Color Purple Brings Katrina Survivors Home

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The national touring company of The Color Purple has raised over $300,000 to put New Orleans families back into their homes after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Crescent City in 2005.

Beginning in September, The Color Purple touring cast began raising funds which have been used by the St. Bernard Project to begin rebuilding homes for 20 families who have been displaced since the disaster. The good news comes as The Color Purple begins its engagement at New Orleans' Mahalia Jackson Theatre, marking the first Broadway tour to play the venue since it was shuttered in the aftermath of Katrina.

The families who will benefit from The Color Purple's fundraising efforts will be invited to attend the New Orleans opening night of the Tony-nominated musical based on the Alice Walker novel.

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