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Born Again: “The Color Purple” On Broadway Is Nostalgically New

“The Color Purple” is back on Broadway and this revival is a refashioned, minimalized interpretation of its predecessor. Starring British import Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Shug Avery), “Orange is the New Black” star Danielle Brooks (Sofia), Isaiah Johnson (Mister), Kyle Scatliffe ...
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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color ...

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will take over the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” when Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson departs the musical on May 8. In her big return to the Great White ...
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The Color Purple: Celebrities Flock To See The Broadway Revival

[quote]”‘The Color Purple’ has been born again, and its conversion is a glory to behold,” wrote The New York Times.[/quote] It’s those types of reviews that have celebrities and theatergoers coming in masses to the Great White Way to see ...
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All Aboard: “After Midnight” Prepares To Set Sail

The critically acclaimed Broadway production “After Midnight” has inked a partnership with the Norwegian Cruise Line. The show, which originally starred actor Dulé Hill and singer Fantasia Barrino, will debut on the cruise line’s newest and largest ship, the Norwegian ...
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Push Da Button: Jennifer Hudson Headed To Broadway

When AlwaysAList.com sat down with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest conference in 2013 in Dallas, she told us she wasn’t ready to take on the Great White Way. “That’s a dream of mine, but just let ...
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Patti LaBelle: Praying Angels Will Save Broadway’s “After Midnight”

Earlier this month news broke that “After Midnight” would close on June 29 after having played 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The Tony Award-nominated musical revue originally starred actor Dulé Hill and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino when ...
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Diva Delight: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight & Natalie Cole To ...

On the heels of garnering seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, the hit Broadway show “After Midnight” has announced three music veterans will join the impressive roster of all-star entertainers who have been featured in the musical. Grammy winners ...
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The Right Stuff: Vanessa L. Williams Joining “After Midnight”

Vanessa L. Williams is gearing up for her latest turn on the Great White Way. The 11-time Grammy nominee will perform a five week run in the hit Broadway musical, “After Midnight.” Williams will begin her stint in “After Midnight” ...
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Babyface & Toni Braxton: Big Return & Broadway Bound

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Toni Braxton’s duet offering, “Love, Marriage and Divorce” has made a huge impact its first week. The CD, the duo’s first full album together, sold more than 67,000 units in its first week, landing it the top ...
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Oprah Winfrey: Readying Her Broadway Debut?

Is entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey ready to make her Broadway debut? There’s buzz out of New York City that the talk show icon and network owner is in talks with producers to star in the revival of the dramatic play, ...