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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


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


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


Oprah and the cast

Elisabeth Withers-Mendes

Felicia P. Fields


Oprah and the cast

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