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BWW TV: Push Da (Play) Button! THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Gathers to Listen to Their New Cast Album!BWW TV: Push Da (Play) Button! THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Gathers to Listen to Their New Cast Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 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 highlights†from the special night below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 6-12THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 6-12
by Nora Dominick - Feb 12, 2016

Freaking out over Sutton Foster coming to Gilmore Girls? Trying hard to win the online†#Ham4Ham? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (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...)

Judy Kuhn to Perform FINDING HOME Benefit for The 52nd Street ProjectJudy Kuhn to Perform FINDING HOME Benefit for The 52nd Street Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Judy Kuhn, the acclaimed actress and singer who stars in the groundbreaking Broadway musical Fun Home, will perform Finding Home, a concert to benefit The 52nd Street Project, which makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. The event will take place Sunday, February 28, at 7:30pm at the Project's Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd floor, in Manhattan). (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...)

Claybourne Elder Will be Joined by Melissa van der Schyff & More at Feinstein's/54 Below!Claybourne Elder Will be Joined by Melissa van der Schyff & More at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Claybourne Elder on February 19, 2016. In this candid show, Clay won't just sing show tunes and share reminiscences about the theater, but also reflections on travel, adventure, romance - along with what it felt like to get shot in the head eight times a week in†Bonnie and Clyde†and playing a 19 year-old at 32 on television. He'll bring along some bizarre mementos from his career to show-and-tell and open up about his life growing up in rural Utah as a Mormon. Get intimate with one of New York's favorite theatre personalities in this hilarious and heartfelt solo debut. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: Whoopi Goldberg Calls THE COLOR PURPLE 'Fantastic' on THE VIEWSTAGE TUBE: Whoopi Goldberg Calls THE COLOR PURPLE 'Fantastic' on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2016

Whoopi Goldberg recently went to see the Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE and took some time to discuss the show with her THE VIEW co-hosts. Watch the full clip below! (more...)

THE CURTAIN UP SHOW ALBUM OF 2015 Announces WinnersTHE CURTAIN UP SHOW ALBUM OF 2015 Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Today,†The Curtain Up Show†crowned†Cynthia Erivo & Oliver Tompsett Sing Scott Alan†Best Solo Album and†Bend It Like Beckham†Best Cast Recording in the inaugural Album of 2015, as chosen by the team behind the weekly theatre chat show at Resonance FM. (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...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson Talks 'Overwhelming Audience Response' on 'The View'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson Talks 'Overwhelming Audience Response' on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Jennifer Hudson, star of Broadway's THE COLOR PUPLE, stopped by ABC's THE VIEW yesterday to talk about making her Broadway debut in the hit musical (more...)

DVR Alert: THE COLOR PUPLE's Jennifer Hudson to Visit ABC's THE VIEW, 1/18DVR Alert: THE COLOR PUPLE's Jennifer Hudson to Visit ABC's THE VIEW, 1/18
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

ABC's THE VIEW has announced that Jennifer Hudson, star of Broadway's THE COLOR PUPLE, will visit the show on†Monday, January 18th (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Praises British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance DatabaseTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Praises British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance Database
by Michael Dale - Jan 14, 2016

While the number of roles for minority actors in British productions have increased through the years, they have been ghettoized into supporting roles. (more...)

PODCAST: Tonya Pinkins on Leaving MOTHER COURAGE; Also Remembrances of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE and RASHEEDA SPEAKINGPODCAST: Tonya Pinkins on Leaving MOTHER COURAGE; Also Remembrances of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE and RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2016

The Tony-winning actor discusses her views on the issues that arise when theatre tells the stories of people of color. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars NovaLilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the full cast for the world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow.† (more...)

John Riddle to KEEP IT SIMPLE at Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthJohn Riddle to KEEP IT SIMPLE at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents John Riddle in 'KEEP IT SIMPLE' on January 21st, 2016. An evening of music from the American songbook, pop, folk, Broadway and soul. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson Reveals 'I Think I Found My Inner Shug'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson Reveals 'I Think I Found My Inner Shug'
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Jennifer Hudson, star of the current Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, appeared on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS last night to discuss making her Broadway debut in the current revival. (more...)

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