BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at Riverside Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at Riverside Center For The Performing Arts
by Jeremy Bustin - Apr 14, 2019

Alice Walker's Pulitzer-winning The Color Purple is one of the greatest stories of the last 50 years, and its musical adaptation is one of the most magical Broadway experiences of the last 20 years. Riverside Center for the Performing Arts has captured much of that charm in its moving production of The Color Purple, running through May 5 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at Riverside Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at Riverside Center For The Performing Arts
by Jeremy Bustin - Apr 14, 2019

Alice Walker's Pulitzer-winning The Color Purple is one of the greatest stories of the last 50 years, and its musical adaptation is one of the most magical Broadway experiences of the last 20 years. Riverside Center for the Performing Arts has captured much of that charm in its moving production of The Color Purple, running through May 5 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (more...)

Riverside Center For The Performing Arts Presents THE COLOR PURPLERiverside Center For The Performing Arts Presents THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

The Riverside Center for the performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to present The Color Purple opening Wednesday, March 13 and running until Sunday, May 5. The Color Purple opened at The Broadway Theatre in 2005, directed by Gary Griffin, produced by Scott Sanders, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey. The original Broadway production ran from 2005 to 2008, earning eleven Tony Award nominations in 2006. An enthusiastically acclaimed Broadway revival opened in late 2015 and ran through early 2017, winning two 2016 Tony Awards- including Best Revival of a Musical. It is this version that is being staged. (more...)

BWW Review: If you AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At Toby's, Why Not?BWW Review: If you AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At Toby's, Why Not?
by Cybele Pomeroy - Sep 28, 2018

Are you looking for a rollicking good cabaret show and a hearty meal? Are you in the mood for a musical history lesson? How about both? Toby's in Columbia presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN,' The Fats Waller Musical Show through November 4th, and you should sit right down and buy yourself a ticket. (more...)

NEWSIES at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia - Start Spreading the News_NEWSIES is a hit!!NEWSIES at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia - Start Spreading the News_NEWSIES is a hit!!
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2018

Once again Toby's Dinner Theatre presents top flight entertainment for the entire family. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Are Front Page Headlines At Toby's In ColumbiaBWW Review: NEWSIES Are Front Page Headlines At Toby's In Columbia
by Cybele Pomeroy - Mar 28, 2018

Have a hankering for history, classic "fuggeddaboudid"  New York-ish accents, a charming child actor, romance, bylines and plenty of song and dance? Hoof it on over to Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia and see Disney's NEWSIES, now through June 10th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2011

While critics and fans alike justifiably lament the paucity of female leads in Broadway musicals this season just past, you need look no further than the current tour of The Color Purple for a musical filled to overflowing with noteworthy women characters. The beautiful and moving reimagination of Alice Walker's extraordinary novel of faith, despair, horror, beauty, love and redemption, The Color Purple might best be described as a woman's story, but it is, in every possible way, a human story as universal and as affecting as any work of musical theater ever created. (more...)

Broadway SD Presents THE COLOR PURPLE, 12/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2010

Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation is proud to announce that the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, will play at San Diego Civic Theatre for five performances only December 3 - 5, 2010. (more...)

Broadway SD Presents THE COLOR PURPLE, 12/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2010

Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation is proud to announce that the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, will play at San Diego Civic Theatre for five performances only December 3 - 5, 2010. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE COLOR PURPLE at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 25, 2010

Led by the exquisitely voiced Dayna Jarae Dantzler in the pivotal role of Celie, we are taken on a journey of almost 40 years in the lives of Walker's richly drawn characters, to learn the true lessons of life and love. The story is as moving as it has ever been - Walker's novel relates the story of Celie's extraordinary life eloquently and articulately - but the creators of this musical (which earned a whopping 11 Tony Award nominations, winning the top honor for LaChanze's stirring performance as Celie) have re-fashioned the story to make it more palatable for theatre-goers, delivering a version of the story that is easier to follow, while retaining all the epic scope and dramatic possibilities of the original work. Neither is it slavish in its devotion to Stephen Spielberg's fine film version; The Color Purple, 'the musical about love,' obviously tells the same story, but in a different way, offering instead a re-intepretation of Walker's artfully created story set to music and told vividly onstage. (more...)