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Chris Rock tries on a new hat: Star of a Broadway production

NEW YORK — The title of the new Broadway play that marks comedian and actor Chris Rock's theatrical debut hardly suggests family entertainment.

Yet Rock's desire to spend more time with his family was a big factor in his decision to take on The Mother —————— With the Hat, which begins previews March 15.

Chris Rock Adds Broadway to His Funny Resume

How do you top a winter in which you've made fun of Oprah Winfrey to her face, gleefully butchered a classic Simon and Garfunkel song during a telethon and made a guest appearance on Kanye West's mega-selling CD?

If you're Chris Rock, the next stop is Broadway.

"I always look for everything," says the comedian, sitting at a table at the theater-district hangout Sardi's before rehearsals of his new gritty play by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Chris Rock on the Play for Everybody

In a recent interview with Broadway Beat, comedian Chris Rock went on the record about making his Broadway debut in the new play THE MOTHER FU**KER WITH THE HAT. Rock told Broadway Beat, "I just like this play so much. I like the fact that sometimes Broadway can be a little over the average man's head, but this play is for evrybody. It works on so many levels. It's like the kinda play that could work at the Apollo or the Met. That's what I like to do with my stand up- have an act that works for everybody, and this play gets them all."

Chris Rock rolls to Broadway debut

Chris Rock has locked in a Broadway run in "The Motherfucker With the Hat," a play by Stephen Adly Guirgis set to premiere at the Schoenfeld Theater in April.

Anna D. Shapiro ("August: Osage County") directs a cast that includes Bobby Cannavale, Annabella Sciorra, Yul Vazquez and Elizabeth Rodriguez.

Scott Rudin, the Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater Company and Stuart Thompson produce. Play was originally announced as part of the Public Theater season and had been assumed to be headed for one of the Public's Off Broadway stages.

Death At A Funeral on DVD

Death At A Funeral is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Click here to purchase your copy from Amazon.

Grown Ups In Theaters Today

Grown Ups, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider, is a comedy about five friends and former teammates who reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives (Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph) and kids in tow, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at the lake house where they celebrated their championship years earlier. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn’t mean growing up.

'Good Hair' Wins Outstanding Documentary

Congratulations to Chris Rock for 'Good Hair' winning Outstanding Documentary at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards.

Good Hair - Out on DVD!

GOOD HAIR - Own in on DVD and Digital Download - Also Available On Demand, Feb. 16th! Visit www.goodhairdvd.com for more information.

Chris to remake 'La Premiere Etoile'

Chris Rock has optioned English-language remake rights to France's "La premiere etoile" (The First Star). Rock will write the remake's screenplay and produce Click here for the article.

New "Grown Ups" Teaser Trailer

Thirty years after their high school graduation, five good friends reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. The movie stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Rob Schneider. Click to watch the new teaser trailer here.
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