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EL COLOR PÚRPURA llega a los cines este viernes
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Feb 6, 2024

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.

THE COLOR PURPLE is Now in UK Cinemas; Soundtrack Also Available Now!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2024

The highly-anticipated motion picture The Color Purple has been released today in UK cinemas. A film about empowerment, the film's accompanying soundtrack, ‘The Color Purple (Music From and Inspired By)', is also available now.

Video: Watch the First 10 Minutes of THE COLOR PURPLE With Whoopi Goldberg, 'Mysterious Ways' & More
by Michael Major - Jan 22, 2024

The first 10 minutes of The Color Purple have been released, featuring Whoopi Goldberg's cameo and the opening number, 'Mysterious Ways.' The video also features Tamela Mann, Halle Bailey, David Alan Grier, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, and Deon Cole. It opens with Bailey and Mpasi singing 'Huckleberry Pie' as Celie and Nettie.

Interview: Arielle Crosby of THE COLOR PURPLE at The Garden Theatre
by Paul Batterson - Jan 21, 2024

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 Classes Come to Peloton This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2024

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.

A SOLDIER'S PLAY Comes to WBTT This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2024

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe continues its 2023-2024 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “A Soldier's Play,” which was written by Charles Fuller. WBTT and Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) resident director Chuck Smith returns to Sarasota to direct.

THE COLOR PURPLE Box Office Numbers Fall After Christmas Opening
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 7, 2024

According to the New York Times, 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'
by Michael Major - Dec 29, 2023

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!

THE COLOR PURPLE Hits $25 Million at the Box Office
by Michael Major - Dec 27, 2023

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
by Michael Major - Dec 26, 2023

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
by Michael Major - Dec 26, 2023

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.

A Guide to THE COLOR PURPLE Musical Songs: What Was Cut & Added For the New Movie Musical
by Michael Major - Dec 20, 2023

The Color Purple movie musical features several new songs with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. With the additional of new material, some of the songs from the stage production have been cut. Check out a guide to new and old songs from The Color Purple on Broadway and on screen below!

Review Roundup: THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Starring Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks & More; What Did the Critics Think?
by Michael Major - Dec 19, 2023

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!

Listen: THE COLOR PURPLE Musical Film Official Soundtrack is Available Now
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2023

The Official Soundtrack for the forthcoming The Color Purple musical film is available now!  ‘The Color Purple (Music From and Inspired By)' Soundtrack is a powerhouse R&B/Pop album, featuring the film's ensemble cast. Listen to the album here!

Oprah Faced Pressure to Cast Beyoncé & Rihanna in THE COLOR PURPLE
by Michael Major - Dec 14, 2023

Oprah has revealed that she faced pressure to cast stars like Beyoncé and Rihanna in The Color Purple movie musical. Winfrey shared that while the original film was a commercial success, there was still concern from producers over selling the movie musical adaptation to audiences.

Video: Watch Danielle Brooks Sing 'Hell No!' In THE COLOR PURPLE Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 11, 2023

A new trailer for The Color Purple has been released, featuring Danielle Brooks singing 'Hell No!' Megan Thee Stallion will be featured on a remix of 'Hell No!' on the soundtrack. Watch the video, also with Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, H.E.R., Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Jon Batiste, and more.

THE COLOR PURPLE Stars Will Sit Down With Whoopi Goldberg on THE VIEW Next Week
by Michael Major - Dec 8, 2023

The cast of The Color Purple, including Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson and director Blitz Bazawule, will sit down on The View. The episode will mark the first time that Fantasia has spoken to Whoopi Goldberg about playing the role of Celie in the new movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple.

CENTRAL PARK Musical Series Canceled By Apple TV+ After Three Seasons
by Michael Major - Dec 4, 2023

With original musical numbers in each episode, the series included guest voice actors like Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Andrew Rannells, Billy Porter, Christopher Jackson, Jack McBrayer, Amber Ruffin, Yvette Nicole Brown, Craig Robinson, Tim Meadows, David Alan Grier, and more.

Photos: Check Out New THE COLOR PURPLE Stills With Fantasia Barrino, H.E.R., Halle Bailey & More
by Michael Major - Dec 4, 2023

The photos include Phylicia Pearl Mpasi and Halle Bailey as young Celie and Nettie. The stills also include Danielle Brooks performing 'Hello No!' as Sofia and Fantasia Barrino performing 'I'm Here' as Celie. New glimpses of Corey Hawkins as Harpo, H.E.R. as Squeak, Colman Domingo as Mister, and Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery are also featured.

Broadway Streaming Guide: Holidays 2023 - Where to Watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL & More
by Michael Major - Dec 23, 2023

From Hannah Waddingham's new Christmas special to classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol, see which holiday streaming titles are sure to bring any Broadway fan some extra merriment this year. Check out our complete guide to what Broadway fans should be streaming this holiday season on Netflix, Peacock, Disney+, and more now!

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