In 2013, at the age of 46 — and after 30 years with the company that was her life — she was forced to face retirement and re-imagine her next step.
Having grown up on Miles Davis and John Coltrane, among other innovative giants of jazz, Brown is drawn to rap’s trailblazers as well.
The couple were married for 22 years when the singer died of a heart attack in 1998.
The Chicago improv alum will “satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine.”
The South African-born comedian once joked that he wouldn’t go to Chicago because “I don’t want to die.”
Groening says “Disenchantment” will focus on “how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots.”
Kathryn Bigelow directs a searing, pulse-pounding interpretation of 1967 events where police tortured, abused and assaulted a dozen “suspects.”