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'FIRST WIVES CLUB' Reschedules First Previews, Old Globe Run Now Starts 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2009

Previews for the world premiere of The First Wives Club - A New Musical are now set to begin July 17, 2009. The schedule was changed to accommodate a revised rehearsal/technical schedule. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Holds First NA Tour 5/26-5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, are proud to announce that the Providence Performing Arts Center will host the first North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical About Love, for eight performances from May 26 - 31. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE North American Tour Comes To Blumenthal Center 5/19-24
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 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 Charlotte will host the first North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE for eight performances, May 19-24. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at BlumenthalCenter.org, by phone at 704-372-1000 and at the Belk Theater box office. (more...)

Casting Announced For Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2009

Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto is pleased to announce the complete cast and design team for its world premiere of The First Wives Club - A New Musical, as part of the Globe's 2009 Summer Season. (more...)

Miller, Fields, Robinson Announced For Boston's THE COLOR PURPLE, Opens 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, have announced casting for the first North American Touring production's two-week Boston engagement. (more...)

Providence PAC Announces THE COLOR PURPLE Talk-backs 5/27, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2009

The Providence Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that there will be 'talkbacks' following the Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 performances of THE COLOR PURPLE. Attendees are welcome to join cast members for a complimentary post-performance talkback to get special insights on the show. (more...)

RIVERDANCE, STOMP, And THE COLOR PURPLE Among Broadway/L.A.'s 2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2009

Broadway/L.A. today announces the lineup for its 2010 Season, with all productions scheduled to play at its flagship venue, Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre (6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood). (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE With Fantasia Barrino Comes To The Fox 9/15-9/27
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 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 Atlanta engagement. Theater of the Stars will host the first North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE for two weeks, September 15-27. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com and 800-982-2787. (more...)

COLOR PURPLE With Fantasia Barrino Gets Extended Thru 8/9 At Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2009

The Kennedy Center today announced a one week and final extension for the touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE. The musical will now run in the Opera House June 30 through August 9, 2009. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg, Fantasia Barrino reprises her critically acclaimed role as Celie in the Kennedy Center performances of THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE COLOR PURPLE Returns To TUTS 8/18-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2009

The Color Purple will return to Houston and play a limited one week engagement at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts, August 18 - 23, 2009. The return engagement was booked in response to the challenges brought on by Hurricane Ike, which caused the cancellation of a full week of sold out performances. (more...)

Fantasia Barrino Reprises Her Role In Chicago's THE COLOR PURPLE 9/2-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 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 Chicago Engagement. Returning to its debut home of Chicago, THE COLOR PURPLE will make its home at The Arie Crown Theater for two weeks, September 2 -13, 2009. Tickets (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Plays Music Hall 4/28-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 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 Kansas City will host the first North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE for 8 performances, April 28-May 3, 2009. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Music Hall Box Office and at participating Ticketmaster outlets (800-982-2787) or online at ticketmaster.com. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE North American Tour Comes To Blumenthal Center 5/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 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 Charlotte will host the first North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE for eight performances, May 19-24. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at BlumenthalCenter.org, by phone at 704-372-1000 and at the Belk Theater box office. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Tour Arrives In Dayton 4/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 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 Dayton will host the North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE, April 21 - 26 at the Schuster Center, as part of Victoria Theatre Association's Chase Broadway Series. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Plays Music Hall 4/28-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 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 Kansas City will host the first North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE for 8 performances, April 28-May 3, 2009. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Music Hall Box Office and at participating Ticketmaster outlets (800-982-2787) or online at ticketmaster.com. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Returns To The Fox Theater 4/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 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...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Returns To The Motor City 4/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 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...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Des Moines Offers Post Show Discussions, Discounts & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2009

The Iowa debut of OPRAH WINFREY'S THE COLOR PURPLE is coming to the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines April 7 to 12, 2009 as part of the Willis Broadway Series. The Civic Center's Education Department has organized a variety of community programs to complement the theater-goers' experience. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Tour Arrives In Dayton 4/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 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 Dayton will host the North American Touring production of THE COLOR PURPLE, April 21 - 26 at the Schuster Center, as part of Victoria Theatre Association's Chase Broadway Series. (more...)

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

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