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Todrick Hall in Kinky Boots
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Todrick Hall: YouTube Superstar Takes Turn In “Kinky Boots”

Posted August 16, 2016 by jmurray

Internet sensation and theater star Todrick Hall is headed back to the Great White Way. The 31-year-old entertainer, who became a breakout star in the entertainment industry with his flash mob pop-ups and viral music videos, will take over as Lola in the Tony Award®-winning musical “Kinky Boots” starting November 1, 2016. Hall will follow […]

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

Posted April 19, 2016 by jmurray

“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 (Harpo) and Joaquina Kalukango (Nettie); the John Doyle-directed reimagined musical comes to Broadway after making […]

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Heather Headley & Jennifer Hudson
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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color Purple”

Posted April 8, 2016 by jmurray

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 Way on May 10, Headley has signed on to “Push Da Button” as the sultry […]

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Veronica Harrington
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Angela Robinson: “The Have & Have Nots” Star Assaulted By Fan

Posted March 15, 2016 by jmurray

Fans of Tyler Perry’s “The Have and Have Nots” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network are so passionate about the series that one literally assaulted the show’s star Angela Robinson. The prime-time soap opera, set in Savannah, Georgia, depicts the lives of the rich and powerful Cryer and Harrington families (they’re “The Haves”) and the poor […]

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Cynthia Erivo,  Jennifer Hudson and Danielle Brooks with cast attend the company listening party for the New Broadway Cast Recording of 'The Color Purple' at the W Hotel Times Square on February 11, 2016 in New York City.
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Party Pictures: “The Color Purple” Cast Celebrates New Soundtrack Release

Posted February 15, 2016 by jmurray

The cast of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival “The Color Purple” came together to celebrate the release of their anticipated cast soundtrack at a private listening party at The W Hotel Times Square in New York City. While eating on hors d’oeuvres, sipping on libations and partying to a mix of contemporary songs and soundtrack […]

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Michelle Williams, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita NYoungo & Jennifer Hudson
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The Color Purple: Celebrities Flock To See The Broadway Revival

Posted January 19, 2016 by jmurray

It’s those types of reviews that have celebrities and theatergoers coming in masses to the Great White Way to see the revival of “The Color Purple” at New York’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The much-hyped Broadway musical — produced by Scott Sanders, Oprah Winfrey and others — stars breakout British actress Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar and […]

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Lakisha Jones
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Lakisha Jones: “American Idol” Finalist Ordered To Jail Over Unpaid Bills

Posted January 10, 2015 by jmurray

Season six “American Idol” Lakisha Jones has been ordered to serve 45 days in jail by a Michigan judge found her in civil contempt for failing to pay for her father’s nursing home bills. The ruling came down by Genesee County Probate Judge Jennie Barkey on Friday, who has given the fourth runner up “Idol” […]

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Andraé Crouch: Music Legend Dead At Age 72

Posted January 8, 2015 by jmurray

Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch has died at age 72. The Grammy-winning artist was an accomplished singer, songwriter and arranger passed after being hospitalized at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, Calif. on Thursday evening. He had been hospitalized since Jan. 3 after suffering a heart attack. It was announced that Crouch would go out […]

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