Oprah Winfrey presents The Color Purple
"WAVES OF SPONTANEOUS EUPHORIA SWEPT THROUGH THE AUDIENCE…
A richly entertaining and uplifting experience."
Les Spindle, Back Stage West
Audiences have found in it a source of hope, healing and renewal.”
Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
"PURPLE PAINTS WITH ITS TEARS OF POWER."
"The powerful music and lyrics brilliantly underscore and affirm the voyage. The cast is remarkably talented and charismatic..."
Laurence Vittes, The Hollywood Reporter
"SENSATIONAL! 'The Color Purple' is food for the soul!"
Stephanie Frederic, Los Angeles Sentinel
****PICK OF THE WEEK****
"Themes of community and redemption come through clearly, the desired uplift elicited and earned. This lovely show ends on a spiritual note eminently in keeping with peace on Earth and goodwill to all."
Bob Verini, Variety
Oprah Winfrey Presents THE COLOR PURPLE, a soul-stirring musical based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds her unique voice in the world.
Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, THE COLOR PURPLE is a landmark theatrical event, a celebration of love and a Broadway phenomenon. With a joyous GRAMMY®-nominated
score featuring jazz, gospel and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is capturing the hearts of young and old, and uniting audiences in a community of joy.
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Based on the novel by
Music and Lyrics by
Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
- Jeannette Bayardelle
- Felicia P. Fields
- LaToya London
- Michelle Williams
Rufus Bonds, Jr.
Stephanie St. James
Brian H. Brooks
Quentin Earl Darrington
Lesley Terrell Donald
Kimberly Ann Harris
Jenna Ford Jackson
Trent Armand Kendall
Keith Byron Kirk
Virginia Ann Woodruff
The Color Purple is generously supported in part by Ava & Charles Fries and Louise Taper & Doug Walker, members of the Artistic Director’s Circle.
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