The cast of Broadway’s The Color Purple have been told the show is closing on Feburary 24, according to a poster on talkinbroadway.com’s allthatchat messageboard. Can an anonymous Broadway queen actually be a good source? Absolutely—in fact, one of them broke the story about Rent closing by posting it on broadwayworld.com—or they would have if that site didn’t remove anything considered gossip. Well, THIS little gossip feels the lovely patchwork quilt of a show was way underrated and that when Fantasia stepped into the role of Celie, a special Tony award should have instantly been conferred at her feet. Of course, her absurd string of absences led to a whole lot of refunds and quite possibly to the end of The Color Purple, but still!
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