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Date of Birth: February 09, 1944 (72)
Birth Place: Eatonton, GA, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes Kids from PALPhoto Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes Kids from PAL
by Walter McBride - Dec 8, 2016

Just last night, kids from The Police Athletic League headed to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre to check out The Color Purple, and got to meet wit the cast afterwards. Check out photos below! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Will Not Reprise Her Role in THE COLOR PURPLE On Tour or in the West EndCynthia Erivo Will Not Reprise Her Role in THE COLOR PURPLE On Tour or in the West End
by Alan Henry - Dec 7, 2016

Cynthia Erivo took to Twitter today to confirm that after THE COLOR PURPLE closes on Broadway on January 8th she will not be reprising her role of Celie either on Tour or in the West End. (more...)

The Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New InitiativesThe Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Poetry Project, the legendary downtown mecca for working poets and experimental artists since the days of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with two landmark events. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Danielle Brooks plays her final performance as Sofia in the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple on Broadway today, and BroadwayWorld is taking a look back at her incredible debut journey on the Great White Way! (more...)

Alliance Will Be Renamed the Coca-Cola Stage Following RenovationAlliance Will Be Renamed the Coca-Cola Stage Following Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Alliance Theatre announced today that it will name its main stage the Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre following its upcoming renovation. The name recognizes a major contribution from The Coca-Cola Company to the Woodruff Arts Center's Transformation Campaign designated for the complete remodel of the Alliance Theatre's facility, the first renovation in its 48 year history.  (more...)

New Closing Performance of LIZZIE Announced!New Closing Performance of LIZZIE Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Jobsite and the Straz Center have added a final performance to the run of LIZZIE, providing one more opportunity to experience this unique rock musical that is blowing Tampa Bay audiences away. The Drama Desk Award-nominated LIZZIE, taking the nation by storm in over a dozen licensed productions, will now conclude its run with an 8pm show on Sun., Nov. 6, in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for Bush & Shaffer's New Musical TROUBADOUR at Alliance TheatreCast and Creative Team Set for Bush & Shaffer's New Musical TROUBADOUR at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Atlanta's Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team behind its upcoming world premiere musical, Troubadour, by playwright Janece Shaffer (The Geller Girls, Broke) with original music by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on BroadwayTHE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Cast Announced Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLECast Announced Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

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Carrie Compere to Assume the Role of Sofia in THE COLOR PURPLE on BroadwayCarrie Compere to Assume the Role of Sofia in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, CARRIE COMPERE will assume the role of Sofia in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  Tony nominee DANIELLE BROOKS, who originated the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Cast Announced Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLECast Announced Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Bids Farewell to Heather Headley with Beautiful Musical TributeSTAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Bids Farewell to Heather Headley with Beautiful Musical Tribute
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2016

Heather Headley played her last performance as Shug Avery in The Color Purple today, and the entire cast gathered together at curtain call to send her off with the most fitting tribute: a group performance of the Gospel song 'I Won't Complain.' (more...)

Heather Headley Plays Final COLOR PURPLE Performance TonightHeather Headley Plays Final COLOR PURPLE Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Heather Headley will take her final bow as Shug Avery in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple this evening. Headley joined the company on May 10th after taking over the role from Jennifer Hudson. Jennifer Holliday will assume the role beginning October 4th. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Kathleen Chalfant, Wallace Shawn, Annie Baker and More Sign Letter in Support of Black Lives MatterTonya Pinkins, Kathleen Chalfant, Wallace Shawn, Annie Baker and More Sign Letter in Support of Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Dozens of theater artists have signed a statement expressing solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives following the cancellation of Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter, a benefit that was to be hosted at Feinstein's/54 Below, a popular cabaret club. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Goes Classical With Schubert's 'Ave Maria'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Goes Classical With Schubert's 'Ave Maria'
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

'My learning never stops,' THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Ervio tells her Facebook followers. So even with all the awards and accolades, the West End and Broadway star takes her voice lessons every Friday. (more...)

VIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup TableVIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup Table
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Starring on Broadway as the determined survivor Celie in the hit revival of THE COLOR PURPLE eight times a week just isn't enough of a workout for Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo. (more...)

Cast Announced Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLECast Announced Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Cast Announced for Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLECast Announced for Australasian Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

From Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling novel and Stephen Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film comes the Australasian premiere of this breathtaking Tony Award winning stage musical at Chapel off Chapel, Thursday 13 October until Sunday 6 November 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Shows Her Gymnastic Skills On RingsVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Shows Her Gymnastic Skills On Rings
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

The Tony-winner not only excels on stage but in the gym as well. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame!Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame!
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning actress Heather Headley was honored by Sardi's with her very own caricature, which will join the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. Check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

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