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Alliance Theatre [Mainstage] (Atlanta, GA, )
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA,

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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: Amas Musical Theatre Celebrates Aherns and Flaherty at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, recently held the company's 48th Anniversary Gala Benefit honoring the Tony Award-winning composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (more...)

Celebration Theatre Announces Final Extension of DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

KILLER NEWS!  Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck are thrilled to announce the final extension of their smash-hit, Ovation! Recommended, critically acclaimed second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann is EXTENDING ONE LAST TIME through SATURDAY, APRIL 22 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Kate Loprest Joins DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S), Volume 5 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Kate Loprest (First Date, Hairspray, Xanadu) has joined DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 5. (more...)

HIllary Clinton Receives Standing O at WAR PAINT Opening Night
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 7, 2017

Hillary Clinton attended opening night of the new Broadway musical WAR PAINT last night, alongside her longtime top aide Huma Abedin. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Will Write Jazz-Era Score for AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced the creative team of AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. (more...)

Julie Taymor Among New 'Disney Legends' to Be Honored During D23 Expo 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Julie Taymor, and other remarkable contributors to the Disney legacy will be honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2017. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD National Tour to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Broadway Sacramento is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Sacramento Community Center Theater April 18 - 23. (more...)

Broadway's James Harkness Presents FRAGMENTS this May at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

As a veteran performer,  James Harkness' career thus far has ranged from small stages in casino cities to concert stages in many parts of the world to the boob tube and the silver screen having worked with the likes of Kenny Ortega, Debbie Allen, Reba McIntyre, Elijah Wood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra Concert
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 5, 2017

On Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM, Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra will celebrate popular music of the 1980's with a concert entitled 'You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party' at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. To get DC audiences ready for the party, vocalist Patrice Covington shared some of her favorite 80's songs with BWW. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway on April 14th. Porter just unveiled a 'making of' video for the album, featuring interviews, studio footage and more. Check it out below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Tony and Emmy Award-Winning Powerhouse LaChanze to Bring FEELING GOOD to The Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and concert star LaChanze brings her electric new concert 'Feeling Good,' to The Cabaret. The powerhouse vocalist and award-winning star of The Color Purple, If/Then, Once on This Island, and more has created a one of a kind show that provides a peek into her life through song. (more...)

The Movement Announces Upscale Uptown, a Cocktail Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based non-profit theatre company committed to showcasing emerging artists of color, will host Upscale Uptown, a Cocktail Fundraiser on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 in Harlem. (more...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Opens at Murfreesboro's CFTA This Friday
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts presents Little Shop of Horrors on its mainstage, April 28 through May 21. Renee Robinson directs a cast that includes Matthew Hayes Hunter as Seymour Krelbourn, Lindsay Pfeiffer as Audrey and Howard Snyder as Mr. Mushnik, owner of the eponymous "little shop." (more...)

HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2017-2018 theater season in an event on the famed Opera House stage that showcased performances from a range of work being presented and produced this season. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

Broadway Noire to Celebrate African American Culture in MAKE THEM HEAR YOU at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Derrick Byars and the cast of Make Them Hear You will bring their celebration of African American culture in musical theatre to Feinstein's/54 Below! Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway Noire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. Directed and Produced by Byars, Make Them Hear You follows the musical journey from the 1920's through the present and shows how we have made them hear us!  (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Todrick Hall Return to Broadway Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Tony nominated Austin Pendleton returns to the faculty of Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP) this summer after directing the revival of Horton Foote's 1955 play The Traveling Lady at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Acclaimed vocalist and BTP alumni Todrick Hall, also returns as a visiting artist to the summer institute. (more...)

Step Right Up! Step Right Up! CIRCUS 1903 Makes North Texas Debut!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

In a world premiere event, the producers of the world's biggest magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from WAR HORSE, to bring a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular. CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park May 23 - June 4, 2017, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. This North Texas premier has all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. (more...)

Kenneth T. Novice Named Dallas Summer Musicals President
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) announces the appointment of Kenneth T. Novice as its President. Novice will begin his position on May 1, 2017 with an immediate plan of action to continue the work that David Hyslop, DSM's Interim Managing Director, started last year of instilling stability and sustainability for the organization. (more...)

Listen to It on Repeat! GROUNDHOG DAY Original Broadway Cast Recording Drops on Digital Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records have announced the release of Groundhog Day The Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording. Produced by Chris Nightingale, Tim Minchin, and Michael Croiter, the album is available digitally beginning today, April 21, and on CD May 12. (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF to Get Godly in the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world. And now it's set to rock your earbuds! The Off-Broadway show, currently playing through May 6, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), just announced it will be heading to the studio with Broadway Records for an Original Cast Recording. (more...)

Broadway Musicians to Spread Happiness at EnoB Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Six incredibly gifted actors and actresses -- Adam Roberts, Sophie Kim, Carla R. Stewart, Brandon M. Nase, Nir Chalamish and Mick Bleyer -- will perform at EnoB BENEFIT Concert. (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2017
by - Apr 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Village Theatre Pulls Out All the Stops for the Season Finale Production of DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Village Theatre closes out their season with the dynamic R&B spectacular Dreamgirls. With an extraordinary cast of vocal talents, slick costumes, and set designs custom built in Issaquah, Dreamgirls continues the theatre's path of raising the bar on production quality with each passing year. Audiences will be transported back to the 1960s as this award-winning musical offers a moving behind-the-scenes look of the entertainment business. 'I am so excited to be doing such an epic show with some of the most amazing people I've ever worked with,' says director, Steve Tomkins. 'The whole audition process was just wonderful, as each person came into the room and blew the roof off. I can't wait for opening night, because this cast is just going to send it through the roof again. They are truly outstanding.' (more...)

Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2017
by - Apr 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Watch Ledisi Sing 'Bewitched' in the Studio for Billy Porter's 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released an inside-the-studio video for Bewitched (Ledisi featuring Zaire Park) from his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway - available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. (more...)

FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 18, 2017

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Takes Us to Church with Performance of Her Favorite Hymn
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'Sandy Wexler' star Jennifer Hudson showed off her immaculate range with one of her favorite church hymns, 'Talk About a Child'. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF to Celebrate Rick Riordan's New Novel with Pop-Up Shop 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Off-Broadway's hit show, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical and NYC's Books of Wonder (booksofwonder.com) will celebrate the release of Rick Riordan's newest book by creating a Book of Wonder pop-up shop at the Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Rewind! Renee Elise Goldsberry Explains Why She Almost Skipped HAMILTON Audition
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tony Award winner Renee Elise Goldsberry stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY to chat about her starring role in Broadway's HAMILTON and explain why she almost didn't audition for the musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 16, 2017
by - Apr 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 15, 2017
by - Apr 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/15/2017
by - Apr 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/15/2017. (more...)

Christian Borle, Renee Elise Goldsberry & More to Visit CBS's LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BWW has learned that Jennifer Hudson (The Color Purple), Christian Borle (CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (HAMILTON) are set to stop by next week's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT. (more...)

Ixchel Cuellar Completes the Cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) is set for April 22 at Feinstein's/54 Below at 9:30pm. Conceived, directed, produced by Megan Minutillo (in association with thewriteteachers.com), the evening will feature music from across the musical theatre canon, pairing one Broadway hopeful with one performing arts professional who has inspired them in their show business career, and featuring songs from shows that sparked the creative journey's of these Hopefuls! (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall. (more...)

MOTOWN and DREAMGIRLS Stars Launch WEST END UNPLUGGED at W London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On Monday, April 17th, 2017 42 Seven Productions, the producers of the hit BROADWAY AT W concert series, takes on the West End with the stars and cast members of Motown the Musical launching WEST END UNPLUGGED AT W. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Celebrates 25 Years of Service with TRU April Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU April Panel - 25 Years of TRU (and How It's Made Me a Better Producer) on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Original 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday to Headline AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING for ALZGLA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Theater and music lovers alike are eagerly awaiting Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles (ALZGLA) 5th annual An Unforgettable Evening on May 7. The event will feature an intimate performance by Broadway Legend, Jennifer Holliday. Best known as the original Dreamgirl, Holliday is also known for show-stopping performances in Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God, Chicago, Grease, and The Color Purple. (more...)

Jesse Nager Signs on for DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S), VOLUME 5 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Jesse Nager has joined DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 5! (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Hit the National Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play the National Theatre, where the original touring production made its Washington-area premiere 20 years ago, for one week only, June 20 through 25, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Premieres Music Video for New Single 'Remember Me'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award®-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson premieres the video for"Remember Me," her brand new single on Epic Records.  (more...)

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