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BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE IN CONCERT, Cadogan HallBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE IN CONCERT, Cadogan Hall
by Andrew Tomlins - May 22, 2017

Having premiered on Broadway in 2005, The Color Purple was first seen on the London stage back in 2013 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production, directed by John Doyle, subsequently transferred to Broadway, launching British actress Cynthia Erivo to international stardom. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain CallVIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain Call
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

The British Theatre Academy presents a charity gala performance of The Color Purple to raise money for young performers who cannot afford to train in performing arts. Recent performances have included The Secret Garden at The Ambassadors Theatre and Godspell at St Pauls Church, Covent Garden. This concert features a line-up of West End performers alongside a choir of children from the BTA. (more...)

Allee Willis, Lily Tomlin and Lamont Dozier to Host THE DETROIT PARTY in L.A.Allee Willis, Lily Tomlin and Lamont Dozier to Host THE DETROIT PARTY in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

On Saturday, April 1, Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter ('September', the Friends theme song), artist, performer, co-author of Broadway's award-winning The Color Purple, 'the most interesting woman you've never heard of' (The Washington Post), and native Detroiter Allee Willis will host The Detroit Party honoring Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit's 25th Anniversary at Willis Wonderland, her historic Los Angeles home, the original MGM Party House. (more...)

Allee Willis, Lily Tomlin, and Lamont Dozier to Host 'The Detroit Party' in Los Angeles on April 1 honoring Detroit Youth Arts group MOSAIC's 25th AnniversaryAllee Willis, Lily Tomlin, and Lamont Dozier to Host 'The Detroit Party' in Los Angeles on April 1 honoring Detroit Youth Arts group MOSAIC's 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

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Hottest Articles on BWW 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017
by - Feb 14, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

VIDEO: Exuberant Cynthia Erivo Accepts Grammy for Best Musical Theater AlbumVIDEO: Exuberant Cynthia Erivo Accepts Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

At last night's GRAMMY AWARDS, the cast recording of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE picked up the award for Best Musical Theater Album. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 13, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: fans gather to sing on the 'GREAT COMET' Broadway cast recording! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/11-2/12/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/11-2/12/2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017. (more...)

 THE COLOR PURPLE Wins Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award THE COLOR PURPLE Wins Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Broadway Records' cast recording of THE COLOR PURPLE has won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson are the principal soloists on the album produced by Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders and Jhett Tolentino. Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell and Allee Willis are composers/lyricists. (more...)

BWW Women in Theater: January 2017BWW Women in Theater: January 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 18, 2017

Monthly column featuring women in theater and upcoming opportunities. (more...)

COLOR PURPLE, BRIGHT STAR Among Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award; Full List!COLOR PURPLE, BRIGHT STAR Among Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This morning, The Recording Academy and 2016 GRAMMY Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, kicked off this year's GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among 59th GRAMMY AWARD Nominees; Full List!Adele, Beyonce Among 59th GRAMMY AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This morning, The Recording Academy and 2016 GRAMMY Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, kicked off this year's GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on 'CBS This Morning. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes New 'Mister' on Broadway TonightTHE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes New 'Mister' on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Beginning performances tonight, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Danielle Brooks plays her final performance as Sofia in the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple on Broadway today, and BroadwayWorld is taking a look back at her incredible debut journey on the Great White Way! (more...)

Photo Coverage: La MaMa Celebrates 55th Season with BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE GalaPhoto Coverage: La MaMa Celebrates 55th Season with BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE Gala
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2016

La MaMa just celebrated its 55th season with a singular Gala Event like no other last night, November 10, at La MaMa Annex (66 E.4 St.). The Grammy-winning, co-author of the Tony-winning musical THE COLOR PURPLE and legendary party-hostess Allee Willis threw one of her renowned bashes, created especially as a benefit for La MaMa: BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Writer Allee Willis Hosts Tonight's 55th Anniversary Bash for La MaMaTHE COLOR PURPLE Writer Allee Willis Hosts Tonight's 55th Anniversary Bash for La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

La MaMa celebrates its 55th season with a singular Gala Event like no other tonight, November 10, at La MaMa Annex (66 E.4 St.) when the Grammy-winning, co-author of the Tony-winning musical THE COLOR PURPLE and legendary party-hostess Allee Willis throws one of her renowned bashes, created especially as a benefit for La MaMa: BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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THE COLOR PURPLE's Allee Willis to Perform at New York's La MaMa, 11/10THE COLOR PURPLE's Allee Willis to Perform at New York's La MaMa, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Allee Willis will host Gala 55 at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and perform her live show, 'Ba-de-ya Baby! Or: How I Learned to Love the Theatre.' (more...)

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