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VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo Perform Title Song from Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLEVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo Perform Title Song from Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 24, 2015

Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo perform the title song from the upcoming Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

SCANDAL's Jeff Perry to Helm A STEADY RAIN at the Alliance This FallSCANDAL's Jeff Perry to Helm A STEADY RAIN at the Alliance This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that The Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of A STEADY RAIN, a contemporary crime drama by writer and producer Keith Huff (Mad Men, American Crime), will be directed by Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (who currently plays White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene on ABC's SCANDAL). (more...)

Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, to Narrate Janis Joplin DocumentaryChan Marshall, aka Cat Power, to Narrate Janis Joplin Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

It was revealed today that musician/singer/songwriter/actor Chan Marshall (also known as Cat Power)  will be the voice narrating the upcoming Janis Joplin documentary “Janis” from Academy Award-nominated director Amy Berg (“Deliver Us From Evil,” “West of Memphis”). The documentary will have its much anticipated World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it was just selected to screen out of competition. (more...)

Leimert Park Village Book Fair Returns To Baldwin Hills CrenshawLeimert Park Village Book Fair Returns To Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

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The Green Festival Sponsors ROCK IT GREENThe Green Festival Sponsors ROCK IT GREEN
by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Green Festival has been named official media partner of Rock It Green – The Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the United States, now in our 14th year. Their mission is to bring together the world's most trusted companies, innovative speakers, national and local innovative businesses, conscious consumers and pioneering thinkers like yourself, in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.    (more...)

Download Jennifer Hudson's 'Too Beautiful for Words' from THE COLOR PURPLE; Tickets Now On Sale!Download Jennifer Hudson's 'Too Beautiful for Words' from THE COLOR PURPLE; Tickets Now On Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Produced by Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa, The Color Purple will return to Broadway this fall in the acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production directed by Two-time Tony Award winner John Doyle. The highly anticipated staging will feature Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON; CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star from the London production; and Orange is the New Black's DANIELLE BROOKS. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. Tickets are now available! Can't wait until the show returns to Broadway this fall? Get your Color Purple fix today with a free download of 'Too Beautiful for Words,' performed by Jennifer Hudson. CLICK HERE to download the song now! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Leading Ladies of THE COLOR PURPLE- Hudson, Brooks, Erivo, Plus Director John Doyle!BWW TV: Chatting with the Leading Ladies of THE COLOR PURPLE- Hudson, Brooks, Erivo, Plus Director John Doyle!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks are set to make their Broadway debuts in the critically acclaimed staging of The Color Purple, as performed at London's Menier Chocolate Factory in 2013. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, The Color Purple will begin preview performances on Monday, November 9th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 10. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just met with the three leading ladies, plus their director John Doyle, to chat about the upcoming production. Check out what they had to say about their new roles below! (more...)

Audience Rewards Pre-Sale for THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway Begins Next WeekAudience Rewards Pre-Sale for THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Tickets for THE COLOR PURPLE will be available Monday, June 22, 2015, exclusively for Audience Rewards members, who get first access to tickets by visiting www.AudienceRewards.com. Single tickets go on-sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLEORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

DANIELLE BROOKS, who plays 'Taystee' on the hit TV show, Orange Is the New Black, will make her Broadway debut as 'Sofia' in the upcoming Broadway musical revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Brooks joins the previously announced JENNIFER HUDSON and CYNTHIA ERIVO in the critically acclaimed staging from London's Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY Adds 5/14 PerformanceNew York Philharmonic's BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY Adds 5/14 Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Due to popular demand, the New York Philharmonic and Warner Bros. will present an additional performance of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, a program celebrating classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons with the New York Philharmonic playing the music live while the animation is screened. (more...)

Alliance Theatre to Premiere Phillip DePoy's EDWARD FOOTE This SpringAlliance Theatre to Premiere Phillip DePoy's EDWARD FOOTE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere production, EDWARD FOOTE, by award-winning Atlanta playwright and author Phillip DePoy. EDWARD FOOTE, a Gothic murder mystery set to haunting Appalachian folk song, will premiere on the Hertz Stage March 27 - April 19, 2015. Opening night is April 1, 2015. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant to Speak at 2015 Green Festival Expo in NYC, 4/24-26Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant to Speak at 2015 Green Festival Expo in NYC, 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Green Festival announced today that Antonio Saillant, the Founder of Planet Greenfest and the CEO of Angel Light Pictures Entertainment Group will be the featured speaker at this year's Festival Expo in NYC on April 24, 25, 26. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Selects Three Projects for 2015 Reiser Atlanta Artists LabAlliance Theatre Selects Three Projects for 2015 Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the three artistic projects chosen for development during its second annual Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. Each project will receive $10,000 to use toward further exploration and development, as well as access to the Alliance's artistic, educational and production staffs, and rehearsal spaces. The lab productions will be presented in free performances in the Spring of 2016. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE & More Set for Bounce TV's Celebration of Black History MonthTHE COLOR PURPLE & More Set for Bounce TV's Celebration of Black History Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February with a month-long programming tribute (more...)

Bounce TV to Celebrate Black History MonthBounce TV to Celebrate Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February witha month-long programming tribute including some of the greatest African-American stories, motion pictures and performances of all-time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Variations on a Theme - Three Musicals, THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, All Speak to Beauty and Self-WorthBWW Reviews: Variations on a Theme - Three Musicals, THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, All Speak to Beauty and Self-Worth
by Jill Schafer - Jan 27, 2015

At first glance, the musicals THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES may not seem to have much in common. The settings couldn't be more different - the rural South in the early 20th century, a modern day high school, and a drag club in 1970s France. But since I happened to see them all on the same weekend, I couldn't help but draw parallels between them. All three musicals all speak to themes of beauty, identity, self-worth, and having the courage to be who you really are, despite what the world is telling you. In THE COLOR PURPLE, a young, poor, black woman is told that she's ugly and worthless, but after a lifelong journey she arrives at a place of strength and self-love. CALVIN BERGER sets the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac in a modern high school, where a young man feels that his large nose prevents him from getting what he wants in life and chooses to hide behind the handsome popular guy, both of whom eventually learn it's better to be loved for who you are. Finally, in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a middle aged man who feels more comfortable dressed as a woman is asked by his own son to hide who he is, but confidently declares 'I am who I am!' Another thing these three musicals have in common is that they can all currently be seen on Twin Cities stages featuring talented local casts. Read on for more details on each, pick one that suits your fancy, and go see a local musical that just may inspire you to love you you really are! (more...)

11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

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. THE C.A. Lyons Project, the 11th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage February 13 - March 8, 2015. Opening night is February 18, 2015. (more...)

The Alliance Theatre and Dad's Garage Present Holiday Improv on the Hertz Stage, 11/28-12/20The Alliance Theatre and Dad's Garage Present Holiday Improv on the Hertz Stage, 11/28-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Alliance is pleased to partner with Dad's Garage to present the holiday themed production, It's a Wonderful Laugh. The award-winning Dad's Garage Ensemble will parody the quintessential Christmas story It's a Wonderful Life with a fun rotating cast of familiar and not-so-familiar characters. It's a Wonderful Laugh runs on the Hertz Stage from November 28 - December 20, 2014. Opening Night is Friday, December 5, 8:00 p.m. (more...)

6 Books by Neil Cross Now Available in the U.S.6 Books by Neil Cross Now Available in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Six titles from the award-winning creator of hit TV show Luther will be released as ebooks on January 27, 2015, including the highly acclaimed memoir Heartland. Print editions will also be available. (more...)

Rehearsals for Park Square Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE Begin Next WeekRehearsals for Park Square Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE Begin Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Park Square Theatre will produce the musical The Color Purple featuring a cast of 20 actors, a live orchestra, and some of the finest talent in the Twin Cities on its Proscenium Stage January 16 - February 15, 2015. (more...)

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