Opening Date

Apr 17, 2007

Closing Date

Feb 28, 2010

MusicalDramaOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
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; Assistant Director: Nona Lloyd; 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; Assistant Costume Design: Jennifer Halpern and Michael Zecker; Automated Lighting Programmer: David Arch
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates and Amy Jacobs; Company Manager: Michael Sanfilippo; Assistant Co. Mgr: Lauren Klein
Production Manager: Arthur Siccardi and Curtis Cowley; Production Supervisor: Kristen Harris; Production Stage Manager: Glynn David Turner; Stage Manager: Lisa J. Snodgrass; Assistant Stage Mgr: Sharika Niles
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; Music Copyists: Emily Grishman Music Preparation/Emily Grishman, Katharine Edmonds; Synthesizer Programmer: Bruce Samuels
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
Harpo
Nettie
Shug Avery
Church Soloist
Church Lady / Jarene
Church Lady / Doris
Ol' Mister
Church Lady / Darlene
 
Ensemble
 
Chief
 
Ensemble
 
Bobby
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Shug Avery
 
Prison Guard
 
Ensemble
Older Adam
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Older Olivia
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
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)
Company Manager: Chris Danner; Assistant Co. Mgr: Miguel Ortiz
Production Stage Manager: Michael McEowen
Guitar: Felton Offard; Percussion: Andy Blanco

Cast

Ensemble
Young Celie
 
Young Olivia
 
Older Henrietta
 
Ensemble
Church Soloist
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Preacher
 
Prison Guard
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Shug Avery
 
Ensemble
Young Nettie
 
Young Henrietta
 
Ensemble
Young Harpo
 
Young Adam
Understudies: Carol Dennis (Sofia), Anika Ellis (Shug Avery), Doug Eskew (Ol' Mister), André Garner (Harpo), Latrisa A. Harper (Nettie), Phyre Hawkins (Celie), Horace V. Rogers (Mister) and Kristopher Thompson-Bolden (Harpo)
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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City and State

Feb 09, 2010 - Feb 28, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 02, 2010 - Feb 07, 2010
St. Louis, MO
Jan 26, 2010 - Jan 31, 2010
Fort Worth, TX
Jan 19, 2010 - Jan 24, 2010
Dallas, TX
Dec 29, 2009 - Jan 03, 2010
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 15, 2009 - Dec 27, 2009
Newark, NJ
Dec 08, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009
Naples, FL
Dec 01, 2009 - Dec 06, 2009
New Orleans, LA
Nov 24, 2009 - Nov 29, 2009
Clearwater, FL
Nov 17, 2009 - Nov 22, 2009
Jacksonville, FL
Nov 10, 2009 - Nov 15, 2009
Norfolk, VA
Nov 03, 2009 - Nov 08, 2009
Orlando, FL
Oct 20, 2009 - Oct 25, 2009
Birmingham, AL
Oct 13, 2009 - Oct 18, 2009
Schenectady, NY
Oct 06, 2009 - Oct 11, 2009
Rochester, NY
Sep 29, 2009 - Oct 04, 2009
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 15, 2009 - Sep 27, 2009
Atlanta, GA
Sep 08, 2009 - Sep 13, 2009
Greensboro, NC
Aug 25, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009
Charlotte, NC
Aug 18, 2009 - Aug 23, 2009
Houston, TX
Jun 30, 2009 - Aug 09, 2009
Washington, DC
Jun 16, 2009 - Jun 28, 2009
Boston, MA
Jun 09, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009
Hartford, CT
Jun 02, 2009 - Jun 07, 2009
Buffalo, NY
May 26, 2009 - May 31, 2009
Providence, RI
May 19, 2009 - May 24, 2009
Charlotte, NC
May 12, 2009 - May 17, 2009
Durham, NC
May 05, 2009 - May 10, 2009
Columbus, OH
Apr 28, 2009 - May 03, 2009
Kansas City, MO
Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 26, 2009
Dayton, OH
Apr 14, 2009 - Apr 19, 2009
Detroit, MI
Apr 07, 2009 - Apr 12, 2009
Des Moines, IA
Mar 31, 2009 - Apr 05, 2009
Memphis, TN
Mar 17, 2009 - Mar 29, 2009
St. Paul, MN
Feb 10, 2009 - Mar 15, 2009
Toronto, ON
Feb 03, 2009 - Feb 08, 2009
East Lansing, MI
Jan 27, 2009 - Feb 01, 2009
Oklahoma City, OK
Jan 20, 2009 - Jan 25, 2009
Tulsa, OK
Jan 06, 2009 - Jan 18, 2009
Denver, CO
Dec 30, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009
Portland, OR
Dec 16, 2008 - Dec 28, 2008
Seattle, WA
Dec 09, 2008 - Dec 14, 2008
Spokane, WA
Dec 02, 2008 - Dec 07, 2008
San Diego, CA
Nov 18, 2008 - Nov 30, 2008
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 04, 2008 - Nov 16, 2008
Sacramento, CA
Oct 21, 2008 - Nov 02, 2008
St. Louis, MO
Sep 30, 2008 - Oct 19, 2008
Dallas, TX
Sep 23, 2008 - Sep 28, 2008
Houston, TX
Sep 09, 2008 - Sep 14, 2008
San Antonio, TX
Aug 12, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008
Milwaukee, WI
Aug 05, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008
Louisville, KY
Jul 15, 2008 - Aug 03, 2008
Atlanta, GA
Jun 17, 2008 - Jul 13, 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 03, 2008 - Jun 15, 2008
Pittsburgh, PA
May 20, 2008 - May 28, 2008
Detroit, MI
Apr 29, 2008 - May 18, 2008
Baltimore, MD
Apr 15, 2008 - Apr 27, 2008
Cincinnati, OH
Mar 25, 2008 - Apr 13, 2008
Cleveland, OH
Mar 11, 2008 - Mar 23, 2008
Tempe, AZ
Dec 13, 2007 - Mar 09, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 09, 2007 - Dec 09, 2007
San Francisco, CA
Apr 17, 2007 - Sep 30, 2007
Chicago, IL