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Based on the novel by Alice Walker and the Warner Brothers/Amblin Entertainment film

A teenager gives birth to two of her father's children and then is married off to a man who sought her sister. The man convinces the sisters' father to separate the two and makes sure they never communicate by intercepting letters between them. Abused and alone, the heroine struggles to find her identity and love.


Photo Flash: DREAM BOY Premiere at Celebration Theatre at the LexPhoto Flash: DREAM BOY Premiere at Celebration Theatre at the Lex
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex presents its second play in its new home, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the Los Angeles premiere of DREAM BOY by Eric Rosen, based on the novel by Jim Grimsley and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews (The Color Purple, Failure: A Love Story). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the premiere! (more...)

Carol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among NomineesCarol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Broadway veterans and theater stars abounded in this year's esteemed list of nominations. In film, the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role included Bryan Cranston for TRUMBO, Michael Fassbender for STEVE JOBS and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne for THE DANISH GIRL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Florencia Cuenca Performs 'Tell Me on a Sunday'STAGE TUBE: Florencia Cuenca Performs 'Tell Me on a Sunday'
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2016

Watch Cuenca sing, 'Tell Me on a Sunday' from Andrew Lloyd Webber's SONG AND DANCE, below! (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for January 29, 2016!Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for January 29, 2016!
by BWW Discount Alert - Jan 29, 2016

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, January 29, 2016? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2016 - GREASE: LIVE! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2016 - GREASE: LIVE! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 29, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway gets a new Javert, and GREASE: LIVE airs Sunday night on FOX! (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...)

Toronto Theatre Community Expresses Outrage on Social Media After Canadian Stage Announces 2016-2017 Season Lacking Diversity on Creative TeamsToronto Theatre Community Expresses Outrage on Social Media After Canadian Stage Announces 2016-2017 Season Lacking Diversity on Creative Teams
by Alan Henry - Jan 27, 2016

The Toronto theatre community came together on Tuesday to express outrage on social media over the lack of diversity on the announced creative teams for productions in Canadian Stage's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for January 27, 2016!Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for January 27, 2016!
by BWW Discount Alert - Jan 27, 2016

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, January 27, 2016? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 27, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IF/THEN gets fresh faces on tour, three shows begin off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/24/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/24/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/24/2016. (more...)

Erich Bergen, Kimiko Glenn & Laura Michelle Kelly Join BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL Concert LineupErich Bergen, Kimiko Glenn & Laura Michelle Kelly Join BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The lineup is complete for Broadway Sings Billy Joel, the 10th installment of the star-studded BROADWAY SINGS concert series. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers will be accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/17/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/17/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/17/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 25-31, 2016What's Playing on Broadway: January 25-31, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 25, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 25-31, 2015. (more...)

Broadway's Back! All Sunday Matinees Resume Performances; NYC Transportation Returning to NormalBroadway's Back! All Sunday Matinees Resume Performances; NYC Transportation Returning to Normal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

A little snow can't stop Broadway for long, but stay warm, Broadway fans! Following New York's Saturday shut-down caused by Winter Storm Jonas, NYC's travel ban has been lifted, and all Broadway shows are back in full force today. (more...)

Saturday 12pm UPDATE: Equity President Makes Statement; 2 Broadway Shows CancelSaturday 12pm UPDATE: Equity President Makes Statement; 2 Broadway Shows Cancel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: The Governor has called a state of emergency, encouraging everyone to stay home. He will hold a press conference at 10am to update on road closures. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Cancels ALL Saturday Shows After State of Emergency Declared and Transit ShutdownBreaking News: Broadway Cancels ALL Saturday Shows After State of Emergency Declared and Transit Shutdown
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

This just in! Following Disney's lead of announcing that THE LION KING and ALADDIN would cancel both of their Saturday shows, additional Broadway productions have followed. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/23/2016
by - Jan 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/23/2016. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway RoundtableGeorge Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (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...)

BroadwayGirlNYC's 7 Steps to Nailing it When You Meet Your Favorite StarBroadwayGirlNYC's 7 Steps to Nailing it When You Meet Your Favorite Star
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Jan 22, 2016

It could happen when you least expect it: turn a corner or walk into a room and there is your favorite celebrity - not on a stage or screen, but right in front of you, in the flesh. You've always wanted to meet this person! Your friends will be so impressed! This might be the only chance you ever get! You absolutely, 100% can't blow it!!! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 16-22THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 16-22
by Nora Dominick - Jan 22, 2016

Still not over Jimmy Fallon performing at #Ham4Ham? Have you been too anxious for BroadwayCon this weekend? 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...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES, 2/24-3/26Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES, 2/24-3/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: January 21, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: January 21, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 21, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: January 15-21. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Holliday, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Rema Webb & More Support Arts-For-AllPhoto Flash: Jennifer Holliday, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Rema Webb & More Support Arts-For-All
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Jacob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers presented a one-night-only concert on Monday, featuring Tony and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday, along with FUN HOME Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Tony-winning star of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre production of SHE LOVES ME, Laura Benanti, and The Color Purple's Rema Webb, along with some of her fellow cast members, including Jennifer Hudson. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

BWW TV: Jennifer Holliday Performs Iconic DREAMGIRLS Number and More to Support Arts-For-AllBWW TV: Jennifer Holliday Performs Iconic DREAMGIRLS Number and More to Support Arts-For-All
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2016

Jacob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers presented a one-night-only concert on Monday, featuring Tony and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday, along with FUN HOME Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Tony-winning star of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre production of SHE LOVES ME, Laura Benanti, and The Color Purple's Rema Webb, along with some of her fellow cast members, including Jennifer Hudson. Click below to watch Holliday's show-stopping performance of 'And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going' from DREAMGIRLS and more! (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' SISTER ACT, THE MUSICALBWW Review: Circle Players' SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 20, 2016

LaToya Gardner adds yet another theatrical conquest to her already impressive resume: Sister Mary Clarence/Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act, the musical theater version of the Whoopi Goldberg film that has delighted audiences since its debut in 1992, inspiring one sequel (with maybe another on the way) in the process. (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...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/17/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/17/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/17/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  1/19INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/19
by - Jan 19, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 1/17/2016. (more...)

Elizabeth A. Davis to Sing WILD & FREE with Cast of INDIAN JOE Musical at Feinstein's/54 BelowElizabeth A. Davis to Sing WILD & FREE with Cast of INDIAN JOE Musical at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Elizabeth A. Davis in WILD & FREE, Wednesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 28th. (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT's Branden James, LION KING's Jelani Remy and More Set for FIGHT SONG Charity ConcertAMERICA'S GOT TALENT's Branden James, LION KING's Jelani Remy and More Set for FIGHT SONG Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

FIGHT SONG, the first annual charity cabaret concert presented by BLOWN by bocaj, will be held on January 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Uptown Underground lounge in Chicago, Ill. (more...)

BWW Interview: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Allison SemmesBWW Interview: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Allison Semmes
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 19, 2016

Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross. All are Motown artists that we will get to meet when the national tour of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL hits New Orleans tonight! (more...)

Music Director & Radio Personality Cortney Hicks to MC Inaugural Career Mastered AwardsMusic Director & Radio Personality Cortney Hicks to MC Inaugural Career Mastered Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Career Mastered Awards Announced today that veteran radio personality Cortney Hicks will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Inaugural Women's History Month Career Mastered Leadership in Action Awards Ceremony at the Charlotte City Club on March 1, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for February 5, 2016!Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for February 5, 2016!
by BWW Discount Alert - Feb 5, 2016

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, February 5, 2016? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 4, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 4, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 4, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: January 29-February 4. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVEBWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE
by Nora Dominick - Feb 3, 2016

Broadway star Robert Hartwell is doing something truly spectacular while on the Motown National Tour: He's teaching a new generation of Broadway performers with BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE.  (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...)

Stay Healthy Broadway Style: How Michael Cerveris, Ana Villafañe, David Furr and Cynthia Erivo Avoid Sick DaysStay Healthy Broadway Style: How Michael Cerveris, Ana Villafañe, David Furr and Cynthia Erivo Avoid Sick Days
by Michael Dale - Feb 2, 2016

Health tips from some of Broadway's most exciting stars. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim AwardMichael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just announced, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor Broadway librettist John Weidman (ASSASSINS, PACIFIC OVERTURES, ROAD SHOW) with the company's seventh Stephen Sondheim Award on April 4, 2016. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/31/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/31/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/31/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  2/1INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/1
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 1, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 1/31/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 1-7, 2016What's Playing on Broadway: February 1-7, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 1, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 1-7, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 1, 2016BWW's On This Day - February 1, 2016
by - Feb 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cast Set for LAUNCHINGFWD at City WineryCast Set for LAUNCHINGFWD at City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Casting is complete for LaunchingFWD : Season 2, the second annual sneak preview concert of new musicals in development offered by FWD Theatre Project, one of the most-watched new arts organizations in town. Last year's LaunchingFWD event (starring headliner and hometown superstar Jessie Mueller in her first Chicago appearance since winning the Tony Award for Beautiful) sold out the 320 seat main room at City Winery and required overflow seating; FWD hopes this year's event will be even more impressive. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Cynthia Erivo & More Sign on for CSC's THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM BenefitVictoria Clark, Cynthia Erivo & More Sign on for CSC's THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Benefit
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...)

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