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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...)

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...)

They're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThey're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - 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). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & More, Opens Tonight on BroadwayTHE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & More, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - 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). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & More in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & More in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 9, 2015

A first look at the new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, now in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street), has just been released. Check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks & More in THE COLOR PURPLE on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks & More in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

A first look at the new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, now in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street), has just been released. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform 'Push Da Button' on 'Colbert'VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform 'Push Da Button' on 'Colbert'
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE performed the number 'Push Da Button'. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle BrooksBWW Interview - Debut of the Month: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 5, 2015

Today, Brooks speaks exclusively with BWW and explains why making her Broadway debut in this musical revival is truly a 'full-circle moment.' (more...)

DVR Alert - THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson to Perform on CBS's 'Late Show', 12/7DVR Alert - THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson to Perform on CBS's 'Late Show', 12/7
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

CBS has announced that on Monday, Dec. 7th,  Jennifer Hudson will appear on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT for an interview and a performance from the Broadway production of THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo Perform Title Song on GMAVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo Perform Title Song on GMA
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

On this morning's GMA, THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo took to the stage with a powerful performance of the title song. Later, the actors discuss the stage adaptation of the classsic novel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Broadway Girl Power- Go Inside the LILLY AWARDS Broadway Cabaret with Billy Porter, Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry & More!Photo Coverage: It's Broadway Girl Power- Go Inside the LILLY AWARDS Broadway Cabaret with Billy Porter, Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, it was held on Monday night at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & Danielle Brooks Take First Broadway Bows in THE COLOR PURPLEPhoto Coverage: Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & Danielle Brooks Take First Broadway Bows in THE COLOR PURPLE
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2015

The Color Purple just began preview performances last night, November 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 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 this fall's highly anticipated production. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. Check out photos from their first Broadway bows below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the LILLY AWARDS Cabaret with Amanda Green, Marsha Norman, Georgia Stitt & More!Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the LILLY AWARDS Cabaret with Amanda Green, Marsha Norman, Georgia Stitt & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 10, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, it was held last night at The Cutting Room. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and More, Begins Previews TonightTHE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and More, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Color Purple begins preview performances tonight, November 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON will make 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 this fall's highly anticipated production. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Broadway-Bound THE COLOR PURPLE; Previews Begin TodayFull Cast Announced for Broadway-Bound THE COLOR PURPLE; Previews Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Producers Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa just announced complete casting for this fall's highly anticipated production of THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and More, Begins Previews Next WeekTHE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and More, Begins Previews Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The Color Purple begins preview performances this coming Today, November 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON will make 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 this fall's highly anticipated production. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. (more...)

Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE Sets Rush Policy; Previews Start Tomorrow!Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE Sets Rush Policy; Previews Start Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Just before its first preview tomorrow night, November 10, THE COLOR PURPLE has announced its rush ticket policy. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and More, Begins Previews Next WeekTHE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and More, Begins Previews Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Color Purple begins preview performances this coming Tuesday, November 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON will make 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 this fall's highly anticipated production. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. (more...)

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