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PHOTO FLASH: THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Sally Field Visits THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley, Joaquina KalukangoPHOTO FLASH: THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Sally Field Visits THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley, Joaquina Kalukango
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The Oscar and Emmy winner pays a backstage visit after taking in the hit Broadway revival. (more...)

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

A sumptuous combination of artistry to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS classic. (more...)

BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Belts It Out in Bryant Park!BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Belts It Out in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of The Color Purple (Antoine L. Smith, Rema Webb, Phoenix Best, Akron Watson, Carrie Compere, Adrianna Hicks, Patrice Covington, Lawrence Clayton) who performed three songs from the show: 'Push Da Button,' 'Any Little Thing,' and 'The Color Purple.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Treats Her American Friends To A Dazzling Star-Spangled BannerVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Treats Her American Friends To A Dazzling Star-Spangled Banner
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The Tony-winning British star celebrates her first stateside 4th of July with a joyous rendition of America's anthem. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Brings Maya Angelou Poem to Life in Short FilmVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Brings Maya Angelou Poem to Life in Short Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Maya Angelou's poem, 'Phenomenal Woman,' is brought to life in a short film from actress Elizabeth Masucci, starring THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: 'COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Broadway Debut: 'I've Been on Cloud 500!'VIDEO: 'COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Broadway Debut: 'I've Been on Cloud 500!'
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Danielle Brooks stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss the new season of her hit Netflix series'Orange Is the New Black' and making her Broadway debut in the Tony winning musical The Color Purple.  (more...)

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

On today's LIVE with Kelly, broadcasting icon Oprah Winfrey discussed presenting at this year's Tony Awards and Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE, which took home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - MusicalTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Cynthia Erivo has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as Celie in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a MusicalTHE COLOR PURPLE Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The original production ran on Broadway in 2005 and earned eleven 2006 Tony Awards nominations. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform on TONY AWARDSVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform on TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Cynthia Erivo and the cast of THE COLOR PURPLE knocked it out of the park on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: South African Theatre Pros on the 2016 Tony AwardsBWW Tonys Special: South African Theatre Pros on the 2016 Tony Awards
by David Fick - Jun 12, 2016

All eyes are on New York as the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League prepare to present the Tony Awards at the seventieth ceremony of its kind. On the morning of the awards, BroadwayWorld South Africa asked six local theatre professionals what the Tony Awards means to them and who they were hoping would bring home the bacon. (more...)

BWW TV: Heather Headley and the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE 'Push Da Button' at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: Heather Headley and the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE 'Push Da Button' at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place today, Friday, June 3rd from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Heather Headley and the cast of The Color Purple, who brought down the alley with a performance of 'Push the Button' - check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Performs 'Too Beautiful for Words'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Performs 'Too Beautiful for Words'
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

Tony Award winner Heather Headley recently joined the cast of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE in the role of Shug Avery. Below, check out the talented star performing the ballad 'Too Beautiful for Words' from the Tony-nominated production. (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...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (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...)

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