Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Related Shows The Color Purple Broadway’s The Color Purple is set to shutter at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on January 8, the same day its Tony-winning breakout star Cynthia Erivo will turn 30. Her 29th year has been a doozy: she garnered a Tony Award and a Grammy nomination for her Broadway debut, ran a marathon, sang for President Obama (twice) and went platinum blonde. She appeared on CBS This Morning on January 6 to discuss her landmark year and receive some kind words from producer and The Color Purple film star Oprah. “I stand in amazement at what you have been able to do,” Lady O said, causing Erivo to become emotional. Take a look at the interview below. View Comments Cynthia Erivo Star Files Cynthia Erivo
Darren Bent has criticised former manager Paul Lambert, accusing him of “alienating” him at Aston Villa. And the 29-year-old told the Daily Express: “It was really difficult at Villa. A few of us were kind of alienated to train with the kids. “It has been difficult. There were times when I was thinking, ‘Do I really deserve this?’ It’s all well and good not being part of the squad – but to be treated like we have been is bad. “It was horrible. It wasn’t so much the injuries – although they certainly didn’t help – it was just the uncertainty. There were times I was in the squad and times I wasn’t, and there was just no explanation why. “I understand that not every player can be every manager’s cup of tea but to be alienated like that, to be kicked out of the first-team dressing room, when I’ve played a long time, when I’m an international, just felt a bit disappointing.” Bent has won 13 caps for his country, with four goals, and hopes a prolific campaign at Craven Cottage can catapult him back into the reckoning for the World Cup qualifying campaign and next summer’s tournament in Brazil. He said: “I’m not just hungry to play football again, I’m absolutely starving. I’ve missed out on a couple of major competitions with England, but I just hope this is my year. “I need to get back to playing regularly and scoring goals for Fulham – that’s my priority. There’s still so much to come from me, I can promise you that. I’m just desperate to remind people what I can do.” Press Association The striker last week joined Fulham on loan in a bid to revive his Premier League career and his England ambitions, having been frozen out of the first-team picture at Villa Park last season. Bent started just seven games in the league during the last campaign, scoring three goals, as Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann established themselves as Lambert’s first-choice partnership.
Fulham have made an offer for Catania striker Maxi Lopez, according to the Italian club.The Argentine, 27, was tipped to join AC Milan before they turned their attention to signing Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.That has opened the door to the several other clubs who have been showing an interest in Lopez, and Catania chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco says Fulham have tabled a bid. Fiorentina and Lazio have also been linked with the player.AdChoices广告“An offer has been received from Fulham and we are evaluating it. We are waiting to see what the Italian clubs do,” Lo Monaco was quoted as saying.Lopez, who started his career with River Plate and had a two-year spell at Barcelona, would be able to play in England as he has an Italian passport.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook