The cast is now set for the North American tour of the Tony-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple. Performances will begin October 7 in Schenectady, New York, at Proctors and will celebrate its official opening October 17 in Baltimore, Maryland, at The Hippodrome Theatre.
Cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks as Celie, Carla R. Stewart as Shug Avery, and Carrie Compere as Sofia.
They will be joined by Gavin Gregory as Mister, N’Jameh Camara as Nettie, J. Daughtry as Harpo, along with Darnell Abraham, Amar Atkins, Kyle E. Baird, Angela Birchett, Jared Dixon, Erica Durham, Bianca Horn, Gabrielle Reid, C.E. Smith, Clyde Voce, Nyla Watson, J.D. Webster, Brit West, Nikisha Williams and Michael Wordly.
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Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture, The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Tony and Pulitzer winner Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.
Tony-winning director and scenic designer John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company) recreates his work for the national tour, with costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting by Jane Cox, sound by Dan Moses Schreier, and wig and hair design by Charles G. LaPointe.
The North American tour is produced by Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Troika Entertainment, David Babini, Tom Siracusa, Caiola Productions, James Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz, James L. Nederlander, Darren Bagert, Candy Spelling, Adam Zotovich, Eric Falkenstein/Morris Berchard, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Tanya Link Productions, Jam Theatricals, Independent Presenters Network, and Carol Fineman.
The Color Purple, named Best Revival in the 2016 Tony Awards, played its final performance January 8. Directed by Doyle and starring Cynthia Erivo, who won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical, the revival opened December 10, 2015, and played 33 previews and 449 regular performances.