The Color Purple

Broadway
Musical
Drama
Original
From Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Stephen Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film comes a stage musical that spans four decades and three continents, chronicling the feminist evolution of a battered African-American woman given to writing letters to God and her long-lost missionary sister.
  • Music: Allee Willis, Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray
  • Book: Marsha Norman
  • Lyrics: Allee Willis, Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray

Awards

Clarence Derwent Award
2006 Most Promising Female Performer Winner
Drama League
2006 Distinguished Production of a Musical Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2006 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominee
2006 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
2006 Outstanding New Broadway Musical Nominee
2006 Outstanding New Score Nominee
2006 Outstanding Set Design Nominee
Theatre World
2007 Theatre World Award Winner
2006 Theatre World Award Winner
2006 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
2006 Actress in a Musical Winner
2006 Book of a Musical Nominee
2006 Choreography Nominee
2006 Costume Design of a Musical Nominee
2006 Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee
2006 Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
2006 Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
2006 Lighting Design of a Musical Nominee
2006 Musical Nominee
2006 Original Score Nominee
2006 Scenic Design of a Musical Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week Number This Week Gross Potential Gross Diff $ Avg Ticket Top Ticket Seats Sold Seats in Theatre Perfs Previews % Cap This Week Diff % cap
Feb 24, 2008 39 $815,612.00 $1,150,989.00 $80,301.00 $63.74 $251.25 12796 1718 8 0 93.10% 8.32%
Feb 17, 2008 38 $735,311.00 $1,150,989.00 $291,696.00 $63.11 $251.25 11652 1718 8 0 84.78% 28.06%
Feb 10, 2008 37 $443,615.00 $1,150,989.00 $36,193.00 $56.90 $251.25 7796 1718 8 0 56.72% 3.30%
Feb 3, 2008 36 $407,422.00 $1,150,989.00 -$29,473.00 $55.49 $251.25 7342 1718 8 0 53.42% -5.67%