The 74th season of the Marshall Artist Series closes when "The
Color Purple," the musical based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by
Alice Walker, comes to the Keith Albee Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1.
The story recounts the tale of an inspiring woman named Celie, who is in search of her unique voice in the world. Supported by a celebrated and joyous score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, this groundbreaking Broadway hit was nominated for 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and has inspired singers such as Diana Ross to incorporate the music into their own tours.
"The Color Purple" confronts difficult but important subject matter, ultimately teaching about hope and the healing power of love. Time Magazine called it, “a soaring, epic tale. It made a joyful noise in my heart.” USA Today raved, “Pure heart! It celebrates the inspiring relationships of faith and love. A Broadway hit!”
As on Broadway, the North American Tour of "The Color Purple" is produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones and directed by Gary Griffin
Tickets for "The Color Purple" are on sale now and can be purchased at the Marshall Artists Series Box Office, located on the east side of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, or by calling ext. 6-3326. Patrons can also visit www.marshallartistsseries.org for ticket information. The box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5:00 p.m.
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