Allee Willis
The Color Purple Press
"The Queen Of Everything" (Detroit Jewish News, May 10-16, 2018)
"A Queen of Kitsch Who Made the Whole World Sing" (The New York Times, June 7, 2018)
" BWW Review: Beautifully Sung Revival of The Color Purple Enraptures OC" (broadwayworld.com, June 22, 2018)
"On Theater: Strong Singing Propels 'The Color Purple'" (Los Angeles Times, June 21, 2018)
"A Redemptive Ray Of Light Shines Brightest in 'The Color Purple'" (news4usonline.com, June 21, 2018)
Allee Willis "To Remember" (Break It Down Show, May 14, 2018)
"The Color Purple Replaces Unmasked as Season Opener at Paper Mill Playhouse" (broadwayworld.com, May 7, 2018)
"A Rainbow Of Shades in The Voices of SHN’s 'The Color Purple'" (San Francisco Chronicle, May 3, 2018)
"SHN and Humphry Slocombe Collaborate on The Color Purple-Inspired Ice Cream Flavor" (broadwayworld.com, May 1, 2018)
"Stellar Cast Delivers Powerful Performance of 'The Color Purple' at DPAC" (The Triangle Explorer, April 5, 2018)
"Famed Songwriter Allee Willis Talks Writing 'The Color Purple' and 'Friends' Theme Songs, Working with Music Legends, Success, and More" (The Urban Influencer, March 21, 2018)
"BWW Review: The Color Purple Captivates at La Comedia Dinner Theatre" (broadwayworld.com, March 13, 2018)
"'The Color Purple' Comes to the Peace Center in Greenville" (GoUpstate.com, March 11, 2018)
"'Color Purple' Bursts With Talent" (Miami Art Zine, March 1, 2018)
"Broadway Phenomenon The Color Purple Gets A Rousing Response in South Africa" (AfriPop!, February 20, 2018)
"US Creators Heap Praise on SA’s The Colour Purple" (channel24.co.za, February 18, 2018)
"Didintle Khunou On The Color Purple Musical’s Empowering Message" (The Daily Vox, February 16, 2018)
"The Color Purple Lyricists Come To SA" (Artslink.co.za, February 13, 2018)
"Allee Willis, Mellencamp, More Head to Songwriters Hall" (The Detroit News, February 9, 2018)
"THE COLOR PURPLE (info)" (Joburg Theatre, February 6, 2018)
"Mesmerising Musical Evokes Tears of Joy And Pain" (iol.co.za, February 6, 2018)
"The Color Purple Musical Is A Must-See For All" (The Daily Vox, February 5, 2018)
"The Color Purple is, Quite Simply, Awesome" (Artslink.co.za, February 5, 2018)
"The Color Purple: An Emotive Journey" (Artslink.co.za, February 5, 2018)
"BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE is Vibrant with Song and Success at Red Mountain Theatre Company" (Broadway World, February 5, 2018)
"The Color Purple Syncs With Black Locals’ Blues" (Business Day, February 2, 2018)
"The Color Purple is a Powerful Tale of Survival" (North Dallas Gazette, February 1, 2018)
"Epic Story About Liberating Women" (iol.co.za, January 31, 2018)
"The Color Purple Comes To Johannesburg!" (creativefeel.co.za, January 30, 2018)
"Thirty-Five Years After It Was Written, The Color Purple's Lessons Are No Less Relevant" (Dallas Observer, January 29, 2018)
"The Color Purple is in SA, Ready to Ruffle Feathers" (channel24.co.za, January 28, 2018)
"Oprah Winfrey Writes Inspiring Letter to SA Cast of 'The Colour Purple'" (Karima Brown Show, January 22, 2018)
"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" (timesunion.com, October 4, 2017)
Allee Willis "Sing It, Celie! Watch THE COLOR PURPLE Tour Bring Down The House in Rehearsal" (broadwayworld.com, 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" (broadwayworld.com, 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” (NJ.com, 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" (theatermania.com, 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 (BMI.com, 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” (Broadway.com, 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! (Broadwayworld.com, 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" (broadway.com, January 9, 2015)
"Jennifer Hudson takes on Broadway in 'The Color Purple'" (The Detroit News, January 11, 2015)