Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Broadway Songs from Women of Color by Broadway Direct

March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to highlighting the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. We’re kicking it off with this amazing playlis…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

She’s Beautiful and She’s Here: Cynthia Erivo Set to Publish a Children’s Book this Fall by Tremaine A. Price

Adding to her already stellar roster of talents as a Tony- Grammy- and Emmy winning actress, Cynthia Erivo is now adding author to her resume. The Color Purple star and Academy Award nominat…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Black History Month: Jennifer Holliday Celebrates the Legendary Lena Horne by Caitlin Moynihan

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com is once again inviting Broadway artists to celebrate the Black theatermakers who inspire them. Stars are taking this chance to honor their fri…

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The Color Purple and the paradox of intolerance by Samuel Nicholls

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Monday, February 22, 2021

The Color Purple - at Home, Curve online review – life-affirming musical retelling of Alice Walker's novel by Rachel Halliburton

Celie learns how to live from the strong, rebellious women she encounters This production of The Color Purple is an extraordinary testimony to the fact that many of the twentieth century’s…

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‘Simply unmissable’: THE COLOR PURPLE – Curve Leicester (Online review) by Louise Penn

I have loved both book and film of The Color Purple for as long as I can remember. Alice Walker’s novel of strong black females in an America which sees them as not just second-class citiz…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Review: The Color Purple, The Curve Leicester by Ryan Van Champion

Review: The Color Purple, The Curve Leicester 5.0Overall Score If you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a patreon with every penny going towards keeping paying AYT goi…

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Ep109 – John Doyle (Part 2) by Elizabeth Wheless

John Doyle’s production of The Color Purple inspired me to invite him to tea. We met shortly after he took of Classic Stage Company where I had famously quit a production of Mother Courage…

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‘The emotion flooding from the stage is overwhelming’: THE COLOR PURPLE – Curve Leicester (Online review) by Not Exactly Billington

Following on from the immensely successful Sunset Boulevard in Concert, Curve has reunited the company of 2019’s The Color Purple (a co-production with Birmingham Hippodrome) to once again…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Color Purple review – musical romance rings hollow from a distance by Arifa Akbar

Available onlineCovid guidelines and clunky camerawork sadly undermine the ebullient performances in this digital adaptation of Alice Walker’s modern classic It felt auspicious when the le…

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Throwback Thursday: Pérola Congo by Sarah Day

By Sarah Day Sarah Day spoke to Pérola Congo who is appearing in Curve's The Color Purple at Home which is streaming online now. This post Throwback Thursday: Pérola Congo first appeared o…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

REVIEW: The Color Purple at home, Curve Leicester ✭✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews the online musical concert production of The Color Purple presented by the Curve Leicester. ✭✭✭✭✭ This post REVIEW: The Color Purple at home, Cur…

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Actor loses tribunal claim over loss of Color Purple role after homophobic comments by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Seyi Omooba was sacked from lesbian part at Leicester theatre after homophobic post emerged An actor who sued a theatre and her former agents after she was sacked when a Facebook post resurf…

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NEWS: Actress Seyi Omooba loses tribunal against Leicester Curve & Global Artists by Press Releases

Actress Seyi Omooba has lost her employment tribunal case alleging breach of contract and religious discrimination for her dismissal from a production of The Color Purple.

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Actress Fired From ‘The Color Purple’ After Anti-Gay Posts Loses Lawsuit by Artsjournal1

A British employment tribunal unanimously rejected Seyi Omooba’s claims of breach of contract and religious discrimination, finding that “there is no breach of contract because the claim…

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Seyi Omooba's Claims of Religious Discrimination Rejected After Removal From THE COLOR PURPLE

Leicester Curve has released an official statement, revealing that Seyi Omooba's claims of religious discrimination were rejected by an employment tribunal. Omooba took legal action against …

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Tribunal rules against Seyi Omooba in Color Purple case by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Seyi Omooba has lost her employment tribunal against Leicester Curve and Global artists in relation to The Color Purple. This post Tribunal rules against Seyi Omooba in Color…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Ep108 – John Doyle (Part 1) by Elizabeth Wheless

John Doyle’s production of The Color Purple inspired me to invite him to tea. We met shortly after he took of Classic Stage Company where I had famously quit a production of Mother Courage…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

VIDEO: See Cynthia Erivo in the Trailer for GENIUS: ARETHA

National Geographic and Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” “The Color Purple”) revealed today during the network’s TCA session the highly anticipated premiere date and official series trail…

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BWW Interview: Tinuke Craig Chats THE COLOR PURPLE - AT HOME From Leicester Curve Online

Since 2019, the fast-rising director Tinuke Craig has fielded various iterations of her first-ever musical, The Color Purple, which was acclaimed in performance at Leicester's Curve Theatre …

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Actor’s homophobia made her commercially toxic, tribunal told by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Seyi Omooba is suing Leicester theatre and talent agency after being sacked for Facebook post on homosexuality A sacked actor who would have refused to play the role in which she had been ca…

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Limited Edition Double Record Vinyl Set of THE COLOR PURPLE Out Today

In celebration of the 5-year anniversary of the recording’s original release, Broadway Records has released the Grammy Award-winning recording of THE COLOR PURPLE as a double record set pr…

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Double Record, Purple Vinyl Set of The Color Purple Broadway Revival Cast Recording Arrives February 5 by Andrew Gans

The Grammy-winning album of the 2015 production features Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 1 - Webber's CINDERELLA Cast Recording, and More!

Check out this week's list of releases, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella cast recording, The Color Purple on vinyl, What the Constitution Means to Me, and more!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

She Was Fired From ‘The Color Purple’ And Is Suing. But She Would Probably Have Quit The Show Anyway. by Artsjournal1

Actress Seyi Omooba had been engaged to play Celie in the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel in Leicester, England in 2019 — but she was let go when a 2014 Facebook post of hers …

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Broadway Songs that Celebrate Black Artists by Broadway Direct

February is Black History Month, and we’re taking this opportunity to listen to and celebrate the history and legacy of Black artists in musical theatre. History continues to be in the mak…

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Concert Version of U.K.'s Recent The Color Purple to Stream by Ryan McPhee

The production from Curve Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome stars T'Shan Williams as Celie.

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NEWS: Curve announces plans to stream its production of The Color Purple by Press Releases

Following the success of its recent five-star production of Sunset Boulevard – at Home, Curve has announced plans to also stream The Color Purple online between 16 February and 7 March 202…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Odds & Ends: Grammy-Winning The Color Purple Special Album to be Released on Vinyl & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Grammy-Winning The Color Purple Cast Album to be Released as Purple Vinyl Broadway Records has announced the upcoming speci…

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THE COLOR PURPLE To Be Released on Limited Edition Double Vinyl Record

Broadway Records announced today the release of the Grammy Award-winning recording of THE COLOR PURPLE as a double record set printed on purple vinyl. It will be available on February 5, 202…

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Double Record, Purple Vinyl Set of The Color Purple Broadway Revival Cast Recording Due in February by Andrew Gans

The Grammy-winning album of the 2015 production features Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks.

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