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THE COLOR PURPLE NA Tour Comes To Des Moines 4/7-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, are proud to announce that Des Moines will host the North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE for 8 performances, April 7 to 12, 2009. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Returns To The Motor City 4/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Back by popular demand, the Broadway smash hit, Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple, is returning to the Motor City! Don't miss out as this limited engagement arrives in Detroit for only eight performances, from Tuesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night was Monday March 16th and BroadwayWorld's cameras were there! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' After Party
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night was Monday March 16th and BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to celebrate at the after party at Calle Ocho Restaurant in New York City! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Backstage
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night was Monday March 16th and BroadwayWorld's cameras were there! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Opening Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night was Monday March 16th. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Tour Production Arrives At Ordway 3/17-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit 'The Color Purple' are proud to announce that Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will host the first North American touring production of 'The Color Purple' from March 17 - 29, 2009. Tickets are on sale at ordway.org. (more...)

'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Opens 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for Monday March 16th. ROOMS a rock romance has music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman with a book by Goodman and Miriam Gordon, and is directed by Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Bat Boy: The Musical, tick, tick... BOOM!, Jane Eyre). (more...)

Kritzer, Kreeger Star In ROOMS A Rock Romance, Opens 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for Monday March 16th. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Tour Arrives In Memphis 3/31-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, are proud to announce that Memphis will host the first North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE for 8 performances from March 31- April 5, 2009. Tickets are $25-$85. Tickets are on-sale, but there is a very limited number left. They may be purchased at the Orpheum Box Office from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, David-Kidd Booksellers, and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone (901) 525-3000 or go online at www.orpheum-memphis.com. (more...)

Fantasia to Reprise 'Celie' in Kennedy Center THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2009

The producers of THE COLOR PURPLE are proud to announce that American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino will reprise her starring role of Celie for the Washington, D.C. engagement. The Kennedy Center will host the first North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE for five weeks, June 30 - August 2, 2009. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Tour Production Arrives At Ordway 3/17-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit 'The Color Purple' are proud to announce that Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will host the first North American touring production of 'The Color Purple' from March 17 - 29, 2009. Tickets are on sale at ordway.org. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Returns To The Fox Theater 4/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, are proud to announce that the North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE will return by popular demand to the Fox Theatre for eight performances, April 14 through 19. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23! Nominated for eleven Tony Awards?, including Best Musical, THE COLOR PURPLE opened on December 1, 2005 at the Broadway Theatre where it ran for over two record-breaking years. It is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous GRAMMY?-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is about hope and the healing power of love. Michael Kuchwara, the Associated Press described THE COLOR PURPLE as 'a Roof-Raising story of triumph.' And Richard Corliss of TIME Magazine said, '[it is] a soaring, epic tale. It made a joyful noise in my heart.' Elysa Gardner from USA Today raved, 'Pure heart! It celebrates the inspiring relationships of faith and love, A Broadway hit!' (more...)

Darius de Haas Leads Alliance's 'Jesus Christ Superstar: GOSPEL' 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2009

The full cast and creative team details for The Alliance Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL was recently announced. Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, a reconceived version of the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be directed by Susan V. Booth and is set to run January 14-February 22, with an opening on January 21. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Comes To Des Moines 4/7-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, are proud to announce that Des Moines will host the North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE for 8 performances, April 7 to 12, 2009. Tickets for THE COLOR PURPLE go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at (515) 243-1888 and online at CivicCenter.org. Groups of 20 or more should call (515) 246-2300. (more...)

13 Plays Final Performance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2009

13, a new musical with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown will play its final performance on Sunday, January 4, 2009 after 22 preview and 105 regular performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street). The first Broadway show to star an all teenage cast and band began previews on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 and opened on Sunday, October 5, 2008. (more...)

Darius de Haas Leads Alliance's 'Jesus Christ Superstar: GOSPEL' 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2008

The full cast and creative team details for The Alliance Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL was recently announced. Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, a reconceived version of the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be directed by Susan V. Booth and is set to run January 14-February 22, with an opening on January 21. (more...)

13 to Play Final Performance on Broadway January 4, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2008

13, a new musical with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown will play its final performance on Sunday, January 4, 2009 after 22 preview and 105 regular performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street). The first Broadway show to star an all teenage cast and band began previews on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 and opened on Sunday, October 5, 2008. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jason Robert Brown Hosts '13 Questions' at '13'
by Peter James Zielinski - Oct 22, 2008

Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, composer/lyricist of the new musical '13', hosted '13 Questions' - a series of audience Q & A's - immediately following the 7pm performance on Tuesday, October 21st. Special co-hosts for the evening included 13's casting director, Mark Simon, 'fabulous' members of Broadway's first all teenage cast and band and other members of 13's creative staff. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Host Series of Talkbacks After Select '13' Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2008

Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, composer/lyricist of the new musical 13, to host '13 Questions' - a series of audience Q & A's - immediately following the 7pm performances on Tuesday, October 21, Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23, 2008. Special co-hosts to include 13's casting director, Mark Simon, 'fabulous' members of Broadway's first all teenage cast and band and other members of 13's creative staff. (Star Ledger) All audience members with tickets for that evening's performance are permitted to stay for that evening's talkback for free. (more...)

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