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Date Of Birth:
February 09, 1944 (70)
Birth Place:
Eatonton, GA, USA
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Jennifer Holliday to Star in Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLEJennifer Holliday to Star in Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Jennifer Holliday will soon be hitting the road in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

David de Vries Joins Cast of Alliance Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROLDavid de Vries Joins Cast of Alliance Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alliance Theatre's annual holiday gift to Atlanta, returns for its 25th season, November 21 - December 24, 2014. The most heartwarming story of the season comes to life with holiday carols, stunning stage magic and your favorite Atlanta actors. Directed by Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, A CHRISTMAS CAROL has become a tradition for many families around the southeast. (more...)

The Road Company to Present THE COLOR PURPLE, 10/23-11/8The Road Company to Present THE COLOR PURPLE, 10/23-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The Color Purple, a bold, captivating saga of love, family, and faith, finds a place to celebrate in its Southern New Jersey premiere! The Road Company is proud to present The Color Purple, running October 23 - November 8, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Allyson Kaye Daniel, Zonya Love, Nathaniel Stampley and More in Milwaukee Rep's THE COLOR PURPLEPhoto Flash: First Look at Allyson Kaye Daniel, Zonya Love, Nathaniel Stampley and More in Milwaukee Rep's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season kicks off in grand style with an uplifting production of The Color Purple. This hit musical, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will be directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements, who reunites with the same creative team behind last season's wildly successful hit production of Ragtime. This will be the fifth musical that Clements has directed at The Rep. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Milwaukee Rep's THE COLOR PURPLE Plays Beautiful, Bold and BrilliantBWW Reviews: Milwaukee Rep's THE COLOR PURPLE Plays Beautiful, Bold and Brilliant
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 2, 2014

n a revival of Alice Walker's bold novel The Color Purple, the award winning musical opens The Milwaukee Rep's 2014-2015 theater season reprising the WOW in entertainment that began with Ragtime in their 60th season. Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning 1982 story arrives in a re-adaptation of the 1985 film and 2005 Broadway musical redesigned for the Quadracci Powerhouse stage featuring a superb cast, which after almost three hours, "fills the room like a sweet perfume… restoring a belief in trust and tenderness." (more...)

Award-Winning Author and Playwright, J. California Cooper, Dies at 82Award-Winning Author and Playwright, J. California Cooper, Dies at 82
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

J. California Cooper, African American playwright and author., has died at the age of 82. She was the writer of 17 plays and the winner of Black Playwright of the Year in 1978. (more...)

Nearly 300 Minnesota Artists to Mount 18 Productions at Park Square in 2014-15Nearly 300 Minnesota Artists to Mount 18 Productions at Park Square in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

With Sexy Laundry opening tonight, the entire cast roster for the theatre's biggest season is almost complete. Nearly 300 Minnesota artists - including actors, directors, designers and technical operators - will mount 18 productions on two stages. The season lineup confirms Park Square's commitment to the work of women writers like Amy Herzog, Michele Riml and Alice Walker. The casting emphasizes Park Square as a home for local artists of color, from returning favorites like James A. Williams, T. Mychael Rambo and Regina Williams to dozens of debuts like Dominique Wooten, Kurt Kwan and Sarah Ochs. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep's THE COLOR PURPLE Opens 9/26Milwaukee Rep's THE COLOR PURPLE Opens 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season kicks off in grand style with an uplifting production of The Color Purple. This hit musical, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will be directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements, who reunites with the same creative team behind last season's wildly successful hit production of Ragtime. This will be the fifth musical that Clements has directed at The Rep. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Promotes Christopher Moses to Associate Artistic DirectorAlliance Theatre Promotes Christopher Moses to Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Moses to Associate Artistic Director. Moses joined the education staff of the Alliance Theatre in 2000 and has served as the Alliance's Director of Educational Programs since 2011. This transition reflects the Alliance's ongoing commitment to artistic integration in education. (more...)

Zonya Love, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Nathaniel Stampley & More to Lead Milwaukee Repertory Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE this FallZonya Love, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Nathaniel Stampley & More to Lead Milwaukee Repertory Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for The Color Purple, the glorious musical saga which opens Friday, September 26, 2014 and runs from September 23 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Alliance Theatre to Premiere Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD, 9/26-10/19Alliance Theatre to Premiere Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD, 9/26-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Alliance Theatre has announced the world premiere of NATIVE GUARD. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD will be brought to the stage with actors, music, imagery, and visual art in a complete theatrical staging. NATIVE GUARD will open the Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre September 26 - October 19, 2014. Opening night is Wednesday, October 1, 2014. (more...)

La Casa Azul Bookstore Announces Events for July 2014La 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 7/11-12Pearl 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 RepBWW 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. 6/19Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents THE COLOR PURPLE, Begin. 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 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 2014-15BULL 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 BookKate Hopper Teaches the Art of Writing Motherhood Stories in Book
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

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Hillbarn Theatre to Present THE COLOR PURPLE, 5/8 - 6/1Hillbarn Theatre to Present THE COLOR PURPLE, 5/8 - 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

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

Hillbarn Theatre to Present THE COLOR PURPLE, 5/8 - 6/1Hillbarn Theatre to Present THE COLOR PURPLE, 5/8 - 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 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 5/4Alliance Theatre Presents MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 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...)

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