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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
Jan 08, 2017
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Cynthia Erivo will not perform on 12/3, 12/4, 12/28 or 1/1. Jennifer Holliday will not perform 12/19.
An unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity, based on Alice Walker's novel.

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The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. 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). Tony winner John Doyle directs.

Don't miss two of Broadway's most powerful performers together on one stage in 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