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The Color Purple   

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, (12/10/2015 - 1/08/2017)
First Preview: Nov 10, 2015 Total Previews: 33
Opening Date: Dec 10, 2015    
Closing Date: Jan 08, 2017 Total Performances: 410
as of December 4, 2016

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Georgia between 1909 and 1949.


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, Tom Siracusa, Caiola Productions, James Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Darren Bagert, Candy Spelling, Adam Zotovich, Eric Falkenstein/Morris Berchard, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Tanya Link Productions, Adam S. Gordon, Jam Theatricals, Kelsey Grammer, Independent Presenters Network, Carol Fineman, Sandy Block and Quincy Jones
First presented in London at The Menier Chocolate Factory (David Babani, Artistic Director)
Book by Marsha Norman; Music by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray; Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray; Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker; Based on the motion picture by Warner Brothers and Amblin Entertainment Inc.; Musical Director: Jason Michael Webb; Music orchestrated by Joseph Joubert; Additional Orchestrations: Catherine Jayes
Directed by John Doyle; Musical Staging by John Doyle
Scenic Design by John Doyle; Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Jane Cox; Sound Design by Gregory Clarke; Hair Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Associate Costume Design: Christopher Vergara; Associate Scenic Design: David L. Arsenault; Associate Lighting Design: Tess James; Associate Sound Design: Joanna Lynne Staub; Associate Wig Design: Ashley Rae Callahan
General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals; Associate Gen. Mgr: Danielle Saks; Company Manager: Doug Gaeta
Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Matt DiCarlo; Stage Manager: Sharika Niles
Musical Supervisor: Catherine Jayes; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller and Michael Aarons; Conducted by Jason Michael Webb; Associate Conductor: Alvin Hough, Jr.; Reed 1: Jack Bashkow; Reed 2: Jay Brandford; Guitar: Sean Driscoll; Bass: Michael Olatuja; Trumpet: Brian Pareschi; Drums: Jared Schonig; Keyboard Programmer: Randy Cohen; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation/Emily Grishman, Katharine Edmonds
Casting: Telsey + Company and Justin Huff, C.S.A.; Press Representative: Polk & Co.; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Digital: Situation Interactive; Marketing: Type A Marketing; Marketing and Press Outreach: Linda Stewart; Fight Consultant: Thomas Schall; Fight Captain: Sharika Niles; Dance Captain: Grasan Kingsberry; Photographer: Matthew Murphy
Cast
Cynthia Erivo
Broadway debut
Celie
Jennifer Hudson
Broadway debut
Shug Avery
(Nov 10, 2015 - May 08, 2016)
Danielle Brooks
Broadway debut
Sofia
(Nov 10, 2015 - Nov 13, 2016)
Isaiah Johnson
Mister
(Nov 10, 2015 - Nov 13, 2016)
Joaquina Kalukango
Nettie
(Nov 10, 2015 - Sep 18, 2016)
Kyle Scatliffe
Harpo
Dwayne Clark
Guard
Lawrence Clayton
Preacher
Ol' Mister
Carrie Compere
Church Lady
(Nov 10, 2015 - Nov 13, 2016)
Patrice Covington
Broadway debut
Squeak
Bre Jackson
Church Lady
Grasan Kingsberry
Adam
Buster
Kevyn Morrow
Pa
Antoine L. Smith
Grady
Carla R. Stewart
Broadway debut
Olivia
Akron Watson
Broadway debut
Bobby
Rema Webb
Church Lady
Swings: Phoenix Best, Adrianna Hicks and Ken Robinson
Understudies: Phoenix Best (Olivia, Squeak), Dwayne Clark (Buster, Pa), Lawrence Clayton (Buster, Guard), Carrie Compere (Sofia), Patrice Covington (Nettie), Adrianna Hicks (Celie, Church Lady, Nettie, Squeak), Bre Jackson (Celie), Grasan Kingsberry (Harpo), Kevyn Morrow (Mister), Ken Robinson (Mister, Ol' Mister), Antoine L. Smith (Adam, Harpo), Carla R. Stewart (Church Lady, Shug Avery, Sofia), Akron Watson (Grady) and Rema Webb (Shug Avery)
Cast
Cynthia Erivo
Broadway debut
Celie
Jennifer Holliday
Shug Avery
(Oct 04, 2016 - ?)
Carrie Compere
Sofia
(Nov 15, 2016 - ?)
Jennie Harney
Broadway debut
Nettie
(Sep 20, 2016 - ?)
Kyle Scatliffe
Harpo
Nathaniel Stampley
Mister
(Nov 15, 2016 - ?)
Dwayne Clark
Guard
Lawrence Clayton
Preacher
Ol' Mister
Patrice Covington
Broadway debut
Squeak
Bre Jackson
Church Lady
Grasan Kingsberry
Adam
Buster
Kevin Mambo
Pa
Antoine L. Smith
Grady
Carla R. Stewart
Church Lady
(Nov 15, 2016 - ?)
Akron Watson
Broadway debut
Bobby
Rema Webb
Church Lady
Brit West
Broadway debut
Olivia
(Nov 15, 2016 - ?)
Swings: Phoenix Best, Angela Birchett, J. Daughtry, Adrianna Hicks and Ken Robinson
Understudies: Phoenix Best (Church Lady, Squeak, Olivia), Angela Birchett (Church Lady), Dwayne Clark (Buster, Pa), Lawrence Clayton (Buster, Guard), Patrice Covington (Nettie), J. Daughtry (Guard, Grady, Bobby, Buster, Adam), Adrianna Hicks (Celie, Nettie, Squeak, Church Lady, Olivia), Bre Jackson (Celie), Grasan Kingsberry (Harpo), Kevin Mambo (Mister), Ken Robinson (Pa, Guard, Grady, Bobby, Buster, Mister, Ol' Mister), Antoine L. Smith (Ol' Mister, Bobby, Harpo, Adam), Carla R. Stewart (Shug Avery, Sofia), Akron Watson (Adam, Grady), Rema Webb (Shug Avery) and Brit West (Sofia, Church Lady)
Tony Award®
winner 2016 Best Revival of a Musical [winner]
Produced by Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, Tom Siracusa, Caiola Productions, James Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Darren Bagert, Candy Spelling, Adam Zotovich, Eric Falkenstein/Morris Berchard, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Tanya Link Productions, Adam S. Gordon, Jam Theatricals, Kelsey Grammer, Independent Presenters Network, Carol Fineman, Sandy Block and Quincy Jones; First presented in London at The Menier Chocolate Factory (David Babani, Artistic Director)
winner 2016 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [winner]
Cynthia Erivo
2016 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee]
Danielle Brooks
2016 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
John Doyle
Drama Desk Award
2016 Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue [nominee]
Produced by Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, Tom Siracusa, Caiola Productions, James Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Darren Bagert, Candy Spelling, Adam Zotovich, Eric Falkenstein/Morris Berchard, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Tanya Link Productions, Adam S. Gordon, Jam Theatricals, Kelsey Grammer, Independent Presenters Network, Carol Fineman, Sandy Block and Quincy Jones
winner 2016 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Cynthia Erivo
2016 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Danielle Brooks
2016 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee]
Catherine Jayes
2016 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee]
Joseph Joubert
2016 Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical [nominee]
Lighting Design by Jane Cox
winner 2016 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner]
Directed by John Doyle
Theatre World
winner 2016 Award [recipient]
Danielle Brooks
winner 2016 Award [recipient]
Cynthia Erivo
ACT 1 Sung By
Huckleberry Pie Celie and Nettie
Mysterious Ways Company
Somebody Gonna Love You Celie
Our Prayer Nettie, Celie and Mister
Big Dog Mister and Men
Hell No! Sofia and Women
Brown Betty Harpo, Squeak and Men
Shug Avery Comin' to Town Mister, Celie and Company
Too Beautiful for Words Shug Avery
Push Da Button Shug Avery and Company
Uh-Oh! Company
What About Love? Celie and Shug Avery
ACT 2 Sung By
African Homeland Nettie, Celie and Company
The Color Purple Shug Avery
Mister's Song Mister
Miss Celie's Pants Celie and Women
Any Little Thing Harpo and Sofia
I'm Here Celie
The Color Purple (Reprise) Celie and Company