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The Color Purple Tickets & Information

Broadway Theatre

1681 Broadway

Between West 52nd and 53rd Streets

New York NY 10019 View on map

The Color Purple Summary

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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The Color Purple Special Information

For information about group sales for groups of 15 or more click here, or call Group Sales.  Inside the NY metro area (212) 239-6262; Outside the NY metro area (800) 432-7780

The Color Purple Cast Members:

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.

The Color Purple Creative Team

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

The Color Purple Award Winners/Nominees

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

The Color Purple Quick Facts

Running Time:

Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

Price Range

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Audience :

Appropriate 10 +. (Brief rear nudity. Dimly lit.)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
November 1, 2005 December 1, 2005

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm (If there is an evening performance, open until curtain.)

Please Note: The Box Office will be open from Noon - 4pm on Sunday - December 24.
The Box Office will be open from 1pm - 8pm on Monday - December 25.
The Box Office will be closed on Sunday - December 31.
The Box Office will be open from Noon - 8pm on Monday - January 1.

No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.

Mail Order

The Color Purple Mail Order
P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes. No strollers or furs.