‘The Color Purple’ launches National Tour

The Color Purple launches National Tour This week, The Color Purple launches a National Tour that will run through August 2018. Opening Tuesday, October 17 at The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, MD, the musical will soon tour to cities like Atlanta, Des Moines, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Boston.


Direct from Broadway, The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning revival of the truly remarkable musical adapted from Alice Walker’s best-selling novel. Directed by Tony winner John Doyle, this revival also won two Drama Desk Awards and the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.


Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” by The Hollywood Reporter, this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold”, according to The New York Times. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives a new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story by Alice Walker.


Walker’s acclaimed novel of the same name is the epic tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. At its center is 14-year-old Celie. When Celie is forced by her abusive father to marry a cruel farmer, called “Mister,” she is separated from all that she loves. Ultimately, Celie conquers the odds to find her voice and her strength, coming into her own. The Color Purple celebrates the healing power of love and the importance of a zest for life.


For more information on this show and it’s national tour, visit www.ColorPurple.com. Dance Informa will be reviewing its Atlanta run at The Fox Theatre from October 24-29 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017-18 Season. Be on the lookout for our recap at www.danceinforma.com!


Photo: Cynthia Erivo and cast of The Color Purple on Broadway in 2016. Photo by Matthew Murphy.