Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Wed. 140611

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Wed. 140611

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Morgan's new show will wait for him

After funnyman Tracy Morgan's hospitalization over the weekend following a multivehicle car wreck in New Jersey, questions over the status of his upcoming projects have come to light among them are his comedy series for FX's upstart comedy network FXX.

Production on the show was scheduled to begin in August, and the show is set to make its debut in January. A statement from FX Networks and FX Productions indicates plans are now fluid pending Morgan's recovery.

Ali links Kentucky, Congo * Muhammad Ali is renewing his ties with the African country where he won his epic "Rumble in the Jungle" fight four decades ago.

The Muhammad Ali Center announced plans Tuesday for a Sept. 20 benefit concert featuring Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars in Louisville, Ky. the boxing great's hometown. The concert will air via satellite in Congo as part of a weeklong music, sporting, economic and cultural festival in the African country called CONGO14.

A concert in the country's capital, Kinshasa, will take place in the same stadium where Ali defeated George Foreman, completing Ali's quest to reclaim the heavyweight boxing title stripped from him years earlier for refusing to be drafted for military service during the Vietnam War.

'Disgraced' heads to Broadway * Ayad Akhtar's "Disgraced," a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a successful Pakistani-American lawyer whose dinner party spins out of control amid a heated discussion of identity and religion, is coming to Broadway. "Disgraced" had its world premire at Chicago's American Theater Company in 2012 and then ran at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater, starring Aasif Mandvi, a correspondent on "The Daily Show."

This time the cast will be led by Hari Dhillon, who played the lead in London, and Gretchen Mol, whose film credits include "Rounders." It begins previews Sept. 27 and opens Oct. 23 at the Lyceum Theatre. Kimberly Senior, who directed the two previous productions, will direct on Broadway. …

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