Schools of the Stars: Where The Color Purple Cast and Creators Went to College

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Where the principals of the Broadway revival The Color Purple pursued their college studies.

Danielle Brooks, Patrice Covington, Cynthia Erivo, Bre Jackson, Carrie Compere and Rema Webb in <i>The Color Purple</i>
Danielle Brooks, Patrice Covington, Cynthia Erivo, Bre Jackson, Carrie Compere and Rema Webb in The Color Purple Matthew Murphy

What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway musical? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the principals of the Broadway revival The Color Purple pursued their college studies. Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Cast List:                                           

Cynthia Erivo: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Jennifer Hudson: Kennedy-King College
Danielle Brooks: The Juilliard School
Isaiah Johnson: Howard University & New York University
Kyle Scatliffe: American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Joaquina Kalukango: The Juilliard School
Dwayne Clark: Irvington High School
Carrie Compere: Rider University
Patrice Covington: SUNY Empire State
Bre Jackson: University of Michigan
Grasan Kingsberry: The Juilliard School
Antoine L. Smith: University of South Dakota
Carla R. Stewart: American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Akron Watson: Colin County Community College
Rema Webb: University of Pittsburgh
Phoenix Best: DeSales University
Adrianna Hicks: University of Oklahoma
Ken Robinson: Morehouse College & Yale School of Drama

Production Credits:

John Doyle (Director, Musical Staging & Scenic Design): University of Georgia
Ann Hould-Ward (Costume Design): Mills College & University of Virginia
Jane Cox (Lighting Design): New York University
Gregory Clarke (Sound Design): Lanchaster University
Jason Michael Webb (Music Director): Rutgers University
Marsha Norman (Book): Agnes Scott College & University of Louisville
Stephen Bray (Music): Berklee College of Music
Alice Walker (Novel): Spelman College & Sarah Lawrence College

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