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Based on Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis

Closing: November 06, 1971

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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2019
The hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, MIRACLE, is announcing its final weeks, closing on Sunday, September 29. In its successful five month run, the musical was seen by over 30,000 people including Chicago Cubs players David Ross, Willson Contreras, Kerry Wood, Ryan Dempster and Ryne Sandberg, as well as numerous local celebrities including Jim Belushi, Allison Victoria of HGTV, Wayne Messmer, Tom Ricketts, Tom Dreesen and many more who lauded the production. Today, William Marovitz and Arny Granat, co-producers of the production, are thrilled to announce that MIRACLE has been nominated for a 2019 Equity Jeff Award in the a?oeNew Work- Musicala?? category. Now playing at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted, MIRACLE is providing Chicago Cubs fans and theatregoers a final opportunity to relive the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series win.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 5, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features The August Wilson Theatre!
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 22, 2021
This fall is about to get a little more amahzing! That's because Seth Rudetsky, SiriusXM's afternoon Broadway host, musician, actor and award-winning comic, will be returning to Asylum NYC with his hilarious one-man homage to Broadway.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Choreographer, director, and producer George Faison will receive the 2021 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and DanceAfrica, an annual celebration of African and African-American dance, music, and culture, will receive this year's award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2019
The Fabulous Fox, The Muny and The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation have announced the 41 participating schools for the 2019-2020 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards season (SLHSMTA). The year-long adjudicating process kicks-off with Visitation Academy's Once Upon a Mattress, October 10-12 and continues through late April of next year. In early May of 2020, nominees will be announced in 14 categories, including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor and a new category, The Carol B. Loeb Production Enhancement Award. Modeled on The Tony Awards, the 2019-2020 SLHSMTA season will culminate with an awards ceremony on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. at The Fabulous Fox Theatre with the Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor advancing to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (Jimmy Awards) in New York. Carol B. Loeb will serve as presenting sponsor with KTVI FOX2 and KPLR 11 partnering as media sponsors once again.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022
In MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre, Sheldon Epps recounts his rollercoaster ride of a life in the theatre, with all the excitement and occasional anguish that come with the highs and lows.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 30, 2019
Hero Theatre announced today that Broadway actress April Nixon has joined the cast of Troy by Amina Henry. The world premiere is directed by Hero Theatre's Artistic Director Elisa Bocanegra and features original songs by T.J. Keanu Tario.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021
Philomene Doucette, is a made-to-order assassin struggling between her programming and her desire for free will. Brainwashed and systematically fractured from the age of six, the pretty killer disassociates between her Six-Year-Old Self, the heart, Philomene, the head, and the Monarch Queen, the abyss who finds no issue with killing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021
Accompanying her critically acclaimed performance in Netflix’s hit miniseries MAID, Tony Award Winner Anika Noni Rose has released new song “So Much More” as a tribute to the show’s themes of motherhood, poverty, and resilience.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020
On Wednesday, October 21, ALL ARTS will premiere Women of Color on Broadway as part of its House Seats series. With theater doors remaining closed for months to come, this new House Seats concert special features songs from popular Broadway musicals, including “Hamilton,” “The Wiz,” “The Band’s Visit,” “Once On This Island,” and many more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021
There’s a new Theatre company in town! Darryl Reuben Hall and Stage Aurora Theatrical Company announced today the formation of Stage Aurora NY, with a mission “to enlighten the mind by way of diverse, faith-based and BIOP works.”
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2020
Tony® Award winning actress Melba Moore comes home to Crossroads Theatre Company for an encore performance of Melba Moore: Sweet Songs of the Soul that will be streaming on Crossroads’ website December 1 thru January 3.  The production, written and performed by Moore, made its debut during Crossroads 2007-2008 Season.
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) has announced its 22nd anniversary 2021-2022 season, with the Maya Angelou-inspired theme, “And Still We Rise.”
by Michael Major - May 27, 2022
Blair UnderwoodDuring an interview on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan, Blair Underwood revealed that he would like to return to Broadway in a musical. Underwood also spoke about his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in the 2012 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
 In an effort to strengthen its education outreach program, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has hired Jim Weaver as its new education director/artistic associate. WBTT patrons may recognize Weaver’s name – he has directed productions including “Caroline or Change,” “Raisin,” “In the Heights,” “Fences” and “Purlie,” to name a few.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
After a 15-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, proprietors Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel have announced that “Broadway’s Supper Club” Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen its iconic red door for live performances on June 17, 2021. 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2020
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) has announced its 21st anniversary 2020-2021 season. In addition to four regular-season shows, the schedule includes a special holiday show, available outside of the subscription. Running from October 7, 2020 through June 6, 2021, the regular season shows are a?oeBroadway in Black,a?? a?oeEubie!,a?? a?oePipelinea?? and a?oeSmokey Joe's Café.a?? The holiday show is a?oeBlack Nativity.a??
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022
Back by popular demand – from its world-premiere run during the summer of 2017 – Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will present “Broadway in Black,” updated for 2022. In this musical revue created and adapted by WBTT Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, WBTT will salute Broadway musicals with songs that span decades and a wide variety of musical styles that will appeal to audiences of all ages.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022
New York City Opera will present Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's thrilling double bill, The Seven Deadly Sins & Mahagonny Songspiel, for the first time ever told as one story, a tragic fable for today.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022
The 29TH Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) has a roster of distinguished artists who will co-host six evenings of programs virtually. This year's overall theme is Beyond Boundaries.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
When Churchyards Yawn, a fast-paced, witty, and deeply felt 'divine comedy,' is the story of all the dead Hamlet characters' travails in Purgatory. The reading is free and takes place on July 16, 2022, at the Desert View High School black box theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021
Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Bobby Patrick - Jul 14, 2022
One of the best shows of the season, MAKE THEM HEAR YOU leaves a lasting impression.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2021
This month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2023
Performing classics from The Wiz, The Color Purple, Company, Porgy & Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and more, the cast will feature Corbin Bleu, Nikki Renée Daniels, Tiffany Mann, Nova Payton, Stephanie Mills, Norm Lewis, John Manzari, Leah Flynn, Amber Iman, Peppermint, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ephraim Sykes, E. Clayton Cornelious, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2020
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will present its critically acclaimed production of Nina Simone: Four Women, first staged last spring with Northlight Theatre in Chicago, to Lowell from February 12 to March 8 only at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, according to Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas and Interim Artistic Director Terry Berliner.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 14, 2021
Thirty-three years later, these are the shows that Stephen Mosher remembers most vividly, from his first time in a Manhattan nightclub to the last night, on March 12th, 20202
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020
Women of Color on Broadway, a non-profit dedicated to supporting women of African, Latin, and Asian descent pursuing careers in musical theater, will present its Purple Crystal Honorary Awards in The Cooper Union's Great Hall on February 10, 2020. This year's honorees are Tony-award winners LaChanze and Melba Moore. The award celebrates the heroines of African, Latin, and Asian descent who paved the way for the next generation of women of color in theater.
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2020
Melba Moore has been a success on Broadway, on television, in movies, and music for over 50 years. In an all new segment for, Moore meets talks about her commitment to helping young entertainers live their dreams, and shares a backstage visit as she prepares to rock New York City.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 1, 2021
Tony winner Helen Mirren will star alongside Uzo Aduba ('Godspell' on Broadway), Academy Award-winners Morgan Freeman and Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie, Constance Wu, Nicole Beharie, and Constance Wu in 'Solos,' a new series set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 30, 2019
Women of Color on Broadway is set to honor Tony Award-winners Melba Moore and LaChanze on February 10, 2020 at at The Great Hall in NYC.
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 22, 2022
Today's subject Norm Lewis is probably best known for his rich baritone sound and superb acting in several Broadway musicals. His tour de force performance opposite Audra McDonald in Porgy and Bess is still one of the great modern-day performances.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2022
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, City Theatre Company, and DEMASKUS Theater Collective will co-present the story of voting-rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer in the Pittsburgh premiere of FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Cheryl L. West.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2022
Epps recounts his rollercoaster ride of a life in the theatre, with all the excitement and occasional anguish that come with the highs and lows. The author’s journey in the American theatre has been amplified by his experience as a Black man who has frequently been “one of the few,” “the first” or even “the only.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2020
The pandemic has not stopped the producers of the hit holiday musical Black Nativity from bringing their production to audiences around the world. Black Nativity: A Gospel Christmas Musical Experience is known for sold out performances in Atlanta, and cities in the southeast, will return this year as a streamed theatrical concertized performance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s Tony Award-nominated play, Clyde’s, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Peet’s Theatre beginning Friday, January 20 and continuing through Sunday, February 26, 2023.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2020
The Last Five Years will play at the world famous outdoor Minack Theatre in Cornwall from 15th a?" 19th September.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2021
As Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is poised to present its 22nd anniversary 2021-2022 season, the popular arts organization is continuing to be cautious in its approach to operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. With subscription and individual tickets for the entire season still on hold, WBTT has released tickets only to its 2021-2022 season opener, 'Eubie!'
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2019
In honor of the 108 years it took the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, MIRACLE, the hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, is thrilled to celebrate its 108th performance on Friday, August 30th with a special event at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted) beginning at 7:15 p.m. The scheduled performance of the production will follow at 8 p.m.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Blaine Alden Krauss in From the Soul on October 13th, 2019. In his anticipated New York City solo concert debut, Krauss offers his vocal interpretations on funk, disco and theatrical favorites. With a bold and inspiring set list, the high- spirited evening of music will feature the eclectic influences of artists/shows such as Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Diana Ross, Purlie! and The Wiz. Under the musical direction of Dylan Glatthorn and with an arsenal of Broadway Voices, including Kinky Boots star J. Harrison Ghee, don't miss the feel-good show of the fall.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2020
Casting has been announced for The Last Five Years at the Minack Theatre! The cast will be led by Emma Kingston as Cathy and Waylon Jacobs as Jamie.
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2021
Freeman is an Academy Award winning actor, director, and narrator whose Broadway credits include 'The Country Girl,' 'The Gospel at Colonus,' 'The Mighty Gents,' 'Purlie,' and 'The Dozens.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020
BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021
Richard Wesley’s 'Black Terror' is co-produced by WACO Theater Center, which is based out of Los Angeles’ North Hollywood neighborhood. The production will be directed by WACO’s Co-Artistic Director, Richard Lawson, and will live-stream online this summer.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 17, 2020
We've been compiling videos from college seniors all around the country for our new daily showcase series. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2021
Legendary costume designer Ann Roth has been awarded the 2021 Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence In Period Film for her work on Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Louis Johnson, dancer and choreographer, has died on March 31 at age 90.

Purlie Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Purlie been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Choreography for Louis Johnson and Best Direction of a Musical for Philip Rose.

What other awards has Purlie been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Melba Moore.

What other awards has Purlie won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Melba Moore.

What awards has Purlie been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Melba Moore.

What awards has Purlie won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Melba Moore.

What productions of Purlie have there been?
Purlie has had 7 productions including Broadway which opened in 1970, Broadway which opened in 1970, Broadway which opened in 1972, Broadway which opened in 1972, London Fringe which opened in 2004, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005 and Regional (US) which opened in 2005.

What is the songs are in Purlie and what's the order?
Walk Him Up the Stairs
New Fangled Preacher Man
Skinnin' a Cat
The Harder They Fall
The Barrels of War
The Unborn Love
Big Fish, Little Fish
God's Alive
I Got Love
Great White Father
Down Home
First Thing Monday Mornin'
He Can Do It
The World Is Comin' to a Start
Easy Goin' Man