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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 June 14-16.
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 "a blazing triumph and a glory to behold” raves The New York Times. Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American musical has conquered Broadway in an all-new, roof-raising production now nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. Best Actress Tony nominee Cynthia Erivo “has given Broadway one of its most electrifying performances in years” (Time Out New York) in this epic story of a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Joining her is a powerhouse cast led by Tony and Grammy Award® winner Heather Headley (Aida, The Lion King) and Best Featured Actress Tony nominee Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) in "the kind of heaven-sent debut that dreams are made of” (Entertainment Weekly). 

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