Allee Willis
The Color Purple Press
"Review: 'The Color Purple' an Empowering Uplift at Hobby Center" (Houston Chronicle, January 11, 2018)
"Rehearsals For Color Purple Have Begun at the Joburg Theatre" (Rosebank Killarney Gazette, January 7, 2018)
"Flawed, Even Broken Families Can Restore Us to Ourselves" (The Boston Globe, November 21, 2017)
"A Deep, Resonant 'Color Purple' At The Bushnell" (The Hartford Courant, December 6, 2017)
"'The Color Purple' Touches the Heart" (The Southington Observer, December 6, 2017)
"Tony-Winning Revival Of 'The Color Purple' At The Bushnell" (The Hartford Courant, November 30, 2017)
"Review: 'The Color Purple' at The Bushnell" (The Westfield News, December 6, 2017)
"Review: 'The Color Purple' Raises Voices and Spirits at the Benedum" (Broadway World, November 17, 2017)
"Stage Review: 'The Color Purple' Soars With Message of Hope and Resilience" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 16, 2017)
"'The Color Purple' at The Fisher Theatre is a Powerful and Emotion-Filled Production!" (Broadway World, November 10, 2017)
Allee Willis "Cast Members Talk The Color Purple Running at Fisher Theatre Nov. 7-12" (FOX 2 Detroit, November 8, 2017)
"'The Color Purple:' Musical Joy Inspired by Motown" (The Detroit News, November 1, 2017)
Allee Willis "Allee Willis: Grammy, Emmy, Tony Award Winner is Back in Detroit for The Color Purple at the Fisher Theater" (WJR 760AM, November 5, 2017)
"The Musical Adaptation of ‘The Color Purple’ Gets to the Core of the Original Alice Walker Novel to Present this Iconic Tale to a New Generation" (HuffPost, November 5, 2017)
"The Color Purple Promises to Bring Catchy Tunes With an Inspiring Story" (The Exponent Telegram, November 2, 2017)
"'The Color Purple' Cast Impresses Fox Audience" (Technique, October 27, 2017)
"The Joyful Noise of 'The Color Purple' Returns to Des Moines" (The Des Moines Register, October 23,2017)
"Review: 'The Color Purple: The Musical' at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre (DC Metro Theater Arts, October 18, 2017)
Allee Willis "Proctor's 'Color Purple' Streamlined, Stronger" (, October 4, 2017)
Allee Willis "Sing It, Celie! Watch THE COLOR PURPLE Tour Bring Down The House in Rehearsal" (, September 21, 2017)
"Allee Willis Debuts Her Record-Breaking Video at a Party at the DIA" (Detroit Jewish News, October 3, 2017)
 Allee Willis "Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain Call" (, May 22, 2017)
"Jennifer Hudson Finally Gets Her Grammy For The Color Purple, Thanks To Ellen DeGeneres" (E! Online, April 26, 2017)
"Could The Color Purple be on its way to an Emmy Award?" (Broadway! Black, March 23, 2017)
"The Color Purple Performance on The Today Show, Led by Cynthia Erivo, Receives Daytime Emmy Nomination" (Playbill, March 24, 2017)
Allee Willis Cast of "The Color Purple" performs title number live on TODAY (TODAY, May 3, 2016)
"Review: ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway, Stripped to Its Essence” (The New York Times, December 10, 2015)
"'Color Purple' musical on Broadway has a divine, moving spirit” (Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015)
Allee Willis "Oprah Winfrey Goes Behind the Scenes of ‘The Color Purple’” (ABC, Good Morning America, December 17, 2015)
"Theater Review: The Color Purple Is One of the Greatest Revivals Ever” (Vulture, December 10, 2015)
"Broadway Review: ‘The Color Purple’ with Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks” (Variety, December 10, 2015)
"Jennifer Hudson in 'The Color Purple': Theater Review" (Billboard, December 10, 2015)
"Broadway's dazzling 'Color Purple' stars Jennifer Hudson amid a trio of strong women” (Chicago Tribune, December 10, 2015)
"'The Color Purple’: Theater Review” (The Hollywood Reporter, December 10, 2015)
"‘The Color Purple’ Review: New Star in the Broadway Sky” (Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2015)
"Go on. Try to resist the vibrant new ‘Color Purple’ on Broadway” (The Washington Post, December 10, 2015)
"Aisle View: The Color Purple in Radiant Bloom” (Huffington Post, December 10, 2015)
"‘The Color Purple’ review: Showstopper stuns on Broadway” (Newsday, December 10, 2015)
"Jennifer Hudson’s co-stars steal the show in ‘Color Purple’” (New York Post, December 10, 2015)
"'The Color Purple' review: Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson shine bright in musical revival produced by Oprah Winfrey” (NY Daily News, December 10, 2015)
"The Color Purple: Theater review” (Time Out New York, December 10, 2015)
"Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo Are Red Hot In Dazzling ‘Color Purple’ Revival – Review” (Deadline Hollywood, December 10, 2015)
"The Color Purple: EW stage review” (Entertainment Weekly, December 10, 2015)
"Slimmed-Down 'Color Purple' Revival Pushes the Right Buttons” (NBC New York, December 10, 2015)
"'The Color Purple' with Jennifer Hudson is one of the year's best shows” (, December 10, 2015)
"‘The Color Purple’ Broadway Review: Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo Lead Sexy Revival” (The Wrap, December 10, 2015)
"Broadway Shockers 2015: Spring Awakening, The Color Purple, Oklahoma! Reinvented" (, December 22, 2015)
"'The Color Purple' is reborn, radiant on Broadway” (USA Today, December 11, 2015)
"Back On Broadway: 'The Color Purple’" (NPR, December 12, 2015)
"'The Color Purple' review: Jennifer Hudson soars in revival” (amNewYork, December 10, 2015)
"Review: Cynthia Erivo Amazing in 'The Color Purple’ Revival” (ABC News, December 10, 2015)
"Aisle View: the 2015 Ten Best List" (Huffington Post, December 17, 2015)
"Jennifer Hudson on Broadway” (CBS Sunday Morning, November 15, 2015)
‘School of Rock’ and ‘The Color Purple’ Off to Strong Starts on Broadway (New York Times, November 16, 2015)
10 Questions With Allee Willis (, November 2, 2015)
"The Color Purple - The Musical - On broadway” (Streets Of New York 411, August 17, 2015)
Hayden Thoman Interviews West End star Cynthia Erivo (New York Theatre Guide, August 10, 2015)
Allee Willis “Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo on Broadway Musical THE COLOR PURPLE”
“Tickets Now Available to See Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & Danielle Brooks in The Color Purple on Broadway” (, July 24, 2015)
“Move over Whoopi! How Cynthia Erivo made The Color Purple her own” (The Guardian, July 27, 2015)
“Jennifer Hudson wants to impress Oprah in 'The Color Purple” (The New York Daily News, July 21, 2015)
“Jennifer Hudson & Harvey Mason Jr. reunite for 'Color Purple' revival” (Billboard,, July 2, 2015)
Allee Willis
Watch Highlights from THE COLOR PURPLE, Heading to Broadway This Fall! (, May 2015)
"The most interesting woman you've never heard of", (The Washington Post, May 17, 2015)
Allee Willis
"The most interesting woman you've never heard of", (The Washington Post, May 14, 2015)
"Jennifer Hudson is Heading to Broadway", (Billboard, January 9, 2015)
Jennifer Hudson to make long-awaited Broadway debut in 'Color Purple', (New York Post, January 9, 2015)
"Confirmed! Jennifer Hudson IS Coming to Broadway in The Color Purple, But Not as Celie" (, January 9, 2015)
"Jennifer Hudson takes on Broadway in 'The Color Purple'" (The Detroit News, January 11, 2015)