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This new production started life at London's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory, where critics hailed it as "a revelation" (Mark Shenton, The Stage). Now this American classic comes to Broadway with a powerhouse cast including celebrated London star Cynthia Erivo, who will recreate her electrifying performance as Celie, along with Orange is the New Black's Danielle Brooks.

With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks, Isaiah Johnson, Kyle Scatliffe, Joaquina Kalukango

Book by: Marsha Norman
Based on the novel by: Alice Walker
Music & Lyrics by: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray
Directed by: John Doyle

 

Additional Info

  • Theatre: Al Hirschfeld Theatre
  • Theatre Address: New York, NY 10036
  • Previews: November 10, 2015
  • Opening Night: December 10, 2015
  • Show Status: In Previews
  • Closing: Open Ended