The Color Purple Videos


BWW TV: Laura Osnes & THE COLOR PURPLE Make Dreams Come True at MY CARNEGIE MOMENT!BWW TV: Laura Osnes & THE COLOR PURPLE Make Dreams Come True at MY CARNEGIE MOMENT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins (out in theatres on August 12) is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer and perform on the Carnegie Hall stage - despite having a terrible voice. In the spirit of the movie, several aspiring singers were just given the opportunity to perform on the world's most famous stage for My Carnegie Moment. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Satisfies with Tributes to HAMILTON!BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Satisfies with Tributes to HAMILTON!
by Ben Cameron - Jul 11, 2016

Broadway's biggest hit said goodbye to some of it's biggest hitters this week. Hamilton bid adieu to Tony-winning star and writer Lin Manuel Miranda, Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr, Tony nominee Phillipa Soo and 'The Bullet' herself, Ariana DeBose. That's a big change for the blockbuster and has, doubtless, left several Hamilton devotees heartbroken. We figured it'd be fitting to take a look back at some Sessions performances from the Tony-winning score that has wiggled its way into our heads and playlists and won't let go (nor do we want it to). Featuring The Color Purple's Akron Watson, Elf's Paul Ianiello, Avenue Q's Imari Hardon, country-fried acoustic trio Siren, new comer Ellis Dawson and Hamilton's own Angelia standby- Alysha Deslorieux. (more...)

BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Belts It Out in Bryant Park!BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Belts It Out in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of The Color Purple (Antoine L. Smith, Rema Webb, Phoenix Best, Akron Watson, Carrie Compere, Adrianna Hicks, Patrice Covington, Lawrence Clayton) who performed three songs from the show: 'Push Da Button,' 'Any Little Thing,' and 'The Color Purple.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with BCP's BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Helmed by Hunter FosterSTAGE TUBE: Backstage with BCP's BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Helmed by Hunter Foster
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse's second production of the summer season, the high-energy Rock & Roll musical 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro. This show been seen by over 22 million people worldwide, and is hailed as the most successful rock musical of all time. 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' opened at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA) on June 25 and will run through July 16. Click below to go behind the scenes with the company of BCP's show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MAN OF LA MANCHA at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MAN OF LA MANCHA at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2016

Deemed one of the greatest musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA rides into The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, running through August 14 with a press opening tomorrow, June 29 at 8 p.m. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Brings Maya Angelou Poem to Life in Short FilmVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Brings Maya Angelou Poem to Life in Short Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Maya Angelou's poem, 'Phenomenal Woman,' is brought to life in a short film from actress Elizabeth Masucci, starring The Color Purple's Danielle Brooks. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Talks THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Trevor Noah': 'There's a Wonderful Vibe in the Theater'VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Talks THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Trevor Noah': 'There's a Wonderful Vibe in the Theater'
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo stopped by last night's DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH on Comedy Central to talk about starring in the highly emotional revival of Broadway's The Color Purple. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Purple Rain' in Tribute to Prince on 2016 BET AWARDSVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Purple Rain' in Tribute to Prince on 2016 BET AWARDS
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2016

During last night's 2016 BET AWARDS, Jennifer Hudson joined an all-star roster of artists who paid tribut to the late singer Prince. Below, watch video from her moving performance of the Prince classic 'Purple Rain.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTYSTAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. Check out a preview of their performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

On today's LIVE with Kelly, broadcasting icon Oprah Winfrey discussed presenting at this year's Tony Awards and Broadway's The Color Purple, which took home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY PerformanceVIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on tonight's (June 21st) telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. A slew of stage vets rehearsed the song earlier today, and Seth Rudetsky captured a sneak preview. (more...)

BWW TV: HAMILTON's Paul Tazewell Wins Tony for Best Costume Design of a MusicalBWW TV: HAMILTON's Paul Tazewell Wins Tony for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Paul Tazewell received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for Hamilton. Tazewell's other Broadway credits include Doctor Zhivago, Side Show, A Streetcar Named Desire, Magic/Bird, Jesus Christ Superstar, Memphis, The Miracle Worker, The Color Purple, In the Heights, On The Town, Caroline, or Change, Guys and Dolls, Drowning Crow, A Raisin in the Sun, Elaine Strich at Liberty, Def Poetry Jam, and Noise/Funk. Check out what he had to say on the honor below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform on TONY AWARDSVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform on TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Cynthia Erivo and the cast of The Color Purple knocked it out of the park on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

BWW TV: James Corden on Hosting the 2016 Tony Awards; Plus a FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Performance Sneak Peek!BWW TV: James Corden on Hosting the 2016 Tony Awards; Plus a FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Performance Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2016

The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, air on the CBS Television Network on this Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In celebration of the big night, BroadwayWorld caught up with Corden at today's dress rehearsal, where he opened up about his plans as host, the show's opening number, and more. Plus, catch a sneak peek at the cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF rehearsing for their performance! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Schuyler Sister Renee Elise Goldsberry Can't Get Over the Blessing That Has Been HAMILTONTony Awards Close-Up: Schuyler Sister Renee Elise Goldsberry Can't Get Over the Blessing That Has Been HAMILTON
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2016

As one third of the Schuyler sisters, Renee Elise Goldsberry has become one of the most popular ladies on Broadway, and the Tonys agree that the HAMILTON star's performance is extraordinary. She just picked up a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical and she couldn't be happier about it! (more...)

BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Takes BROADWAY SESSIONS to Church!BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Takes BROADWAY SESSIONS to Church!
by Ben Cameron - Jun 6, 2016

Cast members from the Tony-nominated revival of The Color Purple made their way to The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday evening for Broadway Sessions. It became clear pretty darn quick that we were no longer in a theater- we were at CHURCH! These cats can sing like nobody's business. And that's just what they did. They SANG!!! Cast members Rema Webb, Antoine L. Smith, J. Daughtry, Adrianna Hicks, Bre Jackson, Phoenix Best, Akron Watson and Carla R. Stewart were greeted with standing ovation after standing ovation. The cast also shared insights into their audition experiences, told us their favorite 'audience reactions', played a round of 'The Color Purple Pyramid' and joined their voices together for an unforgettable group performance of the show's 11 o'clock number, 'I'm Here.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING's Treshelle Edmond Performs 'I'm Here' from THE COLOR PURPLE in ASLSTAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING's Treshelle Edmond Performs 'I'm Here' from THE COLOR PURPLE in ASL
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2016

Treshelle Edmond, who made her Broadway debut as Martha in this season's revival of SPRING AWAKENING, performed 'I'm Here' from The Color Purple, another musical that was revived this season. Edmond, a deaf actress, performed the song in American Sign Language. Watch her gorgeous interpretation below! (more...)

BWW TV: Heather Headley and the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE 'Push Da Button' at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: Heather Headley and the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE 'Push Da Button' at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place today, Friday, June 3rd from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Heather Headley and the cast of The Color Purple, who brought down the alley with a performance of 'Push the Button' - check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs a Song from THE COLOR PURPLE on THE VIEWVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs a Song from THE COLOR PURPLE on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

On THE VIEW, Actress Cynthia Erivo talks about stepping into the role of Celie in Broadway's 'The Color Purple' and the advice she received from Whoopi. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Performs 'Too Beautiful for Words'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Performs 'Too Beautiful for Words'
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

Tony Award winner Heather Headley recently joined the cast of Broadway's The Color Purple in the role of Shug Avery. Below, check out the talented star performing the ballad 'Too Beautiful for Words' from the Tony-nominated production. (more...)

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