Purlie Victorious Broadway

Purlie Victorious Revival 2023

Run Time:
Approximately 100 minutes with no intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: September 27, 2023
Closing: February 04, 2024

Purlie Victorious - 2023 - Broadway History , Info & More

Tony & Grammy Award winner and Academy & Emmy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. will star in a new Broadway production of the classic American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by the legendary Ossie Davis. Purlie Victorious will be staged by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon who directed the critically acclaimed productions of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy and Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog earlier this season. This play, scheduled to begin in late summer 2023, will mark Odom’s return to Broadway after winning the Tony for his iconic performance as “Aaron Burr” in Hamilton.

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Review: ‘Purlie Victorious’ Throws a Comic Funeral for Racism
9 / 10

Originally played by Dee, and now by Kara Young, Lutiebelle is a rich creation, sweet and hungry, down-home and dirty. Young, a two-time Tony nominee known mostly for dramatic roles (“Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven,” “The New Englanders,” “All the Natalie Portmans”), is also a daring comedian, finding in Lutiebelle a cross between Lucille Ball and Moms Mabley. That she is not afraid to go as far as the part can take her — with a gawky pigeon-toed gait and hilariously lustful line readings in a taffy-pulled Southern accent — is a sign of the freedom the play gives her (and everyone else) to represent a character instead of a race.

Purlie Victorious Review: Ossie Davis’s Outsized Jim Crow Satire Returns to Broadway
8 / 10

The parts, though, do rise above the whole, including Derek McLane’s rather stunning set, which slides in, windowpanes locking into place, to transform the wood-framed walls for each scene before metamorphosizing in a final transition that offers the play’s most emotionally transcendent moment. And in a final sermon, Purlie erupts into gorgeous, empowering poetry: “I find, in being Black, a thing of beauty…Be loyal to yourselves: your skin; your hair; your lips, your southern speech, your laughing kindness—are Negro kingdoms, vast as any other.” If Purlie Victorious never completely conquers in cohering its disparate ambitions, its last moments offer an unexpected, quiet triumph.

Exclusive: Hasna Muhammad, Daughter of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Reflects on the Women of PURLIE VICTORIOUS
by Team BWW - February 2, 2024


As Purlie Victorious enters its final weekend on Broadway, BroadwayWorld is very excited to share an exclusive essay written by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee's daughter, Hasna Muhammad, who played a key role in getting this landmark play back on Broadway. 

Photos: Leslie Odom, Jr. Honored With Sardi's Portrait
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 23, 2024


On Friday, January 17th, Tony and Grammy Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. was honored with a caricature portrait at the famed theater district establishment, Sardi’s. See photos!

Photos: Dr. Clarence B. Jones Visits PURLIE VICTORIOUS
by Stephi Wild - January 16, 2024


The Broadway production of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Ossie Davis welcomed Dr. Clarence B. Jones to the evening show over the weekend on Saturday, January 13. Check out photos here!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adrienne Warren, and Melba Moore Join Talkback Series at PURLIE VICTORIOUS
by Stephi Wild - January 9, 2024


A slew of stars are joining the lineup for 'Victorious Talkbacks' the series of post-show events following performances of the Broadway revival of the American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Ossie Davis starring Leslie Odom, Jr.

Photos: Leslie Odom Jr. & PURLIE VICTORIOUS Company Host Conversation at Museum of Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 5, 2024


See photos of Leslie Odom Jr. and fellow Purlie Victorious cast/creatives at the Museum of Broadway.

Video: Watch an All New Montage of PURLIE VICTORIOUS on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 28, 2023


Watch a montage of Purlie Victorious on Broadway, starring Leslie Odom Jr. & more!

Photos: Leslie Odom, Jr., Kara Young and the Cast of PURLIE VICTORIOUS Celebrate Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee At Schomburg Center
by A.A. Cristi - December 21, 2023


This past Monday at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the stars of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through The Cotton Patch celebrated the 75th wedding anniversary of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Leslie Odom Jr. and Kara Young, who play the roles that Davis and Dee originated in the current revival of Ossie Davis’ critically acclaimed play, read love letters from the couple’s archive that is housed at the Schomburg Center.

Interview: Heather Alicia Simms Talks the 'Enormous' Legacy of PURLIE VICTORIOUS And More As the Play Hits 100 Performances on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - December 22, 2023


The acclaimed Broadway revival of Ossie Davis's play Purlie Victorious will play its 100th performance today December 22. Joining stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young is veteran actor Heather Alicia Simms in the role of Missy Judson. Read our interview!

Tony-Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. To Hold In-Store Event At Barnes & Noble Union Square To Celebrate New Album
by A.A. Cristi - November 30, 2023


Join Barnes & Noble - Union Square on December 4, 2023 at 2PM for an in-store CD signing and photo with Leslie Odom, Jr. to celebrate the release of his new album, 'When A Crooner Dies.'

Exclusive: PURLIE VICTORIOUS Cast Member Willa Bost Sings Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 27, 2023


See Purlie Victorious' Willa Bost sing Carols for a Cure!

Photos: PURLIE VICTORIOUS Welcomes Angela Bassett, Alicia Keys, Mariska Hargitay & Hilary Swank
by A.A. Cristi - November 21, 2023


See photos from a special Saturday Night on Broadway! The Music Box Theatre was graced by multiple celebrities on Saturday Night for the performance of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through The Cotton Patch. 

Listen: Hear Leslie Odom Jr.'s New Solo Album 'When a Crooner Dies'
by Michael Major - November 17, 2023


Leslie Odom, Jr. has released his brand-new studio album, When A Crooner Dies  – available everywhere now. When A Crooner Dies is Leslie’s fifth full-length album and his first of all-new original music since 2019. Also dropping are visualizers for each track on the album. A music video for 'Loved' was also released.

Bid on the Chance to Meet Leslie Odom, Jr. With 2 Tickets to PURLIE VICTORIOUS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 6, 2023


Bid on the exclusive chance to meet Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. and enjoy 2 tickets to the highly acclaimed musical Purlie Victorious in New York. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the incredible talents of Leslie Odom, Jr. in a captivating performance.

Billy Porter, Nicole Ari Parker, James Ijames, and More Set For PURLIE VICTORIOUS Talkback Series
by Stephi Wild - October 18, 2023


The new Broadway production Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Ossie Davis starring Leslie Odom, Jr. will host a post-show talkback series this fall at the Music Box Theatre.

Video: Leslie Odom Jr. Shares His Daughter's Reaction to PURLIE VICTORIOUS on FALLON
by Michael Major - October 13, 2023


Leslie Odom Jr. sat down with Jimmy Fallon to discuss his return to Broadway in Purlie Victorious. Odom Jr. said he had a 'different schedule' the last time he was on Broadway in Hamilton, since he now has two young children. He shared his daughter's thoughts on his new play, revealing one scene in the show that shocked her. Watch the video!

PURLIE VICTORIOUS Extends Broadway Run
by Stephi Wild - October 13, 2023


Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by the legendary Ossie Davis starring Leslie Odom, Jr. has announced an extension of its critically claimed Broadway run.

Video: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of PURLE VICTORIOUS
by Red Carpet - October 12, 2023


On September 27, the company of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch had something to celebrate at the Music Box Theatre, as the show officially opened on Broadway. In this video, watch as we take you to the red carpet with celebrity guests including Reverend Al Sharpton, Melba Moore, Nicolette Robinson and more!

PURLIE VICTORIOUS to Offer $15 Tickets to NYC High School Students Through Ticketing Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 10, 2023


Discover how PURLIE VICTORIOUS is giving NYC high school students the chance to see this incredible musical with a new student ticket initiative. Find out how to take advantage of this limited-time offer and experience the magic of PURLIE VICTORIOUS in New York City.

Photos: Original PURLIE VICTORIOUS Cast Member Alan Alda Visits Broadway Revival Cast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 5, 2023


Original Purlie Victorious cast member ALAN ALDA reunites with the Broadway revival cast in a special visit. Check out the photos and join in the excitement of this reunion at the Purlie Victorious revival.

Video: Leslie Odom, Jr. & Company Celebrate Opening Night of PURLIE VICTORIOUS on Broadway
by Opening Night - October 2, 2023


Tony & Grammy Award winner and Academy & Emmy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. officially returned to Broadway in Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, now running at the Music Box Theatre. In this video, we're taking you inside opening night!

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PURLIE VICTORIOUS
by Bruce Glikas - October 2, 2023


BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big opening night of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals here!

Photos: Director Kenny Leon Gets His Sardi's Portrait
by Bruce Glikas - October 2, 2023


Check out photos of Tony winning director Kenny Leon's new caricature unveiling at Sardi's!

Purlie Victorious FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long has Purlie Victorious been running on Broadway?
Purlie Victorious opened at the Music Box Theatre (Broadway) on Wednesday Sep 27, 2023 and has now been running for 4 months.
Does Purlie Victorious on Broadway have a daily lottery?

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Price: $40
Where: rush.telecharge.com
When:  The lottery will open at 12 AM on the day before the performance closing at 3 PM the day before the performance. Winners are drawn at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Limit: Two per customer
Information: Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have six hours to claim and purchase tickets online. Tickets will be emailed. Seats may be located in any section of the theater. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together with a full view, there is a chance that pairs may be split up and that your seat may have a partial view of the stage. Subject to daily availability.

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Purlie Victorious - 2023 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Direction of a Play Kenny Leon
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play Kara Young
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play Leslie Odom, Jr.
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play Purlie Victorious
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play Derek McLane
2024 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Leslie Odom, Jr.
2024 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Kara Young
2024 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play Purlie Victorious
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Direction of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Kenny Leon
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Play Kara Young
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Play Billy Eugene Jones
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play Purlie Victorious
2024 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Emilio Sosa
2024 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Kenny Leon
2024 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Leslie Odom, Jr.
2024 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Kara Young
2024 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Purlie Victorious
2024 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play Derek McLane

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