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The Color Purple - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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."

History:

Revival
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: November 10, 2015
Closing:January 08, 2017

Running Time:

Two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway)

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Address:
242 West 45th St.
New York,NY

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Featured Reviews For The Color Purple


The Color Purple - TimeOut NY
Seeing The Color Purple on Broadway, a decade after its premiere, is like meeting an old friend who has gotten her life together since the last time you saw her. It seems more confident in itself, surer in its sexuality, and it's lost a lot of weight...Doyle's production intensifies The Color Purple and brings out its deeper hues. The musical blossoms into a classic...Celie's journey has a clearer sense of direction than before, but she doesn't have to travel it alone. Erivo is supported by a mighty sisterhood of performers: Jennifer Hudson as Shug, Mister's mistress and Celie's lover; Danielle Brooks as the seemingly indomitable Sofia; Patrice Covington as the exuberant Squeak; Carrie Compere, Bre Jackson and Rema Webb as a trio of gossipy church ladies. This Color Purple is a celebration of black women, and it fills you with appreciation for the musical's return. It's here, and it's beautiful.

Jennifer Hudson’s co-stars steal the show in ‘Color Purple’ - NY Post
It's Hudson's co-stars you'll remember...Erivo goes from zero to hero as Celie...Celie's "I'm Here" is meant to be a big eleventh hour anthem of resilience, and Erivo drives it home with dignity and fire...As for Brooks, her sharply funny portrayal of the feisty Sofia won't surprise anyone familiar with Taystee. The shocker is that she can sing -- and when she belts the take-no-guff anthem "Hell No!" you want to shout back "Hell yeah!" "The Color Purple: The Musical" is far from perfect. Marsha Norman's adaptation of Alice Walker's novel takes tons of shortcuts, careening from scene to scene at full speed. Characters, including Celie's brutish husband, undergo drastic changes at the drop of a hat. But the show works in a primal way...Your head may quibble, but your heart's on board.


 



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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.
by Caryn Robbins - January 6, 2017
Cynthia Erivo stopped by 'CBS This Morning' to discuss the impact of the musical which shutter this Sunday
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
by Ashlee Latimer - 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!
by Caryn Robbins - October 31, 2016
Below, watch the actress speak with USA Today about the iconic role, as well as footage of her amazing performance.
by Nicole Rosky - 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.
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.
by Nicole Rosky - 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. 

The Color Purple Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has The Color Purple been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical for John Doyle and Best Revival of a Musical for The Color Purple.

What Tony Awards has The Color Purple won?
Best Direction of a Musical for John Doyle Best Revival of a Musical for The Color Purple.

What other awards has The Color Purple been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Doyle, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane Cox, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Joseph Joubert, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Catherine Jayes, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Color Purple, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Cynthia Erivo, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jennifer HudsonOutstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The Color Purple and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Color Purple.

What other awards has The Color Purple won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Doyle and Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane Cox Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Joseph Joubert Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Catherine Jayes Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Color Purple Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Cynthia Erivo Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jennifer Hudson Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The Color Purple Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Color Purple.

What awards has The Color Purple been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Doyle, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane Cox, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Joseph Joubert, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Catherine Jayes, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Color Purple, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Cynthia Erivo, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jennifer HudsonOutstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The Color Purple and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Color Purple.

What awards has The Color Purple won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Doyle and Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jane Cox Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Joseph Joubert Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Catherine Jayes Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Color Purple Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Cynthia Erivo Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jennifer Hudson Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for The Color Purple Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Color Purple.

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.

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