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The Color Purple Closing On Broadway

The latest run of the stageshow opened in London in 2013 and came to New York last year (15). During it's run it featured Jennifer Holliday and Jennifer Hudson at different times....

Jennifer Hudson To Lead The Color Purple Revival On Broadway

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut in a revival of the musical The Color Purple.The Dreamgirls star will portray singer Shug Avery in the show later this year (15), after producer Oprah...

Rae Dawn Chong Backtracking Over Oprah Winfrey Attack

Actress Rae Dawn Chong has backtracked over racially-charged comments she made about her former The Color Purple co-star Oprah Winfrey, insisting her statements had been taken out of context.Chong hit headlines on Friday (19Jul13) after...

Oprah: 'Oscars Debut Was A Horrible Night'

Oprah Winfrey's 2012 Oscars experience was a lot more pleasant than her first appearance at the Academy Awards in 1986 when she was nominated for The Color Purple - as she was wearing a dress...

Spielberg: 'I Was Shy About The Color Purple Sex Scenes'

Steven Spielberg received severe criticism for toning down lesbian scenes in The Color Purple because fans of Alice Walker's novel felt they should have been more explicit.The moviemaker admits he felt uncomfortable with the description...

James Earl Jones 'Gobsmacked' By Oscar Honour

James Earl Jones was "gobsmacked" to receive an honorary Oscar on Saturday (12.11.11). The 80-year-old actor - who is best known as the voice of 'Star Wars' villain Darth Vader - revealed his delight at...

Oprah Winfrey To Receive Honorary Oscar

Oprah Winfrey is set to receive an honorary Oscar.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the chat show host - who received an honorary degree in June from the University of the...

Oscar-nominated Composer Fred Steiner Dead At 88

Fred Steiner, the composer who created the Oscar-nominated score for The Color Purple, has died at his home in Mexico.The music maestro, who also composed the themes to TV hits The Adventures of Rocky and...

Meryl Streep For Home Shopping Comedy

Meryl Streep has signed on to star in an untitled comedy set on a home shopping network. The Oscar-winning actress will star alongside Sandra Bullock and Oprah Winfrey in the movie, according to 'Sex and...

Barrino's Fan Mail Scare

FANTASIA BARRINO has increased her security during her run in THE COLOR PURPLE after receiving a threatening letter on Friday (19Feb10).The former American Idol winner immediately alerted police after finding the alarming letter in a...

Fantasia Returning To The Color Purple?

Singer/actress FANTASIA BARRINO is reportedly set to reprise her role in THE COLOR PURPLE in a production of the stage musical in Washington, D.C. this summer (09). The former American Idol champ starred in the Broadway...

Perry Denies 'Script Theft' Accusation

Filmmaker TYLER PERRY has denied claims he stole ideas from four movies - including MRS DOUBTFIRE and THE COLOR PURPLE - for his 2005 blockbuster DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN. The screenwriter is embroiled...

Fantasia Comes Clean About Tumour Surgery

Former AMERICAN IDOL star FANTASIA BARRINO has revealed a tumour on her throat was the reason behind her decision to pull out of Broadway show THE COLOR PURPLE. The singer, who was a hit as...

The Color Purple To Close

OPRAH WINFREY's THE COLOR PURPLE stage musical will fade to black on 24 February (08) when the curtain comes down on the Broadway show after more than 940 performances. The spectacular play, based on Alice...

Fantasia: First Idol To Become Broadway Star

Fantasia Barrino has become the first American Idol winner to prove her worth on Broadway. Reporting on her success since taking on the role of Celie in the musical production of The Color Purple in...

Fantasia Extends Color Purple Run

AMERICAN IDOL star FANTASIA BARRINO love affair with Broadway is set to continue - the singer has extended her run in hit musical THE COLOR PURPLE. The Believe singer's role of Celie in the stage...

Labelle Turned Down Color Purple Over Same-sex Kiss

Soul legend PATTI LABELLE turned down the chance to star in STEVEN SPIELBERG's THE COLOR PURPLE - because she thought the film would be too racy. The Lady Marmalade singer was approached to play blues...

American Idol Winner In Purple Adored By Veteran Critic

In an uncommon follow-up review, veteran theater critic Clive Barnes has extolled the performance of 22-year-old American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino in The Color People. "That she could sing, we knew," the 80-year-old New York...

The Color Purple Breaks Broadway Theatre Records

Former American Idol champ FANTASIA BARRINO has helped give smash hit musical THE COLOR PURPLE its best week ever after shattering the house record at New York City's Broadway Theatre. The spectacular, which features newcomer...

Destiny's Williams Joins Color Purple

Former DESTINY'S CHILD singer MICHELLE WILLIAMS has signed up to play blues singer SHUG AVERY in the Chicago, Illinois production of THE COLOR PURPLE musical. The BILLS BILLS BILLS performer, 26, will joins the stars...

Barrino Confirms Color Purple Lead

LATEST: AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA BARRINO has confirmed she's set to make her Broadway debut in OPRAH WINFREY's THE COLOR PURPLE musical. Appearing on a live American Idol last night (22FEB07), the singer announced she'll...

Barrino Considers Purple Role

AMERICAN IDOL star FANTASIA BARRINO is looking to follow JENNIFER HUDSON into the acting world after taking steps to join the Broadway cast of THE COLOR PURPLE. Sources claim Barrino is in negotiations to play...

50 Cent: 'Winfrey's Turned White'

Rapper 50 CENT has accused talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY of deserting her African-American roots to pander to the middle-aged white female demographic. Winfrey, who shot to fame starring in 1985 race drama THE COLOR...

Glover Backs Unions

Crusading actor DANNY GLOVER has supported a campaign to rally Puerto Rico's hotel workers to join the local branch of a large US labour union in a bid to receive better pay and benefits. THE...

The Color Purple Breaks New York House Records

Broadway hit THE COLOR PURPLE has shattered New York City box office house records after grossing $1.1 million (GBP611,000) in a week. The stage musical adaptation of STEVEN SPIELBERG's acclaimed 1985 movie made history for...

Drowsy Chaperone Heads Up Tony Nominations

Broadway musical THE DROWSY CHAPERONE leads the nominations for next month's (JUN06) Tony Awards with 13 nods. The stage show directed by SPAMALOT choreographer CASEY NICHOLAW, which is based around a fan's love for a...

Glover Predicts Dreamgirls Legacy

Hollywood star DANNY GLOVER has hailed forthcoming movie DREAMGIRLS one of the most powerful films ever seen. The LETHAL WEAPON actor insists the movie, based on the award-winning Broadway musical, will be talked about for...

Oprah Will Not Host Tonys

Talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY has quashed rumours that she is to replace three-time presenter HUGH JACKMAN as the host of the 2006 Tony Awards. The Emmy-winning TV host, who is producing the stage version...

Winfrey And Letterman Put Their 'Feud' Behind Them

US TV superstar OPRAH WINFREY ended her 16-year "feud" with fellow chat show host DAVID LETTERMAN by being appearing on his programme last night (01DEC05). Winfrey, 51, accepted Letterman's invitation to be interviewed on...

Winfrey To Appear On Letterman Show

US talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY has agreed to put the past behind her and appear on rival DAVID LETTERMAN's show. The 51-year-old star accepted Letterman's invitation despite the pair's long running feud which...

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