Monday, August 10, 2020

The Day the Music Stopped: Stage Manager Matt DiCarlo on Missing the Sing Street Family by

Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty palaces sitting in repose, waiting for the li…

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Danielle Brooks to Play Gospel Legend Mahalia Jackson in New Movie Directed by Kenny Leon by Lindsey Sullivan

Danielle Brooks will star in Lifetime's new film The Mahalia Jackson Story. The Tony nominee will portray the gospel legend and civil rights activist and reunite with her Much Ado About Noth…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Watch Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday's Stunning Tribute Performance at John Lewis' Funeral by Lindsey Sullivan

On the solemn day that trailblazing civil rights leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis was laid to rest, Jennifer Holliday provided some joyful noise. During the funeral, which took plac…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Best of the Best Performances by JK

Last week, we presented our list of the 30 Greatest Broadway Performances of the past decade, and you were probably scratching your head wondering, "how could they have missed...?" That's be…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Danielle Brooks, Patina Miller & Michael Benjamin Washington on the Incredible Impact of Representation by Caitlin Moynihan

With global protests calling for justice and racial equality, Black Broadway artists are using their voices to promote change. In an effort to keep the conversation growing, inv…

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Danielle Brooks, Michael Benjamin Washington and Patina Miller to Join Michael James Scott for Roundtable Discussion by Caitlin Moynihan

As previously announced, Aladdin star Michael James Scott has joined the team of's popular daily live news show #LiveatFive to host a weekly roundtable discussion with theater s…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

See West End Stars Marisha Wallace, Wendy Mae Brown & More Reunite to Perform 'The Color Purple' by Lindsey Sullivan

Look what God has done! West End stars Marisha Wallace, Tyrone Huntley, Wendy Mae Brown, Hugh Maynard and Cavin Cornwall have reunited virtually with the British Theatre Academy Ensemble fro…

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Marisha Wallace and her co-stars of the Cadogan Hall production of The Color Purple sing title song to raise money for the British Theatre Academy

Hairspray actress Marisha Wallace has banded together with her former co-stars of the Cadogan Hall concert-style production of The Color Purple to sing the show's title song for charity. The…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

See Girl From the North Country's Jeannette Bayardelle's Take on Sunday in the Park with George by Lindsey Sullivan

Girl From the North Country's Jeannette Bayardelle took over Bernadette Peters' Instagram account on July 6, and she also took on one of Peters' most famous roles: Dot in Sunday in the Pa…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Baby, We Got It! Watch the Trailer for Aretha Franklin Movie Respect, Starring Jennifer Hudson by Lindsey Sullivan

What you want? How about Oscar-winning Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson, who made a powerhouse Broadway debut in The Color Purple, back on the big screen as Aretha Franklin in the upcoming b…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ms. Broadway June 2020: LaChanze and Celia Rose Gooding by JK

This is a first for us - a mother/daughter pair - being honored as Ms. Broadway. But, given that they both won the first ever Antonyo Award for Best Actor in a Musical off-Broadway (LaChanze…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Danielle Brooks to Moderate Black Women in Theatre Appreciation Day, Featuring Audra McDonald & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Stage and screen star Danielle Brooks will moderate an all-day virtual conference of workshops and panels for Black Women in Theatre Appreciation Day. This event, which begins at noon on Jun…

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How The Color Purple Touches Contestant Terrence Bogan's Heart - Next on Stage

We're chatting with the contestants in the top 10 for Next on Stage! Terrence shares a memory from seeing one of his favorite shows, The Color Purple!

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Nikki M. James, Brandon Victor Dixon and Montego Glover Join Michael James Scott for #LiveatFive Roundtable Discussion by Caitlin Moynihan

As previously announced, Aladdin star Micheal James Scott has joined the team of's popular daily live news show #LiveatFive to host a weekly roundtable discussion with notable t…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Adrianna Hicks Says Her Six Audition Was Like 'Performing for Rihanna" by Caitlin Moynihan

Adrianna Hicks has been playing Catherine of Aragon in Six, the pop musical about the six wives of Henry VIII, since it made its across the pond from the U.K. Making its North American prem…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Musical Revivals by JK

Last week, we began our series that takes a look back at the theater we enjoyed over the last 10 seasons. One of those posts revealed our 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals (HERE), and today…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Act One Finales: What About 9 Covers of This COLOR PURPLE Love Song

Fans of The Color Purple know that "What About Love" isn't the song technically that the curtain comes down on the second act with but, you know, it sure is close! Close enough to highlight …

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Sunny Showtunes: Celebrate Yourself with THE COLOR PURPLE

Celebrate your own resilience in the face of adversity with 'I'm Here' from The Color Purple!

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Friday, April 17, 2020

VIDEO: Michael Olatuja Releases Remix of 'Waving Through A Window'

Bassist Michael Olatuja, whose theater credits include Disney's Frozen, The Color Purple, Motown and more, has released a remixed version of 'Waving Through a Window'. Check it out below!

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Broadway at Music Circus Postpones 2020 Summer Season Due to Coronavirus Concerns by Olivia Clement

The Sacramento season was set to feature The Color Purple, Kinky Boots, and more.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Video Flashback: LaChanze Sings 'I'm Here' From THE COLOR PURPLE

LaChanze shared a flashback video of herself singing 'I'm Here' from The Color Purple.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Check Out Broadway Photographer Matthew Murphy's 19 Favorite Production Shots by Marc J. Franklin

Murphy reflects on some of his favorite images including The Color Purple, Hadestown, and more.

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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, 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, 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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Friday, January 24, 2020

‘The Color Purple,’ revival coming to Foxwoods by John Adamian

The latest national tour of the Broadway revival of "The Color Purple" is at Foxwoods on Feb. 2 to 9.

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