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'The Color Purple' Smash Hit Broadway Musical To Play The Kravis

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BROADWAY'S BEST-LOVED MUSICAL

THE COLOR PURPLE

WILL PLAY THE KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE
PERFORMING ARTS MAY 10TH-15TH

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach announced that THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, will play as a part of the Kravis On Broadway Series May 10th-15th for 8 performances only. Tickets are on sale now at the Kravis Center Box Office or at all Ticketmaster locations.  

This production of THE COLOR PURPLE, produced by Phoenix Entertainment ~ Joyful Noisemakers LLC, helmed by Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden, is the next phase in the life of the ground-breaking Broadway hit musical produced by Scott Sanders. The original Broadway musical opened on December 1, 2005, and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. THE COLOR PURPLE ran for over two years on Broadway followed by a three year First National Tour.  

THE COLOR PURPLE 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 of 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 is directed by Gary Griffin and 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), Tony Award®-winner Brian MacDevitt (lighting), Craig Cassidy (sound design), Steven M. Bishop (Orchestrations/Arrangements), and Jasper Grant (Music Director).  

Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden have long been principal partners of Phoenix Entertainment and collectively share theatrical touring credits spanning nearly three decades on four continents. Their production repertoire includes: 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.  

THE COLOR PURPLE takes the stage at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday May 10th at 8pm, Wednesday May 11th at 2pm and 8pm, Thursday May 12th at 8pm, Friday May 13th at 8pm, Saturday May 14th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday May 15th at 2pm.  

Tickets may be purchased at the Kravis Center box office at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Please call 561-832-7469 for more information, or visit www.kravis.org. Group sales are underway for groups of 20 or more by calling 561-651-4438.  

For more information about THE COLOR PURPLE, please visit www.colorpurple.com.

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