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The Colour Purple

Closed February 24, 2008

Blessed with talent "A bright odyssey of survival and triumph with a fairy-tale sense of wonder, 'Purple' strikes sparks."

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Why See The Colour Purple?

From the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg comes a soul stirring new musical and landmark Broadway event.

Alice Walker's diverse and unforgettable characters come vividly to life on stage, blending dance with blues, gospel, jazz, swing, rural roots and African music.

The Color Purple is a saga of hope, inspiration and triumph. Based on the novel by Alice Walker and the Warner Brothers/Amblin Entertainment motion picture.

Previews from : 1st November 2005
Opened : 1st December 2005
Closed : 24 February 2008

Audience:  The Color Purple may be inappropriate for children aged 8 and under.  (Brief rear nudity, dimly lit)  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Broadway Theater.

Run time:  2 hours and 40 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Show Times

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 2 pm
Evening - 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 7:30 pm

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Opening night: 1 December 2005


Nominated for 9 Tony Awards 2006
Including Best Musical

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18 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)

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Charlotte: “Wonderful!”

Oprah has done it again. The Color Purple musical was wonderful. It was... more

Emily: “Awesome”

this was my first time visiting New Yourk, and i went just to see this... more

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