The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Based upon the novel by Alice Walker And the Warner Bros. /Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture Book by Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray August 14 to November 10, 2013
From the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Stephen Spielberg, comes the soul-stirring musical THE COLOR PURPLE. It is an inspiring story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.
Spanning four decades and two continents, THE COLOR PURPLE is an epic, profoundly uplifting family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous Grammy®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a hopeful testament to the healing power of love and a triumphant celebration of life.Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE COLOR PURPLE opened in 2005 at the Broadway Theatre where it ran for over two record-breaking years.
This musical was adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Marsha Norman, with Music and Lyrics by Grammy Award-winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.
The New York Times hailed THE COLOR PURPLE as “Inspirational”; Time Magazine said, “it is a soaring, epic tale. It made a joyful noise in my heart.” Elysa Gardner from USA Today raved, “Pure heart. It celebrates the inspiring relationships of faith and love, A Broadway hit!”
This highly anticipated production is led by multiple Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brenda Didier (Choreographer), and stars Trisha Jeffrey (Broadway’s Rent, All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors) as Celie, with Jasondra Johnson (Goodman’s Crowns) as Sophia, and Adrienne Walker (Marriott’s Dreamgirls) as Shug Avery. Keithon Gipson plays Mister, Evan Tyrone Martin is Harpo and Cortez Johnson is Ol’ Mister. Rounding out the ensemble are Carrie Louise Abernathy, Brittany Bradshaw, Sydney Charles, Aaron Holland, Donterrio Johnson, Donica Lynn, Travis Porchia, Ninah Snipes and Crystal Woods.