Kenita R. Miller and Angela Robinson sang the Celie and Shug Avery song "What About Love?" on the flight to promote the new Chicago to New York service. Passengers aboard AirTran Airways Flight 883 received on-the-aisle treatment complete from playbills to stage lights aboard the Boeing 717 aircraft-turned Broadway stage.
Producers of the new musical recently announced a six-month Chicago engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre to begin in April 2007 prior to a national tour. Other cities to see the show include Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta among others. Casting and further details are yet to be announced.
Gary Griffin staged the work which began on Broadway Nov. 1 at the Broadway Theatre. The new musical, featuring a score by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and a book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman ('night, Mother), officially opened Dec. 1.
Spanning over 40 years, 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," as a release states. The show's score blends "gospel, jazz, ragtime and the blues." Tickets for The Color Purple on sale through (212) 239-6200, via the link below or at the Broadway Theatre Box Office at 1681 Broadway. For more information, visit the website at www.colorpurple.com.