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TheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World PremieresTheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the line-up for the company's 47th season. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Performing In Front of Oprah WinfreyVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Performing In Front of Oprah Winfrey
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Danielle Brooks (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) stopped by last night's THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT to talk about performing in the hit Broadway show THE COLOR PURPLE in front of Oprah Winfrey (more...)

DVR Alert: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks to Visit CBS's 'Late Show', 1/27DVR Alert: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks to Visit CBS's 'Late Show', 1/27
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

CBS has announced that THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) will visit the LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on Wednesday, Jan. 27th. (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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - OWN to Present OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE, 12/19VIDEO: Sneak Peek - OWN to Present OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the primetime television event OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE featuring an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated, newly imagined Broadway revival of the hit musical “The Color Purple” (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 Flash: Go Inside FUNNY GIRL Rehearsal, Starring Sheridan SmithPhoto Flash: Go Inside FUNNY GIRL Rehearsal, Starring Sheridan Smith
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Due to unprecedented demand, the Menier Chocolate Factory Production of Funny Girl transfers to the Savoy Theatre in London's West End, following the sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory which begins later this month. Michael Mayer's production, starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice and with the cast from the Menier Chocolate Factory, will begin performances at the Savoy Theatre on 9 April 2016 for a strictly limited 12-week run until 2 July 2016. Check out first photos from the production below! (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...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/7/2015
by - Nov 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/7/2015. (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...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Sings Jason Robert Brown at Marie's CrisisVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Sings Jason Robert Brown at Marie's Crisis
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2015

Broadway-bound Cynthia Erivo recently delighted fans and colleagues as she sat at a piano to give a performance of 'I Can do Better Than That' at Marie's Crisis. BroadwayWorld has footage of THE COLOR PURPLE actress's rendition of THE LAST FIVE YEARS song below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Singing a Jury Summons Still Sounds Amazing!VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Singing a Jury Summons Still Sounds Amazing!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Glamour Magazine asked Jennifer Hudson to sing everything from jury summons to unpleasant side effects, and the results were amazing. Watch the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Making Broadway Debut in THE COLOR PURPLE: 'There Are No Re-Takes'VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Making Broadway Debut in THE COLOR PURPLE: 'There Are No Re-Takes'
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

In a new interview with Eonline, THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Danille Brooks and Cynthia Erivo talk about the highly-anticipated Broadway revival (more...)

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