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Roxie
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 08:07 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, The songs are wonderful (composed by my cousin Brenda Russell *total plug* ^^'), and the actors fit their roles perfectly. The stage Nettie looked a little like Akosua Busia (though it wasn't her).

Oh yeah, guess who else was in the play?

Lou Myers, a.k.a. "Mr.Gaines" on "A Different World". He played "Mr./Albert"'s father.

The play is a definite must see, especially if you are black and a woman.

Oprah did a DAMN GOOD JOB. :-)

If you get the chance to go to NY or already live there, go check it out. :-)

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Mzuri
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 08:25 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Roxie. I heard they are taking the show on the road in a few months!
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Yvettep
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 10:07 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Roxie, do you think it will tour around the country? I doubt I would get to NYC any time soon, but I'd make the trip south to Chicago in aminute if it went there.

BTW, to my knowledge O didn't actually have anything to do with the making of it--The producer approached her (or vice versa) about adding her name after the fact. I think she is mainly providing name recognition, high profile, and moral support. ($$$ too? I dunno about that.)

You know, I know some of y'all don't care for O, but she must feel a certain vindication at this turn of events: When the movie came out, she was not considered a big enough star by Spielberg to even have her name put on the publicity poster!
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Yvettep
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 10:08 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ooops, Mzuri, I just read your post. You answered my question! Can't wait.
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Mzuri
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 11:31 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.colorpurple.com
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Kola
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 09:12 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would love to see this play.

I'm so proud of everyone even remotely associated with this production. The story is truly, truly important.

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