Tyler Perry takes a break

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    Tyler Perry is hanging up his wig and taking a break from the stage for a while.

    In a few months, the only way you’re going to be able to catch Madea is in a movie.

    Tyler told fans on Facebook this week that he’s leaving his plays behind for now so that he can focus on other endeavors. It’s not the first time he’s stepped away from his stage; the media mogul reminded supporters that he stopped doing Madea plays for a little while back in 2005.

    With a laundry list of movies and TV shows on the slate, he feels that now is that time to step away from the bright lights of the theater.

    "As much as I love to be out on stage and doing a live Madea show, the time has come again for me to take a long break from the stage," Tyler said in a statement. "I have some major projects that I’m working on that will require a lot of my time and effort."

    Not to worry!  Tyler’s not making an abrupt exit; he fully intends to finish out this leg of his run for Madea Gets A Job. The last stretch of the tour begins September 25 in Columbus, Georgia, at the Columbus Civic Center.  From there, Tyler will be hitting New Orleans (September 27), Seattle (October 25),  Las Vegas (October 26), Miami (November 9-10)  and New York (November 16-17) before the tour wraps up  on November 18 in Milawaukee.

    Tickets start at $25, which was important to Tyler because it makes tickets more affordable for fans. Naturally, he wants as many people as possible to come out for Madea Gets A Job, which he promises will be an epic show.

    "If you have never seen me live, you have never seen me at all. I’m telling you, ask anyone who has and they will tell you," he said. "This show will have you rocking and rolling and laughing and crying and singing all the way back home. You’ll see!"

    Take a look at the full list of tour dates below:

    Columbus, Georgia
    September 20
    Columbus Civic Center

    Albany, Georgia
    September 21
    Albany Civic Center

    Greensboro, North Carolina
    September 22
    Greensboro Coliseum Complex

    Macon, Georgia
    September 23
    Macon Civic CentroPlex

    New Orleans, Louisiana
    September 27
    New Orleans Arena

    Mobile, Alabama
    September 28 – 29
    Mobile Civic Center

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    September 30th
    Verizon Arena

    Greenville, South Carolina
    October 11
    BI-LO Center

    Columbia, South Carolina
    October 12 – 13
    Colonial Life Arena

    Fayetteville, North Carolina
    October 14
    Crown Center

    Raleigh, North Carolina
    October 20
    PNC Arena

    Augusta, Georgia
    October 21
    James Brown Arena

    Seattle, Washington
    October 25
    Key Arena

    Las Vegas, Nevada
    October 26
    Planet Hollywood

    Oakland, California
    October 27 – 28
    Oakland Coliseum

    Charlotte, North Carolina
    November 1
    Time Warner Arena

    Jacksonville, Florida
    November 3
    Veteran’s Memorial Arena

    Savannah, Georgia
    November 4
    Savannah Civic Center

    Orlando, Florida
    November 8
    Amway Arena

    Miami, Florida
    November 9 – 10
    American Airlines Arena

    Tampa, Florida
    November 11
    Sundome

    Cleveland, Ohio
    November 15
    Wolstein Arena

    New York, New New York
    November 16 – 17
    Madison Square Garden

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    November 18
    US Cellular Arena

     

     

    —Sonya Eskridge

     

     

     

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