The Color Purple~article from This Week In New York

The Color Purple achieves the extremely rare, elusive grand slam with its stirring new Broadway revival. Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for her 1982 novel about a horribly abused and mistreated girl in the Depression-era…

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Forest Whitaker makes a moving Broadway debut in ‘Hughie’~article from USA Today

NEW YORK — Close your eyes and just listen, and you’ll never recognize the Oscar-winning actor now making his Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre. Never mind that Forest Whitaker’s distinctly textured baritone has added authority and nuance to a range of complex…

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Review: In ‘Hughie,’ With Forest Whitaker, Two Desolate Lost Souls~article from The New York Times

The dim and cavernous hotel lobby is, as one of its two inhabitants puts it, “about as homey as the morgue.” But for Erie Smith, the fidgety man who comes up with that desolate description, this morgue is the only…

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Live With Kelly & Michael~Forest Whitaker~ Aol.On

Watch Kelly & Michael interview with Forest Whitaker…see more http://on.aol.com/video/live-with-kelly-and-michael-forest-whitaker-519533702

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Hey, Sport! ​Know Your Old New York Slang~article from The New York Times

A Broadway revival of a little-known Eugene O’Neill play, “Hughie,”features some choice slang that is likely to be unfamiliar to contemporary audiences — most of them words that O’Neill heard on the streets of New York in the late-19th and early-20th…

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We’re Going to YouTube Church With the Ladies of The Color Purple~article from BoadwayBox.com

It’s almost the long party weekend—you’re practically there, but you need a push to get you over this final hump. Well, the ladies of the upcoming The Color Purple revival have got you covered. Get ready for videos that will…

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Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis~article form APnews.com

NEW YORK (AP) – The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer – “Hamilton.” But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next…

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Jennifer Hudson, George Takei and Bruce Willis are the highlights of new Broadway season-article from USnews.com

NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — “Hamilton.” But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next…

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Nominations for the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing

Best Play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Author: Simon Stephens Producers: Stuart Thompson, Tim Levy for NT America, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Nick Starr & Chris Harper for NT Productions, Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Scott M….

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“AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” MAKES DANCE ITS ESSENTIAL LANGUAGE~article from Chicago Sun Times

NEW YORK…..With his production of “An American in Paris,” Christopher Wheeldon can be added to that impressive list of choreographers (Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Susan Stroman, Kathlen Marshall and Jerry Mitchell, among others) who moved on to direct some of…

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BWW Reviews: Wheeldon’s Ravishing AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Beautifully Fuses Ballet and Drama~article from Broadwayworld.com

Seventy years ago there was new musical on Broadway featuring the work of a choreographer who had previously been the exclusive property of the ballet world. Inspired by the symphonic jazz of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins seamlessly blended dance into…

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An American in Paris’ review: Gershwin songs and dancing are beautiful~article from New York Daily News

A JOYOUS ex-G.I. in “An American in Paris” can’t contain the thrill of finding the girl of his dreams. So he sings a Gershwin tune, “I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck.” But the reason this beautiful ballet-happy show is so richly satisfying…

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An American in Paris’ review: Thrilling musical~article from Newsday

From the first moments of “An American Paris,” two things are clear about this new Gershwin musical. First, it is far more than just another Broadway remake of a Hollywood movie. And the ballet world’s choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, in his…

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‘American in Paris’ has rhythm, rapture~article from USA Today

NEW YORK — Anyone who doubts that dance can be an expression of pure masculine prowess has never seen Gene Kelly in a movie musical. It’s unlikely any performer could match the unique combination of robust athleticism and playful wit,…

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‘An American in Paris’ theater review — 3 stars~review by AM New York

Call it déjà vu, a coincidence or odd planning, but there are now two musicals on Broadway based on Oscar-winning 1950s Technicolor MGM movie musicals that starred Leslie Caron, were directed by Vincente Minnelli and are romances set in Paris….

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Review: ‘An American in Paris,’ a Romance of Song and Step~reviews from The New York Times.com

The city of light is ablaze with movement in the rhapsodic new stage adaptation of “An American in Paris” that opened at the Palace Theater on Sunday, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, a gifted luminary of the ballet world….

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