The Color Purple

Musical - Original

Broadway Theatre

  • First Preview: November 1, 2005
  • Opening Date: December 1, 2005
  • Closing Date: February 24, 2008
  • Previews: 30
  • Performances: 910

Lyrics: Allee Willis, Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray

Music: Allee Willis, Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray

Book: Marsha Norman

Synopsis

From Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Stephen Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film comes a stage musical that spans four decades and three continents, chronicling the feminist evolution of a battered African-American woman given to writing letters to God and her long-lost missionary sister.

Official

Website:
colorpurple.com

 

Opening Night Production Credits

Marsha Norman Marsha Norman Book
  Brenda Russell Music
  Brenda Russell Lyrics
  Allee Willis Music
  Allee Willis Lyrics
  Stephen Bray Music
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2005 - 2006

 
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Most Promising Female Performer Felicia P. Fields Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Outstanding Actress in a Musical LaChanze Nominee
2006 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Elisabeth Withers-Mendes Nominee
2006 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee
2006 Outstanding New Score   Nominee
2006 Outstanding Set Design John Lee Beatty Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2007 Theatre World Award Fantasia Barrino Winner
2006 Theatre World Award Elisabeth Withers-Mendes Winner
2006 Theatre World Award Felicia P. Fields Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Actress in a Musical LaChanze Winner
2006 Book of a Musical Marsha Norman Nominee
2006 Choreography Donald Byrd Nominee
2006 Costume Design of a Musical Paul Tazewell Nominee
2006 Featured Actor in a Musical Brandon Victor Dixon Nominee
2006 Featured Actress in a Musical Elisabeth Withers-Mendes Nominee
2006 Featured Actress in a Musical Felicia P. Fields Nominee
2006 Lighting Design of a Musical Brian MacDevitt Nominee
2006 Musical   Nominee
2006 Original Score Brenda Russell
Allee Willis
Stephen Bray
Nominee
2006 Scenic Design of a Musical John Lee Beatty Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Feb. 24, 2008 39 $815,612
$1,150,989
$80,301 $63.74
$251.25
12796
1718
8
0
93.10% 8.32%
Feb. 17, 2008 38 $735,311
$1,150,989
$291,696 $63.11
$251.25
11652
1718
8
0
84.78% 28.06%
Feb. 10, 2008 37 $443,615
$1,150,989
$36,193 $56.90
$251.25
7796
1718
8
0
56.72% 3.30%
Feb. 3, 2008 36 $407,422
$1,150,989
- $55.49
$251.25
7342
1718
8
0
53.42% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,401,960
$4,603,956
  $59.81 39586
54976
32
0
72.01 %  
Cumulative
  $103,992,566
$139,396,042
  $73.84
$251.25
1369564
1615089
910
30
84.80 %  
 
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