Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Renée Elise Goldsberry Honors Three Black Actresses of Broadway and Daytime Television by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater-makers who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those who…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

The People Who Decide What Books Are Allowed In Prisons Censor Thousands by Artsjournal2

Of course, the officials say, books and article about how to strangle someone or how to escape handcuffs must be censored. But what about Angie Thomas’ young adult book The Hate U Give? Wh…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Music Man, The Color Purple, More Are Auditioning in NYC by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with these Equity calls for Broadway productions and shows across the country hosting auditions in the Big Apple.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Musical of the Month: Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Creative Team by JK

The first Disney show on Broadway, Beauty and the Beast, went on to become the 10th longest-running show in history. Sure it was based on a beloved animated classic, but the stage version su…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Watch Cynthia Erivo Sing Harriet Anthem 'Stand Up' at the Oscars by Ryan McPhee

The biopic earned the Color Purple star two nods at the 92nd annual ceremony.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Joaquina Kalukango Honors 'Greatest Of All Time' Audra McDonald by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater artists who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those t…

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Flashback Friday: Cynthia Erivo Sings "I'm Here" From The Color Purple at the Tonys

The Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner is nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

To Kill a Mockingbird's Kyle Scatliffe on His Self-Care Routine and Talking to Neo-Nazis by Diep Tran

Kyle Scatliffe is currently starring on Broadway as Tom Robinson, the black man at the center of a trial in To Kill a Mockingbird. But he was actually in the play in 11th grade (in another v…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Harriet Could Earn Cynthia Erivo an Oscar, But Here's How The Color Purple Got Her a Tony, Grammy and Emmy by Michael Appler

Cynthia Erivo, who scored two Oscar nominations for her starring role in Harriet, will become the youngest and fastest EGOT winner ever if she succeeds at the Academy Awards. Erivo earned…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Cynthia Erivo, Jonathan Pryce, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver & More Earn 2020 Oscar Nominations by Michael Appler

This year’s Oscar field is crowded with Broadway alums. Cynthia Erivo, who won a Tony Award in 2016 for her turn as Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, and Adam Driver, a th…

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Cynthia Erivo, Adam Driver & More Earn 2020 Oscar Nominations by Michael Appler

This year’s Oscar field is crowded with Broadway alums. Cynthia Erivo, who won a Tony Award in 2016 for her turn as Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, and Adam Driver, a th…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. & More Broadway Stars Earn NAACP Image Award Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of Broadway alums have been nominated for 2020 NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be revealed during a live TV broadcast on BET Networks on February 22 at 8:00pm. Among the …

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

BWW Flashback: Celebrate Cynthia Erivo's Birthday With A Look Back At THE COLOR PURPLE's Opening Night!

She's beautiful, and she's here! Today, January 8th, marks the birthday of Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo! To celebrate the powerhouse performer's special day, we're looking back at the ope…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

To Kill a Mockingbird's Kyle Scatliffe: Mr. Broadway January 2020 by JK

Mr. Broadway January 2020 To Kill a Mockingbird's Kyle Scatliffe Broadway's newest Tom Robinson (Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird) is the first Mr. Broadway of 2020! Congratulations and …

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Friday, January 3, 2020

THE COLOR PURPLE Actress Drops Legal Action Against Producer After Being Fired for 'Homophobic' Views

As BroadwayWorld reported in September, actress Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Omooba was removed from Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome's revival of musical The Color Purple after West End Hamilt…

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Actor removed from The Color Purple drops legal action against Birmingham Hippodrome by Matthew Hemley

Seyi Omooba, the actor removed from a production of The Color Purple after a historic Facebook post exposed her anti-gay views, has

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Tony Nominee Danielle Brooks Is Engaged by Dan Meyer

The Orange Is the New Black and The Color Purple star announced her engagement on New Year’s Eve.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Color Purple Composer Allee Willis Dies at 72

Willis is also well known for cowriting songs for Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as the iconic Friends theme song.

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Allee Willis, The Color Purple Composer and Lyricist, Dies at 72 by Olivia Clement

The Grammy-winning artist passed away in Los Angeles December 24.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

THE COLOR PURPLE's Allee Willis Dies at 72

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that THE COLOR PURPLE's co-writer, Allee Willis, died on December 24, 2019 at 72.BroadwayWorld is sad to report that THE COLOR PURPLE's co-writer, Allee Willis…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Call Answered: David Hernandez: "American Idol", "Broadway & Beyond" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

David Hernandez gained national attention with his powerful voice and affable personality as an American Idol Top 12 finalist. After 10 years of touring, David is returning to New York City …

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Listen to LaChanze! Jagged Little Pill's Celia Rose Gooding Reveals Her Mom's Best Advice by Michael Appler

Celia Rose Gooding in "Jagged Little Pill." (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Celia Rose Gooding isn’t just Broadway’s newest star, leading Jagged Little Pill as Frankie Healy, the rebellious te…

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Jennifer Hudson Offers Up Soul-Stirring Vocals as Aretha Franklin in First Teaser Trailer for Biopic Respect by Broadway.com

We can't imagine better casting than Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin. The Cats standout and Oscar-winning Dreamgirls star who made a powerhouse Broadway debut in The Color Purple is heade…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Cynthia Erivo & More Stage Stars Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations are here for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best acting work in television and on film. A slew of stage stars fill out the list of nominees for the awar…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Full Casting Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber Revue Unmasked at Paper Mill by Andy Lefkowitz

A slew of stage veterans have been selected to debut the Andrew Lloyd Webber revue Unmasked at Paper Mill Playhouse next spring. The previously announced production, directed and choreograph…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Look Back at Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks in the Broadway Revival of The Color Purple by Nathan Skethway

The Tony-winning revival opened December 10, 2015, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tony Nominee Danielle Brooks Announces the Birth of Her Daughter by Broadway.com

Tony-nominated actress Danielle Brooks is now a mom! The stage-and-screen star gave birth to a daughter on November 16. Brooks wrote on Instagram, "11.16.19 ❤️♾❤️ She's perfect."…

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Broadway’s Danielle Brooks Gives Birth to Her First Child by Ruthie Fierberg

The Color Purple and Orange Is the New Black star and Broadway producer welcomes a little one.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Tony Nominee Danielle Brooks Announces the Birth of a Daughter by Broadway.com

Tony-nominated actress Danielle Brooks is now a mom! The beloved stage-and-screen star gave birth to a daughter on November 16. Brooks wrote on Instagram, "11.16.19 ❤️♾❤️ She's p…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Brandon Victor Dixon to Join Rachel Bay Jones in Next to Normal at the Kennedy Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Brandon Victor Dixon has been cast as Dan Goodman in the Kennedy Center's upcoming staging of the Pulitzer-winning musical Next to Normal. The previously announ…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

A hectic, music-packed Tina - The Tina Turner Musical brings electricity to Broadway, not subtlety by Leah Greenblatt

“Can’t we slow down the groove just a little bit,” a young, gasping Tina Turner (Adrienne Warren) begs her hard-driving soon-to-be-husband early on in Tina – The Tina Tuner Musical. …

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