion, is receiving the Hollywood Actor Award.
Taking place on Nov. 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the affair will also recognize O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell for the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award (Straight Outta Compton) and Wiz Khalifa for the Hollywood Song Award (Furious 7′s “See You Again”).