Get ready to witness one of the most remarkable musicals of recent times – Marsha Norman’s unlikely onstage adaption of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel “The Color Purple,” telling the sometimes uplifting, often harrowing tale of Celie, an African-American woman in the mid-20th century American South. The winner of multiple awards, the newest incarnation of the musical is a bare-bones version of the original that gets right into the heart of the story. Don’t miss out on this truly unique work of musical theatre – select your show from the list below and book your tickets early to guarantee a good seat.
The Color Purple Broadway Tickets:
”A glory to behold”
– New York Times
The original The Color Purple musical ran on Broadway 2005 to 2008. It was critically acclaimed at the time, going on to earn no less than eleven Tony Award nominations in 2006, but the 2015 Broadway revival truly gave the musical new life (and earned it a further two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical).
”One of the greatest revivals ever”
Scottish director John Doyle is responsible for the musical’s transformation. Having made a name for himself by re-creating works by others with a minimalist, bare essentials approach, including Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” and “Sweeney Todd,” he went on to work his magic on the originally over-the-top production of The Color Purple.
”A direct hit to the heart”
-The Hollywood Reporter
Such a change could not have suited this story more – Celie’s tale is tragic and brutal, and the positive elements run the risk of being sentimentalised. Bringing such a tale to life in the form of a musical is no mean feat, but new The Color Purple musical does just that – delivering exactly the right amount of grit and heart alike, without romanticising the darker aspects of the story.
The result is an incredibly powerful production that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre. If there’s one musical that will change your definition of the genre, it’s this one – don’t miss it!