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Multicultural Entertainment News Recommends: THE COLOR PURPLE with Grammy & Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson, London Sensation Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks from "Orange Is The New Black"


From producers Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa, THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, began preview performances at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (252 W 45th Street) on November 10, 2015, with an official opening night of  Thursday, December 10, 2015. Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel and the Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment motion picture, 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. THE COLOR PURPLE is an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity.  With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life. John Doyle’s critically acclaimed production opened in summer 2013 in London at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Now it comes to Broadway with an incredibly talented cast which includes Cynthia Erivo in the Starring Role of "Celie," Jennifer Hudson in the role of "Shug Avery", Danielle Brooks in the role of "Sofia", Isaiah Johnson in the role of "Mister," Joaquina Kalukango as "Nettie" and Kyle Scatliffe as "HARPO.” THE COLOR PURPLE has scenic design by John Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Coxsound design by Gregory Clarke, and hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe. THE COLOR PURPLE features music supervision by Catherine Jayes and Music Direction by Jason Michael Webb. Casting by Telsey + Company/Justin Huff, CSA. For more information, visit www.colorpurple.com.