Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLE, photo by Matthew Murphy
John Doyle‘s production of THE COLOR PURPLE starring Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks and Heather Headley is a peak theatrical experience and you are being foolish if you don’t stop reading this immediately and go buy your tickets.
Why are you still here? Do I need to tell you that the cast draws every character with such economy and theatricality that they are not just recognizable, but they radiate their humanity off the stage? Do I need to tell you that the vocal arrangements are so glorious that they are easily the best I have ever heard on Broadway? Do I really need to tell you that Cynthia Erivo gets a show-stopping standing ovation where the audience goes so crazy she has to hush them?
I never realized before how THE COLOR PURPLE lives in a world where all kinds of troubled souls are allowed to grow and evolve and when they do, they come together to praise God for his compassion in a beautiful polyphony of choral glorification.
I hope you bought your tickets.
Let Laura read this to you;
A gorgeous clip from the show: