Alice Walker News

La Casa Azul Bookstore Announces Events for July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Independent bookstore La Casa Azul Bookstore released the program schedule for July 2014. The events include workshops, readings, book clubs, family days and include events with award winning authors and illustrators - all event listings are below. (more...)

Pearl Cleage Kicks Off 4th Collision Project for Teens, Based on THE GRAPES OF WRATH; Performances Set for 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Twenty students gathered at the Alliance Theatre today to begin the thirteenth annual Collision Project. This diverse group of teenagers from around the metro Atlanta area will explore a classic text under the guidance of a professional playwright. The Pulitzer Prize winning American realist novel The Grapes of Wrath will serve as the source text that will inspire a new performance piece developed by the students. Under the guidance of the Alliance Theatre's Mellon Playwright in Residence, best-selling author, Pearl Cleage, students will explore John Steinbeck's themes of home, family, environment, and income inequality and examine how these themes are manifested in modern times. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Big, Beautiful, Breathtaking and Bold - THE COLOR PURPLE Soars at Virginia Rep
by Jeremy Bustin - Jun 21, 2014

It has taken more than two years to bring THE COLOR PURPLE to Virginia Repertory Theatre, and the ambitious final production of the 2013-2014 season is absolutely stunning and every bit worth the wait. PURPLE is a convergence of some of Richmond's finest performers and creative collaborators, and is as close to a Broadway performance as it gets. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents THE COLOR PURPLE, Begin. 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of The Color Purple at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, June 20, 2014 with a Preview on Thursday, June 19. The show runs through August 3, 2014. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, this joyful musical and epic story follows the life and personal awakening of Celie, a downtrodden young African American woman. With a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, the uplifting score features jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues. The Broadway production earned eleven Tony nominations. (more...)

BULL DURHAM, TUCK EVERLASTING and More to Premiere at Alliance Theatre in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce a minor change to the 2014/15 Season lineup for the Alliance Stage. The 46th season includes seven exciting world premieres, including two new American musicals. (more...)

Kate Hopper Teaches the Art of Writing Motherhood Stories in Book
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014


Hillbarn Theatre to Present THE COLOR PURPLE, 5/8 - 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Hillbarn Theatre closes its 73rd season with the moving, The Color Purple. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre to Present THE COLOR PURPLE, 5/8 - 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Hillbarn Theatre closes its 73rd season with the moving, The Color Purple. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Presents MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Life-long performer and Tony nominee Maurice Hines (Uptown…It's Hot!; Sophisticated Ladies) narrates his glamorous career through tap as he inspires love and appreciation of this amazing art form. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, his family, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A charming storyteller, Hines will turn the expanse of the Alliance Stage into a place of intimate story-telling and dance moves that will make you realize you are in the presence of a song-and-dance legend. A once-in-a-lifetime stage experience you will remember for years. MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a co-production with Arena Stage and Cleveland Play House. For tickets, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/tappin or call 404.733.5000. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Comes to Alhambra, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

For the first time in its 48-year history the Alhambra Theatre & Dining in Jacksonville (FL) will perform The Color Purple. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2006, the show will open at the Alhambra today, March 26 and run through April 27, 2014. (more...)

The Alliance Theatre Presents MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE, 4/2-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Life-long performer and Tony nominee Maurice Hines (Uptown…It's Hot!; Sophisticated Ladies) narrates his glamorous career through tap as he inspires love and appreciation of this amazing art form. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, his family, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A charming storyteller, Hines will turn the expanse of the Alliance Stage into a place of intimate story-telling and dance moves that will make you realize you are in the presence of a song-and-dance legend. A once-in-a-lifetime stage experience you will remember for years. MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a co-production with Arena Stage and Cleveland Play House. For tickets, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/tappin or call 404.733.5000. (more...)

Open Road Integrated Media Releases Ebooks from National Book Award-Winning Writer Paul Monette
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, announced today that it will release and market thirteen works by Paul Monette, including his National Book Awardwinning memoir, Becoming a Man, widely praised as the seminal coming-out story of the twentieth century. Monette's poetry and nonfiction will be available on March 25: (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Comes to Alhambra, 3/26-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

For the first time in its 48-year history the Alhambra Theatre & Dining in Jacksonville (FL) will perform The Color Purple. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2006, the show will open at the Alhambra on March 26 and run through April 27, 2014. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center Sets 10th Season: TARZAN, CAROUSEL, GODSPELL & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The upcoming year at Redhouse Arts Center is a big one as they gear up to celebrate their 10th anniversary season! Starting this summer, Redhouse Arts Center will bring an exciting variety of performances to the Central NY area. (more...)

Basketball and Theatre Collide in Alliance Theatre's World Premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Rehearsals started today for the Alliance Theatre's world premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, a play set in the depression-era Midwest where the success of a girls' basketball team may be the only way to a better life for the team's members. Playwright Meg Miroshnik, winner of the 2012 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition for her play The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, has been described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as 'a ferocious talent with a promising career in store.' (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Two World Premieres and More Set for Milwaukee Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Yesterday Artistic Director Mark Clements announced Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2014/15 Season. 'Next season will offer strong stories that are substantive pieces of theater that are both enlightening and entertaining,' said Clements. 'The season includes two exciting world premieres, after all the terrible things I do and Five Presidents. We will also continue the tradition that I started upon my arrival by including a musical on our main stage - the first production in the Quadracci Powerhouse will be the award-winning musical, The Color Purple. Audiences responded so enthusiastically to last year's production of Ragtime, I believe they are in for another treat with The Color Purple.' (more...)

Basketball and Theatre Collide in Alliance Theatre's World Premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, 3/7-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Rehearsals started today for the Alliance Theatre's world premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, a play set in the depression-era Midwest where the success of a girls' basketball team may be the only way to a better life for the team's members. Playwright Meg Miroshnik, winner of the 2012 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition for her play The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, has been described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as 'a ferocious talent with a promising career in store.' (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company to Present THE COLOR PURPLE, 1/10-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

From January 10 - February 8, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present THE COLOR PURPLE, the acclaimed Broadway musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - THE COLOR PURPLE Author Alice Walker on PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Writer/activist Alice Walker (b. Feb. 9, 1944) made HISTORY as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her seminal novel The Color Purple (1982), for which she won the National Book Award. THIRTEEN's American Masters presents Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, premiering nationally tonight, February 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS in honor of Walker's 70th birthday and Black HISTORY Month. Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's new documentary tells Walker's dramatic life story with poetry and lyricism, and features new interviews with Walker, Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, Gloria Steinem, Sapphire and the late Howard Zinn in one of his final interviews. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series to Feature Writer/Activist Alice Walker
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Writer/activist Alice Walker (b. Feb. 9, 1944) made history as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her seminal novel The Color Purple (1982), for which she won the National Book Award. (more...)

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