FRANKLYHANK: JENNIFER HUDSON’S BROADWAY DEBUT; BEYONCE’S DUET DISS~article from WindyCityLive.com

CHICAGO — Oscar and Grammy winner – and Chicago native – Jennifer Hudson is making her Broadway debut. Last night, previews began Tuesday night for “The Color Purple” in New York City. Hudson plays Shug Avery in this bare-bones production…

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See Jennifer Hudson Take Her Thrilling First Broadway Bow in The Color Purple! – article from Playbill.com

The Broadway production of The Color Purple began previews on Nov. 10. In this peek inside the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, stars Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks took the stage alongside fellow cast members for their first official…

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Jennifer Hudson Makes ‘The Color Purple’ Broadway Debut!~article from JustJared.com

Jennifer Hudson is all smiles while taking her first bow at the first preview of Broadway’s The Color Purple held at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Tuesday (November 10) in New York City.  Read more… http://www.justjared.com/2015/11/11/jennifer-hudson-makes-the-color-purple-broadway-debut/

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Dames at Sea~article from Thefrontrowcenter.com

Deconstruct a Sam Peckinpah western for the stage and you get a tight piece of absurdism like Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love. Deconstruct a Busby Berkeley movie musical and you have the loose two hours of light-heartedness that is Dames…

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Dames at Sea: All Aboard~article from Huffingtonpost.com

Is there anything Broadway shows love more than to make a show within a show? Before you roll your eyes at yet another in this genre, know that Dames at Sea was ahead of its time in identifying this culture…

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‘Dames at Sea’ at The Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City~DCMetrotheaterarts.com

Way back in the dark ages (circa early 1930s) when musicals were musical comedies (if you don’t know what I mean, listen to “Musicals,” the showstopper in the light-hearted hit Something Rotten!), the writers and composers’ aim was simply to…

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Broadway Review: ‘Dames at Sea’ at Helen Hayes Theater~article from NYTheatreguide.com

In 1966 the country was still reeling from the deaths of JFK, and we are soon to lose MLK, Malcolm X and RFK. We were sitting in what seemed to be an unending war. It was a very despondent time…

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Gloria Estefan, Dames at Sea Stars, and More Honor Bernadette Peters~article by Theatermania.com

The Drama League honored Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters at its annual gala, held November 2 at the Plaza Hotel. The lineup for the evening’s musical tribute included Gloria Estefan (On Your Feet!), Joel Grey (Anything Goes), Norm Lewis (The…

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