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Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Opening Night Arrivals

The Color Purple, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd St.) on November 1st and opened on Thursday, December 1, 2005. BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the night's excitement!

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker that inspired the 1985 Steven Speilberg film, The Color Purple features a score by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman; Gary Griffin directs. The Color Purple stars LaChanze, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Felicia P. Fields, Kingsley Leggs, Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, Brandon Victor Dixon and Krisha Marcano, among others.

Tickets for The Color Purple can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200 or visiting the Broadway Theatre's box office. For more information, visit www.colorpurple.com.

 


The Marquee!


Lynn Whitfield


David Letterman Walking Oprah to the theatre


David Letterman


Oprah Winfrey


Oprah Winfrey


Oprah Winfrey


Oprah Winfrey


Oprah Winfrey and Ruby Dee


Debbie Allen and Guest


Ashanti


Oprah Winfrey & Angela Bassett


Naomi Campbell


Ann Curry


Sean Combs


Clive Davis


Kimberly Elise


Kimberly Elise & Alice Walker


Jamie Foxx


Star Jones


Quincy Jones


David Hasselhoff


Gayle King


Al Roker


S. Epatha Merkerson & Paul Ruebens


Sidney Poitier


Mike Nichols


Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer


Donald and Melania Trump


Donald and Melania Trump

Curtain Call:


Oprah onstage at the show's emotional curtain call


Oprah Winfrey with Felicia P. Fields


LaChanze


Oprah and the cast


Elisabeth Withers-Mendes



Felicia P. Fields

 


Oprah and the cast


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