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Photos: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!

Just yesterday, The Color Purple's Tony Award-winning director John Doyle was joined by some special guests as Sardi's unveiled his caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below!

Doyle received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as Outstanding Director of a Musical for his Broadway debut, Sweeney Todd. His production of Company won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival and he won UK Best Musical Awards for The Gondoliers (West End), Fiddler on the Roofand Moll Flanders with nominations for other productions including A Catered Affair (Broadway) and Mack and Mabel(West End). Recent credits include Irma la Douce for City Center, Stephen Sondheim?s Road Show (Public Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory), Passion and Allegro for CSC, and the acclaimed revival of Merrily We Roll Along at the Watermill Theatre. John has been the artistic director of four prestigious UK regional theaters and has directed numerous new and classic plays and operas. John's most recent Broadway production was the Tony-nominated musical The Visit, starring Chita Rivera.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Max Klimavicius and John Doyle

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Max Klimavicius and John Doyle

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Max Klimavicius and John Doyle

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John Doyle and Chita Rivera

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John Doyle and Chita Rivera

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Max Klimavicius, John Doyle and Chita Rivera

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John Doyle and Max Klimavicius

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Chita Rivera, Harvey Fierstein and Cynthia Erivo

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Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks

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Heather Headley and John Doyle

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Heather Headley, John Doyle, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks

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Heather Headley, John Doyle, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks

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Cynthia Erivo

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Judy Kuhn, Chita Rivera and Cynthia Erivo

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Jason Danieley and Harvey Fierstein

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Jason Danieley and Harvey Fierstein

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Harvey Fierstein, John Doyle and husband Robert Wilson

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John Doyle and husband Robert Wilson

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Harvey Fierstein, Judy Kuhn, Chita Rivera, Michael Cerveris, John Doyle, Dylan Baker, Quincy Tyler Bernsteine, Jason Danieley and Frank Wood

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John Doyle with the cast

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