The Color Purple

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About This Show

From the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, and the moving film by Steven Spielberg, comes a soul-stirring new musical and landmark Broadway event. The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who – through love – finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.

The Chicago engagement features stars of the Broadway production, Jeannette Bayardelle and Felicia P. Fields, along with Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams and American Idol alum LaToya London.

The musical features a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning composers/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and choreography by Donald Byrd. Gary Griffin directs.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: April 17, 2007 Final Performance: September 30, 2007

Theatermania Review

| | May 2, 2007
The Chicago production of the entertaining and moving Broadway musical boasts a sensational star performance by Jeanette Bayardelle.