VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'
On today's LIVE with Kelly, broadcasting icon Oprah Winfrey discussed presenting at this year's TONY AWARDS and Broadway's The Color Purple, which took home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. "I have loved that book since it was reviewed in the New York Times," says Winfrey of the production's full-circle moment. Watch the appearance below!
THE COLOR PURPLE won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The original production ran on Broadway in 2005 and earned eleven 2006 TONY AWARDS nominations.
The new Broadway revival of The Color Purple opened December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel and the Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment motion picture,The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winner MarSha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.
Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner Jennifer Hudson made her Broadway debut opposite Cynthia Erivo, the breakout star of John Doyle's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production, and Orange is the New Black's Danielle Brooks, in the highly anticipated production of The Color Purple.
THE COLOR PURPLE is an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.