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Emmy and Tony Award-winning theatre, film and television producer. Broadway: The Color Purple, with partner Oprah Winfrey; The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway & Los Angeles). Additional Broadway: Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, among others. The film division is producing several movies for Walt Disney Studios, including "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," a modern fable, written and directed by Peter Hedges, starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, with a release date of August 15, 2012. The company has other musicals in development, including Houdini, with a book by Aaron Sorkin, a score by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Jack O'Brien and starring Hugh Jackman.

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[Broadway, 2015]
[Broadway, 2012]
[Broadway, 2005]

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[2009]Black Dynamite writer

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Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Musical

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Video: Watch a New THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Featurette With Oprah Winfrey, Danielle Brooks & More

The video featurette offers a brand-new look at scenes from the film, including a first look at Ciara as Nettie and John Baptiste as Grady. Led by Oprah, Winfrey the featurette also includes interviews with the film's stars, like Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, H.E.R., and more.

Photos: Get a New Look at THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical With Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia Barrino & More

New photos from the upcoming movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple has been released. The new photos feature stills from the film, as well as behind-the-scenes shots of Bazawule directing cast members like Taraji P. Henson and Fantasia Barrino. They also feature Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins, and more.

Photos: Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks & More Bring THE COLOR PURPLE to the American Black Film Festival

Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Blitz Bazawule, and more brought The Color Purple to the 27th American Black Film Festival. Check out photos from the first look screening and Q&A at day four of the festival now!

BALLIN ABROAD Documentary Special Community Screening to Take Place At North Carolina Black Film Festival

BALLIN ABROAD, a captivating documentary that follows the journeys of five American basketball players playing in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and Euro-Leagues, is set for a Special Community Screening at the North Carolina Black Film Festival.

The Umbrella Stage Closes Season With THE COLOR PURPLE

The Umbrella Stage Company presents the musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel, The Color Purple, and the 1985 film by Steven Spielberg.

The Umbrella Stage Closes Season With Joyous THE COLOR PURPLE

The Umbrella Stage Company presents the musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel, The Color Purple, and the 1985 film by Steven Spielberg.

The Umbrella Stage to Close Season With THE COLOR PURPLE This Month

The Umbrella Stage Company will present the musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel, The Color Purple, and the 1985 film by Steven Spielberg.


After directing the Wicked movie musical, Jon M. Chu will helm a film adaptation of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Amazon Studios. Also known for directing the hit comedy Crazy Rich Asians and the film adaptation of In the Heights, Chu has been 'dreaming' of directing the musical for years.

THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Shifts Release Date to Christmas Day

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, a movie musical film adaptation of Alice Walker's The Color Purple will premiere later this year. The film, previously set to come to cinemas on December 20, has now shifted its opening day to Christmas Day, December 25.

Colman Domingo to Lead Netflix's THE MADNESS Limited Series From THE LARAMIE PROJECT Writer Stephen Belber

Netflix has ordered The Madness, a conspiracy thriller under Chernin Entertainment’s (The North Road Company) first look deal at Netflix. The series will star Colman Domingo (Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fear The Walking Dead). The eight-episode series was created and executive produced by Stephen Belber (The Laramie Project).

THE COLOR PURPLE Makes A Joyful Noise At The Roxy Regional Theatre, August 5 - August 20

The inspiring musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE COLOR PURPLE will make a joyful noise at the Roxy Regional Theatre, beginning Friday, August 5, at 8:00pm.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett Join BLACK ORPHEUS Creative Team

Producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey announced that Academy Award Nominated and Latin Grammy Winner Carlinhos Brown and Academy Award Nominated and Grammy Award Winner Siedah Garrett have joined the all-star creative team of the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus as composer and lyricist, respectively.

BWW Interview: THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Songwriters Tom Mizer & Curtis Moore Talk Season 4!

Season 4 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime Video is out now! BroadwayWorld spoke with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's original songwriters/lyricists Tom Mizer and Curtis Moore about creating the music for one of the most popular TV shows out there today!

BLOOD COUNTESS Announced At The Strand Theater!

The Strand Theater Company will return to live in-person programming with the opening production of Season 14, the regional premiere of Blood Countess by Kelleen Conway Blanchard. Directed by the Strand Associate Artistic Director, Erin Riley.

Signature Theatre Sets 2021/22 Season Featuring Pre-Broadway KPOP, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL & More

The 2021/2022 Signature Theatre season kicks off early November 2021 with a reimagined new production of Jonathan Larson’s musical RENT and continues with the DC premiere of Daphne’s Dive by Quiara Alegría Hudes; a new production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick and more.

Student Blog: In the Heights and Cats: Why the Team Behind Movie Musicals is so Important

Seeing both of these movies and comparing their teams has shown that Hollywood needs to let Broadway people work on movie musicals. There is an understanding that Broadway people have of musicals that Hollywood people don't. 

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING!

They also discussed the return of Broadway and why the industry needs to be more diverse.

VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW!

Leslie Grace plays Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights,' which will be released in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, June 11th. 


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