Wednesday, April 17, 2024

TV: “Empire” Will Get Royal New York Premiere Taking Over Carnegie Hall


EXCLUSIVE Get ready: TV’s biggest current phenomenon is about to get the royal treatment. “Empire,” Lee Daniels and Danny Strong’s hot as a pistol series about the music world, is coming to Carnegie Hall. I’m told that Fox will launch the new season with an all star screening and a huge party at the famed Hall on Saturday, September 12th.

They’re going to screen the first new episode in the hallowed, historic main theater. Then the guests– which will include Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and loads of this season’s guest stars like Mariah Carey and Marisa Tomei– will take over the event spaces on the upper floors. That includes the new Carnegie Hall roof space. The first new episode of “Empire” airs on September 23rd, three days after the Emmy Awards.

And PS don’t worry– there will be plenty of Terrence Howard’s Luscious this season. It’s his “Empire”!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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