Oprah Winfrey presents this new musical based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. A soul-stirring new musical and landmark Broadway event, THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who – through love – finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.
“This is what it feels like to love, I believe. Everything about the Color Purple feels like love to me.” – Oprah Winfrey
Alice Walker’s diverse and unforgettable characters come vividly to life on stage, set to a joyous score blending dance with blues, gospel, jazz, swing, rural roots and African music. THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.
Come experience what The New York Times calls, “a bright odyssey of survival and triumph with a fairy-tale sense of wonder, ‘Purple‘ strikes sparks.”
Directed by Gary Griffin, THE COLOR PURPLE is adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and choreography by Donald Byrd.