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Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Josh Gad Have a DREAMGIRLS Sing-Off with Jennifer HudsonVIDEO: Watch Josh Gad Have a DREAMGIRLS Sing-Off with Jennifer Hudson
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Josh Gad showed a brief video of him attempting to go note-for-note with Jennifer Hudson singing DREAMGIRLS' 'You're Gonna Love Me,' (more...)

Broadway's Andrea Martin, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez & More Heading to NBC's New SeasonBroadway's Andrea Martin, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez & More Heading to NBC's New Season
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Along with five sophomore series returning to the schedule, the network will also introduce several new series to the lineup, starring some of Broadway's favorite stars! (more...)

Sneak Peek - Seth Rudetsky & Christine Ebersole Perform on AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, 5/15Sneak Peek - Seth Rudetsky & Christine Ebersole Perform on AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

On this week's edition of the Emmy-nominated series American Songbook at NJPAC - premiering on Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. on THIRTEEN (and later in the day at 3:30 p.m. on WLIW21) - we feature Sirius XM Broadway host/pianist Seth Rudetsky & two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Reality Singing Stars to Alternate with Amber Riley in West End's DREAMGIRLSReality Singing Stars to Alternate with Amber Riley in West End's DREAMGIRLS
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

GLEE's Amber Riley has quite the backup power for her nights off in DREAMGIRLS the West End. THE VOICE UK contestant Ruth Brown and THE X FACTOR's Karen Mav will alternate in the role of 'Effie' on Wednesdays in London, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: Heather Headley Joins THE COLOR PURPLEUp on the Marquee: Heather Headley Joins THE COLOR PURPLE
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

Beginning last night, Tony and Grammy Award winner HEATHER HEADLEY stepped into the role of 'Shug Avery' in John Doyle's critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. This is Ms. Headley's first appearance on Broadway since winning the 2000 Tony Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance in Aida. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/11/2016 - DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!Broadway AM Report, 5/11/2016 - DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!
by Jessica Khan - May 11, 2016

Today's big news: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? begins at Encores!, NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD musical with Justin Matthew Sargent starts tonight, and HAMILTON gets honored with the 2016 Brendan Gill Prize! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Sends Off Jennifer Hudson with 'That's What Friends Are For'STAGE TUBE: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Sends Off Jennifer Hudson with 'That's What Friends Are For'
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson took her final bow as Shug Avery in the acclaimed revival of THE COLOR PURPLE on Sunday. Below, watch as the cast sends her off with a touching post-curtain call performance of 'That's What Friends Are For.' (more...)

Heather Headley Returns to Broadway as THE COLOR PURPLE's 'Shug Avery' TonightHeather Headley Returns to Broadway as THE COLOR PURPLE's 'Shug Avery' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Beginning performances tonight, May 10, Tony and Grammy Award winner HEATHER HEADLEY will assume the role of 'Shug Avery' in John Doyle's critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on CBS - Week of May 9, 2016Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on CBS - Week of May 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, airing on CBS for the week of May 9, 2016! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2016

Director John Doyle has taken on his fair share of revivals, but perhaps none have been as stunning as this season's THE COLOR PURPLE, starring Tony nominees Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, as well as Jennifer Hudson in her Broadway debut. So how does the master of musical revivals do what he does? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/7-5/8/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/7-5/8/2016
by - May 8, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 8, 2016 - Sunday, May 8, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWFashionWorld.com for 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016Hottest Articles on BWWFashionWorld.com for 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWFashionWorld.com from 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Play Final Performance as Shug Avery in THE COLOR PURPLE TodayJennifer Hudson to Play Final Performance as Shug Avery in THE COLOR PURPLE Today
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will take her final bow as Shug Avery in the acclaimed revival of THE COLOR PURPLE today, May 8th, 2016. This performance marked Hudson's Broadway debut. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Will Takeover Our Twitter Account Tomorrow!THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Will Takeover Our Twitter Account Tomorrow!
by Alan Henry - May 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere is taking over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld tomorrow (May 7th) to give our readers a behind the scenes look at a two show day on Broadway! Live from inside The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Compere will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the show! (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on CBS - Week of May 9, 2016Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on CBS - Week of May 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, airing on CBS for the week of May 9, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on CBS - Week of May 9, 2016Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on CBS - Week of May 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, airing on CBS for the week of May 9, 2016! (more...)

H&M Designs One-of-a Kind Dresses for Jennifer Hudson & More for the Met Costume Institute BenefitH&M Designs One-of-a Kind Dresses for Jennifer Hudson & More for the Met Costume Institute Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

H&M collaborated with fashion icons Ciara, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Hudson, Lucky Blue Smith, Pyper America Smith, and Amber Valetta to create custom made looks for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit 2016, the year's most prestigious night in fashion. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016
by - May 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Perform Title Song; Celebrate Tony Noms on 'Today'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Perform Title Song; Celebrate Tony Noms on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

On this morning's TODAY, actress Cynthia Erivo and the cast of Broadway show THE COLOR PURPLE are in the studio just in time to celebrate the news that Erivo and the show itself have just received Tony nominations! (more...)

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