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The Color Purple   Tour  

 
Opening Date: April 17, 2007    
Closing Date: February 28, 2010

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, National Tour



Production Staff [See More]
Produced by 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 and Todd Johnson; Tour Produced by AEG Live
World Premiere Produced by Alliance Theatre (Susan V. Booth, 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 upon the motion picture by Warner Brothers and Amblin Entertainment Inc.; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Dance arrangements by Daryl Waters; Additional Arrangements: Joseph Joubert; Incidental Music Arrangements: Kevin Stites; Musical Director: Sheilah Walker
Directed by Gary Griffin; Choreographed by Donald Byrd; Associate Choreographer: Stephanie Guiland-Brown
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Hair Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Yoshi Tanokura; Associate Costume Design: Michael McAleer; Associate Lighting Design: Jennifer M. Schriever and Mark T. Simpson; Associate Sound Design: Jason Strangfeld
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates and Amy Jacobs; Company Manager: Michael Sanfilippo
Production Manager: Arthur Siccardi and Curtis Cowley; Production Supervisor: Kristen Harris; Production Stage Manager: Glynn David Turner; Stage Manager: Lisa J. Snodgrass
Musical Supervisor: Kevin Stites; Musical Coordinator: Seymour Red Press; Conducted by Sheilah Walker; Associate Conductor: Victor Simonson; Assistant Conductor: Darryl Ivey; Keyboard #1: Victor Simonson; Keyboard #2: Darryl Ivey; Drums: Charles Heath
Casting: Telsey + Company; Tour Marketing and Press: C Major Marketing and It Is Done Communications; National Press Representative: Carol Fineman; National Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing/Sponsorship/Outreach: Apel; Website/Online Marketing: Situation Marketing; Fight direction by Robin McFarquhar; Fight Captain: Grasan Kingsberry; Dialect Coach: Linda Gates; Dance Captain: Brian Harlan Brooks; Assistant Dance Captain: Sumayah McRae
Cast
Jeannette Bayardelle
Celie
Rufus Bonds, Jr.
Mister
Felicia P. Fields
Sofia
Stu James
Harpo
LaToya London
Nettie
Stephanie St. James
Squeak
Michelle Williams
Shug Avery
Bridgette Bentley
Church Soloist
Ensemble
Lynette Dupree
Church Lady / Jarene
Ensemble
Kimberly Ann Harris
Church Lady / Doris
Ensemble
Adam Wade
Ol' Mister
Virginia Ann Woodruff
Church Lady / Darlene
Ensemble
Renée Monique Brown
Ensemble
Tiffany Daniels
Daisy
Ensemble
Quentin Earl Darrington
Pa
Chief
Ensemble
Lesly Terrell Donald
Buster
Bobby
Ensemble
Rhett George
Ensemble
Dameka Hayes
Ensemble
Jenna Ford Jackson
Ensemble
Shug Avery
Trent Armand Kendall
Preacher
Prison Guard
Ensemble
Grasan Kingsberry
Older Adam
Ensemble
Keith Byron Kirk
Grady
Ensemble
Sumayah McRae
Older Olivia
Ensemble
Kristopher Thompson-Bolden
Ensemble
Anthony Wayne
Ensemble
Swings: Shani M. Borden, Brian Harlan Brooks, André Garner and Mariama Whyte
Understudies: Bridgette Bentley (Sofia), Renée Monique Brown (Shug Avery), Tiffany Daniels (Squeak), Quentin Earl Darrington (Mister, Ol' Mister), Lesly Terrell Donald (Harpo), Lynette Dupree (Sofia), Rhett George (Harpo), Kimberly Ann Harris (Sofia), Dameka Hayes (Squeak), LaTonya Holmes (Celie, Nettie, Squeak), Jenna Ford Jackson (Shug Avery), Trent Armand Kendall (Ol' Mister), Keith Byron Kirk (Mister) and Mariama Whyte (Celie, Nettie)
ACT 1 Sung By
Huckleberry Pie Young Celie and Young Nettie
Mysterious Ways Church Soloist, Church Ladies and Company
Somebody Gonna Love You Celie
Our Prayer Nettie, Celie and Mister
Big Dog Mister and Field Hands
Hell No! Sofia and Sisters
Brown Betty Harpo, Men and Squeak
Shug Avery Comin' to Town Mister, Celie and Company
Too Beautiful for Words Shug Avery
Push Da Button Shug Avery and Company
Uh-Oh! Church Ladies, Sofia and Squeak
What About Love? Celie and Shug Avery
ACT 2 Sung By
African Homeland Nettie, Celie, Olivia, Adam and Villagers
The Color Purple Shug Avery
Celie's Curse Mister
Miss Celie's Pants Celie, Shug Avery, Sofia and Women
Any Little Thing Harpo and Sofia
I'm Here Celie
The Color Purple (Reprise) Celie, Nettie and Company
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Feb 9, 2010 - Feb 28, 2010 Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Feb 2, 2010 - Feb 7, 2010 Fox Theatre - St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Jan 26, 2010 - Jan 31, 2010 Bass Performance Hall Fort Worth, TX
Jan 19, 2010 - Jan 24, 2010 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
Jan 12, 2010 - Jan 17, 2010 Bass Concert Hall at University of Texas at Austin Performing Arts Center Austin, TX
Dec 29, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010 Clowes Memorial Hall Indianapolis, IN
Dec 15, 2009 - Dec 27, 2009 Prudential Hall Newark, NJ
Dec 8, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009 Hayes Hall Naples, FL
Dec 1, 2009 - Dec 6, 2009 Mahalia Jackson Theatre New Orleans, LA
Nov 24, 2009 - Nov 29, 2009 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
Nov 17, 2009 - Nov 22, 2009 Moran Theatre at Times Union Center Jacksonville, FL
Nov 10, 2009 - Nov 15, 2009 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA
Nov 3, 2009 - Nov 8, 2009 Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Orlando, FL
Oct 27, 2009 - Nov 1, 2009 Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Miami, FL
Oct 20, 2009 - Oct 25, 2009 Birmingham-Jefferson Concert Hall Birmingham, AL
Oct 13, 2009 - Oct 18, 2009 Proctors Schenectady, NY
Oct 6, 2009 - Oct 11, 2009 Auditorium Theatre - Rochester Rochester, NY
Sep 29, 2009 - Oct 4, 2009 Aronoff Center For The Arts: Procter & Gamble Hall Cincinnati, OH
Sep 15, 2009 - Sep 27, 2009 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Sep 8, 2009 - Sep 13, 2009 War Memorial Auditorium Greensboro, NC
Aug 25, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009 Belk Theater Charlotte, NC
Aug 18, 2009 - Aug 23, 2009 Hobby Center For The Performing Arts Houston, TX
Jun 30, 2009 - Aug 9, 2009 Opera House (DC) Washington, DC
Jun 16, 2009 - Jun 28, 2009 Wang Theatre at the Boch Center Boston, MA
Jun 9, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009 Bushnell Hartford, CT
Jun 2, 2009 - Jun 7, 2009 Shea's Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY
May 26, 2009 - May 31, 2009 Providence Performing Arts Center Providence, RI
May 19, 2009 - May 24, 2009 Belk Theater Charlotte, NC
May 12, 2009 - May 17, 2009 Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, NC
May 5, 2009 - May 10, 2009 Ohio Theatre Columbus, OH
Apr 28, 2009 - May 3, 2009 Municipal Auditorium Music Hall Kansas City, MO
Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 26, 2009 Schuster Performing Arts Center: Mead Theatre Dayton, OH
Apr 14, 2009 - Apr 19, 2009 Fox Theatre - Detroit Detroit, MI
Apr 7, 2009 - Apr 12, 2009 Des Moines Civic Center Des Moines, IA
Mar 31, 2009 - Apr 5, 2009 Orpheum Theatre - Memphis Memphis, TN
Mar 17, 2009 - Mar 29, 2009 Ordway Center For The Performing Arts St. Paul, MN
Feb 10, 2009 - Mar 15, 2009 Ed Mirvish Theatre Toronto, ON
Feb 3, 2009 - Feb 8, 2009 Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI
Jan 27, 2009 - Feb 1, 2009 Civic Center Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK
Jan 20, 2009 - Jan 25, 2009 Chapman Music Hall At Tulsa Performing Arts Center Tulsa, OK
Jan 6, 2009 - Jan 18, 2009 Buell Theatre Denver, CO
Dec 30, 2008 - Jan 4, 2009 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR
Dec 16, 2008 - Dec 28, 2008 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Dec 9, 2008 - Dec 14, 2008 INB Performing Arts Center Spokane, WA
Dec 2, 2008 - Dec 7, 2008 San Diego Civic Theatre San Diego, CA
Nov 18, 2008 - Nov 30, 2008 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 4, 2008 - Nov 16, 2008 Sacramento Community Center Theater Sacramento, CA
Oct 21, 2008 - Nov 2, 2008 Fox Theatre - St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Sep 30, 2008 - Oct 19, 2008 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
Sep 23, 2008 - Sep 28, 2008 Hobby Center For The Performing Arts Houston, TX
Sep 9, 2008 - Sep 14, 2008 Majestic Theatre - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
Aug 12, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008 Uihlein Hall At Marcus Center Milwaukee, WI
Aug 5, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008 Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts Louisville, KY
Jul 15, 2008 - Aug 3, 2008 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Jun 17, 2008 - Jul 13, 2008 Academy Of Music: Kimmel Center Philadelphia, PA
Jun 3, 2008 - Jun 15, 2008 Benedum Center Pittsburgh, PA
May 20, 2008 - May 28, 2008 Fox Theatre - Detroit Detroit, MI
Apr 29, 2008 - May 18, 2008 Hippodrome Theatre Baltimore, MD
Apr 15, 2008 - Apr 27, 2008 Aronoff Center For The Arts: Procter & Gamble Hall Cincinnati, OH
Mar 25, 2008 - Apr 13, 2008 Connor Palace Cleveland, OH
Mar 11, 2008 - Mar 23, 2008 ASU Gammage Tempe, AZ
Dec 13, 2007 - Mar 9, 2008 Ahmanson Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct 9, 2007 - Dec 9, 2007 Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Apr 17, 2007 - Sep 30, 2007 Cadillac Palace Theatre Chicago, IL