The Color Purple

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About This Show

Oprah Winfrey presents this new musical based on Alice Walker’s classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the landmark film by Steven Spielberg. 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. With a moving book and a score featuring gospel, jazz, ragtime and the blues, The Color Purple is ultimately a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life.

Directed by Gary Griffin, the musical features music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman is the librettist. The choreography is by Donald Byrd and musical direction is by Linda Twine.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 40min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: December 1, 2005 Final Performance: February 24, 2008

Theatermania Review

| | May 11, 2007
American Idol champion Fantasia serves up a spectacular portrayal of Celie in the popular Broadway musical.

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