Friday, February 16, 2024

THE COLOR PURPLE ON HBO FEBRUARY 17TH! by Corine Cohen

So excited to see it on a 32 inch screen! HBO 8PM in New York! Hell, yes!  

SOURCE: broadwayshowbiz.com at 08:46PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Justice for Movie Musicals, or Why the Musical Adaptation of The Color Purple Matters  by Jordan Ealey, Leticia Ridley

By Jordan Ealey, Leticia Ridley. Some stories transcend time and continue to resonate across generations. Undoubtedly, one might consider The Color Purple as one of those stories.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 01:48PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Exclusive: Danielle Brooks Looks Back on Her Stage Debut at Six-Years-Old on FINDING YOUR ROOTS

Oscar and Tony-nominated actress Danielle Brooks is finding her roots tonight on PBS. The Color Purple star is sitting down with Henry Louis Gates Jr. for a new episode of Finding Your Roots…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:23PM
Friday, February 9, 2024

The Color Purple Movie Musical Sets Streaming Premiere on Max by Logan Culwell-Block

You'll be able to watch the screen version of the 2005 Broadway musical at home this month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM

THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical Sets Max Streaming Premiere Date

Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE COLOR PURPLE movie musical will make its streaming debut on Max next week. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones, the film…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:05AM
Thursday, January 25, 2024

THE COLOR PURPLE Tops NAACP Image Award Nominations - Full List of Nominees!

The NAACP Image Award Nominations have been announced, with The Color Purple leading with a total of 16 nominations, with nods for Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Colman…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:19PM

The Color Purple Leads NAACP Image Award Nominations by Logan Culwell-Block

Winners will be revealed at a March 16 ceremony broadcast on BET and CBS.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:12PM
Monday, January 22, 2024

Video: Watch the First 10 Minutes of THE COLOR PURPLE With Whoopi Goldberg, 'Mysterious Ways' & More

The first 10 minutes of The Color Purple have been released, featuring Whoopi Goldberg's cameo and the opening number, 'Mysterious Ways.' The video also features Tamela Mann, Halle Bailey, D…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:55PM
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Trying On Miss Celie’s Pants by American Theatre Editors

4 performers who've sung the role at regional theatres reflect on what they've taken away from playing 'The Color Purple’s resilient protagonist.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:20PM

THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO & More Nominated For BAFTA Awards - Full List of Nominees!

The 2024 BAFTA Award nominations have been announced. Check out the full list of nominations, including Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, Da'…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:25AM

‘I had to stop therapy. I needed the pain’: Fantasia Barrino on trauma, triumph and filming The Color Purple by Zoe Williams

Barrino entered American Idol in 2004 as a young single mother who struggled to read, and won over the nation with her powerhouse voice and personality. Now she is starring in her first film…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:18AM
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

FAT HAM, Billy Porter & More Receive GLAAD Award Nominations

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, has announced the nominees for the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, including fi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:00AM

Little-known theater jobs: production sound supervisor by Ruthie Fierberg

Phil Lojo has overseen the sound on shows like “The Color Purple” and “Back to the Future.”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:00AM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Interview with “THE COLOR PURPLE” Star FANTASIA BARRINO by Michael J. Roberts

Fantasia Barrino won “American Idol” in May 2004 and has gone on to release two [...]

SOURCE: showbizchicago.com at 05:48PM

How to Watch THE COLOR PURPLE at Home With Hours of Bonus Footage

The digital and physical releases will include hours of bonus features, including a behind the scenes look at turning Alice Walker's novel into a musical. The dozens of features will also ha…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:26AM
Sunday, January 14, 2024

Best and Worst Hollywood Movie to Broadway Musical to Hollywood Musical? by New York Theater

 “The Color Purple” and “Mean Girls,” were both Hollywood movies adapted from books (Alice Walker’s novel “The Color Purple” and Rosalind Wiseman’s non-fiction  “Queen…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 06:12PM

With ‘Mean Girls,’ When Trailers Hit Mute on the Musical by Alexis Soloski

With “Mean Girls,” “Wonka” and “The Color Purple,” why have studios spent much of their marketing budget downplaying and disguising their movie musicals?

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:54PM
Friday, January 12, 2024

Video: Watch Fantasia's 'Superpower (I)' Music Video From THE COLOR PURPLE

Superpower (I) features a tour de force performance by Fantasia, the film's central star. Written and produced by lauded hitmaker The-Dream (Rhianna, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey), the song unites…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:05PM
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Danielle Brooks and More Among SAG Award Nominees by Darryn King

Numerous Broadway alums are among the nominees for the 30th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, set to take place on February 21. Two-time Tony nominee Annette Bening (Nyad), Tony nominee�…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:18PM

THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO & More Nominated For SAG Awards - Full List of Nominations!

This morning, nominees for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced. Check out the full l…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:36AM

THE COLOR PURPLE Classes Come to Peloton This Month

A lineup of special The Color Purple classes are coming to Peloton, as part of the Broadway series. The classes will feature music from the 2023 film.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:18AM
Monday, January 8, 2024

Broadway Alums Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Emma Stone and More Win Golden Globes by Darryn King

The 2024 Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place on January 7, with a handful of Broadway alums receiving honors. For her performance in Poor Things, Emma Stone, who made her Broaday debut …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:24AM
Sunday, January 7, 2024

THE COLOR PURPLE Box Office Numbers Fall After Christmas Opening

According to the New York Times, The Color Purple made an estimated $4.8 million from 3,218 theaters in the United States and Canada this weekend. This puts the film in seventh place at the …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:45PM
Friday, January 5, 2024

Feel Good Friday: Visit the Set of The Color Purple Through Oprah Winfrey's TikTok by Talaura Harms

She may not be making a cameo in the new film, but Oprah still knows Sofia's lines.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:36PM

Watch Taraji P. Henson 'Push Da Button' in The Color Purple by Logan Culwell-Block

With the screen version of the Broadway musical currently in movie theatres, a full number has hit the internet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM

Video: Watch Taraji P. Henson Perform 'Push Da Button' in THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical

Watch a video of Taraji P. Henson's full show-stopping rendition of 'Push Da Button' from The Color Purple movie musical. The video also features appearances by Fantasia Barrino, Colman Domi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:30AM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Cynthia Erivo Performs 'I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know' | NEXT at the Kennedy Center by The Kennedy Center

Watch NEXT at the Kennedy Center: Cynthia Erivo & Friends, A New Year's Eve Celebration at https://www.pbs.org/show/next-kennedy-center/ Cynthia Erivo, enchanting star of the stage and scre…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:12PM
Monday, January 1, 2024

Ben Platt and Cynthia Erivo Perform 'You're All I Need to Get By' | NEXT at the Kennedy Center by The Kennedy Center

Watch NEXT at the Kennedy Center: Cynthia Erivo & Friends, A New Year's Eve Celebration at https://www.pbs.org/show/next-kennedy-center/ Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Ben Platt fill …

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:36AM
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Fantasia Barrino reveals why she ‘hated’ starring in ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway by Jack Hobbs

“That was around the time that my life was so crazy," Barrino, 39, told People.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:16PM
Friday, December 29, 2023

Barack Obama Places THE COLOR PURPLE Among His Favorite Films of 2023; Says He 'Loved It'

Barack Obama has added The Color Purple as a late addition to his favorite films of 2023. The former President took to X to share that he 'loved it,' receiving an enthusiastic response from …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:53PM

From Mamma Mia! to Les Misérables: A Look at Box-Office Grosses for Recent Movie Musicals by Andrew Gans

With the recent release of The Color Purple, check out how other film versions of Broadway musicals have fared.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards