Hitting the high note last night, writing and recording with BIG SEAN as Patrice Covington nails it!
I just got on the plane to go to Detroit and who is directly in back of me but Chaka Khan!!
THE COLOR PURPLE becoming a MOVIE musical produced by Scott Sanders, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Quincy Jones!September 15, 2019
THE COLOR PURPLE begins its journey to becoming a MOVIE musical produced by Scott Sanders, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Quincy Jones!
Celebrated part of my birthday at the opening of The Color Purple Musical at the Greenway Court Theatre in LA Saturday night. Show was great but my favorite part was when the cast serenaded me with Happy Birthday. Thank you Celie, Shug, Sofia, Harpo, Mister, Church Ladies and the whole TCP community! It was a great place to be as another year gets ripped off the calendar. Quick songwriter alert: I was thrilled to have Mike Stoller, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, at the show and staying for cake (bottom right). (“Stand By Me, ”Hound Dog,” “On Broadway,” “Spanish Harlem,” and a zilllllllion more.)
FINALLY it has been announced that Steven Allan Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Scott Sanders will be producing the movie version of The Color Purple Musical I co-wrote with Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray, and Marsha Norman! We are very excited!! More details soon. #ImHere#TheColorPurple The Hollywood Reporter