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MY UTERUS Comes to Theatre West in July

Thanks to robust ticket sales and positive audience response for its initial March presentation, Theatre West will present a return engagement of My Uterus: A Womb with a View, a stimulatingly funny show.
IF Debuts on Digital in June With Physical Release Coming in August

Experience writer/director John Krasinski’s original adventure IF when it arrives to buy or rent on Digital June 18, 2024 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film will debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on August 13. Fans who purchase the film on Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, or Blu-ray will have access to over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content.
Rialto Center for the Arts Closes in on Fundraising Goal

One year after restoring connections to its roots as a downtown movie palace, the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University has announced successes from its first year of operation featuring the historic venue’s new Digital Cinema Projection (DCP) projector and larger Stewart cinema screen.   
Video: Meet the Cast of John Krasinski's IF Starring Steve Carell

Meet the cast of John Krasinski's film IF and get a behind-the-scenes look at the cast for IF, the upcoming movie about the power of friendship, has just been released. The video features clips from several members of the star-studded cast including Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Amy Schumer, Chris Meloni, Sam Rockwell, and more. Watch the video here!
Video: Final Trailer Released for John Krasinski's IF Starring Steve Carell

Take a closer look at John Krasinski's latest film! From writer and director Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. Watch the trailer here!
MY UTERUS Comes to Theatre West Next Month

As an event in its Women's History Month programming, Theatre West will present My Uterus: A Womb with a View.
THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Sets Max Streaming Premiere Date

Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE COLOR PURPLE movie musical will make its streaming debut on Max next week. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones, the film is a bold new take on the classic story of love and resilience, adapted from the beloved novel and the Broadway musical.
Paramount Pictures Renews Multi-Year First Look Deal with Ryan Reynolds' Production Company Maximum Effort

The deal covers motion picture development for all of Maximum Effort's projects, at all budget levels. Maximum Effort Co-Founder George Dewey and Co-Presidents Ashley Fox and Johnny Pariseau run day-to-day operations for the production company out of their Los Angeles office. Reynolds and Dewey launched Maximum Effort in 2018.
EL COLOR PÚRPURA llega a los cines este viernes

Este viernes 9 de febrero llega a cines de toda España EL COLOR PÚRPURA, película dirigida por Sam Blitz Bazawe y producida por Oprah Winfrey que adapta el musical de Broadway basado en la novela de Alice Walker.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN to be Presented at Bristol Riverside Theatre This Winter

For its third production of the 2023-24 season, Bristol Riverside Theatre will present a poignant depiction of 1950s Chicago from the experiences of one Southside family in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.
Interview: Arielle Crosby of THE COLOR PURPLE at The Garden Theatre

When she was studying vocal performance with an emphasis on operatic singing at Kentucky State University, Arielle Crosby discovered opera was not the only thing she could do well.
THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO & More Nominated For SAG Awards - Full List of Nominations!

This morning, nominees for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced. Check out the full list of nominations, which include Danielle Brooks, Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Hannah Waddingham, the cast of The Gilded Age, and more.
THE COLOR PURPLE Classes Come to Peloton This Month

A lineup of special The Color Purple classes are coming to Peloton, as part of the Broadway series. The classes will feature music from the 2023 film.
THE COLOR PURPLE Box Office Numbers Fall After Christmas Opening

The Color Purple made an estimated $4.8 million from 3,218 theaters in the United States and Canada this weekend. This puts the film in seventh place at the box office, behind George Clooney’s “The Boys in the Boat,' which is open at only 2,687 theaters.
Barack Obama Places THE COLOR PURPLE Among His Favorite Films of 2023; Says He 'Loved It'

Barack Obama has added The Color Purple as a late addition to his favorite films of 2023. The former President took to X to share that he 'loved it,' receiving an enthusiastic response from Danielle Brooks. Read the reviews of the film now and find out its latest box office update!
Why Oprah Didn't Make a Cameo in THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical

Oprah Winfrey is opening up about the surprise cameo in The Color Purple and why she didn't make one herself. While she turned down a potential appearance in the film, the media mogul thinks that Whoopi Goldberg's cameo is 'more special' in the film.
THE COLOR PURPLE Hits $25 Million at the Box Office

The Color Purple has hit $25 million at the box office, building on its impressive $18 million debut. The box office feat shows displays a resurgence for movie musicals at the box office, setting the stage for Mean Girls on January 12.
Video: Watch Fantasia Barrino Perform 'I'm Here' During THE COLOR PURPLE Table Read

Watch a video of Fantasia Barrino performing 'I'm Here' during The Color Purple table read. The American Idol alum's co-star, Colman Domingo, took to Instagram to share the clip. The new film also features Danielle Brooks reprising her Tony-nominated Broadway performance as Sofia, along with H.E.R., Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, and more.
THE COLOR PURPLE Tops Christmas Day Box Office With $18 Million Debut; Ties With LES MISERABLES

The Color Purple topped the Christmas Day box office with a $18 million debut. The film's debut was 'much bigger' than was anticipated, tying with 2012's Les Miserables film for Christmas Day grosses in movie theaters. The film stars Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Colman Domingo, and more.
Review Roundup: THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Starring Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks & More; What Did the Critics Think?

Read the reviews for The Color Puprle movie musical! It stars Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks reprising the roles that they previously played on Broadway, plus Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and more. Find out what critics thought of Oprah Winfrey's new film now!


How many Broadway shows has Louis Gossett been in?

Louis Gossett has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Louis Gossett been in?

Louis Gossett has not appeared in the West End.

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