The Color Purple Videos


STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Nominee Danielle Brooks Sing 'I'm Every Woman' at Broadway Sings Whitney HoustonSTAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Nominee Danielle Brooks Sing 'I'm Every Woman' at Broadway Sings Whitney Houston
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

BROADWAY SINGS is the acclaimed concert series that takes a pop icon and flips their music to create brand new, unique arrangements and orchestrations. Each installment gathers over a dozen Broadway stars to belt out new versions of the songs you love, backed by a full jazz band. The New York-based series was founded in2011 by Corey Mach (Wicked, Godspell) and is music directed by Joshua Stephen Kartes.  It  has  been  seen at  venues  such as  (le)  Poisson  Rouge, Highline Ballroom 54 Below,  and The Cutting Room. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Performs Powerful Rendition of 'I'm Here' on 'Colbert'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Performs Powerful Rendition of 'I'm Here' on 'Colbert'
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Cynthia Erivo gave a powerful performance of 'I'm Here' from Broadway's The Color Purple on last night's LATE SHOW on CBS. The role marks the Tony nominee's Broadway debut. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Is Getting Advice from a Tony-Winning Friend!Tony Awards Close-Up: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Is Getting Advice from a Tony-Winning Friend!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2016

Danielle Brooks is making her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, which also happens to be the first show that she ever saw on Broadway back when she was in high school. Now she has earned a Tony nomination for her performance as Sofia (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical) and she's getting all of her Tonys advice from a good friend who has done it all already. Find out who below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Josh Gad Have a DREAMGIRLS Sing-Off with Jennifer HudsonVIDEO: Watch Josh Gad Have a DREAMGIRLS Sing-Off with Jennifer Hudson
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Josh Gad showed a brief video of him attempting to go note-for-note with Jennifer Hudson singing DREAMGIRLS' 'You're Gonna Love Me,' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of 'Salute the Troops!' with The Nightingales at Feinstein's/54 BelowSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of 'Salute the Troops!' with The Nightingales at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2016

The New York Nightingales take the stage in their vintage variety show, 'Salute the Troops!', hosted by John R. Sheehan, on the 30th day of May at 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. BroadwayWorld has a behind-the-scenes preview of the group in rehearsals below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the 2016 Drama Desk Nominees - Stars of SHE LOVES ME, THE COLOR PURPLE, BRIGHT STAR and More!BWW TV: Meet the 2016 Drama Desk Nominees - Stars of SHE LOVES ME, THE COLOR PURPLE, BRIGHT STAR and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2016

The newly minted Drama Desk nominees met the press last week, and BroadwayWorld was there to meet all of them. Click below for interviews with the talented group! (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Q&A Session With HAMILTON's Renee Elise GoldsberryVIDEO: A Backstage Q&A Session With HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

The first-time Tony Award nominee has been an in-demand actor since making her Broadway debut in THE LION KING. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Sends Off Jennifer Hudson with 'That's What Friends Are For'STAGE TUBE: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Sends Off Jennifer Hudson with 'That's What Friends Are For'
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson took her final bow as Shug Avery in the acclaimed revival of The Color Purple on Sunday. Below, watch as the cast sends her off with a touching post-curtain call performance of 'That's What Friends Are For.' (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2016

Director John Doyle has taken on his fair share of revivals, but perhaps none have been as stunning as this season's The Color Purple, starring Tony nominees Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, as well as Jennifer Hudson in her Broadway debut. So how does the master of musical revivals do what he does? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Hell Yes! Danielle Brooks Opens Up About Her Life-Changing Role in THE COLOR PURPLEBackstage with Richard Ridge: Hell Yes! Danielle Brooks Opens Up About Her Life-Changing Role in THE COLOR PURPLE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 1, 2016

She's one of Broadway's sassiest new stars and she's making a splash this season as 'Sofia' in the critically acclaimed revival of The Color Purple. Danielle Brooks just told us all about her journey to TV and and Broadway in  SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as she explains to Richard Ridge how this role has changed her life- in more ways than one! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition!
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised a record-shattering $5,528,568 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the largest grand total from either an Easter Bonnet Competition or Gypsy of the Year fundraising campaign in Broadway Cares history. The show featured a surprise performance by rock legend Stevie Nicks, two top awards to Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton, and more than 230 of the best actors, singers and dancers in New York. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the big night! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERIONSTAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2016

Ahead of FROZEN's highly-anticipated Broadway debut, a new musical based on Disney's animated blockbuster film will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016. You can catch a sneak peek of the recording session with the show's musicians now by watching the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of HAMILTON 'Go Crazy' in Moving Tribute to Late Artist PrinceVIDEO: Cast of HAMILTON 'Go Crazy' in Moving Tribute to Late Artist Prince
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 22, 2016

Following the Wednesday evening performance of HAMILTON, the cast remained on stage to pay tribute to the late recording artist Prince, who passed away yesterday at the age of 57. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Pays Tribute to Prince with Stunning Rendition of 'Purple Rain'STAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Pays Tribute to Prince with Stunning Rendition of 'Purple Rain'
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 21, 2016

Following tonight's performance of The Color Purple, the musical's cast took an extended stay on stage in order to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Prince, who died earlier today at 57. Led by stars Jennifer Hudson, a friend of the late artist, and Cynthia Erivo, the company performed a stunning rendition of Prince's beloved song 'Purple Rain.' You can watch the emotional tribute in its entirety below. (more...)

BWW Audio Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings from AN AMERICAN VICTORY Album!BWW Audio Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings from AN AMERICAN VICTORY Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2016

Broadway Records announced today the official release of An American Victory: A New Musical. The studio cast recording is now available for pre-order at http://www.broadwayrecords.com and Amazon, and will be available on iTunes and other retailers on April 22, 2016. Featuring an all-star cast headlined by Ashley Brown, Adam Jacobs, John Owen-Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Hugh Panaro and Aaron Tveit, this sweeping, epic album features twenty-one songs from the musical written by new composer Louis R. Bucalo. An American Victory is set in 1801, as America experiences brutal attacks on its ships by government sponsored pirates, whose extortion demands have grown to reach twenty percent of the entire government's budget. Based on actual historical events, An American Victory tells the story of an audacious act of defiance against organized terror that forever changes the lives of all those caught in the swirling struggle, and the path of a nation. Below, we are excited to bring you an exclusive track from the album- 'All I Am,' performed by Ramin Karimloo. (more...)

BWW TV: She's Back! Heather Headley is Headin' Back to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLEBWW TV: She's Back! Heather Headley is Headin' Back to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2016

Below, watch as she tells us all about how she's preparing for her big Broadway return! (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Recalls Her Disney Cruise Days with Performance of 'Circle of Life'VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Recalls Her Disney Cruise Days with Performance of 'Circle of Life'
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Jennifer Hudson stopped by last night's DAILY SHOW to talk about taking on powerful female roles in the Broadway musical The Color Purple and in the upcoming Clarence Thomas TV biopic CONFIRMATION. (more...)

VIDEO: Idols Unite! Jennifer Hudson & Fantasia Perform on AMERICAN IDOL Series FinaleVIDEO: Idols Unite! Jennifer Hudson & Fantasia Perform on AMERICAN IDOL Series Finale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, the 'original Three Divas': Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino, and LaToya London, reunited for an incredible performance of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and 'Remember The Music.' (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Cynthia Erivo Channel Barbra Streisand as Yentl in 'A Piece Of Sky' at MISCAST!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Cynthia Erivo Channel Barbra Streisand as Yentl in 'A Piece Of Sky' at MISCAST!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive video of one of the evening's most jaw-dropping performances from one of Broadway's newest superstars. Watch as The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo performs 'A Piece of Sky' from YENTL. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & James Corden Sing Public Domain Songs on LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & James Corden Sing Public Domain Songs on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, lacking a budget for licensed music, James and guest Jennifer Hudson duet on some popular tunes that don't carry a price tag. (more...)

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