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Photo Coverage: Heather Headley Takes Opening Night Bows in THE COLOR PURPLE!Photo Coverage: Heather Headley Takes Opening Night Bows in 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. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside her opening night bows below! (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...)

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...)

Lilli Cooper, Christine Dwyer, Carly Hughes & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON EncoreLilli Cooper, Christine Dwyer, Carly Hughes & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON Encore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

After a sold-out show this month at the Highline Ballroom, the 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series will repeat its performance of Broadway Sings Whitney Houston. A cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway Records' THE COLOR PURPLE (New Broadway Cast Recording) is Powerfully EnchantingBWW Review: Broadway Records' THE COLOR PURPLE (New Broadway Cast Recording) is Powerfully Enchanting
by David Clarke - Apr 18, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE's critically lauded revival is currently impressing audiences eight times a week at the Jacobs in New York City. The show is one of Broadway's most popular shows, making tickets somewhat scarce. So, if you're like me, you haven't been able to see it. Luckily, Broadway Records has recorded the revival cast and released THE COLOR PURPLE (New Broadway Cast Recording). (more...)

Photo Flash: Danielle Brooks, Ciara Renee & More Honor Whitney Houston at Latest BROADWAY SINGS ShowPhoto Flash: Danielle Brooks, Ciara Renee & More Honor Whitney Houston at Latest BROADWAY SINGS Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series, Broadway Sings Whitney Houston, in which a cast of 15 Broadway stars sang completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations, was held April 10 at Highline Ballroom. Check out photos from the evening below, featuring Danielle Brooks, Ciara Renee and more! (more...)

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...)

Danielle Brooks, Carly Hughes, Ciara Renee & More Round Out BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON Concert LineupDanielle Brooks, Carly Hughes, Ciara Renee & More Round Out BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The starry lineup is complete for the 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series, Broadway Sings Whitney Houston, in which a cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Joining the list of performers are Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple, 'Orange is the New Black'), Carly Hughes (Chicago), Mykal Kilgore (Book of Mormon, 'The Wiz Live!'), and Ciara Renee (Pippin, 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow'). (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18
by Nora Dominick - Mar 18, 2016

Highlights from this week include Laura Osnes holds a BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY, SHE LOVES ME and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM open, a first look at John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, and Claire Danes in DRY POWDER and SO much more! Check out all the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company GalaPhoto Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The women took the center stage last night at The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim- a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company. The evening was and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  The evening included performances from Sondheim's canon by Patti LuPone (Gypsy), 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). Check out photos from the epic night below! (more...)

Patti LuPone & More Slated for CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala TonightPatti LuPone & More Slated for CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is among the star-studded Broadway roster for The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company tonight, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway), hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Christine Dwyer, Saycon Sengbloh & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTONLilli Cooper, Christine Dwyer, Saycon Sengbloh & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

This April, the BROADWAY SINGS concert series will present its 11th show with Broadway Sings Whitney Houston. A cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Sara Bareilles, and Billy Joel. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Joins CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM GalaTwo-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Joins CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has joined the star-studded Broadway roster for 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) hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  In addition to LuPone, 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).  (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...)

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...)

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...)

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