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'The Color Purple' Roof Shattering Musical Plays The Broward Center

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THE COLOR PURPLE

PRESENTED BY FLORIDA THEATRICAL ASSOCIATION IN A LIMITED TWO-WEEK RUN, APRIL 6-18 AT THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 

The producing team of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, are proud to announce that Fort Lauderdale will host the national touring production of the acclaimed production for sixteen performances, opening Tuesday, April 6 through Sunday, April 18, presented by the Florida Theatrical Association at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. I saw the national tour when it played Miami.  Suffice is to say, I headlined my review 'Halelujah, I Loved It' 

Ticket prices range from $67 to $23 and are now on sale at the Broward Center box office, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, all Ticketmaster outlets and www.Broadwayacrossamerica.com or by phone at 954-462-0222 or 1-800-982-ARTS (2787). Discounts for groups of 15 or more are available by calling toll free 1-866-900-7469 or 954-462-0222.

 

Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE COLOR PURPLE opened on December 1, 2005 at the Broadway Theatre where it ran for over two record-breaking years.  It is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg.  It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world.  With a joyous GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is about hope and the healing power of love.  

Michael Kuchwara, the Associated Press described THE COLOR PURPLE as "a Roof-Raising story of triumph."  And Richard Corliss of TIME Magazine said, "[it is] a soaring, epic tale.  It made a joyful noise in my heart."  Elysa Gardner from USA Today raved, "Pure heart!  It celebrates the inspiring relationships of faith and love, A Broadway hit!" 

THE COLOR PURPLE features a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Grammy Award®-winning composers/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and choreography by Donald Byrd.  Rounding out the creative team are Tony Award®-winner John Lee Beatty (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes) and Tony Award®-winner Brian MacDevitt (lighting). 

THE COLOR PURPLE is produced by Joyful Noisemakers, LLC, helmed by Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden who collectively share theatrical touring credits spanning nearly three decades on four continents.  These gentlemen have long been principal partners of Phoenix Entertainment and have an impressive international production repertoire that includes the following featured touring ventures: Grease starring Frankie Avalon, The Will Rogers Follies starring Larry Gatlin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gypsy, Man of La Mancha, The Pajama Game, Fame, Godspell, The Vagina Monologues, The King & I, Smokey Joe's Café, Singin' in the Rain, Buddy, Ring of Fire and Late Nite Catechism, among others.   

The original cast recording is available on EMI/Angel Records, and THE COLOR PURPLE: A Memory Book of the Broadway Musical (Avalon/Carroll & Graf) is available in bookstores now. 

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