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The Color Purple

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See The Color Purple on Broadway through January 8th only. The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival. Best Actress Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo (“an incandescent new star” says The New York Times) leads a powerhouse cast in this epic story of a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Joining her is Tony and Grammy®-winning Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls). Tony winner John Doyle directs.

Don't miss two of Broadway's most powerful performers together on one stage in this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”


Bernard B Jacobs Theatre
242 West 45 Street
New York, NY 10036

Group Minimum

10 or more tickets


May be inappropriate for 8 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.


2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission

First Performance


On Sale Through

I couldn't believe the power of the voices in that production. I'm glad I got to see for myself exactly how different this version is from the original.

Veri K.
Tour Operator
The Color Purple was a smash for our Senior High Youth Group. The high intensity singing and stage performances kept us riveted in our seats. This show will open up numerous conversations for any school or religious youth group.

James C.
Pastor for Youth Ministry
My class was reading The Color Purple and I wanted to show them how literature can come alive. My students were blown away by the performance. They could not stop talking about how they connected with certain characters and the beauty and power of music connecting to human experience.

Sandra G.
High School Teacher