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Casting Complete for Broadway’s The Color Purple

first_img Star Files The Color Purple Cynthia Erivo Broadway’s The Color Purple is ready to “Push Da Button!” Broadway vets Grasan Kingsberry, Kevyn Morrow and more will complete casting for the revival. Starring the previously reported Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, the John Doyle-helmed musical will begin performances on November 10. Opening night is scheduled for December 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.Joining Kingsberry (original cast of The Color Purple in 2005) and Morrow (A Chorus Line) will be Dwayne Clark (Spiderman), Lawrence Clayton (Bells Are Ringing), Carrie Compere (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Bre Jackson (Book of Mormon), Ken Robinson (Memphis), Antoine L. Smith (Memphis) and Rema Webb (The Lion King). Phoenix Best, Patrice Covington, Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Akron Watson will make their Broadway debuts in the production.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie (Erivo), a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world. Hudson will take on the role of Shug Avery and Brooks will play Sofia.Doyle’s stripped-down production opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on July 15, 2013, starring Erivo. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation and its producers include Oprah Winfrey.Other principals previously announced also include Kyle Scatliffe, Isaiah Johnson and Joaquina Kalukango. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017center_img View Comments Related Shows Jennifer Hudsonlast_img read more

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Identifying your company’s training and development needs: Employee feedback

first_imgThe best business leaders listen to their employees and go out of their way to solicit feedback and input. All employees want to feel valued and heard, and when you empower your employees to share their ideas and provide honest feedback and opportunities for improvement, your entire organization can benefit and improve because of it. Even negative feedback is a good thing—constructive criticism can lead to development and growth for your company, and any improvements made to your business can impact your customers, which directly impacts your bottom line for the better.In this blog post, we’ll discuss how getting and applying employee feedback can help improve your company’s training and development program.Feedback is everywhereEmployee feedback offers information that you can’t afford to pass up, so always have your ears and eyes open. Listen for problems that you can solve. Every employee can offer a unique perspective on your organization and its culture. If you take the time to properly listen and evaluate the information you receive in surveys, during onboarding and exit interviews, or pick up around the water cooler, you’re sure to hear good tips for improving efficiency, structuring workloads, retaining other valuable employees, and recruiting new candidates. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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