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Download Jennifer Hudson's 'Too Beautiful for Words' from THE COLOR PURPLE; Tickets Now On Sale!Download Jennifer Hudson's 'Too Beautiful for Words' from THE COLOR PURPLE; Tickets Now On Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Produced by Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa, The Color Purple will return to Broadway this fall in the acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production directed by Two-time Tony Award winner John Doyle. The highly anticipated staging will feature Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON; CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star from the London production; and Orange is the New Black's DANIELLE BROOKS. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. Tickets are now available! Can't wait until the show returns to Broadway this fall? Get your Color Purple fix today with a free download of 'Too Beautiful for Words,' performed by Jennifer Hudson. CLICK HERE to download the song now! (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This WeekTony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Sutton Foster won two Tony Awards for her leading roles in 'Anything Goes' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and starred in the ABC Family TV series 'Bunheads.' (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Leading Ladies of THE COLOR PURPLE- Hudson, Brooks, Erivo, Plus Director John Doyle!BWW TV: Chatting with the Leading Ladies of THE COLOR PURPLE- Hudson, Brooks, Erivo, Plus Director John Doyle!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jennifer Hudson,Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks are set to make their Broadway debuts in the critically acclaimed staging of The Color Purple, as performed at London'sMenier Chocolate Factoryin 2013. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, The Color Purple will begin preview performances on Monday, November 9th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 10. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just met with the three leading ladies, plus their director John Doyle, to chat about the upcoming production. Check out what they had to say about their new roles below! (more...)

Audience Rewards Pre-Sale for THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway Begins Next WeekAudience Rewards Pre-Sale for THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Tickets for THE COLOR PURPLE will be available Monday, June 22, 2015, exclusively for Audience Rewards members, who get first access to tickets by visiting www.AudienceRewards.com. Single tickets go on-sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (more...)

The Tenors to Launch 2015 Tour at Atlanta's Symphony Hall, 11/1The Tenors to Launch 2015 Tour at Atlanta's Symphony Hall, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Tenors just announced a massive North American fall tour; kicking off in the U.S. in October and running through 2016. The tour will make a stop at Atlanta's Symphony Hall Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m. The Tenors are the Canadian multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal group comprised of Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters. (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Make Provincetown Debut, 6/27-28Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Make Provincetown Debut, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Two Time Tony Nominee and star of Broadway's "Cinderella" Laura Osnes will make her Provincetown debut on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 PM as she launches the star-studded 2015 Broadway @ The Art House season, with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

InDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & MoreInDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist celebrated for his uniquely designed mainstages musicals showcasing a fiercely idiosyncratic style and flair all his own, the one and only William Finn. Outlining the new version of A NEW BRAIN set to be presented later this month at City Center as part of the Encores! Off-Center series, Finn discusses his original intentions behind many moments in the show as well as shares his inspiration for many musical moments in the melodic and moving score, as well. Additionally, Finn shares fresh news of his long in developtment musical adaptation of George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and provides preliminary details on the forthcoming revival of his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS set to premiere later this season, as well. Plus, Finn imparts his enthusiasm for the upcoming 10th anniversary cast reunion of his popular musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, touches upon his favorite songs to date and expresses his desire to revisit Depression-era musical ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES in the future, as well as reveals his personal favorite songs to date and much, much more. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 11, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Tonys and the Jeffs bring honor and fun, and 'On Your Feet' and 'Beaches' aim for the future. Bette will be in town, Spike Lee films, 'Les Mis' and 'All Shook Up' play our southern environs, and 'The Secret Garden' and 'The Pied Piper' bring children's classics to life. Next week: Regional Summer Theaters! (more...)

iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS to be Suimulcast on TBS, TNT & truTV  in 2016iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS to be Suimulcast on TBS, TNT & truTV in 2016
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

One of the industry's biggest annual musical events is coming to TBS, TNT and truTV. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. has forged a multi-year deal with iHeartMedia, Inc. for the three networks to be the new television home for the iHeartRadio Music Awards. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Adds 6/21 Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFESTAGES St. Louis Adds 6/21 Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

STAGES St. Louis celebrates its 100th production with Smokey Joe's Cafe, from the legendary rock and roll songwriting team, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The show will run through June 28 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Due to an unprecedented advance in sales, STAGES has added a performance to the original schedule on Sunday, June 21st at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Harvey Weinstein Reveals Regret Over Last Year's 'NEVERLAND' Tony Performance: 'Maybe I Wouldn't Have Done It'Harvey Weinstein Reveals Regret Over Last Year's 'NEVERLAND' Tony Performance: 'Maybe I Wouldn't Have Done It'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 5, 2015

In a new interview with Billboard.com, producer Harvey Weinstein reveals that he has regrets over last year's FINDING NEVERLAND performance by Jennifer Hudson on the 2014 Tony Awards. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The 2014 Tony AwardsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The 2014 Tony Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 4, 2015

Today we are revisiting Broadway's biggest night in 2014 thanks to this weekend's upcoming presentation of the 2015 Tony Awards. (more...)

DEAN Premieres New Single 'Here & Now' Featuring Mila JDEAN Premieres New Single 'Here & Now' Featuring Mila J
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Now more than ever, the recipe for superstardom requires much more than just talent. To get a taste of the flashing lights, fandemonioum, and accolades of today's career artist, one must also possess equal parts moxie, artistic range, relentless hustle, and the ever elusive X factor. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Hudson's 'I Still Love You' in Support of LGBT EqualityVIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Hudson's 'I Still Love You' in Support of LGBT Equality
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

MTV and Logo today announced they will exclusively premiere I Still Love You, a music video in support of LGBT equality from W Hotels (more...)

Fatima Robinson, Harvey Mason Jr. & Stephen Oremus Join THE WIZ LIVE! Creative TeamFatima Robinson, Harvey Mason Jr. & Stephen Oremus Join THE WIZ LIVE! Creative Team
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Acclaimed choreographer Fatima Robinson, and two of the most accomplished and influential music professionals from popular music and Broadway - Harvey Mason Jr. and Stephen Oremus - have joined the creative team of NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 3. (more...)

Broadway-Bound Jennifer Hudson Joins Cast of HBO's Clarence Thomas Biopic, CONFIRMATIONBroadway-Bound Jennifer Hudson Joins Cast of HBO's Clarence Thomas Biopic, CONFIRMATION
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright and Alison Wright have joined the cast of the upcoming HBO film which follows Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Don't Forget Me! SMASH Blasts Back To Broadway In BOMBSHELL Actors Fund ConcertFLASH FRIDAY: Don't Forget Me! SMASH Blasts Back To Broadway In BOMBSHELL Actors Fund Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - May 29, 2015

Today we are celebrating the return of SMASH thanks to the big BOMBSHELL Actors Fund Concert coming up. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLEORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

DANIELLE BROOKS, who plays 'Taystee' on the hit TV show, Orange Is the New Black, will make her Broadway debut as 'Sofia' in the upcoming Broadway musical revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Brooks joins the previously announced JENNIFER HUDSON and CYNTHIA ERIVO in the critically acclaimed staging from London's Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Jamie Foxx Channel Jennifer Hudson, LION KING & More on 'Tonight'VIDEO: Watch Jamie Foxx Channel Jennifer Hudson, LION KING & More on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy challenged guest Jamie Foxx to a game of random musical impressions, such as Mick Jagger singing the Lion King's Hakuna Matata and 'Dreamgirls' Jennifer Hudson singing 'On Top of Spaghetti'. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James TheatreTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Celebrating 20 years since its first performance off-Broadway, an all-new London production of triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World is at the St. James Theatre for a strictly limited run of three weeks, directed by Adam Lenson. This special 20th Anniversary production of Songs for a New World will feature an award-winning cast, including Cynthia Erivo, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley and Dean-John Wilson, alongside a five piece band. (more...)

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