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Date of Birth: February 09, 1944 (72)
Birth Place: Eatonton, GA, USA
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STAGE TUBE: Look Who's Wearing the Pantsuit Now- THE COLOR PURPLE Tributes Hillary ClintonSTAGE TUBE: Look Who's Wearing the Pantsuit Now- THE COLOR PURPLE Tributes Hillary Clinton
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE + Hillary Clinton = the best thing you've watched all day. Click below to check out the musical's amazing tribute to the official Democratic Presidential nominee! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Sally Field Visits THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley, Joaquina KalukangoPHOTO FLASH: THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Sally Field Visits THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley, Joaquina Kalukango
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The Oscar and Emmy winner pays a backstage visit after taking in the hit Broadway revival. (more...)

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

A sumptuous combination of artistry to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS classic. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Unveils Her New Portrait at Sardi's!Photo Coverage: Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Unveils Her New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 13, 2016

There's a new Broadway star on the rise. Just yesterday, The Color Purple's Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo was joined by some of her Broadway friends as Sardi's unveiled her caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. (more...)

BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Belts It Out in Bryant Park!BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Belts It Out in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of The Color Purple (Antoine L. Smith, Rema Webb, Phoenix Best, Akron Watson, Carrie Compere, Adrianna Hicks, Patrice Covington, Lawrence Clayton) who performed three songs from the show: 'Push Da Button,' 'Any Little Thing,' and 'The Color Purple.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Treats Her American Friends To A Dazzling Star-Spangled BannerVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Treats Her American Friends To A Dazzling Star-Spangled Banner
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The Tony-winning British star celebrates her first stateside 4th of July with a joyous rendition of America's anthem. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Brings Maya Angelou Poem to Life in Short FilmVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Brings Maya Angelou Poem to Life in Short Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Maya Angelou's poem, 'Phenomenal Woman,' is brought to life in a short film from actress Elizabeth Masucci, starring THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks. Check it out below! (more...)

AS EVER, BESSIE To Premiere at NAF16 Following Previews at the Galloway TheatreAS EVER, BESSIE To Premiere at NAF16 Following Previews at the Galloway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

On 5 July, the National Arts Festival's Arena Programme will host the world premiere of AS EVER, BESSIE - a poignant story that has been left untold, until now. Written and directed by Bobbie Fitchen, the play will have two special preview performances at the Galloway Theatre prior to its bow at the festival. (more...)

VIDEO: 'COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Broadway Debut: 'I've Been on Cloud 500!'VIDEO: 'COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Broadway Debut: 'I've Been on Cloud 500!'
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Danielle Brooks stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss the new season of her hit Netflix series'Orange Is the New Black' and making her Broadway debut in the Tony winning musical The Color Purple.  (more...)

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

On today's LIVE with Kelly, broadcasting icon Oprah Winfrey discussed presenting at this year's Tony Awards and Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE, which took home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - MusicalTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Cynthia Erivo has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as Celie in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a MusicalTHE COLOR PURPLE Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The original production ran on Broadway in 2005 and earned eleven 2006 Tony Awards nominations. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform on TONY AWARDSVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform on TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Cynthia Erivo and the cast of THE COLOR PURPLE knocked it out of the park on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 11, 2016

¿Sabes cuales son los musicales finalistas para Tony? ¡En BroadwayWorld Spain hacemos un repaso de la temporada de Broadway! (more...)

BWW TV: Heather Headley and the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE 'Push Da Button' at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: Heather Headley and the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE 'Push Da Button' at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place today, Friday, June 3rd from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Heather Headley and the cast of The Color Purple, who brought down the alley with a performance of 'Push the Button' - check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Performs 'Too Beautiful for Words'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Performs 'Too Beautiful for Words'
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

Tony Award winner Heather Headley recently joined the cast of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE in the role of Shug Avery. Below, check out the talented star performing the ballad 'Too Beautiful for Words' from the Tony-nominated production. (more...)

Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film FestivalHon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Honorable Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema and founder of the culturally, racially and spiritually diverse trans-demoninational Agape International Spiritual Center, will receive the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival following the world premiere of Love, Sweat and Tears at 7 p.m. on June 3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act OneTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act One
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

It appears that perhaps the events of the last few days may have been just a bit too much, even for a fireball such as Erivo. The (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Performs Powerful Rendition of 'I'm Here' on 'Colbert'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Performs Powerful Rendition of 'I'm Here' on 'Colbert'
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Cynthia Erivo gave a powerful performance of 'I'm Here' from Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE on last night's LATE SHOW on CBS. The role marks the Tony nominee's Broadway debut. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Tony Nominee Cynthia Erivo Completes Half Marathon on Two-Show DayTWITTER WATCH: Tony Nominee Cynthia Erivo Completes Half Marathon on Two-Show Day
by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016

Tony nominee and star of THE COLOR PURPLE Cynthia Erivo doesn't rest! Yesterday, before her two show day, the star completed a half-marathon...and chronicled the whole thing on Twitter! Check it out below! (more...)

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