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The Color Purple Announces Full Cast and Creative Team

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart, and Carrie Compere will return to this remounting of John Doyle's Tony Award-winning 2015 Broadway revival at Paper Mill Playhouse.

Adrianna Hicks, who was part of the 2015 Broadway production of The Color Purple, will play Celie in the upcoming Paper Mill Playhouse revival.
(© David Gordon)

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast and creative team for its remounting of John Doyle's Tony Award-winning 2015 revival of The Color Purple, running September 26-October 21.

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart, and Carrie Compere, all of whom were in the 2015 Broadway production, will play Celie, Shug Avery, and Sofia, respectively, in this new production. The rest of the cast will include Gavin Gregory (The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess) as Mister, N'Jameh Camara (X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation) as Nettie, Jay Donnell (Miss Saigon) as Harpo, along with Darnell Abraham, Amar Atkins, Kyle E. Baird, Angela Birchett, Erica Durham, Bianca Horn, Jamal James, Mekhai Lee, Gabrielle Reid, C.E. Smith, Will T. Travis, Nyla Watson, J.D. Webster, Brit West, and Nikisha Williams.

The creative team will include Doyle as director and scenic designer, Darryl Archibald (music direction), Tony Award winner Ann Hould-Ward (costume design), Tony Award nominee Jane Cox (lighting design), Dan Moses Schreier (sound design), Drama Desk winner Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design), Melissa Chacón (production stage manager), and Telsey & Company (casting).

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Alice Walker, The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. As previously announced, this revival of The Color Purple replaces the previously announced Andrew Lloyd Webber musical memoir Unmasked, which Doyle was also set to direct.