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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 musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.
With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. With a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, THE COLOR PURPLE premiered at the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia and opened on Broadway on November 1, 2005. It was nominated for eleven 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score.
Starring Indy's finest African American Talents including: Deaon 'Forever' Smith as Mister Makeda Grier as Celie Erreol Robinson as Nettie Izzy Amore as Harpo Joyce Licorish as Sofia Dee Dutchez Duvall as Shug Avery Choreography by Iibada Dance Troupe
Directed & Produced by Joyce Licorish
THE COLOR PURPLE BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY ALICE WALKER AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTURE Book by Music and Lyrics by MARSHA NORMAN BRENDA ALLEE STEPHEN RUSSELL WILLIS BRAY
THE COLOR PURPLE was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
The Athenaeum Theater
401 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204