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VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Isaiah Johnson Discuss The Healing Experience of THE COLOR PURPLEVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Isaiah Johnson Discuss The Healing Experience of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Michael Dale - Feb 10, 2016

The actors are joined by composer/lyricist Brenda Russell and producer Scott Sanders in a discussion moderated by activist writer Michaela Angela Davis. (more...)

Lea Salonga Gushes Over 'Church-Like' Experience at Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE; Wants Show in Manila!Lea Salonga Gushes Over 'Church-Like' Experience at Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE; Wants Show in Manila!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2016

ALLEGIANCE's Lea Salonga went to see Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE last week, and the production seems to have left a lasting impression. So much so that Salonga expressed her hope of the show making it to Manila. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) helmed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango(The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. (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...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most.†Below, check out the†curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (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...)

BWW Review: Fine Cast Saves THE COLOR PURPLE From John Doyle's Bloodless DirectionBWW Review: Fine Cast Saves THE COLOR PURPLE From John Doyle's Bloodless Direction
by Michael Dale - Dec 11, 2015

Cynthia Erivo gives an exemplary acting performance in Doyle's concert-like production. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE COLOR PURPLE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - 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).†Let's see what the critics had to say... (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...)

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...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & More in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & More in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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 highlights of the cast in action 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...)

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 Coverage: Meet THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, and MorePhoto Coverage: Meet THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, and More
by Walter McBride - Nov 21, 2015

The Color Purple just began preview performances last last week at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON makes her Broadway debut opposite CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star ofJohn 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. The company just met the press and you can check out the pics BroadwayWorld snapped! (more...)

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