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The Color Purple at Drury Lane Theatre

Dates

9/13/2019 - 11/3/2019

Theatre

Drury Lane Theatre


100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace,IL 60181
Phone: (630) 530-8300



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Jessie Mueller, Sean Allan Krill, David Cromer and More to Take Part in Porchlight's SONDHEIM @ 90 ROUNDTABLE
May 06, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary season continues with its new free virtual series 'Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable' with host Michael Weber, on Porchlight's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre. (more...)

Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stream
April 02, 2020

Today, Goodman Theatre makes available for online streaming its production of Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown, while performances are suspended to mitigate spread of COVID-19. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at Court Theatre a Fresh Take on Agatha Christie's Record-breaking Mystery
January 26, 2020

How do you put a new spin on the world's longest-running play? At Court Theatre, director Sean Graney takes on this challenge with Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery, THE MOUSETRAP. Running continuously in London's West End since 1952, the original production currently clocks in at over 28,000 performancesa?'certainly a jewel in the crown of one of the world's most successful mystery writers. While the London production has only updated its set design twice since its premiere, here in Chicago, Graney and team breathe fresh life into the popular mystery with fascinating designs, hilarious character actors and an honest approach to Christie's insightful exploration of human nature. (more...)

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
December 23, 2019

There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized! (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
December 16, 2019

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update: SIX - Chicago Shakespeare Theater Leads Best Ensemble of a Musical!
December 09, 2019

There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized! (more...)

December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Chicago Awards!
December 02, 2019

It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below. (more...)

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Chicago Awards!
November 25, 2019

Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized! (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of THE COLOR PURPLE
September 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a look at opening night of Drury Lane Theatre's production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs through November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE
September 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Drury Lane Theatre's production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs through November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents THE COLOR PURPLE
September 20, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre presents the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Hosts Celie's Southern Tea Service In Conjunction With THE COLOR PURPLE
September 18, 2019

Experience true Southern hospitality at Celie's Southern Tea before the matinee performance of the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple on October 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy scrumptious Southern comfort food like fried green tomatoes, cornbread muffins, and hummingbird cake, and meet a?oeCeliea?? and her sister a?oeNettie,a?? played by Eben K. Logan and Kyrie Courter. Celie's Southern Tea is $37.00 for adults and $27.00 for children 12 and under. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. (more...)

2019 Special Jeff Award Goes To Teatro Vista
September 17, 2019

The Jeff Awards will honor Teatro Vista with the 2019 Special Equity Jeff Award at the Equity Ceremony at Drury Lane Oakbrook on October 21, 2019. Over the last three decades, Teatro Vista has theatrically depicted the human experience from its unique Latinx perspective. Founded in 1989 by actors Henry Godinez and Eddie Torres to provide a platform upon which stories born of and relevant to the Latino culture could be heard, Teatro Vista has enriched the Chicago theatre scene with haunting, humorous, historical and magical stories. Teatro Vista, now under the artistic direction of Ricardo Gutierrez, continues to challenge and entertain Chicago audiences with its gifted ensemble of dynamic artists. (more...)

Drury Lane Will Continue 2019-2020 Season With Disney's MARY POPPINS
September 03, 2019

a?oeIt's a jolly holiday witha??a?? Drury Lane Theatre's production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film  co-created by Cameron Mackintosh, this a?oepractically perfect,a?? musical includes a book by Julian Fellowes, original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Marcia Milgrom Dodge returns to Drury Lane to direct and choreograph this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production. Celebrate the magic with the whole family this holiday season; Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins runs  November 15, 2019 a?" January 19, 2020, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

League Of Chicago Theatres Announces Fall Highlights
September 03, 2019

As the Year of Chicago Theatre continues, Chicago theatres open the fall season with some of the most exciting theatre in the country. Offerings from the city's more than 250 producing theatres include a range of special fall programming, featuring everything from the latest musicals to highly anticipated world premieres. (more...)

Join the heroic journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South during the early 1900s as she navigates the love she has for her family, the strife of being in an abusive relationship, and her adoration for her beloved children. This heart-wrenching musical is based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker and has earned nearly fifteen Tony Award nominations including two wins, one for the Best Revival of a Musical.

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