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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

The Color Purple

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

242 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

2hrs, 35mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Nov 10, 2015
Dec 10, 2015
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Cynthia Erivo will not perform as Celie from November 15-22.
Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Holliday and Danielle Brooks 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) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

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 is Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) and Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks in her acclaimed Broadway debut. 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



  • 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