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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...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Menier's THE COLOR PURPLE, Heading to Broadway This Fall!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Menier's THE COLOR PURPLE, Heading to Broadway This Fall!
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) has dazzled the world with her matchless talent. This fall, she makes her long-awaited Broadway debut in the joyous and triumphant musical The Color Purple. This unforgettable and intensely moving new production mesmerized audiences when it premiered in London. Click below to prep for the show's debut on the Great White Way with scenes from the Meiner Chocolate Factory production! (more...)

Update: It's Official! Jennifer Hudson Will Make Broadway Debut Next Fall in Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE!Update: It's Official! Jennifer Hudson Will Make Broadway Debut Next Fall in Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Following rumors earlier today that Jennifer Hudson would be making her Broadway debut in a revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, producers have now confirmed that the Oscar winner will indeed head to the Great White Way. Beginning next fall, John Doyle's critically acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Color Purple, the landmark musical will come to Broadway with the Grammy, Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner in the role of Shug Avery, despite earlier reports that she'd be taking on the role of Celie. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Tonight at Red House Arts CenterTHE COLOR PURPLE Begins Tonight at Red House Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Red House Arts Center will present The Color Purple with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray and book by Marsha Norman. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, this incredibly moving musical tells the story of a young woman who manages to triumph over adversity and find her own voice through the power of love. The show opens at Redhouse on December 5th and runs through December 20th. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins 12/4 at Red House Arts CenterTHE COLOR PURPLE Begins 12/4 at Red House Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Red House Arts Center will present The Color Purple with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray and book by Marsha Norman. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, this incredibly moving musical tells the story of a young woman who manages to triumph over adversity and find her own voice through the power of love. The show opens at Redhouse on December 5th and runs through December 20th. (more...)

Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, & Elvis Costello Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of FameTom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, & Elvis Costello Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

According to Billboard.com, Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (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...)

Two Muses' AT THE BISTRO GARDEN Team Discusses ShowTwo Muses' AT THE BISTRO GARDEN Team Discusses Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

"You aren't inventing the wheel, but you are putting in the spokes. And you hope that wheel will carry the show!" observes Los Angeles-based theatrical director Jules Aaron, currently in Metro Detroit to helm Two Muses Theatre's Midwest premiere of the new musical, At the Bistro Garden. The show, which runs from September 26 through October 19 promises to surprise and delight Michigan audiences. (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...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Two World Premieres and More Set for Milwaukee Rep's 2014-15 SeasonPETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Two World Premieres and More Set for Milwaukee Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 7/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 7/27/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/27/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 7/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 7/13/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/13/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 7/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 7/06/2014
by BWW - Jul 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/06/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE Begins TonightVirginia Repertory Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 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 tonight, June 19. The show runs through August 3, 2014. (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...)

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...)

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