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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

The Color Purple

The Color Purple, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Theater
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

242 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

Duration
2hrs, 35mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Preview
Nov 10, 2015
Opening
Dec 10, 2015
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Heather Headley plays her final performance October 2, 2016. Jennifer Holliday begins performances as Shug Avery on October 4.
Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks and Heather Headley star in this landmark musical, based on Alice Walker's novel.

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The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production” (The New York Times). 2016

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 triumph in the American South. Joining her (through October 2 only) is Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley (Aida) and Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks in her acclaimed Broadway debut. Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) joins the cast October 4. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”

Critics’ Reviews

A miracle on Broadway. A glory to behold!

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

Jennifer Hudson and The Color Purple are a match made in musical heaven!

Review by Mark Kennedy from Associated Press

Cast & Creative

Cast

Creative

  • Music
    Brenda Russell and Allee Willis
  • Lyrics
    Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
  • Book
    Marsha Norman
  • Director and Designer
    John Doyle
  • Costume Designer
    Ann Hould-Ward
  • Lighting Designer
    Jane Cox
  • Orchestrations
    Joseph Joubert
  • Sound Designer
    Gregory Clarke