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

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The Color Purple Production Information


November 01, 2005 (30 previews)


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
Running Time:Two hours and 40 minutes with one intermission
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
2007   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2015   Broadway Broadway Revival Production


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

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
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 Actress (Musical)
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Book (Musical)
Marsha Norman
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Choreographer
Donald Byrd
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Costume Design (Musical)
Paul Tazewell
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Lighting Design (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 Scenic Design (Musical)
John Lee Beatty
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Score (Music and/or Lyrics)
Brenda Russell
Allee Willis
Stephen Bray
Tony Awards - 2006 - Featured Actor in a Musical
Brandon Victor Dixon
Tony Awards - 2006 - Featured Actress in a Musical
Felicia P. Fields
Elisabeth Withers-Mendes