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Broadway Theatre (New York, NY)
1681 Broadway at 53rd Seating Chart

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The Color Purple Production Information


Previews:

November 01, 2005 (30 previews)

Opening:

December 01, 2005

Closing:February 24, 2008
# Performances:910
Theatres: Broadway Theatre (New York, NY)
11/1/2005 - 2/24/2008

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Running Time:Two hours and 40 minutes with one intermission
Intermissions:1
Version:Original Broadway Version
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Other Productions of The Color Purple


2004   New York Reading
New York
2004   World Premiere
2005   New York Workshop
New York
2005   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2007   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2015   Broadway Broadway Revival Production
Broadway

 


Audio Recordings


2005  Sampler
2005  Original Broadway Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical

Score Overview


The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

Overture
Huckelberry Pie
Mysterious Ways
Somebody Gonna Love You
Our Prayer
Big Dog
Hell No!
Brown Betty
Shug Avery Comin' to Town
Too Beautiful for Words
Push Da Button
Uh-Oh!
What About Love?
African Homeland
The Color Purple
Mister's Song
Miss Celie's Pants
Any Little Thing
I'm Here

The Color Purple - 2005 Broadway Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
La Chanze
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Broadway Musical
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Elisabeth Withers-Mendes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding New Score
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Set Design
John Lee Beatty
 
Theatre World Awards - 2006 - Performance
Felicia P. Fields
Elisabeth Withers-Mendes
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Book of a Musical
Marsha Norman
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Choreography
Donald Byrd
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Brian MacDevitt
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Musical
Oprah Winfrey
Scott Sanders
Roy Furman
Quincy Jones
Creative Battery
Anna Fantaci
Cheryl Lachowicz
Independent Presenters Network
David Lowy
Stephanie P. McClelland
Gary Winnick
Jan Kallish
Nederlander Presentations
Bob Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
Andrew Asnes
Adam Zotovich
Todd Johnson
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Brenda Russell
Allee Willis
Stephen Bray
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Brandon Victor Dixon
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Felicia P. Fields
Elisabeth Withers-Mendes
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
LaChanze
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical
John Lee Beatty

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