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Date of Birth: February 09, 1944 (72)
Birth Place: Eatonton, GA, USA
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VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Isaiah Johnson Discuss The Healing Experience of THE COLOR PURPLEVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Isaiah Johnson Discuss The Healing Experience of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Michael Dale - Feb 10, 2016

The actors are joined by composer/lyricist Brenda Russell and producer Scott Sanders in a discussion moderated by activist writer Michaela Angela Davis. (more...)

START DOWN Wins 12th Alliance/Kendeda Competition; Takes the Stage Next MonthSTART DOWN Wins 12th Alliance/Kendeda Competition; Takes the Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Start Down, the 12th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage February 13 - March 6, 2016.  Opening night is February 18, 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks in OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLEVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks in OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

In the sneak peeks below, Oprah sat down with Danielle Brooks, as well as her castmates Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo, to discuss how the experience has affected her life and Hudson explains why she couldn't imagine three women who fit together better. (more...)

VIDEO: 'COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson 'Hopes to Return' for 'IDOL' FinaleVIDEO: 'COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson 'Hopes to Return' for 'IDOL' Finale
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Hudson shared that while she feels sad the long-running FOX singing competition is coming to an end, she hopes to make an appearance in the final season. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Will Record Cast Album Next Week; Release Set for 1/29THE COLOR PURPLE Will Record Cast Album Next Week; Release Set for 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

THE COLOR PURPLE, which opened last night to ecstatic reviews, will record its official cast album this Monday, December 14, 2015.  The new Broadway cast recording will be released by Broadway Records on January 29, 2016and can pre-ordered at Amazon.com and at www.BroadwayRecords.com.  The album is being produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Take Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Take Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Dec 11, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opened just last night, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner Jennifer Hudson makes her Broadway debut opposite Cynthia Erivo, the breakout star of John Doyle's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production, and Orange is the New Black's Danielle Brooks, in the highly anticipated production of The Color Purple. All three women are make their Broadway debuts. BroadwayWorld was there for the unforgettable night and you can go inside the first official curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Review: Fine Cast Saves THE COLOR PURPLE From John Doyle's Bloodless DirectionBWW Review: Fine Cast Saves THE COLOR PURPLE From John Doyle's Bloodless Direction
by Michael Dale - Dec 11, 2015

Cynthia Erivo gives an exemplary acting performance in Doyle's concert-like production. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

They're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThey're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & More, Opens Tonight on BroadwayTHE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & More, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - OWN to Present OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE, 12/19VIDEO: Sneak Peek - OWN to Present OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the primetime television event OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE featuring an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated, newly imagined Broadway revival of the hit musical “The Color Purple” (more...)

New York Times Critic Teases THE COLOR PURPLE Review in 2015 'Best of' RoundupNew York Times Critic Teases THE COLOR PURPLE Review in 2015 'Best of' Roundup
by Jessica Khan - Dec 8, 2015

Broadway's The Color Purple doesn't officially open until this Thursday, December 10, but New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley couldn't wait to rave about the show. The writer teased his opinion before the big night in his 2015 'Best of' roundup. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform 'Push Da Button' on 'Colbert'VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform 'Push Da Button' on 'Colbert'
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE performed the number 'Push Da Button'. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle BrooksBWW Interview - Debut of the Month: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 5, 2015

Today, Brooks speaks exclusively with BWW and explains why making her Broadway debut in this musical revival is truly a 'full-circle moment.' (more...)

DVR Alert - THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson to Perform on CBS's 'Late Show', 12/7DVR Alert - THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson to Perform on CBS's 'Late Show', 12/7
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

CBS has announced that on Monday, Dec. 7th,  Jennifer Hudson will appear on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT for an interview and a performance from the Broadway production of THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo Perform Title Song on GMAVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo Perform Title Song on GMA
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

On this morning's GMA, THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo took to the stage with a powerful performance of the title song. Later, the actors discuss the stage adaptation of the classsic novel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, and MorePhoto Coverage: Meet THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, and More
by Walter McBride - Nov 21, 2015

The Color Purple just began preview performances last last week at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON makes her Broadway debut opposite CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star ofJohn Doyle's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production, and Orange is the New Black's DANIELLE BROOKS, in this fall's highly anticipated production. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. The company just met the press and you can check out the pics BroadwayWorld snapped! (more...)

BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks & the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Meet the Press!BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks & the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Meet the Press!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 20, 2015

The Color Purple just began preview performances last last week at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON makes her Broadway debut opposite CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star ofJohn Doyle's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production, and Orange is the New Black's DANIELLE BROOKS, in this fall's highly anticipated production. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. The company just met the press and you can check out what they had to say about how things are going so far below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway!FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 20, 2015

The Color Purple just began preview performances last last week at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON makes her Broadway debut opposite CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star ofJohn Doyle's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production, and Orange is the New Black's DANIELLE BROOKS, in this fall's highly anticipated production. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. The company just met the press and you can check out a preview of photos from the special day below! (more...)

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