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BWW TV: First Look at Trisha Jeffrey and More in Mercury Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, opening Monday, August 26 at 7:30p.m., and running through October 27, 2013. THE COLOR PURPLE stars Trisha Jeffrey (Broadway's Rent, All Shook Up, and Little Shop of Horrors and the first National Tour ofSister Act) as 'Celie,' JaSondra Johnson (Crowns at Goodman Theatre) as 'Sophia,' and Adrienne Walker (Marriott Theatre's Dreamgirls) as 'Shug.' Check out a first look at highlights of the show below!

This highly anticipated production is led by multiple Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brenda Didier (Choreographer).

THE COLOR PURPLE also stars Keithon Gipson as 'Mister,' Cortez Johnson as 'Ol' Mister,' and Evan Tyrone Martin (BoHo Theatre's Spider Woman) as 'Harpo.' The ensemble includes Carrie Louise Abernathy, Brittany Bradshaw, Sydney Charles, Aaron Holland, Donterrio Johnson, Donica Lynn, Travis Porchia, Ninah Snipes and Crystal Corinne Wood.

The musical is brought to vivid life on stage with a set designed by Robert Knuth (former artistic director of Circle Theater), lighting design by Nick Belley, costume design by Frances Maggio, and sound design by Mike Ross.

THE COLOR PURPLE runs from August 14 through October 27, 2013. The performance schedule is: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Group discounts of up to 50% are available for groups of 10 or more by calling Tami at Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or 866.809.3075. Individual tickets range from $22-$59, and are available online at, over the phone at773.325.1700, or in person at 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago.

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