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Alice Walker News

Date of Birth: February 09, 1944 (73)
Birth Place: Eatonton, GA, USA
Gender: Female
Sochi Fried to Star in CROSSING DELANCEY at Alliance Theatre; Cast Announced!Sochi Fried to Star in CROSSING DELANCEY at Alliance Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team behind its upcoming production of Crossing Delancey, the play that led to the hit 1980s film about a young woman's search for fulfillment and her loveable, but overbearing Bubbie.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Bring American Classic to the Fox Theater This FallTHE COLOR PURPLE to Bring American Classic to the Fox Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Direct from Broadway, THE COLOR PURPLE is the Tony Award-winning revival of the truly remarkable musical adapted from Alice Walker's best-selling novel. Directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple), the critically acclaimed revival will come to Atlanta from October 24 to October 29 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017/2018 season. (more...)

SHE GOT OFF THE COUCH Gets NYC Premiere at Dixon PlaceSHE GOT OFF THE COUCH Gets NYC Premiere at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

She Got Off The Couch will have its New York City premiere at experimental performance venue, Dixon Place, as part of the HOT! Festival. Running since 1992 and it is the 26 year of the LGBTQ festival curated with performances featuring queer theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry, comedy. Critically acclaimed for bringing exciting new work to the stage, She Got Off the Couch is excited to be on stage on July 24th. (more...)

Winning Play$ Panel Talks Black Women, Feminism, and EmpowermentWinning Play$ Panel Talks Black Women, Feminism, and Empowerment
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Winning Play$: Black Women, Feminism, & Empowerment was held Monday, June 26th 2017 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. (more...)

Open Road Integrated Media Newsletters Reach One Million SubscribersOpen Road Integrated Media Newsletters Reach One Million Subscribers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Oxygen to Present Special 4-Night Event THE JURY SPEAKS, Beg. 7/22Oxygen to Present Special 4-Night Event THE JURY SPEAKS, Beg. 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Oxygen Media, the new network for crime fans, launches a special four-night television event about the verdicts that stunned the nation with THE JURY SPEAKS beginning Saturday, July 22 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next SummerTHE COLOR PURPLE to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that direct from Broadway, THE COLOR PURPLE, the Tony Award-winning revival of the truly remarkable musical adapted from Alice Walker's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple), will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement next summer July 17 - 29, 2018. (more...)

Female Stars to Share the Adventure Cruise to AlaskaFemale Stars to Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine's Share the Adventure Cruise is adding Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout, comedian Rita Rudner and O, The Oprah Magazine books editor Leigh Haber to the list of visionaries and authorities who will be on board the July 15 sailing to Alaska. In addition to having the opportunity to enjoy performances by Rudner, guests aboard the ms Eurodam will also be able to join O's Onboard Book Club where Haber will lead the discussion as Strout shares the process and inspiration behind her latest novel, Anything Is Possible. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE IN CONCERT, Cadogan HallBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE IN CONCERT, Cadogan Hall
by Andrew Tomlins - May 22, 2017

Having premiered on Broadway in 2005, The Color Purple was first seen on the London stage back in 2013 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production, directed by John Doyle, subsequently transferred to Broadway, launching British actress Cynthia Erivo to international stardom. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marisha Wallace, Rachel John, Wendy Mae Brown and More in THE COLOR PURPLE in ConcertPhoto Flash: Marisha Wallace, Rachel John, Wendy Mae Brown and More in THE COLOR PURPLE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

THE COLOR PURPLE played in concert at the Cadogan Hall last night, directed and produced by Danielle Tarento, and co-produced by Matthew Chandler for the British Theatre Academy. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain CallVIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain Call
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

The British Theatre Academy presents a charity gala performance of The Color Purple to raise money for young performers who cannot afford to train in performing arts. Recent performances have included The Secret Garden at The Ambassadors Theatre and Godspell at St Pauls Church, Covent Garden. This concert features a line-up of West End performers alongside a choir of children from the BTA. (more...)

Photo Flash: W.Bruce Cameron Celebrates the Release of A DOG'S WAY HOMEPhoto Flash: W.Bruce Cameron Celebrates the Release of A DOG'S WAY HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Last night, W.Bruce Cameron (A Dog's Purpose, Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) held a launch party for his latest book, A Dog's Way Home. Coinciding with the release, the party was held at the Jamaica Inn in Marina Del Rey, California.  Notable attendees included Tony Winner Marissa Jaret-Winokur, 3x Golden Globe winning Executive Producer and Writer Cindy Chupak.  (more...)

Alliance to Premiere Beloved Children's Story, THE DANCING GRANNYAlliance to Premiere Beloved Children's Story, THE DANCING GRANNY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announce its upcoming world premiere production, The Dancing Granny. Based on the children's book by Newbery Honor winner Ashley Bryan, The Dancing Granny comes to life with exciting music and movement in this family-friendly, one-act production, at three locations June 10 - July 16, 2017. (more...)

The Brooklyn Museum Hosts Alice Walker for Lecture, 5/25The Brooklyn Museum Hosts Alice Walker for Lecture, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 pm, join acclaimed author and activist Alice Walker in an intimate lecture inspired by her life's work and the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85. Walker won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for The Color Purple, which was adapted as a movie in 1985 and a Broadway musical in 2005. (more...)

Bed-Stuy Restoration Launches Restoration Art & Unveils Newly Renovated Billie Holiday TheatreBed-Stuy Restoration Launches Restoration Art & Unveils Newly Renovated Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Forged in the kiln of the civil rights movement and birthed in the midst of urban decay, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), founded in 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary in Central Brooklyn, home to the largest Black community in the United States. With a deepened and renewed commitment to supporting revolutionary art makers and protecting sustainable art spaces, Restoration launches the dynamic 21st century creative complex: RestorationArt.   (more...)

The Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs for Adults, Teens, and KidsThe Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs for Adults, Teens, and Kids
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids in May. Public programs include talks, performances, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (more...)

PEN America's WORLD VOICES Literary Festival to Proceed Without Israeli Government SupportPEN America's WORLD VOICES Literary Festival to Proceed Without Israeli Government Support
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Human rights advocates have welcomed the decision by PEN America to hold PEN's annual World Voices literary festival without funding from the Israeli government. (more...)

VIDEO: Exuberant Cynthia Erivo Accepts Grammy for Best Musical Theater AlbumVIDEO: Exuberant Cynthia Erivo Accepts Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

At last night's GRAMMY AWARDS, the cast recording of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE picked up the award for Best Musical Theater Album. (more...)

 THE COLOR PURPLE Wins Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award THE COLOR PURPLE Wins Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Broadway Records' cast recording of THE COLOR PURPLE has won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson are the principal soloists on the album produced by Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders and Jhett Tolentino. Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell and Allee Willis are composers/lyricists. (more...)

Tony Nominee Stephen Bray to Teach at 12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters ProjectTony Nominee Stephen Bray to Teach at 12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University announce Stephen Bray, Tony, and Grammy-nominated songwriter for The Color Purple, will join the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project as a Master Teacher. (more...)

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