Cynthia Erivo, the British singer and actress currently starring as Celie in Broadway’s The Color Purple, performed one of the show’s closing songs, “I’m Here,” on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show, and—in four breathtaking minutes—proved that she has a better voice than you.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker has taken the very unusual step of making a public case for why she's refusing to let an Israeli publisher release her famous novel The Color Purple in Hebrew. Her choice is raising some eyebrows since her decision is motivated by her belief that Israel is an "apartheid"…
Today on Oprah, the cast of The Color Purple reunited for the first time to mark the film's 25th anniversary. But before everyone else came out, Whoopi and O sat down to reveal why they hadn't spoken in years.
Not-so-early-riser Chaka Khan on winning the role of "Sofia" in the Broadway production of The Color Purple: "I met with [the producers] at some ungodly hour of the morning. Probably around noon. I was a complete bitch at the interview, and it only made them want me more. They said, 'You're perfect!'" [NY Times]