Tag "The Color Purple"
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4/15/19 Judith Leeds is an artist. She has always been an artist. But because she was so smart, in a special track in elementary school and easily got into Bronx High School of Science, her father insisted that she study science. She graduated in the top 10% of her class in her class and enrolled as a Biology major/Math minor in College. But her Art would not be denied. Listen to the story of her Aha during a biology dissection class. Promising that if she failed as an artist she would return to the study of science, Judith changed her major and transferred to Boston University’s School of Fine Art where she graduated Cum Laude and began the life she was always meant to live, a life as an artist. Listen to this remarkable woman’s inspiring story. And check out her portfolio at Judithleeds.com..
In Part 2 of my interview with James Harkness, he tells the remarkable story of how he wound up on Broadway, before he really understood what a big deal it was In it he also talks at length about The Color Purple, explaining why he believes it such an important piece. And listen to more of the wonderful music from The Color Purple.continue reading
Part I James Harkness is currently appearing on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. He took a leave of absence in order to make his directorial debut for the WBTT production of The Color Purple in which he performed and choreographed the Broadway debut in 2005 – and will return after the show opens. He recently performed alongside Betty Buckley in Grey Gardens The Musical. His stage credits include Aida, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Dreamgirls and Smokey Joe’s Café. Film credits include The Maid’s Room and The Mend. He has earned numerous creative credits as a choreographer. Listen to this charming, delightful, spontaneous man tell the story of the ways in which life conspired to help him embrace the dancer he has always been, and to discover the choreographer and director he was always meant to be.. And listen to music from The Color Purple.continue reading