THE COLOR PURPLE

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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;

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A gorgeous clip from the show:

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