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'Color Purple' Stars Fantasia, Chaka & BeBe Earn 6 Grammy Nominations

The current and upcoming stars of The Color Purple have collectively received an unprecedented 6 Grammy Award nominations today, Thursday December 6, 2007.  Fantasia has 3 nominations for "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" for "When I See U," "Best Contemporary R&B Album" for "Fantasia," and "Best R&B Song" for "When I See U."  Chaka Khan has 2 nominations for "Best R&B Performance by A Duo or Group with Vocals" for "Disrespectful," and "Best R&B Album" for "Funk This."  BeBe Winans has 1 nomination for "Best Traditional Gospel Album" for "Cherch."

Fantasia's finale critically acclaimed performance in The Color Purple will be Sunday, January 6, 2008, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway).  Chaka Khan and BeBe Winans will make their Broadway debuts in The Color Purple Wednesday, January 9, 2008.

Now in its 3rd smash year on Broadway, The Color Purple recouped its entire $11 million investment in less than a year.  The Color Purple 's first North American Tour kicked off in Chicago on April 17, 2007 at The Cadillac Palace Theatre where it played through September 30, 2007.  The tour will then continue on to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tempe, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

The Color Purple is produced by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Quincy Jones, Creative Battery, Anna Fantaci & Cheryl Lachowicz, Independent Presenters Network, Lowy Family Group, Stephanie McClelland, Gary Winnick, Jan Kallish, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Andrew Asnes & Adam Zotovich, and Todd Johnson

The performance schedule for The Color Purple is:  Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2PM; Sunday at 7:30PM. Tickets for The Color Purple can be purchased via (212) 239-6200 or at The Broadway Theatre Box Office.  Tickets are $116.50 - $26.50.

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