Alice Walker News

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

THE COLOR PURPLE Revival Cast Album Hits the Shelves TodayTHE COLOR PURPLE Revival Cast Album Hits the Shelves Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE recorded its official Broadway cast album in December, and it is available online and in stores today, February 19, released by Broadway Records. The album is produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE COLOR PURPLE's Cast Album Listening Party!Photo Coverage: Inside THE COLOR PURPLE's Cast Album Listening Party!
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE recently recorded its official cast album, which will be released by Broadway Records on February 19 and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com and atwww.BroadwayRecords.com. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, the production stars Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks- all making their Broadway debuts. The company just got together for a listening party and BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate. Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The COLOR PURPLE Celebrates Release of Cast Album!Photo Coverage: The COLOR PURPLE Celebrates Release of Cast Album!
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE recently recorded its official cast album, which was released by Broadway Records last month and can be purchased at Amazon.com and at www.BroadwayRecords.com. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, the production stars Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks- all making their Broadway debuts. The company just got together for a listening party and BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate. Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Isaiah Johnson Discuss The Healing Experience of THE COLOR PURPLEVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Isaiah Johnson Discuss The Healing Experience of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Michael Dale - Feb 10, 2016

The actors are joined by composer/lyricist Brenda Russell and producer Scott Sanders in a discussion moderated by activist writer Michaela Angela Davis. (more...)

START DOWN Wins 12th Alliance/Kendeda Competition; Takes the Stage Next MonthSTART DOWN Wins 12th Alliance/Kendeda Competition; Takes the Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

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.  Start Down, the 12th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage February 13 - March 6, 2016.  Opening night is February 18, 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks in OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLEVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks in OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

In the sneak peeks below, Oprah sat down with Danielle Brooks, as well as her castmates Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo, to discuss how the experience has affected her life and Hudson explains why she couldn't imagine three women who fit together better. (more...)

VIDEO: 'COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson 'Hopes to Return' for 'IDOL' FinaleVIDEO: 'COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson 'Hopes to Return' for 'IDOL' Finale
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Hudson shared that while she feels sad the long-running FOX singing competition is coming to an end, she hopes to make an appearance in the final season. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Will Record Cast Album Next Week; Release Set for 1/29THE COLOR PURPLE Will Record Cast Album Next Week; Release Set for 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

THE COLOR PURPLE, which opened last night to ecstatic reviews, will record its official cast album this Monday, December 14, 2015.  The new Broadway cast recording will be released by Broadway Records on January 29, 2016and can pre-ordered at Amazon.com and at www.BroadwayRecords.com.  The album is being produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Take Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Take Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Dec 11, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opened just last night, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner Jennifer Hudson makes her Broadway debut opposite Cynthia Erivo, the breakout star of John Doyle's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production, and Orange is the New Black's Danielle Brooks, in the highly anticipated production of The Color Purple. All three women are make their Broadway debuts. BroadwayWorld was there for the unforgettable night and you can go inside the first official curtain call below! (more...)

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