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About the Show

A new musical based on the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

Story: While very young, Celie was separated from her children and sister, Nettie, and married off to Mister, a husband who treats her cruelly. However, when strong-willed Sofia and tender Shug enter her life, Celie learns to love and take care of herself.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
Librettist: Marsha Norman

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Broadway Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 1, 2005
Total Performances: 910
Original Cast: LaChanze, Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, Felicia P. Fields, Darlesia Cearcy, Kingsley Leggs, Brandon Victor Dixon, Krisha Marcano
Director: Gary Griffin
Choreographer: Donald Byrd
Musical Director: Linda Twine
Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design: John Lee Beatty
Costume Design: Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design: Brian MacDevitt

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