This triumphant musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of human fortitude, redemption and love is directed by Timothy Douglas (Spunk).
A teenage Celie is torn from her beloved sister and forced into an abusive marriage. Over the next forty years, while Celie encounters repression, despair and heartbreak, she also discovers hope in a group of friends who inspire her to find her voice, discover her beauty and change her life.
Nominated for 11 Tony Awards® and featuring a soaring score of jazz, gospel, blues and ragtime, The Color Purple brilliantly illuminates the lives of Southern Black women in breathtaking scope.
“An exuberant celebration of community and female empowerment.”
– THE GUARDIAN
Flip through The Color Purple program
ASL Interpreted Performance on September 18, 7PM: Use promo code PURPLEASL to gain access the best seats within view of the interpreter.
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.
This show is recommended for teens and adults and will use theatrical haze. Signature does not admit children under 6 years old. Click here to read all content warnings.
THE JEAN T. PELHAM AND HEYWARD G. PELHAM FOUNDATION
DEBORAH G. GANDY
LIGHTING SPONSORED BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR
“This production is unmissable”
“Nova Y. Payton is radiant”
“A heartfelt hit”
“A pitch-perfect production of a beloved musical”
“There was pure joy in the room”
the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture
Music & Lyrics by
Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray
The Color Purple was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by
Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman and Quincy Jones
The world premiere of The Color Purple was produced by
the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
Music Directed by
Mark G. Meadows
Dane Figueroa Edidi
Scenic Design by
Lighting Design by
Costume Design by
Sound Design by
Hair, Wig & Make-up Design by
J. Jared Janas
Chelsea Pace and Greg Geffard
New York Casting by
Kelly Crandall d’Amboise and Jorge Acevedo
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Associate Music Director
Danielle J. Summons, who plays sultry chanteuse Shug Avery in The Color Purple sits down with Education Director David Zobell for a conversation about her career, growing up in Raleigh and her important arts advocacy work.
Head to Ali’s Bar in the Mead Lobby on the 2nd floor to enjoy our specialty items inspired by The Color Puprle:
housemade baked mac with monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, topped with crumbly, crunchy crumbs and served with a side salad with either our housemade poppy seed dressing or our orange soy viniagrette.
Georgia Peach Spritz
Peach schnapps and St.-Germain come together with bubbly brut to make a cool and refreshing taste of summer peaches.
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