First Look at The Color Purple at Paper Mill Playhouse

Production Photos   First Look at The Color Purple at Paper Mill Playhouse
Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart, and Carrie Compere reprise their performances from the Tony-winning revival’s national tour.
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Adrianna Hicks Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

The Tony-winning revival, The Color Purple, began performances at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse September 26.

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart, and Carrie Compere—all of whom appeared in the 2015 Broadway revival and lead the traveling production ending August 26 in Washington, D.C.—take the stage once more as Celie, Shug Avery, and Sofia, respectively.

Joining them at the Millburn venue are tour co-stars Gavin Gregory as Mister, N’Jameh Camara as Nettie, and Jay Donnell as Harpo.

Rounding out the company are Darnell Abraham, Amar Atkins, Kyle E. Baird, Angela Birchett, Erica Durham, Bianca Horn, Jamal James, Mekhai Lee, Gabrielle Reid, C.E. Smith, Will T. Travis, Nyla Watson, J.D. Webster, Brit West, and Nikisha Williams.

Performances will run September 26 through October 21.

The musical, which first premiered on Broadway in 2005, features a book by Marsha Norman and a score by Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, and Allee Willis.

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