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Every Celeb Whose Performed 'I'm Here' from 'The Color Purple': Hear Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, & More Sing the Song!

The movie The Color Purple is currently in theaters and winning over audiences around the country!

The film features Celie’s triumphant song “I’m Here,” which is performed by Fantasia Barrino in the movie. She’s reprising her role as Celie after previously playing the character in the Broadway version of The Color Purple back in 2007.

“I’m Here” has been performed around the world and by various talented stars and we’ve rounded up some of the best renditions of the song.

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Broadway's Original Celie Actress, LaChanze, Calls Out Movie Producers; Wants Royalty Fee for Lyrics She Added

LaChanze is the first actress to play the role of Celie in the musical version of The Color Purple and she now has a message for the movie’s producers.

The 62-year-old actress won a Tony Award in 2006 for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in the original production of The Color Purple. Fantasia Barrino, who is playing Celie in the movie, later took over the role six months after LaChanze left the show.

LaChanze took to Twitter on Tuesday (December 26) to share her thoughts on the movie and to make a demand from the producers.

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'Parade' Broadway Revival Opens with Rave Reviews for Stars Ben Platt & Micaela Diamond!

Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond are back on Broadway and getting glowing reviews for their work in the revival of Parade.

The musical celebrated its official opening night on Thursday night (March 16) at the Jacobs Theatre in New York City.

Among the celebs in attendance for the event were Shazam 2‘s Rachel Zegler, Tony winner LaChanze, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul was also there and visited with the cast backstage after the show.

Parade tells the story of Leo and Lucille Frank, a newlywed Jewish couple struggling to make a life in the old red hills of Georgia. When Leo is accused of an unspeakable crime, it propels them into an unimaginable test of faith, humanity, justice, and devotion.

Variety notes that Ben is giving a “stunning performance” and that Micaela is “terrific.” They wrote, “The couple’s deepening relationship gives heart to a show whose narrative is relentlessly chilly. Their second act duets — ‘This Is Not Over Yet’ and ‘All the Wasted Time’ — make the production soar and ground it in humans terms.”

The New York Times singled out Micaela‘s star-making performance as she is the one “you watch most closely and who breaks your heart. With no affectation whatsoever, and a voice directly wired to her emotions, she makes Lucille our way into a story we might rather turn away from.”

The show is on Broadway now through August 6. Get your tickets now!

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Sutton Foster Wins Special Award for Best Performance of the Entire Broadway Season!

Sutton Foster just won one of the biggest honors in the Broadway community!

The two-time Tony-winning actress was presented the Distinguished Performance Award during the 2022 Drama League Awards on Friday afternoon (May 20) in New York City.

The annual awards show honors just one acting performance for the entire theatrical season, encompassing all of Broadway and off-Broadway.

Sutton won the award for her performance in The Music Man and her co-star Hugh Jackman received the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre award. Actors can only win the Distinguished Performance Award once in their career and Hugh won almost 20 years ago for starring in Broadway’s The Boy From Oz, so he was ineligible for The Music Man.

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Mary-Louise Parker's Play 'How I Learned to Drive' Gets 2-Week Extension After Tony Noms!

Mary-Louise Parker got some great news this week!

After receiving a Tony nomination for her work in the play How I Learned to Drive, it was just announced that the play has been given a two-week extension and is now running through June 12.

Mary-Louise and co-star David Morse celebrated their nominations at the 2022 Tony Awards Meet the Nominees Press Event on Thursday (May 12) at Sofitel in New York City.

MLP is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play and she was joined at the event by the four other women in her category – The Skin of Our Teeth‘s Gabby Beans, Trouble in Mind‘s LaChanze, Macbeth‘s Ruth Negga, and Dana H‘s Deirdre O’Connell.

David is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play and he was joined at the event by category mates Sam Rockwell for American Buffalo and Ruben Santiago-Hudson for Lackawanna Blues.

Also in attendance were Supporting Actor nominees Alfie Allen for Hangmen and Chuck Cooper for Trouble in Mind, as well as Featured Actress nominees Uzo Aduba and Kara Young for Clyde’s, Kenita R. Miller for For Colored Girls, and Phylicia Rashad for Skeleton Crew.

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Celia Rose Gooding Joins 'Jagged Little Pill' Cast, Gets Mom LaChanze's Support at Tony Awards 2020

The cast of the Tony-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill is at the 2020 Tony Awards!

Celia Rose Gooding received support from her Tony-winning mom LaChanze at the event on Sunday (September 26) at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.

The 21-year-old actress, who has left the show to star in the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, was nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.

Celia‘s co-stars Lauren Patten and Kathryn Gallagher were also nominated in the category with Lauren taking home the award.

Also in attendance at the awards show were the show’s stars Elizabeth Stanley, who is up for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, and Sean Allan Krill and Derek Klena, who were nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

FYI: Lauren is wearing Thom Browne. Kathryn is wearing a Derek Lam 10 Crosby dress, Alexandre Birman shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and jewelry by Gray & Davis, Repossi, and Wwake. LaChanze is wearing Oyemwen.

Click through the gallery for 30+ photos of the Jagged Little Pill cast at the Tonys… More Here! »

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Alanis Morissette Gets Support from Sara Bareilles & More Stars at 'Jagged Little Pill' Broadway Opening!

Alanis Morissette walks the red carpet at the opening night of her Broadway show Jagged Little Pill on Thursday (December 5) in New York City.

The new show uses the music from Alanis‘ album of the same name, plus some of her other songs, to tell a new and original story. She was joined at the event by husband Mario Treadway, as well as the show’s director Diane Paulus, book writer Diablo Cody, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and her music co-writer Glen Ballard.

Lots of celebs stepped out to check out the opening night performance, including Sara Bareilles and her longtime boyfriend Joe Tippett.

Also in attendance were David Foster, Rosie O’Donnell and friend Ally Sheedy, singer Sarah McLachlan, theater owner Jordan Roth, The Politican‘s Laura Dreyfuss, and Broadway stars Ashley Park, LaChanze, and Laura Osnes with husband Nathan Johnson.

LaChanze‘s daughter Celia Rose Gooding is one of the leads in the show!

Jagged Little Pill is now open on Broadway, so go get your tickets.

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