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Video: PURLIE VICTORIOUS Takes its Final Bows on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2024

This weekend, Purlie Victorious took its final bow at the Music Box Theatre following 23 previews and 151 regular performances. The final show took place on February 4. Check out a video of the final curtain call here!

Exclusive: Hasna Muhammad, Daughter of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Reflects on the Women of PURLIE VICTORIOUS
by Team BWW - Feb 2, 2024

As Purlie Victorious enters its final weekend on Broadway, BroadwayWorld is very excited to share an exclusive essay written by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee's daughter, Hasna Muhammad, who played a key role in getting this landmark play back on Broadway. 

2 Broadway Shows Close Today
by Sidney Paterra - Feb 4, 2024

Purlie Victorious takes its final bow at the Music Box Theatre following 23 previews and 151 regular performances; and Harmony will conclude its run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre following 28 previews and 96 regular performances.

Video: Netflix Drops THE VINCE STAPLES SHOW Trailer
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2024

Who's Vince Staples? Well, that's a tricky question. He's kind of famous, but he's not. He's kind of rich, but he's not. He's also kind of a criminal. But he's…not? Joining Staples in the cast are Vanessa Bell Calloway, Andrea Ellsworth, Naté Jones, Arturo Castro, Scott MacArthur, Bryan Greenberg, and Myles Bullock. Watch the video trailer now!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adrienne Warren, and Melba Moore Join Talkback Series at PURLIE VICTORIOUS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2024

A slew of stars are joining the lineup for 'Victorious Talkbacks' the series of post-show events following performances of the Broadway revival of the American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Ossie Davis starring Leslie Odom, Jr.

Photos: Leslie Odom Jr. & PURLIE VICTORIOUS Company Host Conversation at Museum of Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2024

See photos of Leslie Odom Jr. and fellow Purlie Victorious cast/creatives at the Museum of Broadway.

Video: Watch an All New Montage of PURLIE VICTORIOUS on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2023

Watch a montage of Purlie Victorious on Broadway, starring Leslie Odom Jr. & more!

Photos: Drama League's Gabriel Stelian Shanks, Bevin Ross, and Bonnie Comley Celebrate Irene Gandy 
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 5, 2023

Gabriel Stelian Shanks, Bevin Ross, and Bonnie Comley were joined by The Drama League Board, staff, family, and friends to announce major gifts to The Irene Gandy Directing Assistantships.

Photos: Hillary Clinton Visits PURLIE VICTORIOUS on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 30, 2023

At the Wednesday evening performance of PURLIE VICTORIOUS: A Non-Confederate Romp Through The Cotton Patch, the cast, led by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young, was treated to a special visit from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton backstage at the Music Box Theatre. See photos here!

Photos: PURLIE VICTORIOUS Welcomes Angela Bassett, Alicia Keys, Mariska Hargitay, and Hilary Swank Backstage
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2023

See photos from a special Saturday Night on Broadway! The Music Box Theatre was graced by multiple celebrities on Saturday Night for the performance of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through The Cotton Patch. 

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the Drama League's Embrace the Season Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2023

Just last night, the Drama League celebrated Embrace The Season: A Drama League Celebration, the venerated gala event amplifying the extraordinary productions gracing stages in New York City each season. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals here.

Karamu House to Present Langston Hughes' BLACK NATIVITY at Allen Theatre in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2023

Experience the magic of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity at Allen Theatre in December 2023. This powerful and uplifting play incorporates African traditions, gospel music, and dance, bringing the nativity story to life in a fresh and vibrant way.

Billy Porter, Nicole Ari Parker, James Ijames, and More Set For PURLIE VICTORIOUS Talkback Series
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2023

The new Broadway production Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Ossie Davis starring Leslie Odom, Jr. will host a post-show talkback series this fall at the Music Box Theatre.

Video: Leslie Odom Jr. Shares His Daughter's Reaction to PURLIE VICTORIOUS on FALLON
by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2023

Leslie Odom Jr. sat down with Jimmy Fallon to discuss his return to Broadway in Purlie Victorious. Odom Jr. said he had a 'different schedule' the last time he was on Broadway in Hamilton, since he now has two young children. He shared his daughter's thoughts on his new play, revealing one scene in the show that shocked her. Watch the video!

PURLIE VICTORIOUS Extends Broadway Run
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2023

Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by the legendary Ossie Davis starring Leslie Odom, Jr. has announced an extension of its critically claimed Broadway run.

Video: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of PURLE VICTORIOUS
by Red Carpet - Oct 12, 2023

On September 27, the company of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch had something to celebrate at the Music Box Theatre, as the show officially opened on Broadway. In this video, watch as we take you to the red carpet with celebrity guests including Reverend Al Sharpton, Melba Moore, Nicolette Robinson and more!

PURLIE VICTORIOUS to Offer $15 Tickets to NYC High School Students Through Ticketing Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2023

Discover how PURLIE VICTORIOUS is giving NYC high school students the chance to see this incredible musical with a new student ticket initiative. Find out how to take advantage of this limited-time offer and experience the magic of PURLIE VICTORIOUS in New York City.

Photos: Original PURLIE VICTORIOUS Cast Member Alan Alda Visits Broadway Revival Cast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2023

Original Purlie Victorious cast member ALAN ALDA reunites with the Broadway revival cast in a special visit. Check out the photos and join in the excitement of this reunion at the Purlie Victorious revival.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PURLIE VICTORIOUS
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 2, 2023

BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big opening night of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals here!

Photos: Director Kenny Leon Gets His Sardi's Portrait
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 2, 2023

Check out photos of Tony winning director Kenny Leon's new caricature unveiling at Sardi's!

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