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The Color Purple Washington Tickets
The Color Purple Washington Tickets
Beginning as a novel published by Alice Walker in 1982, The Color Purple won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983. The story was adapted into a screenplay by Menno Meyjes and released as a movie in 1985. It was later produced as a Broadway musical, debuting in 2005 and running through 2008; it was staged as a revival in 2015 through 2017. This revival featured Grammy Award-winning artist Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery, mistress to the husband of the lead character, Celie. The most recent touring production is based on the 2015 revival version. The actual color purple's significance in the story is simply being a gift from God for people to admire and appreciate. The plot begins in rural Georgia in the early 1900s. The story follows the protagonist, Celie, a black teenager who is abused by both her father and then her husband, on her path to self-empowerment through a series of letters, first from Celie to God and then between Celie and her younger sister, Nettie.
The Big Screen and the Author
The movie, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, featured an all-star cast, including Whoopie Goldberg as Celie, Oprah Winfrey as Sophia and Danny Glover as Mr. Albert. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture and won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in 1986. Alice Walker's works include the genres of novels, poetry, children's books and essays. The daughter of sharecroppers in rural Georgia, not only did Walker claim a Pulitzer prize, but she is also the recipient of the coveted National Book Award. She was once married to New York City-born Jewish lawyer Melvyn Leventhal; in 1967, they were the first legally married interracial couple to live in Mississippi. Walker's works often center around women's rights, and she is currently a human rights activist.
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What type of show is The Color Purple?
The Color Purple is a musical, and the entire work is performed through song. There are no spoken words.
What types of musical numbers can I expect to be performed in the show?
The musical genres of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues are featured in the musical. After its debut, the show was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. All music was written specifically for the stage adaptation by Brenda Russell Allee Willis Stephen Bray. There are 19 musical numbers in the show, including "The Color Purple," which is based on the title.
What is the run time of The Color Purple on tour?
The show runs for two hours and 35 minutes, and it includes one intermission.
Is The Color Purple suitable for children?
The Color Purple features mature subject matter, such as incest, sexual and physical abuse and racism, and may not be suitable for younger audience members. Parents are advised to leave children at home.
What shows are similar to The Color Purple on tour?
Theater fans who enjoy The Color Purple may also enjoy the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, which was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton is an inspirational musical about opportunity in the origins of the United States. It features contemporary music, such as hip-hop, rap and pop. Another notable live stage performance is Ragtime. This musical chronicles the lives of families from three distinct ethnic groups: a WASP family, an African American couple and Eastern-European Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s.Back to Top