Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party

The Color Purple star LaChanze and other performers from the hit musical turned out to Angus McIndoe on January 10th for a listening party. Attendees heard tracks from the mastered CD of the show, which will be officially released on January 24th.

The Color Purple, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on December 1st, 2005, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker that also inspired the 1985 Steven Speilberg film. The Color Purple features a score by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman; Gary Griffin directs. The Color Purple stars LaChanze, Renee Elise Goldsberry (who will soon leave the show due to her pregnancy), Felicia P. Fields, Kingsley Leggs, Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, Brandon Victor Dixon and Krisha Marcano, among others. Oprah Winfrey, who co-starred in the film, is among the producers of the show.

Tickets for The Color Purple can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200 or visiting the Broadway Theatre's box office. For more information, visit www.colorpurple.com.


Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
The Color Purple listening party

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Bruce Lundvall (Head of EMI Records), LaChanze, and Tom Evered (General Manager EMI Records)

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
(Clockwise) James Harkness, JC Montgomery, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kimberly Ann Harris, James Brown III and Virginia Ann Woodruff


Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
TCP producer Roy Furman, EMI Records Head Bruce Lundvall, and TCP lead producer Scott Sanders

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Top row: Nathanial Stampley, LaTrisa A. Coleman, Charles Gray; middle row: Darlesia Cearcy and Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines; bottom row: Grasan Kingsberry

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Renee Elise Goldsberry and Kingsley Leggs


Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Francesca Harper and Marsha Norman

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Jamal Story and producer Adam Zotovich

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Darlesia Cearcy, James Brown III, Jeannette I. Bayardelle, and Grasan Kingsberry

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
LaChanze

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Bruce Lundvall (Head of EMI Records), Kingsley Leggs, LaChanze, and Tom Evered (General Manager EMI Records)

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Jamel Gaines and Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Music director Linda Twine and orchestrator Jonathan Tunick

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Marsha Norman, Grasan Kingsberry, James Brown III, Renee Elise Goldsberry, producer Stephanie P. McClelland, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Kimberly Ann Harris

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Marsha Norman, Grasan Kingsberry, James Brown III, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Stephanie P. McClelland, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Kimberly Ann Harris

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Listening Party
Renee Elise Goldsberry and LaChanze

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.