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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...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway Records' THE COLOR PURPLE (New Broadway Cast Recording) is Powerfully EnchantingBWW Review: Broadway Records' THE COLOR PURPLE (New Broadway Cast Recording) is Powerfully Enchanting
by David Clarke - Apr 18, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE's critically lauded revival is currently impressing audiences eight times a week at the Jacobs in New York City. The show is one of Broadway's most popular shows, making tickets somewhat scarce. So, if you're like me, you haven't been able to see it. Luckily, Broadway Records has recorded the revival cast and released THE COLOR PURPLE (New Broadway Cast Recording). (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...)

In the Spotlight Series: The Cast of THE COLOR PURPLEIn the Spotlight Series: The Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (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: The Leading Ladies of THE COLOR PURPLE Celebrate Opening Night!Photo Coverage: The Leading Ladies of THE COLOR PURPLE Celebrate Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Dec 11, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opened just last night, December 10, at theBernard 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 after party below! (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...)

BWW Review: Fine Cast Saves THE COLOR PURPLE From John Doyle's Bloodless DirectionBWW Review: Fine Cast Saves THE COLOR PURPLE From John Doyle's Bloodless Direction
by Michael Dale - Dec 11, 2015

Cynthia Erivo gives an exemplary acting performance in Doyle's concert-like production. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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