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An unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity, The Color Purple is a landmark musical from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker. This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.


Cynthia Erivo will not perform 12/28 or 1/1. Jennifer Holliday will not perform 12/19.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 8, 2017.

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About The Color Purple on Broadway

Previews: Nov 10, 2015 • Opening: Dec 10, 2015 • Closing: Jan 8, 2017
Broadway Musicals Stars on Stage Drama 2016 Tony Nominees 2016 Tony Winners
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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
242 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
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Orchestra section and Main Level are fully accessible.
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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.”


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"A miracle on Broadway. A glory to behold! "

The New York Times

Ben Brantley

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

Associated Press

Mark Kennedy

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Carrie Compere
Jennie Harney


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