The Color Purple, a revival of a musical based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel with the same title, is currently being performed at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York. OnBroadway.com is offering a 5 percent discount on tickets by using the promo code “SaveOnBroadway” at checkout.
A Story of Overcoming Adversity
The Color Purple tells the story of Celie, an African American woman who grows up poor in the rural South in the early 20th century and is continually abused by her father and later by her husband, known as Mister. She is separated from her sister, Nettie, and struggles to build a life for herself and to earn respect from others.
Shug Avery, a jazz singer and Mister’s lover, comes to town with her band, and she and Celie form a relationship. Celie struggles to overcome obstacles to survive and learn to love and respect herself.
The Color Purple is a musical about the struggles of growing up as a poor African American woman and dealing with abuse. It is a story of triumph over adversity that has been gripping audiences since Alice Walker’s novel was published over 30 years ago.
The Color Purple’s Cast and Creative Team
The Broadway revival of The Color Purple stars Cynthia Erivo as Celie, Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Jennifer Holliday as Shug Avery, Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo, Isaiah Johnson as Mister, and Jennie Harney as Nettie. The music was written by Brenda Russell and Allee Willis, and the lyrics were written by Russell, Willis, and Stephen Bray. The book was written by Marsha Norman.
The Color Purple is directed by John Doyle. The costumes were designed by Ann Hould-Ward, and the lighting was designed by Jane Cox. The musical includes orchestrations by Joseph Joubert and sound design by Gregory Clarke.
Tony Award-Winning Revival Will End Soon
The original Broadway production of The Color Purple, which ran from 2005 to 2008, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2006. The 2015 revival won two Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Revival of a Musical. The current production is scheduled to run through January 8, 2017.
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