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Based on the novel by Alice Walker and the Warner Brothers/Amblin Entertainment film

A teenager gives birth to two of her father's children and then is married off to a man who sought her sister. The man convinces the sisters' father to separate the two and makes sure they never communicate by intercepting letters between them. Abused and alone, the heroine struggles to find her identity and love.

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National Tour of The Color Purple Begins in Chicago, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2007

The first North American Tour of the Broadway hit The Color Purple will premiere at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) for a limited engagement beginning April 17, 2007 (more...)

The Color Purple Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2006

Since its first preview on November 1, 2005 The Color Purple has the highest cumulative attendance figures of any new Broadway show of the 2005-2006 season. Nearly 750,000 audience members from across the country and around the world have seen the production. (more...)

LaChanze and Norman Set for 11/29 'Purple' Event
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2006

On Wednesday, November 29th, Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple bookwriter Marsha Norman will join Broadway star LaChanze, who will reprise her Tony Award-winning role as Celie in a free event to promote the new book The Color Purple: A Memory Book of the Broadway Musical. (more...)

'Purple' Opens Calls for Bway and Tour Held Nov. 28
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2006

On Tuesday, November 28th, the producers of the hit musical The Color Purple will hold an open casting call for current roles and future replacements for both Broadway and the upcoming national tour, kicking off at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre in April, 2007 (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Color Purple Book Reading & Performance
by Mark Rupp - November 16, 2006

On November 15th, a The Color Purple event at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center featured a discussion, book signing and musical performances (more...)

The Color Purple Celebrates 1st Year on Broadway, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2006

The smash hit musical, The Color Purple, nominated for eleven 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the recipient of a Best Actress Tony Award, for LaChanze (as Celie), celebrates its first year anniversary on Broadway (more...)

Fields Set for 'Purple' Tour; Williams is Sofia on Bway
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2006

Chicago native Felicia P. Fields will reprise her 2006 Tony-nominated role of Sofia in the national tour of the hit musical The Color Purple, while NaTasha Yvette Williams will succeed her on Broadway (more...)

The Color Purple Breaks Broadway Theatre House Record
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2006

The Color Purple has broken the Broadway Theatre's house record for the week ending July 2 (more...)

2006 Tony Awards Q&A: Team Purple - Russel, Bray and Willis2006 Tony Awards Q&A: Team Purple - Russel, Bray and Willis
by Robert Diamond - June 8, 2006

Tony nominees Stephen Bray, Brenda Russel and Allee Willis give us the scoop all about The Color Purple. (more...)

2006 Tony Awards Q&A: LaChanze2006 Tony Awards Q&A: LaChanze
by Robert Diamond - June 7, 2006

Best Lead Actress in a musical LaChanze talks about The Color Purple, Oprah, the show's impact and more... (more...)

2006 Tony Awards Q&A: Marsha Norman2006 Tony Awards Q&A: Marsha Norman
by Robert Diamond - June 2, 2006

Playwright Marsha Norman is nominated for Best Book for The Color Purple, and tells us about the challenges of bringing that show to the stage and more... (more...)

'Purple' Star Withers-Mendes to Release Solo CD in June
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2006

Elisabeth Withers-Mendes--who is currently Tony-nominated for her performance in The Color Purple--will release her debut solo CD in late June (more...)

Color Purple Stars Sing on April 9 'Breakfast with the Arts'
by BWW News Desk - April 6, 2006

The Color Purple stars LaChanze and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes will perform on A&E's 'Breakfast with the Arts' on Sunday, April 9th (more...)

The Color Purple Treats Chicago Travelers to First On-Flight
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2006

Today, March 27th, the cast of The Color Purple treated Chicago travelers to the first-ever in-flight performance (more...)

The Color Purple to Launch National Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - March 5, 2006

The Color Purple will soon spread across the country in a national tour, which will kick off in Chicago in April of 2007 (more...)

The Color Purple Reaches 100th Performance, Feb. 25
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2006

On February 25th, The Color Purple reaches its 100th performance at the Broadway Theatre (more...)

Color Purple Stars Perform at Macy's Herald Square, Feb. 16
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2006

On February 16th, The Color Purple's Brandon Dixon, Felicia P. Fields, Elizabeth Withers-Mendes and more will perform at Macy's Herald Square (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: James Brown III of 'The Color Purple'
by Adrienne Onofri - February 5, 2006

Oprah has taught him: 'All things 'Purple' are divine.' You might say his entire career so far has been blessed. (more...)

'The Color Purple' Contest Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2006

BroadwayWorld held a contest to give away 5 copies of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of 'The Color Purple. Thousands entered - were you a lucky winner? (more...)

Cearcy Replaces Goldsberry in The Color Purple, Jan. 17
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2006

On January 17th, Darlesia Cearcy will begin performances as Nettie in The Color Purple (more...)

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