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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (New York, NY)
242 West 45th St. Seating Chart

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Two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission

Tuesdays: 7:00pm
Wednesdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

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See it on Broadway through January 8th only. The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. Best Actress Tony Award winner CYNTHIA ERIVO ("an incandescent new star" says The New York Times) leads a powerhouse cast in this epic story of a young woman’s journey to love and joy in the American South. Joining her is Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway legend JENNIFER HOLLIDAY (Dreamgirls). Tony winner JOHN DOYLE directs.

Don't miss two of Broadway's most powerful performers together on one stage in this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls "one of the greatest revivals ever."

Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls "one of the greatest revivals ever."
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She Was Here, Now She's Out- Flashback Through THE COLOR PURPLE's Broadway RunShe Was Here, Now She's Out- Flashback Through THE COLOR PURPLE's Broadway Run
by Marissa Sblendorio - January 8, 2017

The Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple will play its final performance on Broadway today,  Sunday, January 8, 2017. The production will has played 449 regular and 33 preview performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Soon, a North American tour of the production will launch, most likely in the fall of 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Talks Lasting Impact of THE COLOR PURPLE on CBSVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Talks Lasting Impact of THE COLOR PURPLE on CBS
by TV News Desk - January 6, 2017

Cynthia Erivo stopped by 'CBS This Morning' to discuss the impact of the musical which shutter this Sunday (more...)

Mix & Mingle With the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE to Benefit On Broadway Performing Arts Training ProgramMix & Mingle With the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE to Benefit On Broadway Performing Arts Training Program
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2016

Join Broadway's Tony Award-winning cast of The Color Purple at The Long Room on December 27th for an after-show talk back and Mix & Mingle. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE Gets Ready for Christmas with Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE Gets Ready for Christmas with Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 25, 2016

The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again. (more...)

Mix & Mingle With the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE to Benefit On Broadway Performing Arts Training ProgramMix & Mingle With the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE to Benefit On Broadway Performing Arts Training Program
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2016

Join Broadway's Tony Award-winning cast of The Color Purple at The Long Room on December 27th for an after-show talk back and Mix & Mingle. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes Kids from PALPhoto Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes Kids from PAL
by Walter McBride - December 8, 2016

Just last night, kids from The Police Athletic League headed to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre to check out The Color Purple, and got to meet wit the cast afterwards. Check out photos below! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Will Not Reprise Her Role in THE COLOR PURPLE On Tour or in the West EndCynthia Erivo Will Not Reprise Her Role in THE COLOR PURPLE On Tour or in the West End
by Alan Henry - December 7, 2016

Cynthia Erivo took to Twitter today to confirm that after The Color Purple closes on Broadway on January 8th she will not be reprising her role of Celie either on Tour or in the West End. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE Thanksgiving Special! With Katie Lynch and THE COLOR PURPLE's Antoine L. SmithBWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE Thanksgiving Special! With Katie Lynch and THE COLOR PURPLE's Antoine L. Smith
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - November 22, 2016

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Chats THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALK TodayJennifer Holliday Chats THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALK Today
by TV News Desk - November 18, 2016

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday makes her first appearance on THEATER TALK in a revelatory conversation about the creation of her career-making Broadway role as 'Effie' in the now-legendary Michael Bennett's production of Dreamgirls (1981-83), as well as her more recent 'major acting class' - the month-long rehearsal period with director John Doyle as he prepared her to take over the role of 'Shug Avery' in the current Broadway revival of The Color Purple. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALKJennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - November 16, 2016

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday makes her first appearance on THEATER TALK in a revelatory conversation about the creation of her career-making Broadway role as 'Effie' in the now-legendary Michael Bennett's production of Dreamgirls (1981-83), as well as her more recent 'major acting class' - the month-long rehearsal period with director John Doyle as he prepared her to take over the role of 'Shug Avery' in the current Broadway revival of The Color Purple. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes New 'Mister' on Broadway TonightTHE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes New 'Mister' on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2016

Beginning performances tonight, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. (more...)

Video Roundup: Danielle Brooks Plays Final THE COLOR PURPLE Performance Today—A Look Back at Her Journey as Sofia!Video Roundup: Danielle Brooks Plays Final THE COLOR PURPLE Performance Today—A Look Back at Her Journey as Sofia!
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Danielle Brooks plays her final performance as Sofia in the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple on Broadway today, and BroadwayWorld is taking a look back at her incredible debut journey on the Great White Way! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Jennifer Holliday in Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLEVIDEO: First Look at Jennifer Holliday in Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016

Below, watch the actress speak with USA Today about the iconic role, as well as footage of her amazing performance. (more...)

Breaking News: THE COLOR PURPLE Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; National Tour to Launch Next FallBreaking News: THE COLOR PURPLE Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; National Tour to Launch Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2016

The Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Upon closing, the production will have played 449 regular and 33 preview performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). A North American tour of the production will launch in the fall of 2017. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on BroadwayTHE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Holliday in THE COLOR PURPLE!Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Holliday in THE COLOR PURPLE!
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2016

Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday has stepped into the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow on October 2.  (more...)

Carrie Compere to Assume the Role of Sofia in THE COLOR PURPLE on BroadwayCarrie Compere to Assume the Role of Sofia in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, CARRIE COMPERE will assume the role of Sofia in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple.  Tony nominee DANIELLE BROOKS, who originated the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

BWW TV: You're Gonna Love Her- Jennifer Holliday Steps Into Shug's Shoes in THE COLOR PURPLEBWW TV: You're Gonna Love Her- Jennifer Holliday Steps Into Shug's Shoes in THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 7, 2016

Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday has stepped into the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow on October 2. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: Jennifer Holliday Joins THE COLOR PURPLEUp on the Marquee: Jennifer Holliday Joins THE COLOR PURPLE
by Walter McBride - October 4, 2016

???????As BroadwayWorld previously reported, beginning tomorrow, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will assume the role of Shug Avery inJohn Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical,The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow yesterday, October 2. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Holliday as THE COLOR PURPLE's Shug Avery!Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Holliday as THE COLOR PURPLE's Shug Avery!
by BWW News Desk - October 3, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, beginning tomorrow, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical,The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow yesterday, October 2. (more...)

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