The Color Purple BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    December 1, 2005
    Closing:
    February 24, 2008

    Theater: Broadway Theatre / 1681 Broadway, New York, NY, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    Oprah Winfrey presents this new musical based on Alice Walker's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the landmark film by Steven Spielberg. The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman, who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. With a moving book and a score featuring gospel, jazz, ragtime and the blues, The Color Purple is ultimately a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Color Purple

    One Woman's Awakening, in Double Time

    Ben Brantley

    December 2, 2005: TIME doesn't just fly in the exhaustingly eventful world of "The Color Purple," the musical adaptation of the Alice Walker novel and film of the same title that opened last night at the Broadway Theater. It threatens to break the sound barrier. In faithfully adapting Ms. Walker's incident-crammed 1982 Pulitzer Prizewinner about Southern black women finding their inner warriors, the show's creators have fashioned a bright, shiny and muscular storytelling machine that is above all built for speed.

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