Opened on Broadway on December 1, 2005
at The Broadway Theatre
Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray
Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and
The Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture.
Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Quincy Jones,
Creative Battery, Anna Fantaci & Cheryl Lachowicz,
Independent Presenters Network, David Lowy,
Stephanie P. McClelland, Gary Winnick, Jan Kallish,
Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Bob & Harvey Weinstein,
Andrew Asnes & Adam Zotovich, Todd Johnson
The Color Purple, the play – Marsha Norman
2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
In faithfully adapting Ms. Walker’s incident-crammed 1982 Pulitzer Prizewinner about Southern black women finding their inner warriors, the show’s creators have fashioned a bright, shiny and muscular storytelling machine that is above all built for speed.
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times
production photos by Paul Kolnik
THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival!
Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.
Best Actress Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo “has given Broadway one of its most electrifying performances in years” (Time Out New York) in this epic story of a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Joining her is a powerhouse cast led by Tony and Grammy® winner Heather Headley (Aida, The Lion King) and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks in “the kind of heaven-sent debut that dreams are made of” (Entertainment Weekly).
Don’t miss Tony winners Cynthia Erivo and Heather Headley in the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!
For tickets and more information: http://www.ColorPurple.com