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The Color Purple - 2005 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

$26.25-$101.25

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.

Running Time:

Two hours and 40 minutes with one intermission

Broadway Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
1681 Broadway Seating Chart


 

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by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2008
Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit The Color Purple are proud to announce that tickets for the first North American Touring production of The Color Purple in Pittsburgh will go on sale Monday, April 7, 2008 at 9 a.m. The Color Purple will run for two-weeks as part of the Pittsburgh CLO's 2008 Summer Season June 3 - June 15, 2008 at the Benedum Center.
by James Sims - March 26, 2008
Following a personal battle with the disease Endometriosis, The Color Purple's Stephanie St. James is now actively raising awareness of the serious condition that often goes undiagnosed in women and girls. BroadwayWorld's own James Sims spoke with St. James at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's, speaking to the actress about The Color Purple as well as giving her an opportunity to address her personal struggles as March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.
by Peter James Zielinski - February 22, 2008
by James Sims - February 18, 2008
With the production coming to a close in New York, BroadwayWorld's own James Sims caught up with The Color Purple's composers/lyricits Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, in Los Angeles, to discuss how the pair, along with Brenda Russell and Marsha Norman (libretto), turned a Pulitzer Prize winning novel and Oscar nominated film into a Broadway musical...
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2008
Original The Color Purple Broadway cast member, Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, who has played the role of Shug Avery since the musical began performances at the Broadway Theatre in November 2005 and throughout its entire record-breaking run, will begin a hiatus from the role on Thursday, January 31, 2008. The Tony nominated actress will return to the role for the final two performances of The Color Purple on Sunday, February 24, 2008. Beginning on Friday, February 1, 2008, Angela Robinson assumes the role of Shug Avery while Withers-Mendes is on leave.
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2008
The producers of The Color Purple announced today that the show will play its final performance on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 7:30pm, after playing 30 preview performances and 910 regular performances at the Broadway Theatre.
by Walter McBride - January 10, 2008
Zonya Love made her Broadway debut as Celie, alongside recording-stars Chaka Khan as Sofia and BeBe Winans as Harpo yesterday, Wednesday January 9, 2008, in the smash hit musical 'The Color Purple' with LaKisha Jones, and produced by Oprah Winfrey.
by Walter McBride - January 10, 2008
Zonya Love made her Broadway debut as Celie, alongside recording-stars Chaka Khan as Sofia and BeBe Winans as Harpo yesterday, Wednesday January 9, 2008, in the smash hit musical The Color Purple.
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2008
Zonya Love makes her Broadway debut as Celie alongside Chaka Khan as Sofia and BeBe Winans as Harpo Wednesday January 9, 2008, in the smash hit musical The Color Purple. Additionally LaKisha Jones, currently playing the Church Soloist, assumes the role of Sofia at all matinee performances.
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2007
The producers of The Color Purple are pleased to announce that Zonya Love will make her Broadway debut as Celie in the smash hit musical starting Wednesday, January 9, 2008, alongside Chaka Khan as Sofia and BeBe Winans as Harpo.
by James Sims - December 18, 2007
The Color Purple opened at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre December 16th, bringing the National Tour to Los Angeles for the holiday season, running through March 9, 2008...
by James Sims - December 18, 2007
Transforming such a momentous story into a staged musical, as bookwriter Marsha Norman has done with The Color Purple, could not have been an easy task. What has ended up on stage more closely resembles a Disney spin on history, rather than a gritty realization of historical abuse. Yet, it strikes a soulful chord with a gospel and jazz aged sensibility, giving the musical an otherwise absent poignant heartbeat.
by Walter McBride - December 10, 2007
Producer Scott Sanders hosted a Christmas Party for the cast of The Color Purple at his Chelsea loft apartment on Saturday, December 8.
by BWW News Desk - December 6, 2007
The current and upcoming stars of The Color Purple have collectively received an unprecedented 6 Grammy Award nominations today, Thursday December 6, 2007.
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 2007
The LA Times reports Oprah Winfrey, legendary American talk-show host and producer of Broadway's The Color Purple, may be planning a stage-to-screen adaptation of the hit musical production.
by Ben Strothmann - November 30, 2007
The cast of The Color Purple returned to the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) after nearly 3-weeks of work-stoppage due to the stagehands' strike.
by Eugene Lovendusky - October 30, 2007
Champion Charities will host the 4th Annual 'Night at the Theatre' with Oprah Winfrey's The Color Purple on Saturday, December 8.

The Color Purple Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Color Purple have their been?
The Color Purple has had 8 productions including New York which opened in 2004, which opened in 2004, New York which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, US Tour which opened in 2007, Broadway which opened in 2015 and US Tour which opened in 2017.

What Tony Awards has The Color Purple been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Marsha Norman, Best Choreography for Donald Byrd, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Paul Tazewell, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Brian MacDevitt, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Brenda Russell, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Allee WillisBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Stephen Bray and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for John Lee Beatty.

What other awards has The Color Purple been nominated for?
Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Lee Beatty Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Felicia P. Fields and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Elisabeth Withers-Mendes.

What other awards has The Color Purple won?
Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Lee Beatty Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Felicia P. Fields Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Elisabeth Withers-Mendes.

What productions of The Color Purple have their been?
The Color Purple has had 8 productions including New York which opened in 2004, which opened in 2004, New York which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, US Tour which opened in 2007, Broadway which opened in 2015 and US Tour which opened in 2017.

What awards has The Color Purple been nominated for?
Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Lee Beatty Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Felicia P. Fields and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Elisabeth Withers-Mendes.

What awards has The Color Purple won?
Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Lee Beatty Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Felicia P. Fields Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Elisabeth Withers-Mendes.

What songs are in The Color Purple and what's the order?
Huckelberry Pie
Mysterious Ways
Somebody Gonna Love You
Our Prayer
Big Dog
Hell No!
Brown Betty
Shug Avery Comin' to Town
Too Beautiful for Words
Push Da Button
Uh-Oh!
What About Love?
African Homeland
The Color Purple
Mister's Song
Miss Celie's Pants
Any Little Thing
I'm Here
Overture

What is the order of songs in The Color Purple and what's the order?
Huckelberry Pie
Mysterious Ways
Somebody Gonna Love You
Our Prayer
Big Dog
Hell No!
Brown Betty
Shug Avery Comin' to Town
Too Beautiful for Words
Push Da Button
Uh-Oh!
What About Love?
African Homeland
The Color Purple
Mister's Song
Miss Celie's Pants
Any Little Thing
I'm Here
Overture

What productions of The Color Purple have there been?
The Color Purple has had 8 productions including New York which opened in 2004, which opened in 2004, New York which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, US Tour which opened in 2007, Broadway which opened in 2015 and US Tour which opened in 2017.