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The Color Purple - Washington DC Tickets & Information

National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Between 13th and 14th Streets

Washington DC 20004 View on map

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The Color Purple - Washington DC Summary

The Color Purple is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It is an inspiring and unforgettable story of a woman named Celie, who through love finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. With a moving book and a score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, The Color Purple is about hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.

The Color Purple cast recording The Color Purple - Various Artists & The Original Broadway Cast Of 'The Color Purple'

The Color Purple - Washington DC Cast Members:

Dayna Jarae Dantzler, Pam Trotter, Taprena Augustine, Edward C. Smith, Cameron J. Ross, Traci Allen, Allison Semmes, Deaun Parker, Virlinda Stanton, Nesha Ward, Phillip Brandon, Kadejah One, Amanda Bailey, Clotile Bonet, Julius C. Carter, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Mark Hall, Donald Jones Jr., Melana L. Lloyd, Jonathan Michael, Karen Niceley, Christa Oliver, Keyon Powers, Christopher Sams, Ashley Ware

The Color Purple - Washington DC Creative Team

Writer: Alice Walker
Director: Gary Griffin
Music/Lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
Choreography: Donald Byrd

The Color Purple - Washington DC Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 29 minutes with one intermission.

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First Preview Date
April 12, 2011

Box Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed