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Date of Birth: February 09, 1944 (72)
Birth Place: Eatonton, GA, USA
Gender: Female
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...)

PANCAKES, PANCAKES! to Make World Premiere at Alliance TheatrePANCAKES, PANCAKES! to Make World Premiere at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce a world premiere production of PANCAKES, PANCAKES!, written by Alliance favorite Kenneth Lin (Warrior Class, playwright); directed by another Alliance favorite, David de Vries (Scrooge, A Christmas Carol; Dr. Spivey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, among others); with original music by a third Alliance favorite, Phillip DePoy (Edward Foote, playwright). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Heather Headley Takes Opening Night Bows in THE COLOR PURPLE!Photo Coverage: Heather Headley Takes Opening Night Bows in THE COLOR PURPLE!
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

Beginning last night, Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley stepped into the role of 'Shug Avery' in John Doyle's critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. This is Ms. Headley's first appearance on Broadway since winning the 2000 Tony Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance in Aida. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside her opening night bows below! (more...)

Heather Headley Returns to Broadway as THE COLOR PURPLE's 'Shug Avery' TonightHeather Headley Returns to Broadway as THE COLOR PURPLE's 'Shug Avery' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Beginning performances tonight, May 10, Tony and Grammy Award winner HEATHER HEADLEY will assume the role of 'Shug Avery' in John Doyle's critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Play Final Performance as Shug Avery in THE COLOR PURPLE TodayJennifer Hudson to Play Final Performance as Shug Avery in THE COLOR PURPLE Today
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will take her final bow as Shug Avery in the acclaimed revival of THE COLOR PURPLE today, May 8th, 2016. This performance marked Hudson's Broadway debut. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Will Takeover Our Twitter Account Tomorrow!THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Will Takeover Our Twitter Account Tomorrow!
by Alan Henry - May 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere is taking over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld tomorrow (May 7th) to give our readers a behind the scenes look at a two show day on Broadway! Live from inside The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Compere will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the show! (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Perform Title Song; Celebrate Tony Noms on 'Today'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Perform Title Song; Celebrate Tony Noms on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

On this morning's TODAY, actress Cynthia Erivo and the cast of Broadway show THE COLOR PURPLE are in the studio just in time to celebrate the news that Erivo and the show itself have just received Tony nominations! (more...)

Destination America to Premiere ANN: THE HAUNTED DOLL on Live WebcastDestination America to Premiere ANN: THE HAUNTED DOLL on Live Webcast
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

People often think of ghosts haunting buildings or people, but haunted objects have fascinated ghost hunters for ages. Now, the network that brought you EXORCISM: LIVE! is giving ANN: THE HAUNTED DOLL her own live webcast. (more...)

INSTAGRAM CHECK: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Gracefully Answers Angry FanINSTAGRAM CHECK: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Gracefully Answers Angry Fan
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The Broadway star graciously explains how maintaining her health must take priority over signing autographs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Pays Tribute to Prince with Stunning Rendition of 'Purple Rain'STAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Pays Tribute to Prince with Stunning Rendition of 'Purple Rain'
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 21, 2016

Following tonight's performance of THE COLOR PURPLE, the musical's cast took an extended stay on stage in order to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Prince, who died earlier today at 57. Led by stars Jennifer Hudson, a friend of the late artist, and Cynthia Erivo, the company performed a stunning rendition of Prince's beloved song 'Purple Rain.' You can watch the emotional tribute in its entirety below. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season of World Premieres & MoreNightwood Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season of World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown have announced Nightwood Theatre's 2016-2017 season. In our 37th season we have assembled a full playbill representing some of the most dynamic female voices working in theatre today. Nightwood is proud to support and partner with the ever-burgeoning community of independent artists that are developing high caliber contemporary theatre. (more...)

Illuminate Film Festival Sets 2016 LineupIlluminate Film Festival Sets 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, which takes place June 1 – 5 in Sedona announced today the official line up of films for the 3rd annual event. The only film festival of its kind, the Illuminate Film Festival offers a collection of over 20 feature length and short films from around the world, exploring the year's best in conscious cinema, as well as eye opening and thought provoking panels and conversations that will expand minds and inspire dialogue. (more...)

FSLC Announces Lineup for 23rd New York African Film Festival This MayFSLC Announces Lineup for 23rd New York African Film Festival This May
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. announce the lineup for the 23rd New York African Film Festival, May 4-10. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Extends ETHEL Through May 1Alliance Theatre Extends ETHEL Through May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Alliance Theatre has announced its a final extension of the smash hit, ETHEL, written by and starring accomplished Atlanta performer Terry Burrell. ETHEL is a glimpse into the magnificent and very complicated life of the legendary stage and film star ETHEL Waters. ETHEL will close the Alliance's Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre. The show was scheduled to close on April 17, and had already extended once to April 24. This is a final extension and the show MUST CLOSE on May 1, 2016. (more...)

Heather Headley Will Return to Broadway as THE COLOR PURPLE's Next Shug Avery; Jennifer Hudson to Depart on 5/8Heather Headley Will Return to Broadway as THE COLOR PURPLE's Next Shug Avery; Jennifer Hudson to Depart on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, May 10, Tony and Grammy Award winner HEATHER HEADLEY will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. This is Ms. Headley's first appearance on Broadway since winning the 2000 Tony Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance in Aida. (more...)

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE: 'Every Moment is Exciting for Me'VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE: 'Every Moment is Exciting for Me'
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Danielle Brooks stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT and explained how her Broadway musical inspired her to pursue acting. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Stars of THE COLOR PURPLE This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome Stars of THE COLOR PURPLE This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK showcases the acclaimed Broadway revival of the musical The Color Purple, based on the novel by Alice Walker, now at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.  Guests are director John Doyle and the show's powerful leading ladies – Jennifer Hudson (“Shug”), Cynthia Erivo (“Celie”) and Danielle Brooks (“Sofia”). (more...)

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