The Color Purple is “a miracle on Broadway” raves The New York Times! The American classic has blazed onto Broadway in an acclaimed new production that New York Magazine hails as "one of the greatest revivals ever” starring the “astounding” (Associated Press) Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson, the “incandescent new star” (The New York Times) Cynthia Erivo and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks (“a powerhouse” according to Newsday). Don’t miss the stars… the story… the sheer beauty of The Color Purple. This joyful musical, directed by Tony winner John Doyle, is “a glory to behold” (The New York Times).
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Zonya Love, Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, Alton Fitzgerald White, Chaka Khan*, BeBe Winans, Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Darlesia Cearcy, LaKisha Jones, Krisha Marcano, Leilani N. Bryant, Teresa Stanley, Yolanda Wyns, Larry Marshall, Deidra H. Brooks, Latrisa Coleman, Ruby Crawford, Bobby Daye, Doug Eskew, LaVon Fisher-Wilson, Montego Glover, Charles Gray, Gavin Gregory, Shelby Braxton-Brooks, Stephanie Guiland-Brown, Todrick Hall, James Harkness, Francesca Harper, Chauncey Jenkins, Ashley Renee Jordan, Kenya Unique Massey, Marla McReynolds, Jennifer Mollet, JC Montgomery, Angela Robinson, Levensky Smith, Ricky Smith, Jamal Story
*Chaka Khan will not perform Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Matinees. At those performances, LaKisha Jones will perform the role of Sofia.
Book: Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray
Director: Gary Griffin
Choreographer: Donald Byrd
Producer: The Color Purple, LLC
Press Agent: Barlow-Hartman
Nominated for 10 2006 Tony Awards:
- Best Musical
- Best Book of a Musical: Marsha Norman
- Best Original Score written for the Theatre: Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray
- Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: LaChanze - Winner!
- Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Brandon Victor Dixon
- Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Felicia P. Fields
- Best Choreography: Donald Byrd
- Best Scenic Design of a Musical: John Lee Beatty
- Best Costume Design for a Musical: Paul Tazewell
- Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt
Nominated for 5 2006 Outer Critic Circle Awards:
- Outstanding Broadway Musical
- Outstanding New Score
- Outstanding Actress in a Musical - LaChanze
- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Elisabeth Withers-Mendes
- Outstanding Set Design - John Lee Beatty