The Color Purple

Cynthia Erivo to play London farewell concert
The West End star will play a one off concert at the Hippodrome later this month
Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson perform 'The Color Purple'
The pair are set to star in the Broadway transfer of the Menier Chocolate Factory production
First listen to Jennifer Hudson in The Color Purple
The Menier Chocolate Factory production opens in New York in November
My Top 5 Showtunes: Liam Tamne
We chat to the Phantom of the Opera star to find out which songs will be playing as he takes on the London Marathon next weekend
Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson star in The Color Purple on Broadway
The Menier Chocolate Factory's production is transferring later this year
Jennifer Hudson to make Broadway debut in Menier's Color Purple
The Oscar and Grammy winner will play Shug Avery in the New York transfer
Leading Ladies: Cynthia Erivo - 'I want to do everything'
The star of The Color Purple and I Can't Sing! on returning to classical theatre, choosing acting over shirt selling, and those Memphis rumours
Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios)
The cast impress in Flaherty and Ahrens' musical, but it lacks a little in the adaptation
My ultimate showtune playlist: Cynthia Erivo
If you could only ever listen to five showtunes again, what would they be?
Spotlight on: The Autograph Best Original Music Award
By Ben Hewis
As part of a new series, we take a closer look at some of the WhatsOnStage Awards categories, starting with the Autograph Best Original Music Award.