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VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE: 'Every Moment is Exciting for Me'VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE: 'Every Moment is Exciting for Me'
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Danielle Brooks stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT and explained how her Broadway musical inspired her to pursue acting. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE COLOR PURPLE's Patrice CovingtonTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE COLOR PURPLE's Patrice Covington
by BWW Staff - Mar 4, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Patrice Covington, who stars as 'Squeak' in THE COLOR PURPLE, playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lilla Crawford, Arielle Jacobs, Rachel Potter & More Sing Billy Joel at BROADWAY SINGSPhoto Flash: Lilla Crawford, Arielle Jacobs, Rachel Potter & More Sing Billy Joel at BROADWAY SINGS
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 24, 2016

This past Monday, the BROADWAY SINGS concert series presented its 10th show withBroadway Sings Billy Joel. A cast of 20 Broadway stars sang completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers were accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (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...)

Arielle Jacobs, Mitch Jarvis & Rachel Potter Join BROADWAY SNGS BILLY JOEL LineupArielle Jacobs, Mitch Jarvis & Rachel Potter Join BROADWAY SNGS BILLY JOEL Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The BROADWAY SINGS concert series will present its 10th show this February with Broadway Sings Billy Joel. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers will be accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (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...)

BWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVEBWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE
by Nora Dominick - Feb 3, 2016

Broadway star Robert Hartwell is doing something truly spectacular while on the Motown National Tour: He's teaching a new generation of Broadway performers with BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE.  (more...)

Erich Bergen, Kimiko Glenn & Laura Michelle Kelly Join BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL Concert LineupErich Bergen, Kimiko Glenn & Laura Michelle Kelly Join BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The lineup is complete for Broadway Sings Billy Joel, the 10th installment of the star-studded BROADWAY SINGS concert series. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers will be accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Robert Hartwell Will Launch THE BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE Master Class Tour on 1/24Robert Hartwell Will Launch THE BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE Master Class Tour on 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Broadway veteran and Broadway Quick Change host, Robert Hartwell today announced the launch of The Broadway Dance Collective, a traveling, multi-disciplinary musical theater master class for youth. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of HAMILTON and More Perform at 'Off the Kuff' New Year's Eve BlowoutPhoto Flash: Stars of HAMILTON and More Perform at 'Off the Kuff' New Year's Eve Blowout
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

On Thursday, Dec 31, 2015, hundreds gathered for an uptown New Year's event for the ages -- An 'Off the Kuff' New Year's Eve blowout. The star-studded soiree was hosted by nationally recognized motivational speaker and engagement expert Shaun Derik and TV/film actor and Broadway performer Ephraim Sykes (Vinyl, Leave It On the Floor, Hamilton). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Stage Stars to Support Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary with CLUCKING FOR A CAUSE CabaretStage Stars to Support Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary with CLUCKING FOR A CAUSE Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Broadway and Off-Broadway singers and NYC based comedians are coming together to present an evening of entertainment to raise awareness and funds for the sanctuary in CLUCKING FOR A CAUSE, an evening of music and comedy to support Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF just opened Sunday night, December 20 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), wrapping up the 2015 Broadway season. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, and choreographed by Hofesh Shechter.  BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Jeffrey Schecter with the company! (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...)

Corey Cott, Betsy Wolfe & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL at Highline BallroomCorey Cott, Betsy Wolfe & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The BROADWAY SINGS concert series will present its 10th show this February with Broadway Sings Billy Joel. A cast of 20 Broadway stars, including Corey Cott, Lilla Crawford, and Betsy Wolfe, will sing completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers will be accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside THE COLOR PURPLE's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside THE COLOR PURPLE's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Dec 14, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opened just last week, 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. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Grasan Kingsberry with the company! (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...)

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...)

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