Friday, March 22, 2019

Theatrical Rights Worldwide & Authors Respond To Seyi Omooba's Dropping From THE COLOR PURPLE by BroadwayWorld

Now, Theatrical Rights Worldwide has released a statement of support on their behalf and that of the authors of the show...

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Actor Playing Lead In ‘The Color Purple’ Fired For Old Anti-Gay Facebook Post by Artsjournal1

Oluwaseyi Omooba, who had been cast as Celie, a queer character, in the revival by the Curve Theatre in Leicester and the Birmingham Hippodrome in England, wrote on the social media site fiv…

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Global Roundup 3/22 - THE COLOR PURPLE Casting Controversy, Paper Mill's 2019/2020 Season, and More! by Bww Special

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature…

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Today on Broadway: Friday, March 22, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Critics Differ on “Ain’t Too Proud” and “White Noise,” Actor Dropped from “The Color Purple” for Homophobic Posts, “Gary” Pushes Opening [display_podcast] “Today …

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

NEWS: Actress Seyi Omooba will leave Curve & Birmingham Hippodrome’s The Color Purple after ‘homophobic’ Facebook post controversy by Press Releases

Curve Leicester’s Chris Stafford and Nikolai Foster and Birmingham Hippodrome’s Fiona Allan have stated that Seyi Omooba, due to play Celie in the theatres’ forthcoming co-production o…

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Actor playing gay role in musical sacked for homophobic comments by Kevin Rawlinson

Oluwaseyi Omooba had been due to play star role in The Color Purple in UK stage show An actor playing a gay character in a stage production of the Color Purple has been sacked over homophobi…

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Seyi Omooba removed from The Color Purple by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Seyi Omooba hyas been removed from the forthcoming tour of The Color Purple following a storm over homophobic remarks posted on Twitter. This post Seyi Omooba removed from Th…

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Seyi Omooba Exits U.K.’s Upcoming The Color Purple Following Social Media Controversy by Ryan McPhee

The actor was to play Celie in the Leicester and Birmingham co-production.

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Seyi Omooba Dropped from THE COLOR PURPLE Following Homophobic Social Media Posts by BroadwayWorld

Last Friday, on Twitter, Hamilton actor Aaron Lee Lambert shared a screenshot of a Facebook post by Oluwaseyi Seyi Omooba - who had just been announced as playing Celie in Leicester Curve an…

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Seyi Omooba to leave The Color Purple after row over ‘homophobic’ Facebook post by Matthew Hemley

Seyi Omooba will no longer be part of the forthcoming tour of The Color Purple, producers behind the musical have confirmed. Omooba

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Bebe Neuwirth & Brandon Victor Dixon Will Announce 2019 Tony Award Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth and two-time Tony-nominated actor Brandon Victor Dixon have been selected to host the 2019 Tony Award nominations announcement on April 30 at 8:30…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Color Purple; who gets to play gay? by Alice Saville

Alice Saville writes on what 'The Color Purple' casting controversy says about theatre producers' attitudes towards queer actors, and queer audiences. The post The Color Purple; who gets t…

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Seeing red on The Color Purple by Mark Shenton

How religious freedoms and freedom of speech are clashing over the casting of the lead in a new regional production of The Color Purple.

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The Color Purple casting row is complex: I can’t see a happy resolution for anyone by Alistair Smith

It is hard to see a route to a happy resolution in the case of Seyi Omooba, the young actor at the

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Review: ‘The Color Purple’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by William Powell

Magic. Magnificent. Marvelous. There are only so many superlatives I can muster in such a small space, but The Color Purple, now running at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, is pheno…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

The Color Purple performer accused of hypocrisy over ‘homophobic’ Facebook post by Georgia Snow

A question mark hangs over a future production of The Color Purple after a historic social media post by its lead actor

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Leicester Curve Addresses THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Member's Homophobic Comments by BroadwayWorld

Last Friday, on Twitter, Hamilton actor Aaron Lee Lambert shared a screenshot of a Facebook post by Oluwaseyi Seyi Omooba - who had just been announced as playing Celie in Leicester Curve an…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cast Complete for Leicester’s Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome’s Co-Production of The Color Purple by Andrew Gans

Tinuke Craig will direct the staging, starring Hadestown alum Seyi Omooba as Celie.

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Casting announced for The Color Purple at Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Full casting has been announced for Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome's co-production of award-winning musical The Color Purple This post Casting announced for The Co…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Theater Gone Wrong: Audience Member Breaks the 4th Wall in The Color Purple by TheaterMania

Carrie Compere describes the case of the missing basket. Carrie Compere can currently be seen among the gospel choir featured in Jeremy O. Harris's new fantastical play, ''Daddy'', runni…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts To Stage ‘The Color Purple’ by News Desk

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts 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 i…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Jennifer Hudson-Led Aretha Franklin Biopic, Directed by Liesl Tommy, Sets 2020 Release Date by Ryan McPhee

Hudson, who appeared on Broadway in the revival of The Color Purple, will play the Grammy-winning Queen of Soul.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Odds & Ends: Cynthia Erivo to Star in Josh Gad's Rip Van Winkle Movie Musical & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Cynthia Erivo to Star in Josh Gad's Rip Van Winkle Movie Musical Tony winner Cynthia Erivo has signed on to lend her voice to a…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

VIDEO: Celebrate Love with Bryan Terrell Clark and Michael McElroy's THE COLOR PURPLE Tribute at Broadway Backwards! by BroadwayWorld

In honor of Valentine's Day, Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS has released a new video from Broadway Backwards 2018 As part of the annual event that features gender-reversed versions of musi…

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"What About Love" The Color Purple - Broadway Backwards 2018 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

At Broadway Backwards 2018, Hamilton’s Bryan Terrell Clark and Sunday in the Park with George’s Michael McElroy filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre with romance and warmth as they tenderly …

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Nicolette Robinson, Leslie Odom Jr., & Cynthia Erivo Sign On to Produce Witness Uganda by Drew Shade

It’s official! Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton), along with his wife Nicolette Robinson (Waitress) have joined on as producers for …

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The Color Purple’s Carla R. Stewart Will Star in Off-Broadway’s If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka by Andrew Gans

Tori Sampson’s play will be directed by Obie winner Leah C. Gardiner at Playwrights Horizons.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Oscar Bait! Here's Your First Look at Cynthia Erivo in the Harriet Tubman Biopic Harriet by Lindsey Sullivan

She's beautiful, and she's here! As previously reported, after recent screen successes in Widows and Bad Times at the El Royale, The Color Purple Tony winner Cynthia Erivo will …

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

World Premiere Musical Dave Earns 7 Helen Hayes Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

Arena Stage's world premiere production of Dave, a musical adaptation of the 1993 White House comedy flick, has earned seven nominations for the 2019 Helen Hayes Awards, w…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong Announces Casting for Off-Broadway Run at New World Stages by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for the off-Broadway transfer of The Play That Goes Wrong at New World Stages. The previously announced run will begin previews on February 11 with an opening night set for F…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Lillias White Returns To The Green Room 42 For The Club's Second Birthday by BroadwayWorld

THE GREEN ROOM 42 Broadway's newest intimate concert venue will celebrate its second birthday with the return of Tony Award winner Lillias White with a Valentine's Day show on Thursday, Febr…

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