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Stars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala TonightStars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club hosts its annual Spring Gala tonight, May 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. (more...)

Stars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Will Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala!Stars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Will Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will host its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERIONSTAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2016

Ahead of FROZEN's highly-anticipated Broadway debut, a new musical based on Disney's animated blockbuster film will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016. You can catch a sneak peek of the recording session with the show's musicians now by watching the video below! (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Bring CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42WestTHE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Bring CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Eighteen-year Broadway veteran Rema Webb, currently on the Great White Way in THE COLOR PURPLE, will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West for a one-night only engagement.  (more...)

The Classical Theatre of Harlem Sets 2016 SeasonThe Classical Theatre of Harlem Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director), will open its spring season with their 2nd Annual Spring Fundraiser, April 11, 2016. An intimate evening of music featuring the breathtaking vocals of Mykal Kilgore, most recently seen at CTH as Benny Raindrop in The Classical Theatre of Harlem's original musical, The First Noel at The Apollo Theater, and NBC's The Wiz Live. The Classical Theatre of Harlem's 2016 season is rounded out with its yearly free Uptown Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth in the summer, a new production of Fit For the Queen by renowned playwright Betty Shamieh, its ongoing monthly Reading Series, and the Apollo Theater mainstage production of The First Noel.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Make 42West Solo DebutTHE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Make 42West Solo Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Eighteen year Broadway veteran Rema Webb, will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show Children Will Listen to 42West for a one-night only engagement.  With original direction by Pittsburgh native and Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) and presented by Rashad V. Chambers and Jacob Langfelder, Children Will Listen will be performed on Monday, April 25th at 7:30PM. (more...)

First Live Production of FROZEN Will Open at Disney California Adventure ParkFirst Live Production of FROZEN Will Open at Disney California Adventure Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Ahead of FROZEN's highly-anticipated Broadway debut, a new musical based on Disney's animated blockbuster film will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016, Disney announced today. (more...)

Elizabeth A. Davis to Sing WILD & FREE with Cast of INDIAN JOE Musical at Feinstein's/54 BelowElizabeth A. Davis to Sing WILD & FREE with Cast of INDIAN JOE Musical at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Elizabeth A. Davis in WILD & FREE, Wednesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 28th. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Sings a Christmas Classic for Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Sings a Christmas Classic for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 20, 2015

Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with the company of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as they record 'I Saw Three Ships.' (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 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...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Gets in the Holiday Spirit for Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Gets in the Holiday Spirit for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 5, 2015

Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with the company of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder as they record 'O Holy Night' (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...)

The Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present THE FIRST NOEL, 12/11-31The Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present THE FIRST NOEL, 12/11-31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

This holiday season, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, in collaboration with the Apollo Theater, presents the world premiere of The First Noel. This Harlem- based holiday musical features music that crosses genres-from pop to jazz to gospel - to tell a universal story of love and belonging. Book, lyrics and music by Jason Michael Webb (Motown: The Musical, Violetand The Color Purple) and Lelund Durond Thompson (founder, YellaFella Entertainment and CTH Artistic Associate). Steve H. Broadnax III (Dominique Morisseau's Blood at the Root) serves as director and Brian Harlan Brooks (Motown: The Musical) as choreographer for this holiday presentation, which will take place in the Apollo's soundstage. The First Noel, commissioned by The Classical Theatre of Harlem and in association with Penn State Centre Stage, has been in development for three years and is intended to become a Harlem holiday classic.  (more...)

Miller Theatre to Launch New Family Holiday Tradition with CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 12/19Miller Theatre to Launch New Family Holiday Tradition with CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Miller Theatre inaugurates a new holiday tradition, a playful production that brings to life Saint-Saens' musical 'salute to feathers, fur, and fins' - CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS. A modern twist on Victorian toy theater, this imaginative staging combines music, scenic elements, puppetry, and movement, plus the clever verses of Ogden Nash. Curtain-raisers from the 16th Century to present-day set the stage and kindle the spirit of the holidays. Just about an hour in length, this family-friendly presentation is the perfect December treat to delight imaginative audiences of all ages. (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...)

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