Why History Has Its Eyes on Hamilton’s Diversity~article from Time.com

In 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda, a man once not known to many outside his circle of Broadway legions, shed light on another man once not known to many outside a circle of knowledgeable historians. But Miranda took one of America’s founding…

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The Color Purple, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York — ‘Poignant’~Financial Times.com

Many of my friends find me hard to please. To them, I report that when Cynthia Erivo, who plays Celie in The Color Purple, finished her Act Two number, “I’m Here”, I shed my normal reserve and joined in the…

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Aisle View: The Color Purple in Radiant Bloom~article from The Huffington Post

In one of the more notable turnarounds in recent Broadway history, The Color Purple–which many viewers found self-deflated and uninvolving when it premiered in 2005–reveals itself upon its return (via London) as a stunning, exhilarating and altogether joyful theatrical experience….

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The Color Purple: EW stage review~article from Entertainment Weekly

Purple, the color purple, represents what’s beautiful in the world, the good things in creation. “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it,” writes Alice Walker in…

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The Color Purple:Theater Review~article from The Hollywood Reporter

Wow, what a difference a more-focused production makes. When the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s searing story of abuse and deliverance, The Color Purple, premiered on Broadway in 2005, its rewards were compromised by the overblown production. Ten years later,…

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‘The Color Purple’ review: Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson shine bright in musical revival produced by Oprah Winfrey~article from The New York Daily News

My heart has suddenly grown fonder for “The Color Purple,” the musical that ended its first Broadway run in 2008. That’s just seven years ago. So the spike in appreciation for the show — produced, like last time, by Oprah…

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The Color Purple~article from Time Out New York

Seeing The Color Purple on Broadway, a decade after its premiere, is like meeting an old friend who has gotten her life together since the last time you saw her. It seems more confident in itself, surer in its sexuality,…

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Jennifer Hudson, Without a Safety Net, Prepares for ‘The Color Purple’~article from NYTimes.com

A year ago, the producers of “The Color Purple,” the Broadway musical adapted from the Alice Walker novel, called the singer and actress Jennifer Hudson and asked if she would consider joining the cast of the show’s revival. Ms. Hudson…

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