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Television Fri Oct 23 2009

Robert Townsend's Musical Theater of Hope


When it comes to performing, Chicago native Robert Townsend has certainly done it all; beginning with his 1987 directorial debut, "Hollywood Shuffle", (and before then with a bit part in the 70s cult classic "Cooley High")Townsend has gone on to produce, direct, write and act in several feature films and television series.

After a television hiatus, Townsend returns to the small screen, adding another entry to his repertoire: "Robert Townsend's Musical Theater of Hope." Airing this weekend on the Gospel Music Channel (GMC), "Hope" is a trilogy with a "theatre-like quality" that shows "characters dealing with the challenges of life." I have seen all of his projects, including "Meteor Man", (but don't hold that one against him) and he has consistently put out quality, entertaining, and family-friendly material that everyone can enjoy.

So, if you're all tuckered out from watching football, tune into "Robert Townsend's Musical Theater of Hope" on GMC this Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7pm. Encore performances are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 11pm.

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Tamu / October 23, 2009 7:10 PM

Great. Thanks for the heads up!

latasha oliver / October 25, 2009 8:03 PM

i injoy the show

Sonja / October 26, 2009 10:06 PM

I loved the show I checked it out. I was so moved i couldn't believe it. its been a long time since something on tv moved me. Keep it coming Robert Townsend.

Keith / October 26, 2009 10:09 PM

I think this show proves if we want good tv we have to ask for it. I hope we don't get a show like this on the air and then nobody will watch and it goes away. We all know he does good clean tv. I was a big fan of the parenthood. I loved the music in the show. i just wish the stories were longer.

Daneela / October 26, 2009 10:13 PM

I agree we should support good tv. I'm so sick of reality tv I could throw up. How do we find out where to write to keep it on? I thought Howard was the best. But I have to say the lady in priosn was pretty good too.

Nela / October 26, 2009 10:15 PM

I missed the show but my sister told me its on Tuesday night so I plan to catch it. Everyone was talking about at work today.

Fredrick / October 26, 2009 11:45 PM

I thought the show was fantastic. It made me really think about somethings in my life. TV doesn't normally do that to me. I got so choked up at some parts it suprised me. I don't even know how I even found the show. i don't remember watching that network before. that was wild!

Madeline / October 26, 2009 11:50 PM

I just lovvved all the stories. Each one had a different meassge, you don't always have to be ministered in church. Sometines it comes from where you least expect it. I've watch gospel music channel before and usually it just concerts. this show was differnt. I liked the feel of this because it felt like anybodys story somebody you know.

Nancy / October 26, 2009 11:54 PM

I just check out roberts web show single mom the othe day and last night i watched the plays. I have to say I like the plays better. Howard Hewitt voice I can still hear him singing that song and smiling. What peace you must have to die like that!!!

LaShawn Williams / October 27, 2009 9:36 PM

Good to know so many people liked the show/series! Robert Townsend has ALWAYS been awesome to me.

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