The Color Purple

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.
Quote/Unquote: 15 great lines we've heard at the theatre recently
By Editorial Staff
In the first of a regular new feature, we round up some great lines we've heard at recent shows, in the West End and further afield. Click the play titles below the quotes for more info and to buy tickets. Got any to add? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter using #wosquote
Michael Coveney: Black theatre explosion and high summer lift-off
I cannot remember a time when there were four such amazing and powerful "black theatre" shows readily available to London theatregoers in one single summer. It's almost enough to make you fold ...
Review Round-Up: Mixed bag for Color Purple at the Chocolate Factory
By Editorial Staff
The Menier Chocolate Factory's production of The Color Purple opened last night (15 July 2013). The musical, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, stars Cynthia Erivo and Nicola Hughes and runs until 14 September 2013
The Color Purple
The Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of the Broadway musical based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel proves another hit for the Southwark powerhouse
Opening: Menier's Color Purple, Chiwetel Ejiofor in A Season in the Congo and Josephine & I
By Editorial Staff
Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are The Color Purple at the Menier, Chiwetel Ejiofor in A Season in the Congo, Cush Jumbo's Josephine & I, and more: