Saturday, October 19, 2019

Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic Respect. The previously announced film, dir…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Audra McDonald, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic R…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Kenita R. Miller Joins Come From Away on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Welcome to the Rock, Kenita R. Miller! The strong-voiced Broadway vet joined the main-stem cast of Come From Away on October 15. She takes over the role of Hannah from original cast member Q…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

2019 Barrymore Award Winners Announced; Gem of the Ocean and The Color Purple Take Top Prizes by Andrew Gans

Celebrating the professional theatre scene in the Greater Philadelphia area, the awards were presented October 14.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

The Color Purple writer Alice Walker opens up for first time on Seyi Omooba case by Georgia Snow

The Color Purple writer Alice Walker has spoken publicly for the first time about the Seyi Omooba case, in a letter that

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Alice Walker Pens Moving Essay on THE COLOR PURPLE, Celie as a Character and Oluwaseyi Omooba

On Facebook this week, producer Scott Sanders shared the below letter from the Pulitzer Prize winning writer of The Color Purple, Alice Walker...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Tinuke Craig on capitalist families, panto and The Color Purple casting row by Bridget Minamore

The fast-rising director talks about staging Maxim Gorky’s Vassa with a last-minute lead, her passion for musicals and the joy of brain-digging in rehearsals When I meet the director Tinuk…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Quentin Earl Darrington & Will Swenson Join Brooklyn 15th Anniversary Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway veterans Quentin Earl Darrington and Will Swenson will lend their voices to the score of the 2004 Broadway musical Brooklyn at its upcoming 15th anniversary reunion concert. Darri…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

LaChanze & Andrea Martin to Join Campbell Scott in A Christmas Carol on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning actresses LaChanze and Andrea Martin will return to Broadway this holiday season, taking on the roles of the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Past, respect…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Exclusive: Get A First Listen To The Tour Cast Of THE COLOR PURPLE

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to the  2019-20 North American tour cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Preview performances will begin October 19, 2019 i…

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Cynthia Erivo to Play Aretha Franklin in National Geographic's Anthology Series GENIUS

National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy® Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” Broadway's …

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ROCKERS ON BROADWAY to Honor LaChanze and Russ Titelman

The Path Fund Inc. announces the initial list of performers that will appear at the 26th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY.  The event will honor and TONY Award-winner for The Color Purple a?…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Actor removed from The Color Purple plans legal action against Leicester’s Curve by Georgia Snow

Seyi Omooba, the actor who was replaced in a production of The Color Purple following the emergence of historic anti-gay comments, is

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

As Banned Books Week Comes To An End, One Might Wonder If Books Are Really Still Banned by Artsjournal2

The answer is yes. Yes, they sure are. And it’s not just Harry Potter or And Tango Makes Three. “Our government doesn’t actually ban books, does it? Sure it does! The federal gover…

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'Homophobic' Actress Dropped From THE COLOR PURPLE Plans To Sue

As we previously reported, actress Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Omooba was removed from Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome's revival of musical The Color Purple after Hamilton actor Aaron …

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Friday, September 27, 2019

BWW TV: J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker & More Get Ready to Cut Loose for Kennedy Center's FOOTLOOSE!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon presents the Broadway Center Stage production of Footloose. The cast is led by J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton, Broadway …

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Star-Studded Cast of The Kennedy Center's FOOTLOOSE

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon presents the Broadway Center Stage production of Footloose. The cast is led by J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton, Broadway …

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Cynthia Erivo & More to Sing Out at 2019 Edition of Darren Criss' Elsie Fest by Andy Lefkowitz

More stars have been announced to appear in the 2019 edition of the outdoor musical celebration Elsie Fest. The previously announced event, created by Emmy winner Darren Criss, will take p…

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NEWS: West Side Story, Standing At The Sky’s Edge & The Color Purple fight it out at UK Theatre Awards 2019

Surely we are not heading towards awards season yet again? We had better hurry up then and check out the musical theatre nominees in this year’s UK Theatre Awards. Who will you be rooting …

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for the Broadway Premiere of Six by Broadway.com

Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of Six. The main-stem transfer of the Olivier-nominated musical will begin previews on February 13, 2020 ahead of a Marc…

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The Color Purple fills Drury Lane's stage with triple threats by Jack Helbig

Lili-Anne Brown's staging of the musical based on Alice Walker's classic novel brings down the house. There is no doubt the 2005 musical adaptation of Alice Walk…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mariah Lyttle, Sandie Lee & More to Lead the National Tour of The Color Purple by Ryan Gilbert

Casting has been announced for the 2019-20 North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple, and Mariah Lyttle, Sandie Lee and Chédra Arielle will lead th…

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Cast Set for New National Tour of The Color Purple by Adam Hetrick

The tour of the Tony Award-winning revival will open in New Orleans in October.

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Mariah Lyttle to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE 2019-20 Tour

TROIKA Entertainment announced today the tour cities and casting for the 2019-20 North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Salute Her Awards Celebrate Black Women on Broadway and in New York Theater by Laurenyarger

Collage Photo Credit: Café Mocha Radio Show’s 9th Annual Salute Her Awards. Top Row - Left to Right: LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Leslie Uggams, Alia Jones-Harvey, Cookie Jordan -- Bott…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Six Announces Casting for Broadway Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is set for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of Six. The previously announced main-stem transfer of the Olivier-nominated musical will begin previews on February 13, 202…

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The SIX Queens Headed to Broadway by Broadway Direct

The half-dozen actresses needed to play the iconic Queens of the eagerly anticipated Broadway production of SIX have been crowned. Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Sti…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Kyle Scatliffe Reprises Touring Turn in Broadway's Hamilton for Limited Run by Andy Lefkowitz

Kyle Scatliffe, the multi-talented star recently seen on tour as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton, steps into the Broadway production for a limited engagement from September…

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Kyle Scatliffe Joins Broadway's Hamilton for Limited Engagement by Ryan McPhee

The Color Purple alum steps in as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo to Perform With the Colorado Symphony by Adam Hetrick

The Color Purple Tony winner will play Denver as part of the Legendary Women’s Voices series.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Inside The Theater District Applebee’s Secret Menu That I Definitely Didn’t Make Up by Broadway Beat

by Ryan Kristopik. @ryankristopik. Everyone’s favorite cheat (out) meal takes place at the Applebee’s on 42nd Street. What Broadway Babies don’t know is that there is a hidden menu for…

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