Monday, May 20, 2019

T’Shan Williams to play Celie in The Color Purple Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo T'Shan Williams is to play Celie in The Color Purple tour presented by Curve Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome in June 2019. This post T’Shan Williams to play Celie in Th…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Production new round-up: T’Shan Williams to replace Seyi Omooba in The Color Purple and Tyrone Huntley to lead new LGBTQ+ musical by The Stage

Musicals T’Shan Williams has been announced as the replacement for Seyi Omooba in the forthcoming production of The Color Purple. Williams will

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

T'Shan Williams Replaces Seyi Omooba in THE COLOR PURPLE by BroadwayWorld

It was recently announced that T'Shan Williams will play the role of Celie at the upcoming Curve, Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome production of The Color Purple.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

T’Shan Williams to replace Seyi Omooba in The Color Purple by Matthew Hemley

T’Shan Williams has been announced as the replacement for Seyi Omooba in the forthcoming production of The Color Purple. Omooba left the

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Mitchell Jarvis Will Return to Rock of Ages for Off-Broadway Revival; Full Cast Announced by Andy Lefkowitz

Mitchell Jarvis, the celebrated original Lonny of Rock of Ages, has signed on to reprise his performance for the upcoming 10th anniversary run at New World Stages. Full casting has also been…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Cynthia Erivo on The Color Purple Movie, Returning to Broadway & Her Live From Lincoln Center Concert by Lindsey Sullivan

Get ready for a Cynthia Erivo world takeover. The big-voiced Brit has a Live from Lincoln Center solo concert airing on PBS on May 10. "That night felt amazing! Now I get to relive it and sh…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

King Kong, Music Director Jason Michael Webb, Late Marin Mazzie Receive Special Tony Awards by Broadway.com

The American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League have also announced that special Tony Awards will be presented to Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company for their puppetry/creature …

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Celebrating Women by Jackson Cline

Project Broadway: Forget About the Boys BY JACKSON CLINE What’s better than celebrating female musical theatre compos…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Danielle Brooks to Star in Shakespeare in the Park's Much Ado About Nothing by Andy Lefkowitz

Danielle Brooks will spend this summer in Central Park. The Tony-nominated stage-and-screen star will take on the role of Beatrice in Tony winner Kenny Leon's new staging of Much Ado About N…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Color Purple Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo to Produce and Star in New Podcast Thriller Carrier by Adam Hetrick

The chilling podcast will use new technology to create an immersive sound experience.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Jason Gotay, Heidi Gardner Set for Cape Playhouse's 2019 Season by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented slate of stage-and-screen stars will spend the summer in Cape Cod, appearing in productions as part of Cape Playhouse's 2019 summer season. Six classic works comprise the lineup, …

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Global Roundup 3/29 - Michael Crawford Visits High School Phantom, Ohio Theatre Group 'Takes on Liberals', 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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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Abby Mueller, Adrianna Hicks & More to Lead North American Premiere of Olivier-Nominated Six by Andy Lefkowitz

A mega-talented group of stars have been cast in the highly anticipated North American premiere production of Six. The acclaimed West End musical, currently nominated for five Olivier Awards…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Employment lawyer Nick Hall: What are the legal rights in The Color Purple row? by Nick Hall

The story of The Color Purple last week could have been a question set by an examiner for would-be lawyers studying employment

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Around The U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part II: Southeast by JK

Thank you for embracing our new series Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals! This week, we move down South to the 14 states (and D.C.) that make up the American Southeast. From Maryland down to…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Natasha Tripney: The Color Purple producers must learn from this debacle and make something celebratory with the LGBT community by Natasha Tripney

Now that Seyi Omooba is no longer part of the Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome’s production of The Color Purple, I suspect

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Talent Agency Drops Seyi Omooba Following Homophobic Comments and THE COLOR PURPLE Departure by Stephanie Wild

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Seyi Omooba was recently dropped from the cast of Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome's revival of musical The Color Purple after homophobic comme…

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Poll: Should casting directors vet performers’ social media as part of the audition process? by The Stage

Last week, producers of the forthcoming revival of The Color Purple announced that Seyi Omooba would no longer be involved with the

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Talent agency Global Artists drops listing of Seyi Omooba following anti-gay post by Matthew Hemley

Talent agency Global Artists is no longer listing Seyi Omooba as a client following the fallout of The Color Purple row. The

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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